Let me start out by saying that this pedal is f***ing SWEEET!!!!!!!! As of now I've only actually spent about 1/2 to a full hour with the pedal. I'm running it: Bass -> SAPDDI -> Stereo (used as power amp) The Review: To start, I ran the bass full volume and tone. This thing does seem to cut off everything above a certain freq (as I read in another thread: 6KHz?), but thats fine as it seems to clear up the high end of things. I started out with everything "flat", except for blend, which I left "off". Then I increased the blend until it was on "full sansamp" blend. I did notice that there was a slight loss of mids but with it being a ParaDriver I was able to put them back, but had to back off of the drive as the mid adds saturation as well. The great part is I was able to shift the added mids from lo (170Hz) to presencse/treble freqs (3+KHz). I decided that I liked the mids at 170 best and left the mid control at 3 o'clock. This gives a nice tuby growl. I then decided that my tone needs more bass, and as per the manuals recomendations I lowered the treble control (instead of raising the bass). Man, the tone is crazy thick. With the treble non-existant, and the mids shifted down, the tone control on my bass does nothing but create a high pitched squeel when I take my hands off the bridge/strings. So, I turned off the tone. At this point, I was completly amazed at how quiet this thing is. Anyway, I decided that I might as well explore the od/dist abilities of the SAPDDI. So I did the logical thing, and CRANKED the drive to max The crunchy tone I got (cus of the mid-shift being so low) is amazing. For lack of better words, it's the best distortion I've ever played with. And thats playing "direct" as well. I alway found my fuzz to be too high in the spectrum to be used on it's own (but, that's why it's so great with my wah). Anyway I did notice that the tone was compressed, albeit pleasently, so I figured that maybe I could just lower the volume on my bass and clean up the sound. It works perfectly! One effect, two tones. As of now this is my official "mini" rig. I will post samples later, including demos of the manual's "presets", so there's no need to fret lol Here are my settings in full: Code: Level = 12 o'clock Treble = 7 o'clock Mid = 3 o'clock Mid Shift = 7 o'clock Bass = 12 o'clock Drive = 5 o'clock Blend = 5 o'clock This gives that great growling overdrive and if I roll the volume back a little (that's right, a little: about a 1/4 turn) I get that nice deep growling clean tone. It's great, I actually almost blew the sub on my stereo!