Originally Posted by mikeyman
I think you are doing right the filter should come in handy.Let us know how the DI sounds on a bass if you can
Just coming back for this. I've really never been a fan of DI bass alone, but the 1073MPF has changed my mind on that. I have an active bass (though I prefer passive ones), and I've recorded mostly passive basses. The 1073MPF DI made me think maybe it was silly to buy two bass amps recently before getting the preamp. I've had a couple sessions where I took a DI through it with the intention of reamping but the bass player loved the sound so much they wanted to use it as is. It has a great way of giving weight/depth, without just meaning adding low end - it's not a mud thing.
The 1073MPF has been great on vocals, electric guitars, and snares so far. I haven't been in love with it on kick for the mixes I've been working on, but that's just because it wasn't what these projects needed.
The filter is definitely an interesting feature. It's not simply a utilitarian thing like an FMR RNC's take on compression is, it's got more to it than just taking out some low end. I had a guitar part in one song where it was perfect for this guitar that's panned to the side and needed to both stick out a bit but also sink back a bit and be less full. I'm not finding myself using the filter constantly but I do like having it. Overall, great preamp.