... and how does that fit into your rig when gigging? Many of us use single channel amps when gigging, but it'd be interesting to hear how you guys set yours up and how that integrates into your rig to form your sound. As for me, my guitar is an Ibanez JS1200 strung with 10s, basically stock. I use it for both rhythm and lead work in the same groups (usually band leader). My general approach is to set the amp (18W EL84) so it's on the edge of breakup with my guitar in humbucker mode (neck and bridge humbuckers in my guitar), but then holds together with no discernible breakup when my guitar is set to single coil mode middle position. That way I can move between clean and light crunch just with volume controls and/or pickup selection/switching. Into the front of the amp I then run: Octafuzz > Sunlion > Polytune (to mute/tune) > DD6 -The Beano boost side of the Sunlion is set fairly low in 'mid' mode to about 11 o'clock and can take the amp from that light crunch into a more saturated crunch territory. -The Sunface side of the Sunlion gives me an EJ type lead sound. -The Octafuzz gets me an alternate lead sound, but doesn't always make an appearance. -DD6 is set to U2 dotted eighth timing but the other settings like level and number of repeats is more like a slapback type setting. That said, I do like setting my amp in different ways depending on what I want for a given gig or approach. For example, I really love the spank of my amp (18W EL84) set super clean, which can then take dirts and fuzzes nicely if I want dirty sounds. I also love the sound of my amp basically dimed (power and pre stages maxxed out [with power scaling]) and using the guitar's volume control to set drive and having just the guitar + cord + amp. So, how do you set yours?