Hell ya, this preamp really shines! I can recommend it to anyone who wants a record ready tone. Very clear (even with the bass cranked), and because of the tube my EMG equiped maple bass with ebony fingerboard sounds "natural". It never sounded this good. I recorded ones with an Avalon tube preamp but the bass sounds better through the BBE Tmaxx (and it's cheaper). I also tried an ampeg tube preamp but it was noisy as hell. Just one word for this puppy, superb! BBE really delivered the goods with this ones. Also, it's noiseless, really. No hiss whatever.