I've got major gas pains for this amp. I'm considering unloading some gear and picking up one of these hot cat 30r heads. I need you guys to feed my GAS. I'm in the process of unloading a uberschall. Its a great amp, but for some of the more mild rock songs the shiva fits better. But now that I've had the taste of the ubers capabilites I want an amp w/ more gain than the shiva, but able to play the mild rock tunes as good as the shiva. I'd like to keep the uber as well as the shiva, but finacially I can't justify keeping both (that would be the best of both worlds). So I'm thinking of unloadind them both and getting the hot cat 30r. Heres what I like about the shiva: Clean channel is the best I've played, except for the orange 50 rockerverb. The most musical amp I've ever played. I love the darker tone/ I don't like a bright tone. At low volumes this amp is perfect. I'm able to express myself and my leads sounds pretty good to me. You can really dig into the strings and the amp responds to your attack extremely well. Keep in mind I use a George Lynch Time Machine Boost in front of this amp. I keep the GL TMB on at all times and use the guitar volume knob for my rytym and lead work. The shiva sounds huge and the low end is great! Heres what I don't like: I can't get this amp to respond to my playing at higher volumes as well as low volumes. This is frustarating the hell out of me. It doesn't seem to have as much saturation at louder levels. It also seems like I have less gain even w/ the GL TMB. I definetily hear the fizz that some people here have mentioned. Is the Hot Cat 30R a possible cure to my GAS? Thanks Bob T.