... I don’t really like the tone. I know, lots of guys like to “dime it” and “Rock n roll”. But for my ears, The distortion from 10-12 seems on the harsh and ratty side. For me, the sweet spot is around 7-8. Nice compression, great tactile response, etc. Maybe its from years of my ears acclimating to the sound of OD pedals hitting the amp on the edge of breakup. My 5 watt Champ sounds glorious on 7 with a Barber Gain Changer (Or my new Favorite, an old Tech 21 Oxford pedal, wow!) and a Carbon Copy Delay. I’ve noticed most Champ YouTube demos are done on Bridge pickups; Tele, Paul, Strat, etc. They all sound that way to me also. Ive never heard a Champ Demo with rich, creamy overdrive. I’ve researched old threads regarding Champs, biasing, voltages, dissipation, red plating, etc. I’ve experimented with higher voltage PT taps, different cathode resistors, different V1 resistors, etc, and always come back to stock values. Saw a recent YouTube where Premier Guitar John B is interviewing some famous Producer who says he has been using a Tweed Champ and a Tweed Tremolux for ALL guitar tracks lately. Some studio Ace Engineer told him, and now he share, that the secret to recording with “old tweed amps” is to NEVER turn them up over 3 or 4. What kind of playing experience are you getting with your Champ these days and what setting or set ups are your favorite?