I have been very happy with my tones for the most part. I recently Have been running ears though, Mic'd in an iso box. I'm runnin a 76 335 through a mogami to a eb vpjr, fulldrive 2, trex moller, zia drive, fuzz factory, zendrive, pog, timefactor, canari cable to the dr z rt 66 to the 1x12 with a tonker, mic'd with a d3 to a passive split to the foh midas venis board... running a jbl prx rig.... I get a sound I love, then mic it up, box it (we have smarted the mic with and without the box... I stays pretty damn flat besides a 1 or 2 db 3 to 500 boost) I don't run any of my pedals with a tone knob up or anything. But I get so lost in the ear mix once the vocals come in that to cut I'm having to thin out my tone midset! Then the sound guy comes up to me after the show and tells me my tone got thin and buzzy as the night went along. Also, I used to run a very clean amp and run my overdrive pedals with the drive up to get a really smooth sound... But recently I have been trying to get it to sound crunchy so I have been going the amp barely breaking up with the drive on the pedal almost all the way down... Don't know if this has anything to do with it cutting.. I really enjoy dark, crunchy tones, Play pop rock, and can't figure out how to hear myself, have thick tone, and still hear the vocals! Killing me! Please throw some advice my way!