At last night's gig with my country band, I ran straight to the board and our Mackie SR 1530's. My chain was: bass>ShureUT wireless>Boss TU-2>SABDDI>snake>board. It sounded good, but the bass just wasn't cutting through. It was a little mushy. Good, but just a little soft (not quiet). So between the second and third sets, I swapped out the SABDDI for my Countryman Type 85 DI. Whoa. Talk about clarity. I found that both my Jazz V FMT and Zon Sonus had more than adequate on-board EQ to provide the tonal variety I require, but dang! The Countryman was just crystal clear. I was using these two boxes because I forgot to bring my U5. Anyway, the U5's staying home tonight, and the Countryman will be in the lineup. Nonetheless, I still think the SABDDI is a great tool for helping weak links in the signal chain. It's just that, when there are no weak links, it's not critical. Over and out.