Yep it works really well, and can help with pitch matching for the vocals/harmonies etc. I accidentally hit the drive button the other day when playing bass and it gave a sweet over driven bass tone! (didn't match the song though) Watch your input levels and the tuner can be tricky. Spend a little time setting up your frequency ranges on the speaker emulations. I also often play through the VL3x from my own bass pedals and have no preset fx on the VL3x. This works well , and gives you on off function at the VLx and easy adding occasional Fx.