As you may remember (or not), I own a few Carr amplifiers that I enjoy greatly and have used in a number of practice, recording and band settings with great success. I especially use my Sportsman for all manner of playing no matter what the idiom or guitar used. The Rambler is my go-to clean amp, I find none finer and could live with just these two amps alone. Based on reviews I've read from trusted sources (particularly Joe Gore) I found a fantastic deal on a slightly used Lincoln amp which I had to take advantage of. I've never owned an EL-84 or Vox style amp before, so I thought it was going to be a fun adventure. Instead, it's turned out to be an exercise that alternates between elation and frustration.... I absolutely LOVE the first channel. I'm not sure you can call it a clean channel because when you start pushing it it starts to distort pretty nicely, and in a very pleasant sort of way. I keep the bright switch engaged and no matter what I play through it, single coil, humbucker, filtertron, Tele, Strat, LP or any variant in-between, it sounds fantastic. Chimey, brilliant and present with notes just jumping forth from the speaker in ways I've never heard from my other "Fendery" amps. Add a compressor and it takes you so far over the funky top it's sick! I can't stop playing the thing. If that's all there was to it, I'd be a happy little camper. Dayenu! The fun stops at channel two. It's been the source of tonal frustration for me since I got this thing, and I mentioned it in my original post about this amp at length. Well, two years on and it's not gotten any better, except this past weekend. More on that in a minute. Without engaging the high gain switch, I've tried multiple combinations of drive, tone, and Master volume and have found few sounds I actually like. The amp takes on a more nasal and grindy distortion on CH2 which I found hard to tame. This goes for any guitar I've tried with it. However, this weekend I tried something very different. I max'd out the Master volume and turned the drive down low and suddenly I got a sound I could work with. Subtle adjustments of the Tone control brought different types of distortion. I just finished tweaking this formula an hour or two ago and really found that I was onto something. So far, this direction works FANTASTIC with single coils and 'Trons, I have yet to use Humbuckers but that would be a great test because my initial bad impressions were formed while playing humbuckers into it. I'll work on it some more. I'd like to hear if anyone else has had trouble taming that CH2 like I have and, if so, what has worked for you both in terms of gain structure and tone control setting as well as the various types of guitars you've used and your results. Thanks!