* Please read entire post before voting, thanks! I have a situation, but looking for the ideal combo too! A "WHY" comment would also be helpful! I already have a limited darkglass b7k v1with the "Gannon" graphic. I was considering getting a darkglass Alpha Omega Ultra to complement it. I also have a SansAmp programmable Bass DI that I've gotten along with forever. I've never had the regular model, but this on has so much gain, it's also great! In fact, I've used it more than the b7k because it was less edgy without a cab sim and I tend to run direct. I'd be running the B7k v1 into the Alpha Omega Ultra, to use the cab sim on both together (or the b7k or AO). I'd take the parallel out of the b7k direct to interface (or I'd use another DI box if applicable for live etc), so I could get a clean tone to mix in my DAW/board etc. This sounds like a winning combination, BUT I'd rather get the best combination. Sure, saving a few bucks is great, but... Comment on what you think is best for me, but also comment and vote what you think is the best combination period. The plugin is also an alternative. In a way, it seems that buying all the darkglass stuff is a bit stressful because there always seems to be a new model around the corner... at the same time, a big selling point is the the IR that come with the latest models and the ability to use them live. I'm mostly a guitar player and at the moment I'm mostly recording, but who knows.. I played bass in the last band I was in because it was an electronic band... everything I did on guitar made it sound like Ministry's Psalm 69 album... But I also prefer to play bass live, subscribing to the same idea as Nolly, who basically sees guitar as a fiddly/delicate instrument to rock out on stage with. Thanks!