Maybe the amazing chime that I love about the cleans and edge of breakup from a Vox amp is tempered with the Blizzard of Nails, brittle, raspy, high gain sound when driven hard? I've been testing my AC15CC with the Wharfdale and while the clean at lower volumes was quite nice, any additional gain (locally or from a pedal) REALLY sounded rough on the edges. I then dropped in a Blue which sounded excellent clean, really nice with slight breakup but it still had a very harsh, almost violent raspiness when driven hard with the gain or with a pedal. So -- the amp is gone, the Blue stays. Now it's in another 1x12 and my Winfield amp head is pushing it -- the cleans and edge of breakup are dialed in and sound freaking fantastic... but, once the gain kicks in (from the amp, admitedly it's an old school, rock and roll crunchy as hell breakup) it's still pretty harsh. I haven't tested it with pedals yet. I have a Vox AC15 Heritage HW head on the way... this will be the definitive (and last) test for me and Vox. I'm just wondering if this is IT? Or, if the blue just needs to be seriously broken in more? The chime is amazing, but the raspiness of the harder gain leaves little to be desired. I'm hoping the AC15 Heritage head + Blue in the 1x12 is a match made in heaven The weird thing it that when I played the AC15CC in the store (with a Wharfdale and a humbucker guitar) the gain was much smoother, creamier. Opinions?