I have a DSL5C and overall it's quite nice and the features are killer, but parts of the sound and I have a bit of trouble getting along. I live in an apartment (but old office building so nicely isolated) and I can crank it up on the 1W mode without problems and mostly play at home now, but I'm looking into starting up a new band soon. But the headphone option is nice, especially during the evenings and playing later, plus the line-in is very practical to play with backing tracks through headphones (even if the sound can feel kind of different). So far, so good. The problem for me is the sound, especially out of the Ultra Gain-channel. I play quite New Wave-inspired stuff (so LOTS of effects), old school punk (The Clash/Ramones) to classic AC/DC. My ultimate tone is pretty much Billy Duffy of The Cult's Love-album: Pushed enough to get a bit of gain and "power", but clean enough to get note separation. The Classic Gain does a lot of what I want of the cleaner to pushed sounds with a Tube Screamer. It's just that the Ultra Gain really is "too gainy", but also "too different". Even with the gain low it get a bit too muddy for me and sort of lacks the separation I want. It just sounds too different from the Classic Gain and I sort of lack a mode "between" the two. I tried using a Lovepedal Jubilee and a Fulltone OCD as a main gain sound, but they both end up sounding "shrill" through it (Marshall-type OD into a Marshall seems to just be just "too much"). The Origin 20 is tempting, with it's focus being more along the lines of classic Marshalls, perfect for me to get a cleaner tone and then work with it's inbuilt boost just too push it where I need to. The demos I've heard so far get's me REALLY good impression of it. Plus having the option to go up to 20 watts is nice. I pretty much feel like it's worth trading my DSL for… But there is one problem: No silent option. While not as good as playing the amp through the speaker – the option is still nice to have, especially if I feel creative late at night. One option would be to get an Origin and possibly get a small amp (like a Katana) for headphone use if I need it, or possibly a load box (but that seems like quite an expensive option, unless there is a cheap one that could work). It also feels kind of boring to have an amp that costs more than my current one but then end up using a modeler a lot of the time (plus not sure how well it plays with my pedals). Sorry for a loooong rant, but it's kind of conflicting. Here are a few of the thoughts I've had: 1. Mod the DSL. I've understood people have modded the Ultra Gain into Gain 1 of the DSL40C, which is very close to a JCM800. This sounds quite like it could be a possible solution (I'm quite used to soldering, so getting the handiwork shouldn't be a problem). I've been scouring the forum, but is there any direct reference on exactly how to do this mod? 2. Get an Origin. This seems tempting, but like mentioned it would mean dumping a few features I use. Seeing as the line-out, perhaps a straight loadbox would work to use the Line-signal? 3. Just get something else? Maybe there would be an even better option.