I have always loved mark bartels amps, and the meteor II has me gassing. 2 quick questions: How loud does the 2nd channel get before you get some singing gain going? I had a comet 40a and it came on pretty loud pretty quick. In 20 watt setting I could get enough drive at gig settings, with the mid bite up. How is the taper on the new meteor, in terms of gain available, volume, and how gradual it works? 2nd, have any of you tried a boost pedal or dirt box into the lead side. For example, setting the lead side to an either darker pushed sound and kicking a pedal for overdrive, or setting it crunchy and using a boost? In other words, how do you get your various shades of clean to dirt at different volume levels? thanks!