Having a blend on a distortion always seems like a good idea and it is but how best to use it? Too much clean and you get separation between the clean and dirty sounds. Too little clean and you may as well have all distortion. I use the MXR M80 and have been gradually turning the blend more towards distortion recently, from 9:00 to 12:00 to give me around a 50/50 ration between clean and dirty. Yes you lose a little bottom end but you can just turn the level up a bit and I find the distortion itself cuts through better.