#1
I have a vox valvetronix vt40+ I'm trying to achieve the chug type metal sound with this thing, would an overdrive pedal help me achieve this? tubescreamer? what do you think?
#2
that tends to work better with tube amps. I've never actually tried it with a modelling amp, but yeah.

you have it set to one of the high gain amp models, right? what guitar/pickups are you using with it?
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Orange Mode on UK Metal got me the most desirable sounds for metal. Have you tried using the built in Tube OD pedal already?
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#4
Tubescreamers work as boosts by sending a bigger signal to the V1 preamp tube, to make it clip more. This doesn't work on solid state amps, because there is no V1 tube. You're just going to push a SS front end and get SS clipping. Which sounds terrible.

Does your amp have a built in tubescreamer model? In that case setting it up as a boost (level 10, gain 0) should replicate how they affect tube amps.
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You may be better off running the amp clean and sticking something like a Suhr Riot or Barber Dirty Bomb in front of it.
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