Hey guys. I am looking for a smallish amp head with 1x12 to take to college with me. I purchased the panama shaman extra, and it is getting returned. The high gain channel, is not to my liking. So I was looking at the tubemeister. I hear the clean channel is pretty good, but how is the lead channel for metal? Would I need an Od in the front to get metal type tones? I guess I am use to not using od pedals because ever since I got my 5150 III I don't use any. I like the gain the amp produces normally. Anyways if anyone has any experience with this amp let me know. Or if you have a better suggestion feel free to comment as well thanks.