After a lot of experience with this preamp, I still love it and use it all the time! Bass players need only to add a compressor and speaker sim pedals to dump their amps. Why lug that 8X10 around with you? It's still very useful for many instruments due to the pseudo parametric mid band EQ and parallel mixed distortion. Parallel mixing means you can dial up any amount of distortion, light to heavy, and mix that distortion with the original signal in any amount you like, no matter how subtle. Recording bass in studio, the BA2 is always first in any signal chain. I go from inst. to BA2 where the signal is split at least once. I record straight from the DI mic output even if I'm recording a player's full rig. I actually don't go direct to PA in a live setting just because I think a bass sounds so much better and stays in its lane better going through a speaker (sim). I'm currently playing both guitar and bass in the band I'm with now and I've included the BA2 into my pedalboard. On guitar I love having the tone controls of the BA2 in my post-preamp signal, although if I weren't also playing bass it would be a bit large for just tone control. Compressor- Hypergravity comp > Dirt- Ethos TWE > Tube Screamer or Soul Food > Blues Driver > Preamp- Atomic AFB > BA2 > Fx Loop- TCE Dreamscape > TCE Flashback 2 > HOF reverb > Amplifier & Speaker- Mooer Radar > DI My only complaint is that on a pedalboard the BA2's power supply input is too close to the signal input. When using right angle patch cables, the power supply jack limits the direction of the patch cable to a range from straight up to straight forward toward the front of the pedal. Still, a preamp pedal well worth its price tag.