I just want low end growl and shimmering highs to the extent possible : )
The SMS is the right place to start for that. I went for the regular Jerry CTP with the metal film and its the deal, IMO. Of coarse the rest of the rig and how you attack the guitar completes the sound! But, the preamp is the main thing-a-ma-jiggy in my rig.
Has anyone pushed the preamp to about 3-4 o'clock to unlock the preamps clipping tones? I am kinda digging it through the mac especially. I think its clipping the mac too which is why I like it through that set up. Just seeing if anyone strays from the holy grail settings. Of coarse the "regular" Jerry settings are awesome, but pushing the pre a little harder seems to get that extra growl without the coloration of a booster/OD. The only drawback is the envelope filter and octave divider clipping harder, but turning down helps that from being too much of a problem. Is the Earth drive or high end$ booster the answer to get that clipping tone without extra color? I have a LPB1 but it is a little too bright to switch in and out easily. Its an awesome boost, and I like it with my combo amp, but its too bright for my jerry rig.
Anyone go for the "front end" tube clipping? How are you getting it?