So last night was my first practice with my new(to me) rectoverb combo. I first slaved out the recto to a Hughes n kettner solid state head through the fx loop return to give it a bit more wattage. I ran my mesa slant 4:12 with the recto speaker out. Them ran a splawn 4:12 with the Hughes. It sounded huge! I was very pleased. I used a line 6 pod xt for my fx and my main distortion, so I was only using my clean channel on the mesa. After awhile of mesa pleasure I decided to skip the Hughes and see what the 50 Watt rectoverb combo could do on it's own. I will tell you that this combo was easily able to push both of those big boy 4:12's with no issue whatsoever. I was putting a peavey jsx that was on the other side of the room to shame. I can say that every way I tried to run this head was sounding fantastic. One thing, I can't go without at least one question. I'd really like to try and run the actual mesa distortion but Im getting a lot of feedback from the high gain settings I use and the volume I have to be at, and how close I have to be to my amp. Would a boss noise suppressor ran in the fx loop take care of the noise? Or does that noise happen after the loop itself?. Has anyone successfully diminished the feedback and gain buzz from a mesa on high gain by using a noise gate? Thanks for any advise.