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The 55 has no option for EL84s. Doesn't have the extreme mode either. The Nomad 45 can be one loud beast if you need it to be but it has great preamp sections, including a master volume on the clean channel 1. Not nearly as much gain there though. Diming the gain on that channel will give you just a bit of dirty/hairy clean that is very controllable by the guitar's knobs.
That's a good question. I do both on my classic 30. I can roll down the volume on the gain channel and it cleans up pretty well. Occassionally I will switch to the clean channel instead when I need super clean, which isn't often.
I guess the tone I am using by far the most is a warm OD gain on lead, (volume rolled up to break up), and roll back slightly when chording between solo's to unmuddy the chords.
I prefer this to the clean channel for chords with pedals for solo's, because the pedals seem to lose a little voice and right hand dynamics for me.
The thing is, if the mesa will produce my tone, I think it will do it at lower volumes. I haven't heard anyone complain that the mesa's are too loud for living room practice. I think the Nomad 55 allowed for EL 84's and 6L6 switching, but I have yet to see a 410 for sale.
06-14-2008 05:12 PM
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