Okay so I started playing guitar a few months ago. I can't seem to find a tone that I like. Yes, I know thats always a problem for guitarists but I am looking for some tips. What I want to know is how I can get a nice distorted sound but still kind of clean. Let me explain. The distortion I am getting sounds very gainy and very like cheesy. SO I guess how I get a nice distortion with a little less gain but still a nice distortion sound.

I am using a Carvin SX-200 amp.

I have a Ibanex TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer
Oh, I also have a MSR dyna comp
Not sure if those will do anything but thought I would mention.

Any suggestions or ideas would be awesome. I have searched the forums but haven't really found anything. Any input would be nice

Well, as far as EQ goes, you didn't specify how you want it to sound. Personally, I like to have my treble around fur or five, the bass cranked, and the mids a little higher than the treble, maybe about 1/2 a unit. That's on a Fender, so for you, the treble would be rolled up a bit higher.

As for the distortion, I have a normal TS9, and I like to keep the gain a little past 3 o'clock with the level all the way up, and the tone a little below 9 o'clock. A very throaty tone.

I don't know if this is what you're looking for, but specifications should be provided!
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I have a Pro Junior.
Almost the same thing. Sort of.

But I do love BJ's. Great amps.
Everyone likes BJ's.

Thank you very much for the reply I will try the settings you suggested.

I think I have a better way of describing what I am looking for. I guess I am looking for a classic rock sound. Not too grainy just some nice clean distortion. Basically something I could use to play with Green Day, 3 doors down, Paramore. Just a nice rock sound.

thx again for the suggestion I will try it.