Just some thoughts about comparing and tweaking amps, and driving yourself generally nuts messing with gear. First off, I have a long and happy relationship with my Mesa Walkabout Scout. Really like everything about this amp and combo. Of course there is a whole world of other gear out there too (makes life interesting)... so... I picked up a TC Electronic RH450 a while back as a back up to my Walkabout. I also just liked the idea that you could get a 300w amp in such a small/light config (yes, I am aware of the wattage rating controversy with this amp). The RH450 also had some interesting features that the WA does not have (tuner, high quality integrated multiband comp, multiple programmable settings etc>) After being away from all my gear for about a year, I started fooling around with my collection. First off, I fell right back in love with the WA. Great amp/cab combination. Sweet! Then I decided I would try to set up the RH450 to work as a backup to the WA. So, my main initial objective was to tweak the RH450 to make it sound more/less like the WA, running through the WA 1x12 (only cab I have at the moment). After much tweaking and twiddling of Q points and levels and such, I gave up on trying to make the RH450 sound like the WA. I did end up with some very nice programmed sounds on the RH, but never got it to sound like the WA. So, my point ? Why do we do this ? take one piece of gear and try to tweak it to sound like another. Seems like it makes more sense to use each piece to its greatest advantage. Also seems to me that the WA amp is uniquely matched to its cabinet. It just has a sound that I could not duplicate with another amp (at least not easily). And here is my question to the assembled brilliance that is TB: has anyone successfully tweaked a TC RH450 to sound like a WA Scout 1x12 ? thanks for reading. and for anyone who was paying attention, I am really happy to be back in the USA. enjoy!