A couple of shows back I brought a knife in a gunfight. Everything was running in the red and the overall volume was way too high. I was well into overdrive from the start. I soldiered on through the first set as my volume fizzled out. I thought it lost an output tube. I had time today to look into things and the amp survived. Unfortunately the old CTS/SVT drivers couldn't take the beatings I've bestowed upon them with the VT-22. Bummer. I'll probably reload it with Beta 10a and call it a day when funds make themselves available. On a related note, anyone want some blown '69/'74 SVT speakers? Oh yeah, a lesson in all this-respect the limits of your gear, or else! I killed some nice speakers because I showed up unprepared with an IDGAF attitude.