This is a really darn good preamp for the price. I have a lot of "Big Brand X" preamps from vintage and new companies that are twice the price of this thing, and it really holds it's own. I was looking for something that I could run live for toms - something I could EQ analog on the way in (because I always seem to EQ toms, no matter what the genre). My other channel strips are prioritized to kick and snare, and bass guitar. I wanted something that could totally hold its own but not break the bank. So, I bought a few of these and have been using them with amazing results on toms ever since.
This was TOTALLY the ticket. Sounds GREAT on toms, sounds great on drums and kills as a Bass DI. Wasn't too happy with it on vocals or acoustic guitar, but granted I have "Big Brand X" preamps that I use for that. If you don't have the money for expensive preamps, this thing really does sound great on almost anything.