Welcome to "The club of not so well known Mesa, but highly underrated" club.
First order of business, get a boost pedal if you don't already have one. I use a Boss Sd-1 and love it. I also use a Mxr super-comp running into that. I'd be lost without those two pedals.
Also remember, this amps takes time to dial in right. As you may have noticed, each knob is fully usable through the whole sweep of it.
Oh yeah, do the output volume mod. You can google it and find it on thegearpage. It is an absolute must to do this.