#1
So, i have a roland microcube and i'm thinking of getting a new amp. but in the mean time ( because it may take a while ) i'd like to find a solution that would make me stop stop bending down every time i want to change from a clean to a distorded channel. I know it's a modelling amp and it won't be the perfect solution to work with pedals but i don't have a better idea, so i'd like suggestions for overdrive pedals. I use to play through the classic stack setting ( modeled after Marshall JPM ) for distortion tones but i also use for "clean" tones lowering the gain knob down to 0, wich delivers a slightly overdriven sound. I play hard rock, blues rock, grunge and some metal. Hope you guys have ideas . Thanks in advance
#2
You're honestly just better off saving whatever cash you're looking to spend on a pedal, and using that later when you can completely afford a new amp.

I know it's not what you want to hear, I've been there, done that.
#3
Assuming that money is not the problem what would you recommend?
#6
Quote by TheAbsentOne
You're honestly just better off saving whatever cash you're looking to spend on a pedal, and using that later when you can completely afford a new amp.

I know it's not what you want to hear, I've been there, done that.


+1

TS:- until you know what your future amp is capable of it`s pointless buying a pedal, and modelling amps don`t like having pedals put in front of them.
#7
Quote by Nelv92
Assuming that money is not the problem what would you recommend?

Dumble overdrive special, Diezel herbert, Bogner Ubershall...

see how a budget helps in narrowing down the choices?
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#8
200$ i was thinking of the MXR GT-OD or the MXR Zakk Wylde overdrive.
#9
Quote by Nelv92
200$ i was thinking of the MXR GT-OD or the MXR Zakk Wylde overdrive.

Just keep saving until you have enough for a good amp. if you have $200 though, i'd buy a Fender Vibro Champ. it'll take pedals better than your cube.
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#10
If I were you, I would buy a tube amp with two channels - one clean, and one driven. I would switch between the two. In the long run, this will just serve you better. I wouldn't knock it till I tried it, but I can't really imagine a modeling amp and pedals working well together, especially not boost/drive/dist pedals. Even a single-channel tube amp could do, if you have a good overdrive pedal and know how to work the knobs on your amp. Assuming the amp has enough gain inherently to let you reach metal town.

Anyway, IMO you're stuck, I have the same problem. My SS amp has two channels but it doesn't have a footswitch input so I have to manually do it. I have a Bad Monkey though, and that one lets me go from clean to rock/hard rock without much trouble.

Wear it out. Save your cash. Get a good amp with two channels. If you can find a good transistor amp, good for you, but your safest bet would be a tube amp.
#11
Put it on one of these?
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