I bought a 1 year old DRRI and plug into channel 1. Sounds great clean. For classic hard rock stuff, I use dirt pedals. But it's those scooped mids in the DRRI that work against my dirt pedals for a good hard rock sound. So was wondering... Does the Hot Rod Deluxe work better as a clean platform for 1) cleans and 2) as a clean platform for dirt pedals? Or is the HRD funky sounding in its own way and better to stick with the DRRI?