I was giving a 5150 profile one more chance before I deleted and I loaded up the Metal DS (which I love) and dialed back some of the 5150 gain. I was really diggin the tone a whole bunch, but it sounded distant. I found out I switched off the Amp and only had the OD going into the Cab part!
Why is the tone sounding so good that way?
I had only done this Amp OFF situation for totally clean sound before. I would never have thought about turning the amp off for high gain profiles . I started loading up every stomp OD with the Amp off and really liked what I heard. It's almost like I should go for super pure clean amps for volume purposes and dump the rest while saving all my favorite OD presets. Now I am confused.