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Just taking a simple poll as to what you have or currently/have in the past run live.
Yep. SRV didn't use a lot of dirt. He used the Marshalls mostly for more volume when he played live.SRV is quoted in an interview as saying he preferred Marhall's for cleans and Fender's for dirt. Always thought that was funny- of course he was talking about older models, and seriously cranking those babies.
Out of your choices I would go Fender clean/ Marshall dirty, but for real world applications I would just get a classic Marshall and use the guitar volume to clean up.
I've never needed loud, pristine cleans and i dont enjoy switching to a clean that sounds/feels like a completely different amp, especially at a gig.