There's a significant, unpleasant volume jump when going from clean to crunch. Is this normal, and if so, how do you cope?
I can't imagine playing live where I need to use both channels, and either have my clean too quiet, or my crunch channel harsh.
Also: my standby takes about 10~ seconds to turn off so I wouldn't be surprised if one of my preamp tubes or something was broken. This could be irrelevant due to my tube amp ignorance.
I have the exact same issue with my 5150ii. I think it's just inherent in the design of the amp.