I used my bvamp for the first time with my band last night. I have come to the conclusion that it has way more options than i need. I am not a knob twiddler and this thing has so many possibilities that i cant find a decent tone that works for me. All i want is a pure bass tone, with a little more low-end. I play in a classic rock cover band. We pay for our time at the rehearsal place so i dont want to waste time tweaking the never ending possibilities. Plus, I dont want to use up time while everybody is waiting for me. Problem is I thought i had a good tone set up before i went to the rehearsal. Then i played with the band and things didnt sound near as good. BTW, my gear is a AI Clarus 300 with a wizzy 1-12 and my geddy jazz. Can i bypass all the features of the vamp and just use the compressor and eq? The tuner on this thing really bites. What do you guys think of the compressor in the vamp? This is my first time using one. The manual says turn it to the right to utilize the compressor, but i found that it works the other way around. Am i doing something wrong? I am thinking maybe i should just get a simple eq pedal. Is there a pedal out there that is both an eq and compressor? Do I really need a compressor? What does it really do? Please enlighten me. I am getting frustrated trying to achieve just a simple good bass tone.