First off I play all kinds of metal, Children of Bodom, Lamb of God, Job For A Cowboy, Cannibal Corpse. And my band does originals based on those styles.

So the question is what amp is going to get the best distortion for metal? Because I played a solid state for a long time and I thought that was alright, but when I finally made the transition to a tube amp I was disappointed in the lack of distortion its putting out. And yes the tubes are fine. If it helps its a crate vc5212 and pedals didn't help much. So now I'm wondering if I should just go buy a new amp or what? any helpful suggestions are appreciated.
you could boost it
or Put a AMT California Sound infront of it.......
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or buy a distortion pedal and hook it up with ur amp. either works.

all the bands u listed use Marshall amps, so there ya go.

ESP F104 Bass
Spector Legend 5 Classic Bass
ESP B206SM Bass
Axl Mayhem Fireaxe Guitar
Gallien-Krueger 400RB-III Combo Bass Amp
Gallien-Krueger 115SBX Bass Cabinet
It's not putting out enough distortion... because you didn't buy an amp made for metal
Quote by Dave_Mc
I've had tube amps for a while now, but never actually had any go down on me
Quote by jj1565
maybe you're not saying the right things? an amp likes to know you care.

If you are weary about how much distortion an amp has, you need to try it out for yourself. Some valve amps need to be cranked to bring out the gain.

What pedals do you have?

Are you on a strict budget?

Will you be selling the Crate?