Yes, another round of this but here's a quick run down on my situation: I have an Orange AD200b Mk3 that I use on stage and LOVE the tone of it. The problem is that not every soundguy wants to mic it up, and I love a touch of grind in my tone so I thought the best solution is to have a VT Bass of some description going to the desk through the DI if the soundguy doesn't want to mic it. I know that you can put a JDI or countryman 85 (I have access to both) between the amp and cab but that can sound like total poopiee in regards to treble content, so I'd like to go the VT Bass into the DI out. I could use a splitter so the VT only goes on the DI and doesn't go to the Orange, leaving SVT tone going to the desk with orange tone on stage. I know that the VT Deluxe has a parallel out that could actually do this. Another easier option is to set the Orange EQ Flat (treble 0 mid 10 bass 0) and have a normal VT as the last effect in the chain, then going into the DI and to the desk AND amp. I would use one bank of 3 of presets on a VT Deluxe, SVT with a little grind, SVT with a LOT of Grind, and a Mute patch. I'd only use a clean SVT setting on the VT Bass, using my tuner to mute, and overdrive to push the VT gain. DI + VT Bass leaves me with more money in the tin , VT Deluxe has more options than I need, costs more, but fits the bill. Opinions?