#1
Hi, i had been a mostly solid state player for a few years, but earlier this year i picked up a sunn a212 for cheap after being told it was their version of a twin reverb. It was very nice on the clean side for a tube amplifier (i dont expect most of them to get my shrill sound) the gain channel was very disappointing though with a very mild overdrive, and whenever i plugged my distortion pedals in it sounded muffled and terrible(and not in a good way) on both channels. anyway my solid state broke down so I basically have been gigging with this for a while. I really have no idea about tube amps so i dont know if this is common, or if its the tubes, or amp or what. if anyone has any answers they will be greatly appreciated, thanks.
#2
may need new tubes. also run distortion pedals through the clean channel. with amps like that you need a distortion pedal as they just aren't designed for uses involving lots of dirt. my Legend is like that by itself nice clean tone and a little bluesy distortion any more forget it. run a distortion pedal or good overdrive through it and it comes to life.
#3
duh, yeah i completely forgot about tube changing (not sure if they've ever been changed actually). Thanks.