same reason I sold mine a long time ago. I was getting OK tone when I put a power block on it and cranked the volume though.
That's true for me as well.maybe play with the settings a little more, I've had gear where I thought it was hopeless until I found the sweet spot.
Never quoted my own post before,but I figured I would this time. I neglected to mention that I'm running everything through the clean channel to get my tone.I just picked up a Legacy combo yesterday and I got a fairly Vai-ish sound out of it by just running my standard effects......George Dennis distortion/Lexicon MX200/BBE Sonic Stomp....straight in through the front. I've got the bass,mid,and treble all dimed. On my last amp I dimed all three on my George Dennis, but with the Legacy I dialed the mid back about 30%. I got a pretty damn reasonable facsimile.
I agree with the opinions on the leadchannel. I'm playing it at home so I'm not about to crank it. The wife and kiddies were out yesterday and I had it to about 2........VERY loud,but not much grind, and pretty mediocre. Although I'm sure at F-15 levels it probably sweetens up alot. In fairness to the amp, I wasn't expecting it to have that kind of gain. The only amps I've ever played or owned that had that type of onboard grind are the 5150 and the old Mesa single rectifiers.