Well I am a pedal dude, so I want a pedal platform. If I turn off my pedals, my Suhr sounds really really clean. I would never get the tubes to scream without a TS and compressor in front. The compressor has volume and sustain at 12 o clock. So I guess the Matchless will work then, that’s what you say? I basically want the same tone as the videos I posted. Him and I use many of the same pedals also. Same guitar also.An C30 is a loud amp but not unusually so compared to other big iron rigs. I’ve had an SLO, Komets etc. side by side with it and they’re much harder on the ears when cranked.
That said, low volume distortion is not what the C30 does best - I find it to be more like a NMV amp in that regard. If you’re okay playing clean to edge of breakup it’s excellent for home, but if you live in higher gain realms you need to either crank it or use pedals. The master is certainly usable but the distortion is a bit thin until you open it up.