Much as I’m liking my DSL40c, something has been bothering me. It’s not unique to this amp, or to this brand. It’s that compared to yesteryear, the drive generated in many of these modern amps seems, uhhh.... synthetic. And the signature is in the note decay. If you sustain a note/chord til it fades out, in the old amps that drive would gradually fade into clean and then fade to zero. Now? With the newer amps, the note/chord sorta “falls apart” into crackly fizz instead as it fades. That explanation is not perfect, but it kinda gets the idea across.