i tried searching but it was hard to find what im talking about. i've also been watching some youtube clips. oh and this is my first post. long time lurker/google searcher i play a gretsch through a silverface bassman. i love the sound direct in but in band situations i need a little goose for leads. right now im using a tech 21 comptortion but it is a bit too harsh and stiff for me. im looking for something that retains the sound of the amp but just with a bit more hair on it and sustain. i also want it to be kind of soft, fluid, and saggy rather than stiff and brittle. (oh dont you just love all these subjective buzz words?!) im nikki by the way. nice to meet you.