#1
im asking for a Crate V50-112 for christmas and ive read the review and it says the clean channel is amazing but the dirty channel is crap. so im thinking if i get the amp i should get a really nice distortion pedal like the Metal Muff. would this be a good idea?

heres the links to the amp and pedal

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Crate-V-Series-V50112-50W-1x12-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=487054

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ElectroHarmonix-Metal-Muff-with-Top-Boost?sku=153339
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Last edited by Guitarfanatic93 at Nov 16, 2008,
#2
no offense but in my opinion the metal muff is not a "really nice distortion pedal."
But if you've tried it and like it then yeah, should work fine
#3
this amp takes pedals great, if you play metal the metal muff would be great.
#4
Quote by SUB1
no offense but in my opinion the metal muff is not a "really nice distortion pedal."
But if you've tried it and like it then yeah, should work i guess


do you have any suggestions on another distortion pedal i should look into?
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#5
I'd definiteley try out the BOSS DS-1 Or even better the DS-2

you can also check them out somewhere here on http://www.bossus.com/gear/productlist.php?ParentId=90

I'd recommend theire MT-2 Aswell for the more metal oriented sounds.
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#6
Might be best to look around a little more for an amp that will sound good on both channels. Or buy a single channel tube amp.
#7
Personally, I think you should get an OD pedal instead of a distortion. A lot nicer sounding, to be honest. Boosts the amp nicely, and gets really dirty, depending on which one you select, of course.

EDIT: Do not get the BOSS DS-1, DS-2, or SD-1 (overdrive). I have the DS-1 and the SD-1, and you can do better.
#8
Quote by Guitarfanatic93
do you have any suggestions on another distortion pedal i should look into?



First off, if you really like the sound of the Muff, you should get it. Don't be discouraged by my comment; if it works for you, that's what matters.

On the other hand, you could go for something like a Fulltone OCD or an MI Audio Crunch Box. The MI Audio can get very distorted, if you're looking for hi-gain.
#9
krank krankshaft? try one of those through the crate, It's a pretty high gain od.
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#11
Honestly, try out the metal muff before you buy it.
I thought it would be perfect for me and i ended up not really liking it much at all. Maybe I just couldn't EQ it properly but i was fiddling with it for probably around an hour and couldn't get a tone i liked.
Obviously, if you like it, get it but make sure you try it first.
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#12
Hook up a couple pedals and amps at ur local guitar shop before you buy 'em. Theoretically sounding good and actually sounding good are 2 diff things.

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