Sub'ed. I preordered in the fall from MF with a coupon so it was $360 shipped. It finally shipped Tuesday and arrived Thursday with a shattered tube. MF didn't package it; the MFs just slapped a shipping label on the product box. It was smaller than I expected but pretty fugly. I don't get hung up on aesthetics, but I notice. Can't wait to actually hear it someday. I have a Shift Line Olympic and an Arkham Oracle. Both sound amazing but a little subdued in the mids. Hence my willingness to give the MarkBass a try. I had the Ashdown pedal. It sounded good and I liked the EQ. It's not a tube preamp, though. The tube is only for the distortion circuit. I didn't love the distortion (I wouldn't call it bad--just not my flavor) so I moved the pedal on.