sorry couldn't resist I dunno... maybe I'm getting old (19) but i'm tired of amps that have preamps wih too many knobs on them. I think it's partly the backwash from the digital craze. Because (IMO!!!) digital gear can never sound as good as analog (cuts out ultra and infra sound, which affects the sound of the freq.'s we can actually hear) so they add a bunch of knobs to compensate. Give me a good sounding tube amp with a three band eq and a master volume, and a good bass with the same and I am happy. Give me a good sounding tube amp with a 12band full parametric eq, Gain, volume, compression, built in effects and watch me struggle to make it sound decent. less knobs please!!! anyone agree, or am i just tired of having so many knobs looking at me?