...and I'm a little miffed. I'm not sure if I'm gonna keep it or not. I got it today and I've spent the last hour or so testing A/B with my Rat Controls 3 knobs: volume, gain, and lead frequency (all knobs are numbered 1-9) lead switch (knob or manual) rumble switch photo-resistor (manual lead mode) pros GREAT job retaining the low end can get almost synthy with the gain cranked can get VERY loud...unity gain was about 1/2 for me lead mode? blue LED (optional, along with your choice of exterior - I got black pleather) very solidly built cons size doesnt do medium/low gain very well - this is a heavy distortion/almost fuzz lead mode? I dont know what to think about the lead/ocilating mode. It's crazy to control and the sound drowns out the actual note I play alot. Maybe this would get better with practice. As far as the distortion goes, it sounds great but I wish there was a tone knob so I could tweak it myself, rather than just the preset tone. I do kind of like the ripping kind of quality the distortion has (reminds me kind of a synth) but its not as synthy as I would like if I wanted to use it just for that. hmm...I'll keep it a few more days and play around with it and see if I like it enough to keep. any comments/suggestions/questions?