Wanted something I could keep at my friends house to jam with when I go over there because we play randomly and I never have my gear with me. I have an extra guitar/cab/head so i was just going to keep it over there. The problem is, I dont really like my BL600's sound all that much. I pretty much just bought it as a cheap backup just in case my main amp fails. Anyway, I messed around for the amp for a while and didnt like most of the tones i was getting. Then I remembered I had a Bass Pod (floor, bean lookin version) with the full footboard in my basement. I hooked it up, and ran the output into the Effects Return on the BL600. This skips the preamp on the BL600 completely so its basically acting like a power amp and the Pod as a preamp. I was really surprised with the sound. It's actually pretty good once you tinker with the Pod settings a little. I was happy to see this because I was considering picking up another nicer sounding amp...but this sounds great and I didnt have to spend any money. So now my little rig over there consists of my spare Avatar 212, this amp setup, and my old Peavey bass. NOt bad for a spontaneous jam session.