I posted this in the amp forum but also wanted to put it on the modeling forum to see if anyone had suggestions to make the axe sound more tube like with the open clear sound of the chords. I'm using Presonus FRFR monitors. I'm a basement only player. I've been thru a lot of amps. I started with a Fender Mustang that I didn't care for at all. Went to H&K, then Tiny Terror, then went to a JCM1 which I liked but I didn't like how it didn't have a clean channel. I always ran into the problem that 1 watt was still really loud for a basement. I then went to a Marshall SL5 that I still have, It solved the clean channel problem, It's a great amp but still too loud. I then went to the Axe FX which I really like but it still just feels like it's missing something. The biggest difference is when I hit a G chord for example on the SL5, it just sounds fantastic. Nice lowe end rumble but very clear. I can't get that sound on the Axe for some reason. It sounds little flubbier even with using the eq to take out the bass, and it definitely doesn't have the clear sound where you hear each string in a chord. If I go back to tubes I'd need to get some pedals. Do people think i'd be better to stick with the SL5 with a few pedals or go with something like a Fender amp that takes pedals better? I'm going to purchase an attenuator and and see how that goes, i've never used on before. Thanks for any input.