It could work though, as long as you keep gain very low. The parametric EQ could definitely help really shape how the pedal is hitting the amp. I remember Reb Beach using it that way with Whitesnake a few years ago for instance (more like 15 years actually ). But yeah, that wouldn't be the most obvious choice. Definitely worth giving it a try though. And yeah, using a looper to dial in things is a great suggestion !