#1
I really enjoy the sound of my one-volume tube amp turned up to 1 o'clock for nice overdrive and tighter bottom end compared to the amp turned up to 10.

I want more gain to produce a grittier, fuzzier sound, my original amp with some hair on it.

Should I use a distortion or overdrive pedal to achieve this?

I've heard about people using an overdrive pedal on an already overdriven amp, but not a distortion pedal. Will things get too muddy with a distortion pedal?
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#2
overdriven amp + distortion pedal = hum + feedback

OVerdriven amp + tubescreamer (overdrive) = more overdrive, minimal loose fuzz.

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#3
distortion pedals can do that, since they are essentially OD pedals with more gain, but a lot of times its impossible to get them not gainy enough. im still not sure really what sound you're looking for, what band might represent the right level of gain that you need? btw, nice sig, that was me
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#5
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distortion pedals can do that, since they are essentially OD pedals with more gain, but a lot of times its impossible to get them not gainy enough. im still not sure really what sound you're looking for, what band might represent the right level of gain that you need? btw, nice sig, that was me


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