#2
i have an ibanez tube screamer that my uncle gave me when i first started playing, and i couldnt afford a proper amp so i used someones old keyboard amp, it worked alright!
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#3
the pedal will work on both SS and tube, however most SS amps are not super responsive to pedals, meaning its not going to blow you away tone wise

pedals traditionally are more effective on tube amps vs Solid state (thats why so many solid state amps have built in effects and modellers)

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#4
it depends on the amp. It's a boost, so if your tone isn't close to what you ultimately are looking for, it might not do anything for you.
It will probably fall short of your expectations. Look into distortion pedals.
#6
Well a tube screamer is an overdrive meaning it emulates the sound of a naturally distorting tube amplifier. If you're not into distortion why are you looking at that?
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#8
I know from experience that pedals do make solid states sound better than with presets, but it still doesn't make them great amps.

I used to use a BOSS OS-2 when I had my MG. It sounded better than the MG's "CRUSHING OVERDRIVE!" but the amp still sounded bad.
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depends what amp. a decent solid state amp would respond nicely to a good OD pedal. it'd warm it up considerably depending on the quality of the pedal. so it really depends how good of an SS amp it is.

This.

Also: Keyboard amps don't really sound good with guitar.
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I don't like distortion pedals, and my music style is far from distorted riffs and solos.


A decent distortion pedal can be set as a boost if you get the gain right. You have to shop for the tone.
#12
I just got an Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini today, threw it on my Blackstar combo with TVP and it's the exact overdrive I was after. I have an MXR Carbon Copy analog delay coming on Monday, I'll be glad to give up the digital delay built into the combo. But yes, solid state works perfectly fine with pedals. Set the amp to a warm clean and get all of your effects through pedals.
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I just got an Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini today, threw it on my Blackstar combo with TVP and it's the exact overdrive I was after. I have an MXR Carbon Copy analog delay coming on Monday, I'll be glad to give up the digital delay built into the combo. But yes, solid state works perfectly fine with pedals. Set the amp to a warm clean and get all of your effects through pedals.


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