Okay, I'm sorry for the last thread, I posted it and went away for a while and it was trainwreck. So here is a new one.

So I'm still wondering how to get a real good distortion sound. I have a JCM800 and the distortion isn't cutting it. For now, I've got an Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff which gives me more gain than I'll ever need, which is exactly what I want. However, I'm not sure if it's tone is good enough for gig volumes. So I was wondering what I could get for a good distortion sound on high volumes. I've already got a good overdrive pedal for general blues / classic rock tones, so I want something for a ripping metal tone, good enough for stuff like Pantera or Slayer. What do the pros use? Please no rack mounts though.
try running the metal muff on low gain but high level. it should allow the valves to work more and give you a better OD sound.

also check out some more powerful tube overdrive pedals
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use an overdrive pedal (or even two) as a boost. no need for the pedal to be tube, that's what the tubes are in the amp for. gain low, level high.
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