#1
So I really really like the AC30 that I played at guitar center, the only question I have is:

would it be possible to dial in a distortion tone like the foo fighters with an AC30+some pedals?
#2
Yes, with the right pedals.
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#3
AC30's respond very well to pedals, including modeling pedals/systems. With a high-quality modeling pedal (Pod X3 for example) running into the amp, you could definitely get at least a workable Foo tone PLUS many other quality tones.
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#4
i'm pretty sure dave grohl uses ac30's in the studio so you should be able to nail his tone really.
#5
Quote by wryan89
i'm pretty sure dave grohl uses ac30's in the studio so you should be able to nail his tone really.

He did, now I think he uses some kind of mesa head. that might just be live though

But you'll definately be able to get a good foo fighters tone
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#6
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He did, now I think he uses some kind of mesa head. that might just be live though

But you'll definately be able to get a good foo fighters tone


yeah he uses mesa's live and ac30's in the studio. at least thats what he said in an interview with them crooked vultures in guitarist magazine.
#7
I thought he ran a A/B with the mesa AND the ac30
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#8
Quote by guitarsftw
AC30's respond very well to pedals, including modeling pedals/systems. With a high-quality modeling pedal (Pod X3 for example) running into the amp, you could definitely get at least a workable Foo tone PLUS many other quality tones.



While this is true, I don't like the idea of running a complicated-ass rig simulator like a Pod through a worthwhile amp like an AC30. I'd recommend just buying the pedals you want (distortion, delay, whatever) and going for boutique makes.

But to answer the original question, yeah, you can do it.