#1
hi im a newbie and i dont like how i sound right now
im looking something that would siut me, i listen a lot of metal, i would like to sound like malmsteen, kiko loureiro or paul gilbert what pedal should i get or should i get a tube amp?
im using a multieffect digitech rp 250
please help me
#2
Yes, get a tube amp.
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#3
I think the opinion on the tube amp is a little biased. Tube amps are more suited for blues/rock playing and do not handle effects pedals quite as well as a solid-state.
I'm playing with a Hardwire TL-2 Metal Distortion pedal right now and it has a pretty "metal" tone.
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I think the opinion on the tube amp is a little biased. Tube amps are more suited for blues/rock playing and do not handle effects pedals quite as well as a solid-state.
I'm playing with a Hardwire TL-2 Metal Distortion pedal right now and it has a pretty "metal" tone.






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I think the opinion on the tube amp is a little biased. Tube amps are more suited for blues/rock playing and do not handle effects pedals quite as well as a solid-state.
I'm playing with a Hardwire TL-2 Metal Distortion pedal right now and it has a pretty "metal" tone.



I second the massive facepalm. What an ass this guy...

TS, get a nice high gain tube amp, or if the amp that is available to you isn't really high gain, try using a tubescreamer. If you still need more, go for a Visual Sound Jekyll and Hyde. PERFECT for the lead stuff you want to play.
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I think the opinion on the tube amp is a little biased. Tube amps are more suited for blues/rock playing and do not handle effects pedals quite as well as a solid-state.
I'm playing with a Hardwire TL-2 Metal Distortion pedal right now and it has a pretty "metal" tone.


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#7
Hey, I didn't mean to be a dick. I was offering my honest opinion! I guess I just don't know enough about amplifiers. Perhaps I'll read up on them, but everybody keeps telling me that tube amps aren't as good with lots of effects.

Anyway, sorry that I came across as a jerk.
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#8
i was in this predicament not to long ago my friend. then i came across the Zoom G2.1U. theres an entire website for presets to soundlike a bunch of different artists. run this thing through a speaker, computer, or even the clean channel on ur amp, u can get the tones of tones of different amps and bands man. capabilities are endless. but ofcourse its nothing like having a good tube amp. that pedal was $160 when i got it a couple months ago. if ur looking alon the lines of a good tube amp thats a fair size, look into a Peavey 6505+ 112 combo. bout $600
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Hey, I didn't mean to be a dick. I was offering my honest opinion! I guess I just don't know enough about amplifiers. Perhaps I'll read up on them, but everybody keeps telling me that tube amps aren't as good with lots of effects.

Anyway, sorry that I came across as a jerk.


Who is everybody? Whoever would say that is an asshat. Almost always, tube amps take pedals better than solid state pedals, because most of the time when someone says solid state, they actually mean modeling, as there are very few true solid state amps out there compared to modelers. And modelers are the absolute worst kind of amps to have with pedals on top.

Anyway TS, you might like something like a Peavey XXX. Don't know a whole lot about them myself, but they seem to be good for the kind of metal you like.
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#10
Tube amps sound best with effects..... but best to get a nice amp that does what you want and then add small amounts of desired tone from pedals.

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#11
Well, when I've said solid state, I really mean non-modeling amp. That's all I've had experience with. Oh well, you learn something new every day. Thanks for the clarification.
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