#1
So I've decided I need more gain out of my dual terror. It's got a great distortion, but it's just not heavy enough. Should I got a boost like a tube screamer, or just go with a Boss Metal zone or Metal muff or something over a clean channel?
#2
Depends what kind of distortion you want, if you're a fan of the dual terror's distortion you can just boost it with a TS9 or something similar.
If you want something heavier, check out the Hardwire TL-2
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#3
For your sake I hope you don't only play metal because then the decision to go with Orange was not a wise one. Orange is a fantastic amp for that classic british crunch up through heavier modern tones but they don't do metal very well. If you just need the boost then I agree you go with the TS9 or equivalent. You can also look into the Fulltone OCD which I use as a boost - it's fantastic. Please please please don't go near the Boss Metal Zone...from what I recall it sounds tinny and lifeless and would completely put your amp's natural tone to waste.
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#4
any distorsion pedal oçn the clean channel isn't worth it. they all sound fuzzy and take away teh warmth of your tubes, thus the reason why you play a tube amp.
i'd go with a tube screamer and i would look up the gear of architects cause if i recall well they played with orange and have an extremely aggressive tight gain sound
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any distorsion pedal oçn the clean channel isn't worth it. they all sound fuzzy and take away teh warmth of your tubes, thus the reason why you play a tube amp.
i'd go with a tube screamer and i would look up the gear of architects cause if i recall well they played with orange and have an extremely aggressive tight gain sound

But they are also using Rocker-verb's not the Dual terror.

The Dark Terror would do you better, or even a TH30
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#6
Take a look at the ibanez jet drive true bypass and it sounds like a Ts-9 with more ball's with mid and high controls. It's the 4 knob in the pic.....I'll get a better pic and a gut shot in a bit
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Quote by SoapboxFrank
So I've decided I need more gain out of my dual terror. It's got a great distortion, but it's just not heavy enough. Should I got a boost like a tube screamer, or just go with a Boss Metal zone or Metal muff or something over a clean channel?


a boost or OD in the front will help a bit to get more gain. you may run into the problem that the power tubes (EL84's) have a real good "pushed" sound but really don't have as crisp of an attack and don't have the headroom you'll want for more aggressive forms of metal tone.

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For your sake I hope you don't only play metal because then the decision to go with Orange was not a wise one. Orange is a fantastic amp for that classic british crunch up through heavier modern tones but they don't do metal very well.


this is my orange (OR50H) doing a horrible cover of 'end of heartache'

http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/gumbilicious/music/play846382

i thought it did pretty good, just used my ash strat plugged directly into the amp and going to my 2x12.
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Quote by rockxwl
For your sake I hope you don't only play metal because then the decision to go with Orange was not a wise one. Orange is a fantastic amp for that classic british crunch up through heavier modern tones but they don't do metal very well. If you just need the boost then I agree you go with the TS9 or equivalent. You can also look into the Fulltone OCD which I use as a boost - it's fantastic. Please please please don't go near the Boss Metal Zone...from what I recall it sounds tinny and lifeless and would completely put your amp's natural tone to waste.


I don't really play metal at all. I play rock n' roll and punk like the Ramones and The Sex Pistols which it's great for, but I'm in a Melodic Hardcore band (Like Rise Against and Bad Religion) It needs a bit more kick to it. I like the metal muff, but I'm just not sure what I should get. I need something to highlight palm mutes too.
#10
No, don't try to stick an mt-2 in front of it. It'll just sound like a can of bees. You can use a tube screamer in front of the amp to add more tightness and gain to your amps distortion.
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this is my orange (OR50H) doing a horrible cover of 'end of heartache'

http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/gumbilicious/music/play846382

i thought it did pretty good, just used my ash strat plugged directly into the amp and going to my 2x12.


Quite a good job of it, didnt expect it from an OR50.

The TH30 is probably a bit better for modern metal. The dark terror is similar i hear.
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Quite a good job of it, didnt expect it from an OR50.


it would have sound better, but that was from my days where i wasn't so experienced with recording (in that particular song, i never adjusted my tracks from the latency when recording).

the OR50H has more gain on tap than i really use, but i hear the TH series is a bit more aggressive. our local store doesn't carry any of the TH series though so i haven't even been able to try one out.
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#13
If you want a good value overdrive stompbox look into a digitech bad monkey. I don't know too much about stomp boxes all I know is bad money's are great value and hold their own against the Ibanez Tube Screamer xD
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#14
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Id prolly get an EQ, tone controls are lame. As well as an OD.

Or better yet try find an OD with a 3 band EQ.



Given the TT's lack of a 3-band EQ something like a Silverkiss would be a good idea.
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#15
idk what you're talking about when you say orange isn't for metal, they're great for metal. just stick a tubesceamer or something similar in front and you're set. boosted drive channels almost always sound better than clean channels with distortion pedals, at least in my experience.
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