So I've read up a lot on some of my favorite bands rigs and I heard Parkway Drive likes to use the Peavey 6505+ through a Mesa recto cab with a Maxon 808OD pedal. Now I see a lot of setups like this that large name bands are using and I feel like I'm missing something. So you have a super BA amp with butt-tons of distortion... but you're throwing an OD pedal on too? Now I'm an amp newbie so I'm sure I'm missing something, but wouldn't that just sound like a mumble of fuzz?
Last edited by Tubeampkid at May 23, 2010,
You don't throw the OD in front of the amp and dime the settings to 11. You use the pedals to tighten up the sound (vol: 9 - 10, gain 0.5 -1), or use the pedal to add a different texture to the OD channels.

A JCM800 with a Lovepedal Kanji will sound somewhat different from a JCM800 with a DLS.
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It's used as a boost not a distortion pedal.
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Something along the lines of pushing the V1 tube harder which in turn makes more desirable break-up. Its important to note though that using a tubescreamer or any OD is not the same as turning up the gain.
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