I have owned several nice amps in the past but most of them excelled in clean department and got my crunch thru pedals. Having said, I see many Mesa, Soldano, Marshall, etc etc high gain amp lovers on this forum and never understood why that route... I mean why not just get an amp that does great cleans and use the pedal for all your crunch??? I'm sure there are really good reasons for this and perhaps can better understand if I have every played one of those. So why?