Exactly so, Steve. Remember, if you are running your ACTone into a guitar amp, set the amp tones as neutral as possible or it will influence the sound you get from your ACTone. Think of it as running a guitar amp into a guitar amp. Just my two penn'orth. Ian
Agree. When I use my ACTone it is the last in the chain before the amp which, in my case, is a Bose L1 Compact. As Ian says, running it into a normal guitar amp is going to run the risk of conflict. The Joyo is also a preamp and works, at its best, running into a PA or Full Range Flat Response amp, which doesn't have its own tone controls.
I have just purchased the Actone - I want to use it mainly to give a distortion option, but out of interest and in case I'm missing something what settings did you finish up with for the best Hank tone?