I've searched but haven't really seen these two compared. Here's my current rig... Active 5-string -> NeoPak -> 1 or 2 Avatar b210's depending on gig. (one of my 5-strings has an Aguilar ODB-3 in it, other a stock Seymour Duncan 3-band that I'm ehhh on.) I'll be adding either the VT-bass or the ToneHammer to a small peddleboard consisting of EBS Multicomp, Digitech Bass Synth Wah, and Boss CEB-3. Most of the time I'm a clean sound fingerstyle player. Sometimes I need a bit of grit for character. Having option of warming things up when needed is always a plus. I never need full blown distortion or fuzz. I'm happy with the overall sound from the NeoPak and it's modern vibe, but would like to be able to easily warm it up a bit via stomping on one of these pedals. The nice D.I. on the ToneHammer would be an improvement over the Neo's already decent D.I. :: sigh :: Any wisdom on this comparison???? .