I actually have a Bad Monkey. It is great. I was using it along with my other stomp pedals before i switched to a Boss Gt-100 that I use in 4CM for clean+chorus. I got this H&K amp because I wanted even more simplicity than that. I didnt want cables and adaptors and pedals all over the place. (Which is why in a live situation, I really wouldn't want to even bring one little extra pedal. I dont know why I'm just finicky like that and am worried that the more equipment = more things that can fail during a show.) I know its silly. You're absolutely right about the onboard boost in that it doesn't seem to cut bass the way the BadMonkey would. That's why it had me puzzled. By level boost, what does that do exactly? (I will google it in the meantime), but is that like a volume boost? Because it does make a difference, just, like you said it doesn't cut the bass. About the KruseKontrol amp guy, could he possibly integrate the type of boost I want into the amp I wonder? (Just a question incase someone happens to know off-hand).