#1
Hi guys, I have a Laney LX20R and it has quite some crunch in it but it just doesnt sound as heavy as I think distortion should. Im wondering if I should invest in a distortion pedal, and what should I start with. I have a Epiphone Les Paul Special II which is an entry model, and I like metal and rock.
#2
You need a new amp. You might get a decent tone with the pedal but you would need to upgrade your amp some time. And when you have a better amp, you might notice that you don't need the pedal any more because the new amp has a better distortion tone on its own. Then buying the pedal would just have been a waste of money. And it would take longer to get the money for a new amp.

First amp, then pedals.
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Gear

Bach Stradivarius 37G
Charvel So Cal
Hartke HyDrive 210c
Ibanez BL70
Laney VC30
Tokai TB48
Yamaha FG720S-12
Yamaha P115
#3
Quote by MaggaraMarine


First amp, then pedals.


+1

you're not going to get the ideal distortion tone out of a practice amp. Start saving for an amp and just put up with it for now
Fender Strat Deluxe
Fender MexiStrat
Epiphone Sheritan
Ibanez Artcore
Fender Twin Reverb silverface
Roland JC120
Pedals

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I would recommend the marshal MG100

Very versatile and quality sound. It should treat you well