Plenty of threads already, I know, I went through them and they don't offer much insight for my particular conundrum so please don't hold it against me. I've been running a BDDI for about a year now, the v1 without the mid knob. I play in a metal band and I tend to run drive around 11 o'clock, sometimes even about noon, blend around 1-2 o clock, bass flat and high/presence both around 3 o clock, to really get that chunky higher frequency clank. I typically have this as an always-on tone, just so you get an idea of what I'm after. I use EMG DC pickups. Honestly - I'm pretty happy with my sound. It's not perfect but dirt never truly is. Now, I managed to get my hands on a VT Bass DI for somewhat cheap, it's arriving at the end of the week. I won't be able to hold on to both and to patiently compare them in live situations so I will have to put one up for sale after couple of days of testing. Until then I wanted to ask if anyone here is using the VT DI in a similar context and getting a sound I'm talking about? From the video reviews I've watched it appears that BDDI cannot get into VT territory, but that VT can get the BDDI-ish sound? Would that be correct? Main concern at the moment is whether VT DI can get clanky like BDDI, and can it push a power amp? Having those thumpy thick low mids of the VT sounds really appealing as I feel that is something that I ocasionally find missing with the BDDI, I'd like to rely on not just the top end zing to hear myself in the mix live. Thanks in advance guys. tl;dr Did anyone switch from BDDI to VT DI as an always on overdrive?