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Old 12-31-2012, 11:34 PM   #1
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Question Tube king before Fender 600 RI

I wanted to know what would happen if I put a Tube King before my Fender Champ. It would have an 12Ax7 in the chain before it hit the 12Ax7 in the Amp, followed by the 6V6.

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2 Input (high, low), 1 Channel
1x 12AX7 and 1x 6V6
Solid State Diode Rectified
Class A, Single Ended

Theorys on this?

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Old 12-31-2012, 11:47 PM   #2
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It will sound good. Boosting Champs is generally a good thing. I will sometimes run two OD's SRV style into mine, both boosting the crap out of the signal. It's wonderful.
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:28 AM   #3
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Awesome. Can't wait. I've been wondering a lot about signal chain, always have. I have always liked distortion but find it hard to understand the difference between overdrive and distortion; other then clarity.

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Old 01-01-2013, 04:40 AM   #4
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Overdrive and distortion are the same thing - however, when we talk about them as different things, distortion are the ones that create the most distortion straight out of the pedal.
Although it wasn't what they were originally designed for, most people use overdrives to boost a tube amp in order to make it distort. In that scenario you keep the drive level down and the volume up. You can introduce some distortion from the overdrive pedal as well to add some colour.
So generally speaking an overdrive is used to throw a hotter signal at the amp to make the amp distort and a distortion pedal is used to throw a distorted signal at the amp.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:12 AM   #5
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^ yeah.

and also even if you're using both pedals as distortion generators (rather than boosts), most overdrives use soft clipping while most distortions use hard clipping. there are some exceptions and there's some overlap, but in general, that's it. they're doing the same thing but in slightly different ways which sound and feel slightly different.
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