I'm borrowing a friends Bassman LTD RI w/ Alnico Blues to see if I like it enough to buy. It sounds incredible on its own at a reasonable volume. Channels jumped, treble and bass set low (around 2), mids around 6 and presence to taste (around 6)...has a great clean tone. Everything that 'Fender' cleans are supposed to be. My intention is to run my OD pedals through it for a cover situation. The chain goes like this Visual Sound H2O-->EQ-->DLS mk2-->Keeley SD1-->OCD v4-->TS2-->Les Paul. My issue so far is that EVERY drive pedal either sounds super ice picky or super boxy sounding. The DLS I cant dial the brightness out of even with the presence on 0, the preamp at 9-10 oclock. I've played with the knobs and I'm running the tone way back on SD1 and OCD...but that takes the dynamics away from playing. I'm not digging it so far. I've tried through the bright channel, normal channel, jumped, ugh. Is my pedal order wrong? Do I need to dial the amp in differently a a pedal platform? Should I be using different drive pedals w/ the Bassman? Have I been playing Marshalls too long through 2x12 cabs and the 4x10 is throwing me off? I had a Peavey Classic 4x10 about two years ago and used similar pedals (OCD, FD2 and TS9) and don't recall having these issues. In fact, I think that could have been one of my best sounding rigs I've ever owned. I would LOVE to have this as an A/B clean/dirty rig, but dont have the $$$ to pull that off at the moment. Any thoughts or suggestions? I have the amp until the weekend.