Who says Bass effects can't be useful and fun? I absolutely LOVE my VOX StompLab 1B for Bass Guitar. I purchased the StompLab for guitar first (with the effects pedal) and loved it. This one for bass; albeit no effects pedal to manipulate the onboard effects in real-time (although available on the 2B model), is incredibly nice. It's super quiet and each genre modeled has really awesome effects that you can change to your liking. The effects, should you choose to use them; are surprisingly useful. Great job VOX!
I use the StompLab 1B (as well as the guitar model) for late night use with headphones, but if you record, just plug this straight into your DAW! Zero noise and that amazing tone that VOX is known for. I was able to find a stock bass on the 1B that works perfectly if you're a Beatles fan like me (it's ok... I'm old). Recreates almost perfectly, Paul McCartney's Hofner/VOX Bass amp using my Signature P-Bass! I love it Yeah, yeah, yeah!
Either way you look at it... VOX has done a great thing with the StompLab series! You can even use it as a tuner. At this price, you gotta have one!