eternal1978
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I have a Fender Mustang V halfstack that I have been using live for about 3 years. I want tube distortion but I'm too poor right now to afford a new head. I was thinking about buying a tube driven distortion pedal or something. Any ideas?
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Get a Tube amp
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What type of distortion are you after? Please be more specific.

What is your budget?

Have you tried an overdrive yet with your set-up?

A classic one would be a TS9. You can find cheaper clones.
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eternal1978
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Hi gain distortion. I have about $150 to $200 to work with.
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Classic 80's high gain? Thrash?

What type of bands are you after?

Have you thought of getting a preamp and running into your fx return?
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Quote by eternal1978
Hi gain distortion. I have about $150 to $200 to work with.

Reall, you should save your $200 and put a little more twards it and you can afford something like a Peavey Ultra head.

I just looked they have a 60 watt Peavey Ultra head for $249 on GC used site This is the pre Peavey XXX/JSX/3120 amp good cleans and it can get pretty heavy
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eternal1978
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I'm looking for like a thrash/death kinda sound. I have thought about running a preamp through it I just want to get as much info as possible before i purchase something. I might save my money and get a used tube head but I'm damned impatient.
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Rob has a very good point. For 250 you can get a cheap peavey or a crate blue voodoo.

If a pedal is a must here is something to consider. You must have an fx return in your amp. Does it have an fx loop?

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/guitar_effects/amt/r-1_preamp/index.html
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Quote by R45VT
Rob has a very good point. For 250 you can get a cheap peavey or a crate blue voodoo.

If a pedal is a must here is something to consider. You must have an fx return in your amp. Does it have an fx loop?

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/guitar_effects/amt/r-1_preamp/index.html


Blue Voodoo is also a good cheap choice
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eternal1978
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It does have an fx loop. I'm just kinda in a rush. I may get a tube head during tax season but I want something cheaper for right now.
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Quote by eternal1978
It does have an fx loop. I'm just kinda in a rush. I may get a tube head during tax season but I want something cheaper for right now.


Did you click on the link yet?

AMT has a whole series that mimicks famous amps. Dual rec, 5150, etc.
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eternal1978
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Yeah thanks. That's pretty much what I'm looking for but would it have the saturated overdrive like something tube driven?
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Quote by eternal1978
Yeah thanks. That's pretty much what I'm looking for but would it have the saturated overdrive like something tube driven?

The AMT Legend series pedals sound pretty damn good look em up on youtube.
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Quote by eternal1978
Yeah thanks. That's pretty much what I'm looking for but would it have the saturated overdrive like something tube driven?


Saturated overdrive? Don't you want thrash?
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Why such rush? Your ultimately wasting your money on a pedal
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Quote by Robbgnarly
Reall, you should save your $200 and put a little more twards it and you can afford something like a Peavey Ultra head.

I just looked they have a 60 watt Peavey Ultra head for $249 on GC used site This is the pre Peavey XXX/JSX/3120 amp good cleans and it can get pretty heavy


+311. An Ultra would be great for thrash too.
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