I have had this amp for a year now, and have used it to record heavy rock succesfully. But now Im using it for myself to get an extreme metal tone for my band (think Lamb of God, Messuggah..). I have tried pushing the power amp like you would naturally do on a tube amp, but I would get a harsh tone, with muddy bass, which made fast, low passages a total mess, not a tight sound at all. I tried this both at room practice levels at 15 watts, and at band practice at around 50 watts, with my master at 12 o clock.
But then I would get a better tone at room levels with higher wattage, around 3 o clock on the power lvl, and a lower master lvl, around 3 o clock. I tried higher wattage at home, as high as I could, and the tone seemed tighter. Next rehearsal I will try this settings and bringinig my power lvl up for more overall volume, insted of the master. Hence treating the power section more like a solid state than a tube amp.
Have any of you guys trying to get tones like this found this to be the way for it????
Any useful feedback???