There's a Stiletto Deuce II for sale locally, I'm hoping to give it a test run.
There's also a Stiletto 112 combo at the local dealer that I'm probably going to check out tomorrow.
I like the Roadster (got new 6L6's recently) - but I find that ch2 brit mode sits really well in the band mix, whereas ch3 vintage and ch4 vintage got a bit lost. I've re-EQ'd my amp a few times and I'm waiting to have practice w/ Ch3 Raw (EQ'd close to Ch2 Brit) and Ch4 Modern for a big sizzling lead sound.
I'm running the amp with fairly low gain, using my TSovChaos in Hot mode to bring it up to saturated distorted tones.
The amp sounds good, no doubt about it. I just find that if I'm standing to the side of the cab, I can still hear ch2 whereas I had to be directly in front of the cab to hear ch3 and ch4.
The best I can really describe the type of tone I'm going for is tight but present low end, a big midrange presence and highs that have great articulation without being harsh. When I try to dial in that kind of a sound, ch2 has the most cut and I'd need to turn up the volume on ch3 and 4 to keep up.
My current Ch3 EQ looks something like this:
Tube rec (I think)
Presence: 1 o'clock
Bass: 11 o'clock
JB in Mahogany body w/ maple cap, maple neck. TS set up for providing more drive (hot mode, tone knob at 2 o'lock, drive at 1, level at just over half).
I'm wondering if the Stiletto may be more up my alley.
Treble off? That's not likely to work with a recto, as that is going to choke the life out of the sound...
Try this please...
Pres. 11 o'clock
Bass 8 o'clock
Mid 10 o'clock
Treble 1 o'clock
Gain 1 o'clock
Don't use the pedal for gain. If it's typical tube scream controls, turn the gain off, the tone to 11 o'clock and the output to noon.
My take on the Stiletto... it's a great compliment to a recto in a two guitar band, however I don't feel that it's cut out to be the amp for a one guitar band, or an amp to compliment another Marshall voiced amp.