Opinions needed-preamps into a combo like a Mesa Nomad 45?
I need some help. I need your honest opinions on whether running my
various preamps (including Triaxis, ADA MP-1 and Digitech GSP2101) through a combo amp such as the Mesa Boogie Nomad 45 2x12 is a good idea or a bad idea. At this point it appears that a decent separate power amp and cab is not going to happen due to finances. I have heard and read decent things about the tone of the Nomad 45 by itself and I was wondering if inserting the Triaxis into the effects loop would, in essence, give me the preamp tone of the TA with the power amp tone of a Boogie power amp (similar to a Mesa 20/20 I would think since it uses EL84 tubes)... plus I would get two Celestion 90s in a MB cab to boot! Is this a bad idea? Does this just sound completely stupid in terms of using rack gear into a combo amp? Should I just save my pennies (for a VERY long time I would think) and get the VHT 2/50/2 and Rectifier 4x12 that I REALLY want? At this point my Laney solid state combo isn't doing it with any of the preamps connected to the effects loop. It just is missing that "Boogie tone". Not to mention I think it is a 10" speaker in there and it farts any time I do any palm muting stuff.
Thanks for any thoughts,
Jeff... who is hopefully going to play through a Nomad tomorrow