Just thought I'd commiserate with y'all ... I know other folks have this happen. An amp you were *sure* was gonna be *it* and be totally in love with just doesn't end up being right at all. I picked up a Splawn Pro Mod used at a good price. I was *sure* it was going to suit me. Played through it a couple of times, at my own house with my own guitars. After 3 months of rehearsals and a couple of gigs...I can't stand it. Just doesn't suit me at all. I guess everything I thought it was gonna be was totally wrong. Way, way, way, way too bright for me. I'm only talking tone-wise, which is not the amp's fault. The build quality of the amp is killer, which makes it extra heartbreaking to not dig the tone. I'm only a few minutes from the Splawn shop, stopped by there a number of times and as people always say they are super cool people. Oh well, on to the next I suppose.