Just curious what makes the most difference on a small 5 watt all tube amp? The amp is a bitttt "dark/little muddy".... different speaker? Different tubes? Don't want to break the bank was only $200 amp... Different guitar pickups? I use mim 2001 stock Stratocaster....best playing strat I've had! It also has kinda some "airy" feedback, like it's pushing lots of compressed air thru something very small. Maybe some noiseless pickups something hot n noiseless? A $30 Jensen C8 (or something) speaker? $30 worth of jj tubes? Or Tung Sol?? I love this amp...it's no fender Champ 600, but does the trick! Just need to brighten her up! Chords get muddy... How about a clean boost??