I could really use some help getting a good amp sound. I'm using 2 amps: Randall Satan 120w and Victory Kraken 50w Both amps are considered "high gain" and are designed to push killer amounts of power, but it's impossible for me to use them in any live or studio environment unless I pull the gain back to 50% on the Satan (with a noise gate at the line in) and 25% on the Kraken (with a noise gate at the line in AND the effects loop). I'm not sure if I'm the only person on the planet with this problem but Google hasn't turned up any helpful information. Signal chain (for either amp) is as follows: Guitar > Decimator G Ch1 > TS9 (0 gain, tone at 3:00, volume at 3:00) > Amp (Decimator G Ch2 in loop) > Mesa Cabinet (8 Ohm) I have tried removing the TS9 and it reduces some noise/hum but doesn't seem to affect the feedback in any meaningful way and I lose the desired boost and shaping. I can slam the noisegate on the Decimator and I lose the feedback along with half my tone, half my gain and any hope of a harmonic or any mid/low volume sound. For the record, the feedback I'm talking about is an aggressive surge of mid frequency ring/feedback following any input from the instrument, particularly after a palm mute. With the noisegate set aggressively the surge cuts off after about 0.5 to 1 second but it's still extremely disruptive/distracting. I watched and tried to follow Ola's "how to dial in a Satan amp" video on YouTube but his step 1 is to set Girth and Grind to noon and Gain to Max, then adjust to taste. If I do this I get a huge amount of hiss and amp noise and unbearable feedback, so it hasn't really been a helpful starting point. I have already replaced several of the pre-amp tubes with no noticeable effect. Please help!!!