Im just having some fun with you, Im still quite new to the 11R. Hmm, headroom isnt an issue so far, I dial in the dirt with preamps, its not amp breakup. Each setting / preset has its own independent level control, separate from the 11Rs master output control. That could be whats causing the low volume and low head room. I havent really worked through all the presets or amps. I tend to pick a couple and stick with them. Though I do go off exploring, and get lost, LOL. The Plexi Marshalls are my favorites so far, I havent touched the Fenders. I like the Soldanos for high gain leads, but they're too mushy and loose for heavy riffing. They are more like a Satriani / Vai tone. The Bogners handle middle of the road stuff pretty well, especially the light breakup tones.