I just read EVERY post in this entire 50 page thread! I'll be dreaming of caps and resistors coming to kill me in the form of a kangaroo! I just want a DSL that sounds more brown, more like a modded Plexi or Friedman Brown Eye on the red channel, to get better early Van Halen tones. No modern, scooped high-gain metal for me! I think there are several red channel mods that would make sense for me to do: C12 (tube board) reduced to lower low end early on in the signal path C12 (front board) reduced to tame brightness with gain at 12:00 or below NFB cap addition to tighten things up Anything else? You know how when playing on the green channel, and you hit the footswitch to go to red, and you notice a thinner, brighter, almost shrill tone compared to the green crunch? Will the above mods help cure that problem? Thanks all!