Respected, I don't respect that opinion. I ordered the new Shiva and I have a PT100, JCM800 & Soldano Avenger. That is how much I liked the new Shiva. Yew, Songman is the minority on this one anyway.Wow!! I know that is your opinion and that is respected, BUT I believe you are in the minority so much so that you would be worthy of reparations. You might think about grabbing you microcube under your arm and go down to the music store that has a 20th shiva and A/B it and don't forget to pass by walmart and get some Qtips to clean all that wax out your ears because you are stopped up if those two sound the same.