I had a big new pedal week here, trying to further discover what works best for me on the bass side of the house. It started last weekend when I noticed they had an Orange Terror Stamp in stock while I was checking out at the local GC: My understanding is it's basically a Micro Dark in pedal form w/ a 12AX7 pre section, a tube buffered loop, & a 20w Class AB power section. It also has a cab sim headphone/line out (supposed to be modeled on a PPC412) that I've yet to try. My guitar use through it has been limited to my brief test drive at the store using it out of the speaker out into a PRS 1x12 which was providing some pretty impressive crunch & edge of breakup sounds w/ a used Supro Hampton. I've been playing through it a heck of a lot using it as a preamp for bass plugged into the Power Station 2 & a variety of cabs & when paired up w/ an MXR 10 band after the output of it, I am really fairly blown away how well it's working for me. There's a narrow range for the gain & shape controls that provide some really tasty oversaturated "cleans" that can be boosted into completely satisfying overdrive. It's got a nice dynamic tube response to it too. I have been really impressed w/ the Spaceman Saturn VI Harmonic Boost I picked up in the classifieds here a while back for guitar or bass & figured I'd try another one (or two ) Spaceman pedal(s) last week. I decided probably the most immediately useful for me might be the Atlas III clean boost & in the process of figuring that out got really intrigued by the Mission Control as a bit of a swiss army knife for routing/blending/expression control: The Atlas III is certainly the more clean/preamp between it & the Saturn VI & has a tighter low end & a better attack emphasis for the bass so I think it's going to land on the bass board pulling clean-ish preamp duites. Seems to have a similarly great dynamic feel to me to the Saturn & like-wise way more boost on tap than I should ever need to dig into. I'm hoping to get in some quality time w/ the Mission Control this evening, lots of possibilities for this one for noisemaking/weird stuff, while providing some great sounding & solidly built more pedestrian functionality. My experience w/ the Spaceman pedals combined w/ the impression I get from the better demos has me feeling the appearance of one of their Titan fuzzes might not be too far away for me... More bass specific here, but someone might be interested, I decided to take the plunge on an Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Bass compressor to see how it compares to the MXR M76 & M87 & Empress compressors for me. Also managed to move along the Darkglass B7K v2 (which was a great pedal, but more modern/Scandanavian metal flavored when dialing up the drive & blend than is my jam) & replace it w/ the Darkglass Vintage Deluxe (very, very similar to the B7K v2, but more SVT flavored when cranking it up): The Cali76 has worked well so far just plugging it in & using the force for the settings, not sure if it's ~$180 better than the MXR boxes for me just yet, but I need to get a better feel for the controls before I pass judgment for myself. It seems like it's built to survive a direct hit from a tactical nuke & the pre has a very pleasing & authentic Urei type quality so far to me though. The Vintage Deluxe is delivering very nicely on what I expected (i.e.: a B7K v2 for those more into old school drive sounds) & it's working very well providing nicely tuned tone shaping for cleans, excellent vintage flavored drive, or both. Here's a bonus shot of the board I've been playing w/ them on as they arrived: Thanks for taking a look!