Thanks for all the opinions and input folks, and especially thanks to Track7 for those settings.
I spent two hours with the Nomad 45 2x12 combo last night, brought my entire rig, all guitars, effects, extra cabinet...the whole nine yards. This is one versatile amplifier, I was very very impressed with the ground it could cover, and it did most of it extremely well if not outstandingly well. Oh and the clean tone...I could go on for days about this, very open, very chimey, more Fenderish tone than I've heard from any amp other than a Fender. Makes we wonder what it would sound like with Jensens instead of V30 Celestions. Then I realized I had the preamp voicing switch to the extreme mode...popping it back to Normal made it even better. There's enough gain on hand to do crunch rhythm tones and SRV blues in spades. My strat sounded incredible through this thing, it loves single coil pickups.
Channel 3 is recto with more depth and warmth, not as shrill and biting, but it does get raunchy and nasty if you want it to. Channel 2 is just a big fat crunch channel...would be great for those mid heavy lead tones...didn't spend too much time in this channel, but I got a very convincing JCM 800 tone out of it believe it or not. Lots of mid, lots of crunch.
I found that by moving one knob it changes like 3 other parameters...seems like everything is interconnected so you can't just change one thing without a counter-effect elsewhere. Sound like Rivera to anyone?????
The speakers in this are the same as in my Recto 2x12 cab, except this combo is obviously an open back. The sound from the speakers is altogether different. Using the two together, they really seemed to complement one another and it makes for a cool, albeit unconventional looking half stack.
All in all, I was extremely impressed with this combo. The versatility is nothing short of astounding. Covered much more ground than my Modded Marshall, and sounded better doing it and sounded better at much more reasonable volume levels.
Bottom line: I now own a Nomad 45 2x12, plus with the extra cash I can buy more gear....hmmmmmmm. Can't wait to get home and play.
One question: Anyone tried the direct recording output? Is it any good straight to PC?