i typed out a big long post originaly but my internet explorer crashed. i will try and redo it in the cliffnotes version. After tons of frustraition, phone calls, and waiting i finnaly recieved my christmas present. a sansamp RBI. Before i was running my bddi into the input jack on my peavey firebass head. i have been running the RBI into the effects loop of the firebass untill i get a poweramp to run it. Please take into consideration that i haven't used this yet w/ my band, practice is in a few hours and that will really be the big test. I will post again w/ my thoughts after that. My first impressions are that im having a hard time getting used to it. I guess im used to the uncolored sound of my peavey amps. First thing is that my highs sound really compressed and weird, Mostly while digging in w/ a pick or poping the high notes. Second thing is im having a hard time getting a pure clean sound. is it possible to get a good clean tone simmilar to SWR or something? What im thinking is that maybe i need some eq or pre or something else before it so i can use the blend knob and get some more useable tones. What effects are you RBI users combining w/ your RBI's to get more useable tones? im off to fiddle w/ it somemore before practice but i will write a followup afterwords. Thanks alot, -Jason Smith P.S. i play hardcore music mostly so that is kinda covered w/ the rbi but i want to get a tone that is useable for alot of different styles.