Now that Ive done a fairly decent job of figuring out how to get a decent Rock/Metal dirty tone, im now branching out into different types of playing to bring some variety into my writing. As such, Ive been focusing a lot on listening to clean tones to see if i could try and develop the right clean tone for me. So far, the only clean tones that always stick out to me come from Mark Tremonti, the guitarist for Creed and Alter Bridge, as being the best clean tones. Ive tried looking into his rigs, and from what Ive found, he almost always uses a Fender Twin Reverb, combined with his signature PRS guitars with his flavor pickups which are similiar in sound to Gibson 500T's IIRC. But no matter what I try with my modeling amp, Line 6 Spider Valve MKII, even using its simulated Twin Reverb amp, I cant even get close to how clear and bright his clean tone is. the only thing that ive noticed from alot of his live videos or guitar instructional vids is that alot of times, his clean tone is coming from him rolling his volume down significantly, because when he gets to a dirty part, he's simply rolling his volume up all the way. Ive bought his bridge pickup from PRS, and had it in a similarly spec'd guitar, and no matter what i did, I could never achieve this. I ended up taking the pickup out because it was entirely too bright for the kind of sound i was going for dirty wise. I also took the BKP Aftermath out of my RGA for the same reason, it was wayyyy too focused in highs and high mids. My current setup is the RGA 6 UCS, which is a mahogany body (im not including the top in the tone because it is far too thin to affect anything) with a bolt on maple neck. Ebony fingerboard, SS frets, so its a pretty bright guitar as it is. I run into an ISP decimator (i turn it off for clean tones though or itll choke my notes too badly), then a Morley Mark Tremonti Power Wah, then straight in to the Spider Valve. As I said before, i didnt like the Aftermath, so i popped in the Seymour Duncan JB I had lying around so that I can at least play it until i sell it off when my backup RG970XL gets here. Im running the RGA with 9.5 - 46 in Drop D, for reference. Does anyone have any suggestions for me because the furthest ive ever gotten with clean tones is to suck all the Mids out, max the bass and treble, and then add delay or reverb.