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Smoothest distortion tone

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I am in the market for a high gain head. I am looking for something excessively smooth, like a tubescreamer but obviously with lots of gain and without the mid-range hump.

I can spend about $1000-$1200.

Unfortunately, where I live, all they sell is the typical Fender combos, Marshalls, and a whole lotta Traynors, but if I have to buy online I will.

This will be used primarily for recording not gigging.
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It's funny you mention that, I am currently using a Fender Champ 600 with a Metal Muff, I think the tone is pretty descent.

However the small speaker distorted badly with palm mutes you can hear it in this clip: http://soundclick.com/share?songid=6813151

You can hear the weird farty distortion at 0:05 and 0:06 - I am pretty sure it's the tiny 6" speaker trying to push all that bass, and messing with the tone stack doesn't help.
Thanks elcid, I may have to just try using a bigger cab first and see if that solves my problem, as I don't find my current tone too offensive.

It's kind of annoying that the F-50 and Express 5:50 are the only ones with 6L6's while the lower wattage versions have EL-34, is there any particular reason why Mesa does this?
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