So for awhile I've been trying to solve a problem that seems *juuuuuuust* out of my grasp. I am the only guitar player in my 5 piece band. Our style is punk/emo/indie at most basic DNA. I say that to give you an idea of what I have to play: sometimes dreamy, sparkling arpeggiations, sometimes aggressive, send-it-to-the-rafters strumming. Usually in the same song. I have been trying to find coax an overdrive sound out of my AC15C1 that can both speak articulately and also roar when it has to. My single notes (even on the low end) need to be clear and jangly, my strumming has to hit you in the gut. But I find myself at an impasse: set my rig to be articulate, my strumming sounds strident and harsh. Set it to full throated roar when chording, the single notes fail to shimmer and pop, while riffs on the bass strings sound farty. So to summarize, my goals: Find a setup with my existing tools that is both articulate *and* huge-sounding, or that lets me slide between those two modes in a cohesive way. (i.e, I want the sounds to be related to each other, not living in different worlds). Relevant Gear: Semi-hollow p90 Tele Spark Booster (either clean boost or mid boost setting. Can't decide.) Xotic SP Compressor (mostly use this as a preamp. I like its sparkle) MojoMojo OD (doesnt seem to play nice with the AC15, so right now its off my board) Amp settings (at base, I like these): Top Boost Volume @ 10:30 --Bass 10 o'clock ish --Treble 1-2 o'clock ish I noticed that out of the whole rig, the Vox itself has the best sounding overdrive. Its very coherent. I had the idea of using the pedals to push Vox's preamp further into drive territory. That's yielded much better results than using a drive pedal to get the sound, but its still not totally there. I still experience either overly harsh high end, or muddy low end. Sometimes, depending on the EQ, both. Help. Also I will answer any questions that will help clarify. And thank you.