#1
I was just wondering what your views on not using OD-pedals with an amp with good gain. I guess the general view is that a pedal might tighten your sound among other things. All in all make it better. But I believe my Classic 30 has a great drive channel, and my pedals aren't really that needed (for other than fuzz, and very heavily distortion of course). I also don't like the idea of having to buy an additional pedal whenever buying a good, expensive amp. Especially not when you often only use the volume on it, with the distortion all the way down.

That being said, I own a Proco Rat 2 and a Boos OD-3, both which I use frequently

Any thoughts?
#3
meh, there are no rules saying you have to use one. If you like the sound without one, why would you bother? Just like there are no rules saying you can't use an OD to juice an already good gain channel. Some amps I don't like boosts on at all, even for the real heavy stuff. Others I prefer boosted depending on what I'm trying to achieve.
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#4
I'll be getting an OD to achieve overdrive at low volumes and also if I want more gain.
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#5
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meh, there are no rules saying you have to use one. If you like the sound without one, why would you bother? Just like there are no rules saying you can't use an OD to juice an already good gain channel. Some amps I don't like boosts on at all, even for the real heavy stuff. Others I prefer boosted depending on what I'm trying to achieve.


agreed.
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#6
i prefer not to use pedals if the amp sounds good already. i'm looking for an od, but that's really just to complement my amp with a different kind of overdrive and to boost it a bit for solos. if it ain't broke, don't fix it!
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#7
I use pedals to tighten up the gain and increase it when need be for my amp.
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