Just got an RMC Wizard Wah for Christmas and had great expectations based on its many, many positive reviews. I personally am disappointed and don't think it sounds very good at all, so I wonder if mine may be defective. Those of you who own one, tell me if yours sounds similar to the way I'm trying to describe mine. I know it's hard to describe sound, but I'll do my best (I may have a chance to post a clip later). 1) First off, just want to make sure I'm not the only one whose circuit board is completely covered in red paint. I'm thinking this is so someone else can't steal his design since wahs are pretty simple to build...but I would think it would make it hard to work on if there was a problem. 2) High end - there is none...well, hardly. Between my original signal and when the WW is engaged and left in the toe position, there is only a TAD of treble added...barely noticeable. It basically sound like my original signal with all the lows sucked out. I wasn't looking for ear-piercing high end, but I was hoping for a nice bite...not there at all. 3) Low end - massive and nearly undefinable. I would think in a mix the guitar would get completely lost when the pedal was rocked back...I think it sound awful...really hard to describe though. It just has a really weird tone to it. 4) Taper - SUDDEN! In the toe position, there is little difference in tone when slowly rocking back until you hit this point where all the treble is suddenly sucked out. It's not far from the toe position...when you hit the "spot", there is lots of room left to travel the rest of the way down to the heel position. It's not a smooth transition by any means. If you sustain a single note and rock the pedal back and forth relatively quickly, when it hits the "spot", it sounds almost percussive. I was expecting a very smooth taper. 5) Clean tones - I can't even talk about this. Sound simply awful IMO. Man, I don't mean to be complaining, but after reading all the reviews on this board about the pedal, I'm really disappointed. And YES, I was looking for a more modern-sounding wah, so I was not expecting a Vox or anything like that. When I think modern wah tone, I think Petrucci (Home, Voices solo, etc), and the WW just sounds lumpy and weird to my ears. But if what I'm describing sounds like the WW you have, then by all means, each unto his own and this simply must not be the wah for me. I liked the way my Dunlop 535Q sounded much better than this one...key word is sounded. That pedal is a hunk of junk when talking build quality.