so, yeah, the Mesa Nomad 45 has a bitch'n lead channel, and i'm seriously growning to love the 2nd channel (crunch/rhythm/whatever), but the cleans, i just can't get a good sound out of it.
i think part of the problem is that i've been playing on the 2nd channel too much. dialing back the gain, i get the absolute best clean sounds i've ever played on the Nomad. now, i don't particularly like a really clean-clean, i'm more of a slight-breakup clean kinda guy. i tried like hell last night to get that out of Ch1, to no avail.
i'm thinking about seeing if i can get Ch1 modded to be a 2nd Ch2. i can set it with low gain to get the cleans i love, and still have a separate Ch2.
or, is it time for a new amp?
Why not use an OD to get some breakup?