So, there it is, out in the open. My name is Brian, and I just can't be clean any more. I've really tried and tried. When I pick up a Strat, with all good intentions, it's just minutes until the fuzz and the OD kick in and I become a Cry Baby. So, what's your poison? Clean or dirty? I'm really missing the old 100 watt days when it was cool to fry the drummer. My current therapy is to force myself to play acoustic, but it's just not working. I never used to always be like this......sometimes, but I was quite a believer in being clean. But hey you know what? I'm loving it. Thank goodness I have two jam buddies who get this. Let's see where this thread takes us , and don't spare the horses. Oh and talk up, cause there's a lot of noise over here.