Just posting this here in lieu of resurrecting old threads. I had a recording session Sunday and I got to use the house Manley VoxBox as a bass preamp - WOW!!! Such an amazing tone. I came prepared with my Noble DI - which is great - but the Manley put the Noble to shame. Huge tone. Just amazing. Highly recommended, but I've heard to delicate for live applications. My Noble is amazing for live settings, but the contrast between them was very apparent. Best my bass has ever sounded. The guy who did the "In A World" movie previews wouldn't work unless they put his deep voice through a Manley - now I know why!