I don't do this all the time but occasionally, it's just what's needed. An outdoor, festival country gig necessitates something different so I'm using this rig: The interesting thing is, the revealing nature of the rig really brings out the inherent tone quality of this old 1958 P bass without the usual "shroud" of sound the more traditional rigs (i.e. tube amps, vintage cabs, etc.) entail. It's a cool alternative, I think. Obviously, an old SVT still rocks with an old P bass. But this works, too. BTW, Henry Kern recently modded my 777 and it's even more killer now! Which I didn't think possible.