EG3/4 is a smoother, browner tone compared to the SL2. Still very Marshally. Similar amounts of gain.
Guitarslinger, you found the Vx to have more headroom than the BMan?!? That was not my experience at all. I couldnt get really anything really clean out of the Vx, even on channel A.
T/D is a real pristine clean with lots of headroom. The BMan is warmer with still quite a bit of headroom.
MHG sounds killer by itself but doesnt cut in the mix. Its been replaced by the EG5. EG5 is very Soldano, Diezel. Hi-Fi clear high gain. XTC is somewhere between SL2 and EG5.
COD is a like a Dumble or Two Rock. People like to say Mesa Mark too, but they mean Santana, not Petrucci or Chevelle!
I found the same as Guitarslinger w/ respects to the BMAN vs the VX. I thought the VX ChA had more headroom than the BMAN ChA. I really like the VX all around more than the BMAN, but that's me. I found the VX to spank the BMAN in every way imaginable
. I love my DLX too. I liked it better than the T/D. I really liked the gritty compressed sound of the D side of the T/D, so I have channels of that sound w/ the DLX
. But, I really do like the T/D too