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Old 10-20-2012, 05:10 PM   #1
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pedals help

hey i wanted you guys to recomend me some stomp boxes right now i have digitech rp 70 and i wanted to change gear y have a les paul 100 and the amp is a fender frontman. i like metal dream theater iron maiden megadeth i know the amp sucks but i want to get pedals. i was thinking of the blackstar ht dual. which over drives and distortions do you recomend me.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:25 PM   #2
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Pedals will not sound good through that amp. Why do you want pedals so badly?
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:31 PM   #3
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What you need is a Paul C Tim.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:39 PM   #4
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do you think a roland cube can make it ?
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:46 PM   #5
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What you really need is a new amp. /thread
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:58 PM   #6
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Your amp doesn't suck, it's a good practice amp if you're not into metal. But if you are into metal, you need a new amp.
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:01 PM   #7
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Focus on getting a better amp.
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30 Watts should be more than enough for you.
If you plan to gig with it, I would go for 50 Watts+ if you choose one of those amps.

Roland Cube is a nice little amp, but I personally have no experience with those.
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:08 PM   #8
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Whenever you do get a good amp, Maiden uses Ibanez Tube screamers (Dave uses TS-808s; either the ts-9 or 808 for Adrian). Not sure quite how they use 'em though. They each use more than one, so they may have one on for general front end sound, than the other for a solo boost. Megadeth, as far as I know, aren't too big on pedals, since Mustaine only uses his multi fx. Maybe just a TS to dirty up the signal more. I've got no clue what Dream Theatre does, since Petrucci's rig is enormous nd changes a lot.

The TS, however, is good only if you have a decent budget. If not, the Digitech Bad Monkey isn't a bad alternative IMO.
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:21 PM   #9
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What the hell is that going to do for his amp?

Maybe get a preamp pedal and run it in the fx return bypassing the preamp of the frontman. Id get a new amp if I were you but that might get you some usable tones.
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:10 AM   #10
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frontman 25 has no effects loops. so that's not really an option.
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:01 AM   #11
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Frontman might not be a bad amp but it's not a good amp either and if you feel that your tone isn't right, the thing you should first look at is your amp. There's no need to waste your money on five pedals when you can buy a better amp for the same money and you might notice that you don't need the pedals. First a better amp then pedals. Some of the pedals might become useless after you have a good amp.
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:12 AM   #12
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don't buy pedals to fix your tone problems. your amp has the most impact on your sound.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:38 PM   #13
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frontman 25 has no effects loops. so that's not really an option.


When did he say which frontman he has

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/ampl...uitar-combo-amp this one has an effects loop.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:49 AM   #14
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frontman 25 has no effects loops. so that's not really an option.

You don't need FX loop to use pedals. For example distortion pedals should be run in front of the amp, not in the loop. Delay, reverb and modulation work better in the loop but it's up to you and the sound you are after where you want to put them. If you for example want Van Halen sound, phaser in the loop isn't the best option, it might get too overwhelming. Van Halen run his phaser in front of the amp. And many people have all of their effects in front of the amp and only use the clean channel of their amp.
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