I've finally had a chance to put this amp through its paces, and I just can't get around the fizzy-bright-brittle-harshness that it has when it's driven. The clean is decent, quite good even; but the overdrive is just not what I was expecting. It has the stock speakers, they're well broken in (it's a 2004), good tubes... I've tried it with a Lovepedal Eternity, Blackbox/Oohlala Cobalt, and Monte Allums DS-1, as well as on its own just cranked. No mater how I EQ it, adjust the volume and master....I'm just not digging it. I think it must just be my ears, since everything else I've heard about the CR is nothing but good. Am I alone here?