Thanks so much! Like it says in the PDF, I normally turn down my volume half way, as well as my tone. That gives me a nice smooth defined lead tone. Especially with the enhancer and the stereo delays, it makes is sit nicely in the mix. Of course, you can turn up your volume and you get an insane amount of sustain ;-) The physical Hook amp is great, after 12 years, it's still my main amp. Also haven't replaced the tubes. Hook says to let them be and nicely burn in ;-) But in the studio the Fractal gives me the complex gain structure of the Hook. Also in the Fractal it's still the main amp. I played with Dweezil Zappa and noticed he is using the Hook amp for his clean tones. He says it takes pedals in front of the Fractal really well. I agree. It's a big sounding clean channel. Enjoy the sounds and good luck! ;-)I agree, it's a much more satisfying approach to pack creation for the customer. AB's Zep pack also fits in this category. I've been stuck on the Hook Clean UD Stomp preset since purchasing, but the lead presets have a ridiculous amount of sustain.