The TBP-1 is a great sounding, well thought out pre. I absolutely love it. The footswitch that it comes with is great too, it controls mute, mid, od channel, and fx loop. It's really easy to dial in a great sound, start flat (treble-2, mid-10, bass-2) and work your way from there. I haven't really needed to do much tweaking, just a little boost or cut here and there. The jensen DI is also pretty awesome, the soundguys love it, I still need to do some recording with it, although it's going to be hard to beat the Avalon U5. I'm using a QSC PLX-2402 bridged into an Avatar B212 8 ohm cab. Although, the Schroeder bug is really biting me, big time!!!!!