Well, I finally have my new rig complete (all that I'm missing is a power conditioner). This thing sounds ridiculous--anyone at the Atlanta Bass Get Together can attest to that. The cabs sound great when the DB750 pushes them, and they can really fill a room. The head sounds great with the tone controls all set at noon, and I haven't really found a need to tweak too much--I'll get with a drummer, or two in the next couple of days so we'll see what happens then. The rack is heavier than I had planned on, but the tone is worth the weight. So much for an easy to move rig--oh, well, at least the cabs only weigh 42lbs each... I've really enjoyed the blue LEDs on the Aguilar. It's pretty cool that it runs a full diagnostic on every startup. Plus, Blinky Blue LEDs = Big Fun.... The Alembic Superfilter works well with the Aguilar, and I think the two give me a fairly wide palette of usable options to tweak. Also, the Aggie has the option of running the effects loop either series, or parallel so there are tons of ways to mix dry and processed sounds. Today, my 70s MuTron III showed up. I'm already having a blast with it--too bad it didn't get here in time for the bash. I really can't think of any sound that I want that I can't get now. I've only begun to foll around with the MuTron, but I've already found one cool sound with a big mid burp out of the MuTron and then adding an earthshaking bottom with the Alembic to fill the sound back up. I've never had such useful tools to use on bass before. I haven't been this jazzed about playing in a while. I know it's all in your hands and head but new toys sure can inspire you to want to play.