it's as simple as a hella bad clipping issue on gain one.
even when i'm using the solid state distortions the little light on the panel for clipping goes nuts on gain one, and the tube distortions sound like ass.
it's still had the stock penta tubes in it when i got it, and i haven't had a chance to change em, so i'm pretty sure thats the culprit, but wouldn't gain 2 clip like hell as well.
as you can probably tell i'm a total N bouble O B when it comes to this unit so anyone with great experience please help.
Turn the volume down on the patch, and turn it up on the actual volume knob. Make sure your global master volume isn't cranked either.