First off, Steve has my Empress Trem in for repair/warranty work but did not find any issues with it like we had expected (depth pot going to full "0", faulty optoresistor). So I thought I'de post here and get some other user feedback. Man, I love this trem, it is so musical and sweet sounding clean or dirty. Plenty of features but not overloaded. The one issue I'm having though, is on the square wave form, depth knob full on and speed anywhere (slow or fast; slow is more apparant), I can't get that hard chop or stutter like the TR-2 can. When I hit a note or chord, it's almost like I'm hearing the signal sustaining underneath the trem effect, like bleedthrough almost. Or like the depth knob isn't cutting off the sound 100%. It's apparent on both clean and dirty tones but moreso with gain. I realize the subtleness or strongness of the effect will be more or less apparant when running in front of the amp or in a loop. I'm running in front..but at a slow rate and full depth, the volume/signal should be dropping out totally right, no matter the signal chain? Help me out here guys, try it out, tell me your results. Is it just the way it is or does my Empress have issues?