unfortunately your TPC1 is at the mercy of customs. it was mailed over a week ago.
as for your blaster question. the base gain is around 3 Db's up to 14Db's.
check out my responses inthis thread. viewtopic.php?f=426&t=11287
"Tone is in the instruments. Technique in the hands. Do what you will." ~quote from some guy at the TGP forum
"Without a doubt, the quality of your instrument will effect your tone, and any pickups, effects, amps, and microphones used along the way will also have an impact on the sound waves."~Cameron Mizell