I use this to record bass in a project studio. It works really well for me because it's small, but sounds great and has tons of features. The mid EQ is parametric, and it has a lot of gain on board, even without AGS active. I love the 18v operation too. My only complaints are minor: it doesn't ship with a power supply, but will run on 48v phantom power or 2 9v batteries. I ordered the Aguilar power supply separately. And the switches aren't silent, but that's ok.