I just got my ears flushed out this week. My sound is completely different (to me) now that I had that done. Logically, I know and tell myself over and over that this is my normal sound; that I am accustomed to hearing myself with the equivelant of pencil erasers stuck in my ears. But I had always imagined my sound different. Darker; warmer. This seems really edgy to me. My wife noticed this too. My sound, according to her, is also different over the past little while, too. More brilliant, she says. I have been doing ALOT of work on trying to get more resonance, ring, overtones, present in my sound. I want a more "scratched gold finish" type of sound. Could this be what I am percieving as edge? Is it possible that about 15 or so rows back in the house that my sound is not edgy at all? This is really frustrating, bizarre, and discomforting to experience. You think of your sound one way, then as it turns out, it's different. Again, I know that logically, it's not changed; heck, even running water sounds different. I even have to hold the phone away from my ear or it's just painfully loud to listen to the person on the other end. But my heart is now saying one thing, and my chops are speaking a different dialect it seems. This disheartening feeling is beginning to creep into my practice as well. I anticipate the edgy sound; so instead of being relaxed and open, I find myself almost pulling back a bit. Do you ever have to deal with this? How do you, if you do?