My Mesa 50/50 has arrived, but...
It arrived today, after many complications (like getting through customs and charging me 150€, those goddamn bastards ) but it's here.
Played it through my local store's Ibeanez 4*12 cab. The cleans sounded grerat! will post clips soon (probably tomorrow), but the distortion was very harsh, when plugged through the normal output. It changed when I connected the power amp to the recording output of my Mesa Studio preamp. I got a much more smoother, santana like distortion. But plugged into the normal output, it just sounded bad. What is wrong here? How can I get this kind of a sound on the normal output (because through the rec output the volume drops significantly and the cleans aren't so good)
It was the same before, when I was running my studio through my Vox AD60vt amp's efects loop, but then I thought that the cause of the problem was the lousy power amp section. Now I see, that the problem is the pMesa Studio preamp, but I don't know what is actually wrong with it. This thing is supposed to be on the level, yet when switched to distortion and ran through a power amp on the main output it really sounds the same as my Vox AD60vt modelling amp.
What should I do' Any idea of what might be wrong?