Hi everybody, I own a radial pro rmp (2008 edition) and I'm not satisfied with it. I have modded it so the output level is not an issue anymore!!!!!! ( it piss@s me off to think all these years I spent trying to find what the hell was causing the problem with the gain staging ), but still it doesn't sound like someone is playing - the guitar tone sounds "distant" - not the "in your face" kind of sound in comparison with when someone is actually playing the guitar. I'm thinking about buying the palmer, so if anybody has tried both, I would appreciate your input. Does it sound more like someone is actually playing or my problem lies somewhere else? Is there a degradation in the sound quality concerning the radial, beyond the low output issue? Thanks!