It always sounded honking and harsh. I put a Swart night light Jr on it and that tameed it some. BUt today I did something that I forgot to try. I unplugged the speaker and plugged the amp with the Night light JR into a designated cabinet with an 8 ohm Jensen Special design 8" speaker. I know this speaker sounds fantastic. Had it on low power first, sounded very good, but way less power, more for night playing. I switched to high? YES! everything I wanted from it but it hadn't delivered. I haven't had tons of experince with Weber, but I had heard they don't sound good with Fender. And it is true with the EC. THere is an impedence mismatch that I think the Night light settles. THe difference wetween these soeakers is significant. That Weber does not belong in that amp.