The cab sim in the Character Series pedals can't be defeated. Chaining together two cab sims probably won't do what you want.Do you think it could be feasible hooking this through a cab sim box like the pdi 09 when going direct?
Does it handle the drives well? My psa-1 does well but wanted a pedal for live use..never tried it with cabs, but i 've done gigs with it direct. it can do clean fender sounds at any sound level with no problem.. i use it as a clean channel sim, and put my drives before it, modulation after..