Well, no one responded to my post for sound bytes of this pedal, and the Ibanez web site didn't have any samples either. So, I went to the local music store and tried one out. Without going into details on the various permutations of settings for the four knobs and two switches, here's what it sounded like... I used an off the rack active Fender Jazz bass and one of those Fender 2-10 combo amps. When I first plugged in, it sounded pretty crappy, it had a shallow / hollow tone with an intense envelope filter effect and had no substance or body. After fooling around with the settings for about 5 minutes I managed to find two very usable settings, one being that out-of-control liquid funk envelope filter sound, and the second being that funky growling keyboard synthesizer tone used in Parliament's Flashlight. I did notice that you need to adjust you're playing technique in order to get the most of using one of these pedals. Muted synchopated staccato notes played dynamically (sometimes really diggin' in, and sometimes not) seem to really make the effect give out that funky keyboard bass synth sound. Looks like they retail about $129, and MF sells them for about $78. I have never tried the Boss bass synth pedal, so I can't make a comparison. For under $90, including shipping, I'd say that this pedal sounds good for the price if you're looking for that sound. I did also checked out the Akai Deep Impact. That's also a good pedal, but it runs double the price of the Ibanez. about $180 at MF.