Today my 112 Spider Valve arrived in good shape. I loaded in a tube upgrade, biased and replaced the V30 with an EVM12L. I haven't had a chance to get it to the studio and turn up the master volume, but at this point, I'm not feeling it. Overall it's kinda yucky sounding. I've got it set up next to my Bogner and tried to dial in something in the ballpark of the XTC blue channel, and there is nothing even close. The high mids and highs are really plastic-y and one dimensional sounding All the amp models basically sound the same, I don't even hear the kind of tonal differences between them that I got out of my old POD v1.0. The EQ does very little to shape the tonality into anything pleasant. Everything has the same annoying upper-mid phasiness. To be honest, I'm not sure if I can dial in even ONE useable crunch sound, that doesn't sound over-gained, under-gained, or stamped with that plastic/phasey honk. I'm not expecting it to match my real Bogner, but I'd like to get something here. Even my Peavey XXL Transtube sounds more organic. Will this thing morph into something cool with a little master volume behind it? My Ecstasy sounds awesome loud, but also pretty damn nice at it's lowest setting.