Not sure if this is a pedal thread or an amp thread - certainly could be an amp thread. ...anyone who plays out knows that getting clean, crunch and a louder lead tone for both clean and dirty isn't necessarily that easy. For me the issue is because I like a cranked amp - which kinda prevents getting a true clean... so how do you do it with least compromise and without two amps?: ... - three channel amp with the power amp running cold? cranked amp and use guitar volume? - clean amp, OD pedal and a compressor? It's a tricky business getting all the right sounds at balanced levels that sit right in the mix - etc etc... I tend to find I get tempted by the do it all amps - then try one and it does nothing for me. So I struggle away with a non-master, crank it up, use guitar volume and hit a pedal for the variations, sounds good but there's no true clean. Any way to really get it all? Or do you just decide what you're going to compromise?