Hello everone!!! Last night I took delivery of a Budda SD 30 II 2x12 combo. It sat in my garage for 24 hours because of work commitments before I could ever even plug it in. It is a great amp...that has a lot of strenghts and weaknesses. However, let me start with the weaknesses and see if you guys have run into this...and how I may fix them. I tried this amp with my R7 and no pedals at all...just going off amp overdrive. My results may also vary once I hear the amp in the mx. Weakness: 1. Bass repsonse. With the Bass dimed, the response is fair. Certainly not Marshall like Bass...not even 1974x good. Are there any known fixes for this besides swapping speakers? 2. Rythm muddiness. With the gain on...but not necessarily the volume up overdriving the speakers, the bar chords ring muddy. There is not a lot of string seperation or warmth to it. If I'm palm muting a bar chord...there isn't that sharp punch. Now...to the good stuff: 1. The amp sings every bit as good as a Marshall. Solo notes just sound fantastic. Double string bends are articulate and sharp. It will make you on your game...sloppy players need not apply here because it translates everything you do. It may be more forgiving in the mix, but by itself...it keep you honest ...and award you appropriatly. 2. There are not a ton of knobs...but a ton of options. Pull knobs for brite, channel switching and a "modern" mode all make for a lot of combinations without being overly complicated. Add to that a Master volume, drive knob and Rhythm knob...and it's a very versital amp. 3. I'm convinced that 30 watts is the perfect wattage for the working musician. It gives me enough headroom, and plenty of Gain if needed. 4. The gain on this amp is very 1974x at times. A perfect blend of plexi...and even more reasonable volumes, with clean headroom. With the master volume the overall volume is easily controlled and no tone is lost even at near bedroom levels. This to me is a big deal, especially for the smaller clubs. Anyway...that's the deal IMHO...anyone with extensive Budda knowledge please chime in with possible fixes for my bass challenges. Also...what is that HUGE tube in the back?