I used to own the cali76 tx and thought that it let the initial attack through too much. A dry clack if you slapped a muted string. I really liked how it improved my sound except for that peak attack getting through. I also found this with the original smoothie. Am I the only one experiencing this? Its one of the main things that has made me stuck with a McKinley modded lmb3. The new smoothie tough has me interested though, I'd like to try the cali76 cb for the hp filter. The Apex looks great to but, I think that I'm in the comps with character camp, more than clinical clean. With some tweaking I've got my Ashly dpx100 almost there. I just wish it had a little magic.