So I have an Engl 580 preamp and I have some problems getting along with it. It has this stiff percussive feel to the palm mutes, like it responds too quickly or something. I hit the strings and it just kinda goes "thunk". When listening to clips of the Savage and Blackmore they seem to be similar in this manner. My 5150 is much more satisfying to chug on. It feels much more squishy and the notes go more like "choiinnggg". It's the same thing when the 5150 is tightened up a lot up front, there's something about it that makes the palm mutes much more satisfying compared to the Engl. So now I have some questions for you guys: 1) Does anyone understand what I'm talking about and have an explanation for this phenomenon? Like, tech wise, what is behind this annoying stiff feeling of the Engl? 2) I'm now thinking maybe I have the wrong Engl. I've always liked what I've heard of the Engl SE, and that one doesn't (from what I can hear in clips) seem to have this stiffness to it, or at least not as much. So for people who've played the SE, how is it compared to other Engls, and also compared to other amps like 5150's? Does it have this stiff feel to it??