Well, Im going to break one of my cardinal posting rules and proclaim a picless and clipless whoo-hoo. Finally received a GK2b pickup to go with the V bass that Ive had for 2 weeks(Musicians Fiend: very bad; Zzounds: very good!), so now I can properly review it. Ill upload some pics and clips once I can get to them. Interesting unit. Id give it an 80% approval rating. It does a few things better than I expected, most things as well as I expected, and at least one thing not at all well- which I hadnt expected. Bass Modeling: A+. Very nice emulation of a few classics (P, J, MM, Hofner, Tbird, Rick ) Variable modeling is fun, lets you change your pup config and placement. You can have piezos, or singlecoil/HB @ neck or bridge position, and you can move the position of the virtual magnetic pups. Fretless and Upright Acoustic models: B- Pretty much what I expected. Fretless seems to be a slow attack type approach, its OK, but nothing mind-bending. Acoustic basses attempt to model resonance and other factors, and I suppose its closer than other attempts, but I dont think itll fool anyone unless its mixed WAY in the back Synths/OSCs/Filters, etc: B. Pretty good. Some trouble following pitches with the filters. Amp/cab/effects modeling: A. Most of these are pretty good. I really like some of the overdrives and distortions. Pitch-shifting: C-, so far I suppose these effects are very setup dependent, so Im not ruling out that my GK2b setup isnt a little off. Ill be installing a Gk on a few different basses to see how they compare, but so far Im not impressed with the pitch shifting capabilities. I suppose thats not a huge shock though. Shouldnt have expected differently, really. Just seems to have a hard time handling the lower tones, and you get that artifact-ish, tinny timbre with the octave shifts. Too bad, really- I was hoping it could do a decent 8 string impression. So far it doesnt for me, but maybe it will improve with some tweaking. Id say the strength of this unit is definitely the modeling. It really does give access to some interesting, unexpected tonal colors. It may not capture all the nuances of a vintage J or T-bird, but it does allow for a wide palette of useable sounds. Being able to adjust the position and configuration of pups means you can coax a wide variety of flavors out of just one bass. Theres a lot more left to explore, but so far I am happy with what this unit has to offer. Did I forget anything? Not sure which forum should lay claim to this, so I stuck it in my favorite.