Okay this is my review on the ebs drive me crazy. first off, this is a high-gained distortion pedal that's part of ebs's blue label series of pedals. this pedal has 3 controls. drive, tone, and level. it also has a toggle switch that selects certain modes of low-end. the modes are thin, normal, and deep. thin cuts back on lows for a tight sound. normal has a decent amount of lows. and deep increases more lows for a thicker heavier sound. this pedal is powered by an ac adaptor and is cased in metal. Personal thoughts: I like this pedal for it's high-gained sounds. I was inspired to own one after seeing a demo from patrick hunter and erik arko. the distortion sounds is quite versatile and the mode switch seems to have a different sound. I don't have a personal use for thin mode, but I personally do like how it sounds in normal and deep mode. these modes seems suitable for bass. it even sounds phenomenal with modulation effects like chorus and flanger. the only minor drawback is that there's no blend control and I do wish there was one. but the pedal does have some low-end. with that being said, I have used it live and I do think that it can work well when you use eq controls on either your amp or if you own one, a graphic-eq pedal. this method is usually a little tricky, but once you find the sweet spot, you'll be all set. also the pedal does tend to be a tad quite, but once you set the level control past noon, you're good to go. other than that, this is a pretty good distortion pedal to own for bass. I bought one from reverb.com for $45. if you want a distortion pedal with no blend control but still preserves lows, this pedal and the black haze are good choices for that.