Hi guys, I've been searching for this in the ''official'' VTBass threads but couldn't find any direct experiences about the matter, only opinions like ''they should have put a blend knob in there'' or ''no need for a blend circuit with the VT''. I just wanted to know, does anybody of you regularly use a VTB through a parallel loop? When I got mine a few years ago, I got it cause it was the only overdrive/distortion I liked. But, I really think it needs to be run in parallel with main clean signal when using it as a distortion box rather than a tone shaping preamp. I never did 'cause I couldn't justify spending more for a good parallel looper than what I spent for the VT itself. Also, Tech21 said no SVT comes with a blend knob, that's why they developed the Character series with no such a feature, like the real thing. But they did put that feature on the new VTbassDI, that makes me think there were enough requests from the old VTB users.