I bought a Bandmaster VM for gigging and in theory, the amp is everything I need. Fender cleans, Foot-switchable 2 channels, on-board effects (I hate the muss and fuss of a pedal chain). In practice, although the amp has some good tones, the bass and can get boomy and trebles peaky. I understand the OE spec Celestion G12P-80's can get that way so just last night I replaced them with one each: Warehouse G12C and G12C/S. I also added some insulation to the back of the cabinet while I was in there. It seems to have mellowed things out a bit, and probably more so once the speakers break in. But I'm still looking to dial out a bit more high end bite. I was thinking of pulling back the high end by putting an EQ in the effects loop. Although I know the VM series has it shortcomings (yeah, I read the reviews) I really love the the Bandmaster VM concept, and since I'm into it financially, I really would love this thing to work. The amp doesn't have to be a tone monster for the music we're doing, just sound balanced and Fendery with my Tele and Strat, and be fully heard in the mix without being spikey or boomy. Does the EQ in the effects loop seem like a viable fix? Should I wait to see how the speakers mellow out before I go throwing more money at this thing?