#1
Ok, so I'm probably going to sound like a complete idiot somewhere in this post, so bear with me, haha. I just got a new tube amp (my very first,) and I need some help. I absolutely love the amp (Fender Super Reverb Reissue) and its clean tones, but I hate the tone my old distortion pedals are giving me.

I'm guessing the reason for this (I'm not too guitar-tech savvy) is that my old pedals are more solid-state oriented and I'm trying to use them with a tube amp. I've got a BOSS DS-1 and an Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi. Anybody have any tips on how to tweak those to get a good distorted tone? Also, I can't really crank the amp to get it's natural distortion since I'm in my house. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
#2
get an overdrive pedal.
Gibson Les Paul Custom
Fender American Tele

F/S:
Orange Rockerverb 50
Orange PPC412
#3
I've got an Ibanez TS-808 Reissue, but I can't seem to get the same level of distortion out of it that I could with my distortion pedals on my old marshall solid-state. Of course, I could just not be setting it properly, haha.
#4
Well what kind of music are you playing? Usually I associate a Super Reverb with blues and such, which only require an edge of distortion.
Gibson Les Paul Custom
Fender American Tele

F/S:
Orange Rockerverb 50
Orange PPC412
#5
It's mostly lighter/alternative rock. I play clean on almost every song but one or two. I've got a show coming up and I'd really hate to have to sacrifice the amazing cleans from the Super just to get good distortion with my solid-state. You know what I mean?
#6
I hear you. What settings are you using on the OD?
Gibson Les Paul Custom
Fender American Tele

F/S:
Orange Rockerverb 50
Orange PPC412
#7
I've got Overdrive at 10, Tone at 3, and Level at 5. Thanks for your help btw
#8
Try running one of your pedals in front of the amp as a booster

Put the gain low and the level high
Gear List:
Ibanez S320
Lavey LV200
Squier Stratocaster Affinity HSS
No-Name Wesley Fat Strat copy
Peavey Rage 158
#9
Run the big muff in front of the overdrive pedal, and use the OD as a boost. Gain at 0 level at 10.

Put all the controls on the Big Muff at noon and tweak from there.