Not so good. I misread the "bass direct into 2i4" as using the SF 2DI4. So my favorites were the 2 Dem preamps - that figures. The HBP-1 with the EQ bypassed is one of my all time favorite tones. In a live band setting, I doubt if I could tell whether the EQ was bypassed (assuming everything was still close to the flat settings). Thanks, MarkA!