thanks for your reply. ive heard mixed reviews, some people saying its one of the best out there, others say its just like the rest. The main objective of using it would be for recording, so I guess there would be much point doing that.
The main style i'm using it for is modern rock / punk. As I've only used a rectifier, I'm not sure how the studio would compare as like you say its the mark preamp. Would the recto sound work better for me or is that something the studio could sound good for?
Using the clone as a load box could work. but then again, as it has the 'slave out', so if I could just plug into my interface and use software, or the hughes and kettner red box I have kicking around somewhere, then the cab clone might be a bit pricey if im just using it for the dummy load and direct out..
If I can achieve the same or close results to what would be considered very good for recording either from the rectifier recording preamp, or the studio, then I'll go for one. But id rather not waste the cash if not! I just want someone to tell me one of these beasts can actually achieve what seems like the unachievable for recording!
Whatever I do, it just needs to be quiet