#1
ok so i'm going to get this amp soon. i need a distortion pedal that can handle stuff like slipknot and killswitch. anyone have any ideas?
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#2
im sry to say this but start by getting a new amp.
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#3
Here's a thought - get an amp that can handle it, so you don't need a pedal!


What kind of budget have you got?
#5
Oh God...not again...

I heard that using a sledgehammer with that amp boosts the distortion.
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#6
Quote by Danno13
Here's a thought - get an amp that can handle it, so you don't need a pedal!


What kind of budget have you got?


i have a budget from about 400 to 500 but i'd like to keep it right around 400. all i need is a good combo. no halfstacks or anything.

i have a gibson sg and a schecter damien right now.

P.S. i need something with at least 2 channels.
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Last edited by alexpalka23 at Jan 24, 2009,
#7
So i assume you're in the US.

Try:
b-52 AT (are they still on sale?)

peavey ultra (used)

possibly a tube vypyr
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#9
NO!!!!

NOT THE MG!!!

anything but that!

get a small tube combo
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#10
Quote by StrangeAngel
So i assume you're in the US.

Try:
b-52 AT (are they still on sale?)

peavey ultra (used)

possibly a tube vypyr


This.

Also check out some Valvekings, I think mine works fairly well for metal.
#11
alright. well from what you guys have given me... i'll round it down to the peavey valve king 1x12 combo or the b-52 at combo. which one should i get?
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#13
Quote by alexpalka23
alright. well from what you guys have given me... i'll round it down to the peavey valve king 1x12 combo or the b-52 at combo. which one should i get?


Go to a local music store and try them both out, and YOU decide.
#14
Quote by StrangeAngel
Oh God...not again...

I heard that using a sledgehammer with that amp boosts the distortion.


+1
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#15
Quote by alexpalka23
alright. well from what you guys have given me... i'll round it down to the peavey valve king 1x12 combo or the b-52 at combo. which one should i get?


If you're going new, the B-52... the VK can do metal, it's just you NEED a new speaker to do it well. I personally found it astonishingly good for metal with a tube change, too... that with the EQ is instant-whatever-people-say-the-valveking-cannot-do.
Anyway, VK's are good if you want a darker tone, are on budget and buying used, and if you don't mind modding a bit.

used, there's much better amps than either of those two. Peavey Ultra anyone?
Last edited by dudey5691 at Jan 24, 2009,
#16
Quote by dudey5691
If you're going new, the B-52...

used, there's much better amps than either of those two. Peavey Ultra anyone?


i've had some bad experience with used amps so i will be going new. so b-52 it is then?
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#17
Quote by dudey5691
If you're going new, the B-52...

used, there's much better amps than either of those two. Peavey Ultra anyone?



I love You.

I got a peavey ultra for $300.

and it's pretty much the same amp as the new Peavey Triple XXX.
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#18
With the right distortion pedals and good settings, you can get a pretty nice sound out of it. I use a BOSS OS-2 and get good punk distortion out of it.

For metal, I don't know what to use, but I guess a BOSS ML-2 pedal would be good for stuff like Slipknot and KE.

*As for your amp, stick with that one as a practice amp, and buy a tube amp for when you gig.

I am an MG owner, I have the experience. I bought the half-stack one, and I managed to get a good sound by using a pedal, putting the treble to 5, and turning up the mids. I already bought the half stack, and I got a good sound, so I might as well keep it.
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#19
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With the right distortion pedals and good settings, you can get a pretty nice sound out of it. I use a BOSS OS-2 and get good punk distortion out of it.

For metal, I don't know what to use, but I guess a BOSS ML-2 pedal would be good for stuff like Slipknot and KE.

*As for your amp, stick with that one as a practice amp, and buy a tube amp for when you gig.

I am an MG owner, I have the experience. I bought the half-stack one, and I managed to get a good sound by using a pedal, putting the treble to 5, and turning up the mids.


I'd like to hear this good sound you speak of. Clips?
#21
Quote by dudey5691
If you're going new, the B-52... the VK can do metal, it's just you NEED a new speaker to do it well. I personally found it astonishingly good for metal with a tube change, too... that with the EQ is instant-whatever-people-say-the-valveking-cannot-do.
Anyway, VK's are good if you want a darker tone, are on budget and buying used, and if you don't mind modding a bit.

used, there's much better amps than either of those two. Peavey Ultra anyone?

+311


^This

Check you local craigslist too. I saw a Peavey VTR 60 tube amp head for $300 and some other stuff. The 6505+ 112 combo will be out in the Spring if you can wait. $600 I think.

We have a ton of VK clips you can listen too modded and unmodded.
#22
Quote by AcousticLesPaul
Just get a Blackheart Little Giant. You'll be happier.


A blackheart for...metal?

As much as i like them...they lack a bit in gain...

But anyway.

Gentlemen, today we won another battle against the Marshall MG enemy.
But the war is not over. Enemy is advancing on the Line 6 and Raven front.

We must defend good tone.
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#23
Quote by GNRjungle87


But seriously. Can you guys read? It clearly says in his sig that he has a Vox AC30 Custom Classic. You can't tell me that isn't a good amp. Obviously not great for metal, but it's a GREAT amp.



Wrong thread :P

but, in this guy's profile, i can see that he has a LINE 6 SPIDER! Now a marshall MG would be a nice improvement...
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#24
Quote by GNRjungle87
I'd like to hear this good sound you speak of. Clips?

I don't have a recording setup, and my laptop is broken as well.

I will post clips as soon as I have the chance to record.
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#26
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Wrong thread :P

but, in this guy's profile, i can see that he has a LINE 6 SPIDER! Now a marshall MG would be a nice improvement...


Wow, wrong thread is right.

Sorry about that. Hahaha, nooooo the Spider is better than the MG.
#27
Quote by dudey5691
But he has $400...

Plus, 50w tube is good enough for practice.


Hey, i was kidding. ;(
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#29
anyway, we're getting off topic here.

TS, here's a list of amps to try:
-peavey ultra used for around $300
-peavey valveking with a boost
-laney AOR with a boost (not sure if it has enough gain for you)
-B-52 AT
-Peavey Vypyr

If you're going to guitar center, watch out for people recommending the following sucky amps:
-Raven
-fender frontman
-MARSHALL MG >_>
-line 6 spider (you have one already, right?!)

Also the B-52 AT (all tube!) is good, BUT the solid state ones are not.
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#30
Quote by StrangeAngel
A blackheart for...metal?

As much as i like them...they lack a bit in gain...

But anyway.

Gentlemen, today we won another battle against the Marshall MG enemy.
But the war is not over. Enemy is advancing on the Line 6 and Raven front.

We must defend good tone.



Use a boost + a heavy distortion, and it will work great! I use a MXR Classic Distortion solely for the output boost, followed by a dialed in Jekyll and Hyde (dist side) and I can get Raining Blood tonez.
#31
Quote by AcousticLesPaul
Use a boost + a heavy distortion, and it will work great! I use a MXR Classic Distortion solely for the output boost, followed by a dialed in Jekyll and Hyde (dist side) and I can get Raining Blood tonez.



But..for the price of a blackheart and the pedals...you could get a peavey ultra and beer...lots of beer...
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#32
Quote by Danno13
Here's a thought - get an amp that can handle it, so you don't need a pedal!


What kind of budget have you got?

Seriously.


Get a Vypyr, the high gain models have about as much gain as you'll ever need. If they don't, use the tubescreamer stompbox model.
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