I believe the EQ of the Rockcrusher is only for its line out. Both the recording and standard Rockcrusher has the bass and treble compensation switches, but the EQ is only for the line out for direct recording or FRFR. The Reload does a compensation knob for Flutcher Munson, but they extended its function so that you can use it as a way to fine tune your sound. It is also a continuous knob and not a switch. Volume control is continuous as well. N If you're not using it for silent recording (or playing) and only using it as an attenuator, you should get the cheaper standard Rockcrusher. If you're considering doing some DAW recording silently, I'd consider the Reload (I have one and like it considerably).