Epiphone Les Paul with paf style pickups (Seymour Duncan 59).
Amp set to gain 0.75, volume of 10 (Playing it Loud for some power tube distortion - half of the distortion is power tube). EQ / ISF = UK, with slightly less treble due to volume. This amp screams at low volumes, but cranked, it really sings!
I sometimes use a clean boost to add clean gain without touching knobs. Or was my intent, but it looks like I used a setting with clean boost + a tiny bit of pedal overdrive. In anycase, it's pretty obvious when I do - it goes to a much higher gain level and is pretty much at the limit of what the microphone could take. Using the stock speaker.
The HT-5 has a ton of pre-amp gain on tap. The point of this recording was to record a lightly overdriven type Marshall Crunch like AC/DC, Zeppelin live, etc.
This is a simple classic rock tone.
Clean channel, volume 8/10, tone 10/10, with a danelectro fish n Chips EQ up front for a slight (subtle) treble boost effect.
Using an ES-335 style guitar with high output bridge humbucker.13 gauge strings in standard tuning.
The sound is basically classic rock, mostly pre-amp distortion, with a little bit of power amp sizzle.
This basically proves you can get some medium-low gain sounds out of the clean channel. It didn't really need a booster, but I liked the gainer sound with it (a hair more grit) and the treble boost helped my 335 imitate the strat / tele sound used on the original.
Most of this is at bedroom / nightime whisper volume, rarely gets even "practice" level loud). Using a Digitech RP pedal to tame the volume on most of this, with the exception of about 1:20-2:45 I think. The amp on 0 is louder than thru my pedal with the amp set to 6 or 10. Open back 1x12 and a set of Seymour Duncan 59s.
This is demo of the clean channel of my Marshall MA. It's really bright, but tameable - so the eq here is everything at 9 am (mids are really bright too). The guitar I'm using is maple neck + alder body + floyd , so it's sort of a really really bright guitar in the first place.
The clean channel sounds amazing, and is easy to get a good sound out of. Sounds good boosted, and even better with a stronger boost than what I had here (good enough for chords, but not enough for single notes and riffs). Boost is a digitech RP with amp model off ('direct') but volume set high and a touch of chorus - in essence, its almost a clean boost.
Without any boost, the amp stays 100% clean with single coils up to at least noon on the volume. Humbuckers will give it a hint of OD at almost anyvolume, depending on pick attack.