I got mine 2 days ago. When the character knob is set higher than 12 o'clock, the VT adds highs and causes noticeable fret clanking noise a la Steve Harris's tone. Even with the High knob turned all the way down, the added highs are pronounced if the Mid knob is set beyond 12 o'clock. In other words, to get a smooth tone, I have to turn down the tone knob of my basses. I never played a real SVT, so is this how the SVT behaves?