I've just cleaned out and re-valved my VC30s, and damn, they sound great with an OTT input level. i accidently left my last pedal (magicstomp) on at max and it drove the input valves into a really nice kind of breakup. Upon switching to the drive channel I suddenly had something like a high gain VOX sound and the reverb reacted like never before. I've been using these for 8 years straight on an almost daily basis, and I've never driven them that hard before. Did a gig yesterday with the vol on 1 and it screamed.