Here are some more very unorthodox Roadster settings. I have the treble off, the bass off, the gain before at 10:00, the mids dimed, and the presence dimed. 50watts, bold, diode rectification, channel 3, modern mode ...
Here is a good demonstration of how pretty the Roadster's clean tones can be. I read a lot of things stating that they can be sterile, but I don't see it that way. To my ears, this amp has very usable clean tones when dialed in correctly and with good volume. This is at a very LOUD volume!
This is the manual's "Purring Blues" setting. Like many of the settings in the manual, this one needed a bump up in the mids. For some reason Mesa leads people to believe that the channels sound best with the mids almost completely backed off. For the longest time, I figured that listening to Mesa's suggestions would be my best bet for a good sound. And for the longest time, I was always feeling lost in the mix anytime I played in my band. Now I know better. In this clip, Mesa's settings are great, except the mids they suggest. I have them around 10 o'clock.
I like this clip because you can really hear the dynamics of the Roadster's RAW mode. For an amp that is all preamp gain, the gain sounds a bit like a cranked amp with power tube breakup. At least to my ears. I hope I was able to accurately capture the dynamics of this setting. I am also using the amp's reverb, which is lush, while not being overly wet. I have it set at 1 o'clock.