Howdy, try this, a lot of metal players with 3 channel rectos use channel 1 for cleans...obviously, channel 2 use modern for your rhythm tone, and on 3 use vintage for your leads, as the vintage mode is raved about for its vocal type qualities for sweet singing leads. Have you ever put a maxon 808 in front of your recto? They have reached holy grail status in terms of tone with a recto, they just blend right in with the amp, use as a clean boost ie; gain off, level dimed, tone at noon, rectos beg to be boosted, it really tightens up the low end, also, get an mxr 10 band eq in your fx loop, great for tone shaping and pulling that "wet blanket" off the amp! cheers;)
Thank you! I will have to check it out. Anyone have any experience with the MXR GT-OD? I've read positive things about that as well.