Don't know about you, but I'm tired of hearing music recorded with nothing but fizzy preamp distortion. It doesn't have any depth. I hear these extreme metal dude's recordings... Chugga Chugga Chugga Squeeeeeeeeal Chugga Chugga Chugga Squeeeeeeeeal ....and I can imagine it all taking place at conversation level in the studio, while the recording engineers share jello and fruit recipes in the control room. What about live concerts? Are guitar players sending politically correct sound levels to the sound guy? Does anyone still use their amp as an integral part of their instrument? All this bedroom-level mania....it can't be good for our digestion. Dime your amp today. Show it you still care.