Albeit a minor rant, a rant just the same. Picked up a brand new MBLMTube amp from GC yesterday, that they had on sale -300 from retail. Got home, unpacked it, set it on the cab to let it get settled in to its new home and acclimate from the cold overnight and through the day. All day long I couldn’t wait to get home, hook up and give her a test run. After flipping the power on there was a pause for about five seconds and then STATIC. ARGH! It seems to get agitated when fiddling with the knobs. Mostly, it seems to be when adjusting the Gain and Volume. It even happens when mute is engaged. There isn’t much else to do but take it back tomorrow and return it for a new one. Frustrating, nonetheless. My mediocre guess is that it is dirty pots from sitting in a warehouse for too long. I tried working all the knobs back and forth quite a bit and then shut it down for about an hour. When I came back the noise was minimal and thought it settled in. Nope, about a half hour into it the bastard started acting up again. I engaged the mute and fiddled with the knobs with no favorable results. Those of you who’v had to deal with this, what did you do about it? I wonder if I made a mistake going against my instincts which told me to stick with Ashdown? The MBLMTube 800 I tried at the store really impressed me, though. Tomorrow, I will be making yet another trip to GC.