The Comanche's Z-coils are very balanced and very clear - I've heard some people call them sterile, but I've never liked those people.
I had an S-500 custom made a little over a year ago, and man those MFDs... so clear and versatile. You get a nice amount of power, but if you dial back the Bass (PTB system) and the Volume, you're in vintage strat tone-land.
Leo was a genius.
Edit: Sprinter, Boogie_Bill, I run into you guys everywhere. Any other forums I should join you at ?