My guitarist wants me to start using some effects in certain songs. Now, I love the way my bass and amp sound together; they have exactly the tone I've always wanted in a bass rig. The bass is a Hamer Cruise 2-Tek deluxe with EMGs. The amp is a Yorkville XM200C with XC115XC extention cab. In order to avoid building a whole new pedalboard (I have an extensive one that I use when I play guitar) and to save some money, I was looking at the Zoom B2.1u bass multi-effect unit. It has every effect I'll ever need and then some. But, it has one potential drawback that I'd like some input about. The Zoom unit applies the effects to its own internal amp models before outputting to the amp. The models can't be turned off. I don't want to change my basic sound. I'm afraid that a pedal like this will end up making me sound like I'm playing an Ampeg or an SWR, etc., depending on the model selected. Does anybody have any experience with this? Do multi-effect units allow you to keep your basic sound, or are you stuck choosing some sound that is "close enough"? Any help would be appreciated -- Thanks!