I was asked to trade my Marshall AV-50h amp for his Fender DualShowmaster(newer one) I was excited because I always wanted an all tube amp but never had the chance at one. Well now that I have the amp I found that is is WAY WAY WAY louder than my marshall but then again the tone pretty much sucks. There is nothing I like about the tone. Ive tried tweaking the treb mid bass and presence all different practical ways but to no avail. I was always under the impression that tube amps are supposed to sound amazing. He told me that the amp works best with a distortion pedal. If I got a good distortion pedal then what would be the point of having the tubes in it except for loudness and extreme heaviness? Can anyone give me some input?