That was my experience as well. Plexi cleans work better than Fender ones for rock stuff anyway.... you'd be surprised how often the "Fender clean sound" on a recording is actually a Marshall.I did the blackface and Superlead with an A/B at each show for awhile. I found that in the mix, the transition between the two was too drastic to sound right. For my purposes, going from plexi clean to Plexi/800 distortion makes more sense. Recording is a whole other animal though.