In my home studio (aka the spare bedroom), I run 2 amps simultaneosly using an ABY box: one amp for effects and the other for a clean bottom signal. My current setup: bass (Schecter C-4 w/ 2 band eq)> Pitchblack> LiveWire ABY Box> Output A> Boss OC-3> Boss ODB-3 -Devi Evers Hyperion> ProCo RAT> BDDI> amp #1 (Acoustic 260 Mini) Output B> direct into G-K MB210 Combo I recently tried the BDDI between my bass and the G-K amp. The result was impressive - more dynamic and articulate with a nice tube veneer over what the G-K already does. So, I want to add a pedal to my board that is similar to the BDDI to run before the G-K amp. So, one might ask, why not just get a second BDDI? Two reasons: (1) I'm an obessive compulsive collector, - I want something besides the BDDI and (2) The BDDI costs $200 new and my budget is $150. After lenghty rearearch, including on TB, I have narrowed the field down to the following: > Fishman Pro-EQ Platinum Bass Preamp $140 > Seymour Duncan SFX-06 Paranornal Bass EQ > MXR M-80 Bass Direct Box $140 >Tech 21 VT $150 > Aphex Bass Xciter $150 What do you like?