#1
Hey guys, i was wondering if i should buy one, i have a Line 6 Spider III 15w Amp, and i think i need more distortion to play the stuff i like (heavy metal, metalcore, death metal), but it already comes with the INSANE setting wich gives a lot of distortion too.

I was thinking on buying a Digitech Metal Master =o
So... what do you guys think? should i buy a distortion pedal? wich one? or should i keep the amp's distortion?
#2
inb4 get a new amp
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#3
upgrade your amp, modeling amps and pedals do not realy mix well, especially with the spider III
#4
yeah, i've seen a lot of people saying that tube amps are way better, i bought that one when i didn't knew a thing, but i don't have the money to buy a nice one, so i think i should get a nice pedal
#5
it will sound no better than the insane setting does, just stick with the line 6 distortion until you can afford a decent rig
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upgrade your amp, modeling amps and pedals do not really mix well, especially with the spider III


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Upgrading your amp will affect your tone the most. You may think the amp + distortion pedal would sound good now, but in a little while once your ear develops better, you'll hate the tone you'll get.
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#8
While the Spiders aren't popular around here for their tone, it should definitely have enough distortion for whatever you want to play. I can't imagine a pedal getting you any more without it just becoming a fizzy mess.

Try the settings thread for some ideas of how to set your EQ before splashing out on a pedal https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=688660
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#9
well im not an expert, but if you aren't satisfied with your amp, buying a Digitech is a great Idea, specially the metal master. Is up to you
#10
so i should stick with the amp's distortion and save money for a new amp. Should i buy a pedal for that amp? or should i search for one with a great distortion? Like Slash, he uses his amp's distortion, no pedals.
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so i should stick with the amp's distortion and save money for a new amp. Should i buy a pedal for that amp? or should i search for one with a great distortion? Like Slash, he uses his amp's distortion, no pedals.


If it's metal you want to play then go for an amp with good distortion and afterwards if you feel you need a bit of a boost consider an overdrive pedal like an Tubescreamer.
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#12
Yeah, I was going to say that how could you possibly want more distortion from a Spider, it definatly dosn't sound good, but that insane channel should give you enough distortion to play death metal.

A pedal will just sound crap with your Spider, no matter what pedal you get, you won't even be able to tell what the pedal sounds like properly.

Save your money, buy an amp.
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