it's about tones boys; gave me excuse to practice! howabout that beauty? started this morning revisiting the fuchs od 100, plugging my tyler strat straight in...kinman avn 59s in neck/mid and holmes 450 in bridge cab was closed/ported 1x12 w/EV12L...the speaker is old and starting to wheeze a little...that is the high buzz you hear on the gained out sections, but it'll give some idea as to how heavy the fuchs can get OD100 i find the EV a little stiff on the cleans yet very flexible tonall, and it loves the robben ford type stuff---smooth even mids. then i plugged into the mojave coyote and added the bb preamp i received this afternoon to my effects arsenal. i was inspired by the rob marcello/suhr demo at wild west guitar the video of which i have been working on. he used the bb preamp and it sounded very natural, and i needed a replacement for my tonebone classic which keeps dying on me. tyler strat->vht valvulator->mxr dynacomp->barber direct drive->bb preamp->arion chorus->dan echo->tc gforce->mojave coyote low sensitivity input->gh30 1x12 bbpreamp vs. direct drive the clip goes: -clean w/dynacomp (danecho and gforce always on) -add arion chorus -just direct drive -just bbpreamp -comp+DD -comp+BB (the AC/DC thng) -comp+DD+BB (lead tones) i find the bb a little more grindy than the direct drive which is cool for a bit more aggresion and definition. both seem to work very well together. adding the dynacomp is a bit noisy, but i intend to replace the dyna with my tone press once it is repaired and returned from barber. i HAVE to have a comp in front of the drive boxes and always on. just my thing.