Recently in my search for a new amp I have been considering getting a high gain preamp (something like a mesa triaxis) and running it through the power amp of a small tube combo (such as a jsx mini colossal). I was wondering if this setup would be a good way to get a good high gain tone at low volumes. Any input / feedback is greatly appreciated.
I think you would have more success with an attenuator and a high gain amp. You might not even need an attenuator since high gain amps get most of their sound from the preamp, so you could play at lower volumes without sacrificing sound.