I must be all the talk aobut how great growly tube amps are here, all the threads on Ampegs and Ashdowns and such. I was messing around with my J-Station today trying to get some of the inherent hiss to go away when I decided to try out the "Rock" amp model (emulates an Ampeg SVT). I put the gain and level on max, High and Low to 12, Mid maxed and dialed up a nice mid boost on my basses EQ. Then I started jamming "War Pigs"...damn this is fun. So I ran through a bunch of Metallica, Sabbath, Maiden and Slayer tunes I know. All fun. Then I tried some originals...doesn't work as well with my stuff, BUT if I roll the gain down a bit so its just crackling and not breaking into overdrive...WOW, very cool sounding. And this is just a digital MODEL...now I'm wondering what the real thing would sound like. Its not like I've never played tube amps before, I owned an all tube trace, have gigged with an SVT4 and played tons of other. But somehow it never clicked. I still dig the really clean piano style tones most of the time, but maybe some tube color isn't quite such a bad thing after all?