Having trouble kicking my 1987xRI up a notch volume wise for lead boost. Amp has a PPIMV added, and I've been running the bright channel about 2 o'clock with some of the normal channel added to taste. My ODs & boosts just seem to saturate the sound rather than actually give it a percieved volume boost. A few years back, I had a JTM45RI that I'd boost with a Duncan P'up Booster placed last in the chain that really did the trick. (with the knob as low as it would go!) Not so with the 1987X. The Duncan just adds more gain. As far as my other ODs go, I've got a Timmy, a Bad Monkey plus a HBE Powerscreamer. Haven't had any luck backing the gain down & upping the volume on any of these. Still just adds more gain. They all just seem to hit the front end harder. Thoughts? Am I crazy or just deaf after all these years? EDIT: Darnit.....forgot to mention I jumper the channels.