Played a gig last night. I have a 93 les Paul and a Marshall DSL 401. The first time I put on the OD channel the soundman assumed I had some kind of Mosfet fuzz tone. No. In fact, I had the gain set at only about 11:00, treble at 10:00, mids and bass at 3:00. I was on OD-1, not OD-2. Why would this sound scratchy/fuzzy like a fuzztone? I switched over to my PRS and it was better. But that was just the first frustration. At the first break people were saying they couldn't hear me, including my leads. We had a soundman and I was miked. he had a set list with who did solos, I assumed he was following it but I don't know. Looking back, I should have just turned up more (I did turn up some when I heard that) - but I still have two problems - 1. Why would a stock 93 LP standard through a JCM 2000 DSL 401 sound fuzzy if you are not overdriving the gain or treble? 2. When playing a crunch rhythm (not a clean sound) but then having to play a lead - How most of you lead players get the volume boost you need for leads? The hard part with question number 2 is that any amp already on an even a lite OD setting can only give you a limited amount of additional headroom when switching from lite OD-1 to heavier OD-2, because the preamp is already close to saturation anyway. I did what the manual said - turned down the gain setting so you have a bigger difference between OD-1 and OD-2 but it still was not enough difference. How many of you use your guitar volume knob to lower for rhythm and then boost for leads, or maybe a volume pedal? I don't really want to go with an OD Pedal but I might, but even OD pedals have limited boost ability once your preamp is already in gain mode.