So I went down to the store and tried a Powerball with a standard cab for a little more than an hour. Messed around alot with the eqs, sticking almost only to channel 3. My first observation was that it was really easy to get a good sound, but it took alot of tweaking to start "perfecting" it. In the end I found some settings I was happy with, and cranked the master volume almost to full. I liked it, it was a sound I immidietly knew that I would be satisfied with. But I don't want to just be satisfied, I want to be really happy. But I am having a really hard time to determine whether or not I just need more time with it, or if it's not for me at all. I did experience the "fizz" and the over compressed sound but I found it went away using the built in noisegate and pushing the volume. In the end though, I guess it didn't "blow me away" so much that I wouldn't want to try the Savage. I'll get my friends down at the shop to order one, so I can check it out. Since the general opinion seems to be that it is simply "better", I could be worth it.