I brought home a Digitech BP50 today, and I've gotta say, it has got to be the best toy I've ever owned -- yes, even better than the original Optimus Prime that came with the truck thing, or the Ninja Turtles that flip backwards when you press them down. Some of the presets are ridiculously strange and unusable, but some of them are great! I modified 24, and changed 1 to an Envelope Filter with a little bit of Arena Echo. The OctaPie preset is awesome -- in fact, the Octavider function is phenomenal overall (I've seen that it's the same circuit as the BSW?). There's a compressed chorus preset (13) that works beautifully with the 24th drum machine preset. The drum machine is super-awesome. It sounds great through the headphones. The amp models sound pretty nasty through my Yorkville (an amp model going through a real amp? Baffles the mind) but they sound really nice through headphones. It's even gone so far as to rekindle my desire to get some kind of drum-n-bass jam going with a friend of mine. It's got some GREAT effects on there (some of which take some diggig to get at, but the controls [after a read through the menu] are fairly intuitive). The Detune effect played on a fretless sounds intensely cool -- especially when intentionally not playing "in tune". I did a search and a lot of people say they wouldn't use it live...I really don't see why. I mean, if you treat it like an "effects pedal" and not a "stompbox" you should be fine. Plus, with the three band EQ, imagine how neat it'd be if you needed a different EQ for the next song but nothing different? No prob, just program it ahead of time, tap the footswitch, and you're onto the next patch. Overall, a great toy, and a darn good primer on things to keep an eye out for. Another really neat feature is that you can plug any passive volume pedal in and have full access to volume and whammy functions. Neat, neat stuff.