FocusedVision
Registered User
Join date: May 2008
10 IQ
#1
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.

Fender Champ:

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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Cathbard
Grumpy Old Tech
Join date: Oct 2009
240 IQ
#2
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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FocusedVision
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Join date: May 2008
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#3
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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RP
Cathbard
Grumpy Old Tech
Join date: Oct 2009
240 IQ
#4
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.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
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Dave_Mc
Chirp and Swirl
Join date: Mar 2005
440 IQ
#5
^ 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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