Hey guys I was wondering if my amp was worth the buy (like are there better amps in the same price range)
Traynor DG15R or if I should bring it back and get a better one in my price range (up to $300) I bought it la bit ess than a year ago and still have time to return t

I dont know much about the technology of amps and things such as tubes and valves. I read the sticky and it didn't make much sense.

I think it sounds decent on the clean channel but with gain it sounds garbage. I can barely get any distortion even with gain at full blast. Should it be sucking this much?? or is it a problem with other settings on the amp?
I have to rely on a distortion pedal to get the sound I want.

That leads me to my next question. I bought the Boss Mt-2 (metalzone) and it sounds okay. Partially because my amp is crap but also because it (possibly) sucks. I always hear bad things about it. I have also heard about the EHX Metal Muff and heard good things about it. Is it really that much better? I do have the option to return my Metalzone and get a different pedal. Should I get the Metal muff or even a different alternative?

tl;dr version
My amp sucks, but iunno why
what is a better amp in a range of $100-300 or am I just doing something wrong with the settings


Metal Zone, Metal muff, or any other distortion pedal? I need one since my amp has crappy distortion
if u add another $100 u can get the traynor ycv40 used for $400 and return the metal zone and get the metal muff its much better.
Gibson SG
Traynor YCV40T
Digitech Grunge
Dunlop Crybaby Wah
Korg pitchblack pedal tuner
EXH Metal Muff
Sennheiser wireless system
Gear soon gettin:
Gibson Les Paul Jr.
Boss ce-2
Looks like a Fender rip-off. I'd buy an Ibanez, as they cost less than Fender or Gibson, and don't have much difference. I heard that Metalzone pedals are okay, but I'd use a Multi-Pedal (I have one) because of all the possibilities and variety and cheaper price, unless you're into serious, very professional recordings and shows (which I found doubtable if you have a sucky amp and you're not famous.)
I'm just a guy playing at home, not very serious or very good :p. I just want a good sound so I can enjoy what I am playing while learning/practicing and jamming with friends ocasionally