I didn't mean it to say that it was "bad" noise, just too noisy to allow you to discern what you thought you were hearing. You want noise? try listening to my 77 Comet when I rev it. (If I could record and upload it I would) Stuff starts fallin off the shelves in my shop when it's cranked up. (331-sixpack, open Hedman long tubes with 24" long collector extensions, nothing else) It's loud and roudy, but nothing I'd want to drive everyday.