#1
I'm thinking of buying a tube amp, but know nothing about them. Do I need any sort of pedal or anything to get overdrive/distortion from a tube amp with no lead/gain?
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#2
If I understand you correctly, then you're saying the amp you want only has a clean channel? In that case yes you would need an OD pedal.
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Most tube amps have on board overdrive.. Some don't have enough so in that case yes, you would need an OD to push it to that territory.
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#5
if the amp only has 1 channel then you probably would want one. although if you can crank it you would get some natural overdrive tones.
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Just turn the volume to max, and hit hard.
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#8
it depends on the amp. most amps will give you overdrive no problem, others may need an overdrive pedal to get overdrive at low ish volumes

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#9
if a tube amp has no gain, you can use an overdrive or distortion pedal to give it gain. you can also do this on a tube amp's clean channel.

what often sounds best, however, is using an overdrive pedal to tighten up the sound of an already-overdriven tube amp.
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what often sounds best, however, is using an overdrive pedal to tighten up the sound of an already-overdriven tube amp.


That.

You should test out some pedals. I'd look at these: Ibanez TS9, Digitech Bad Monkey, Boss OD3, BBE Green Screamer.
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#11
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Just turn the volume to max, and hit hard.



i can see you have no tube amp, because if you did that, even with a 15w, youll blow your ear out, lol