#1
I have a fender frontman 10g. It's a little practice amp with no mid control (only bass and treble). The overdrive (od) is pretty decent, but i need some crunch for metal. Is going with the Boss Metal Core pedal a good deal for this amp? Will i be able to get the crunchy, scooped mids type sound with this combo? What alternative should i take instead? thanks.

edit:

or should i go ahead and just buy a new amp w/ high gain presets? a preamp or solid state for metal and rock.

Budget: $300 max
Use: home playing/practice
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#2
Get a new amp.

But give us this information first:

Budget, Location, Styles of Music, Gigging or Home Use.
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I hear they use false bypass switches.

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#4
Why not a used Vypyr tube 60, or a Vypyr 30?

Bigger speaker (which is good for metal) and a whole friggin' not of nice effects to play with.
It also does metal pretty well on its own, so if you get that you'll not need to use pedals, unless you want something very nusual which isn't in the amp.
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#5
this seems more like realistic expectations. your amp isn't capable of producing crushing metal tones it's just a little basic practice amp (and a fender who aren't known for those tones even on their high end amps). as mentioned u need a better amp. I agree with the vypyr suggestion. pedals may give you more distortion but the speaker in your amp can't produce the sound you want. right tools (within reason) for the job.
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Why not a used Vypyr tube 60, or a Vypyr 30?

Bigger speaker (which is good for metal) and a whole friggin' not of nice effects to play with.
It also does metal pretty well on its own, so if you get that you'll not need to use pedals, unless you want something very nusual which isn't in the amp.


Oh yeah. I just watched TheToneKing give a rundown on this amp on youtube. It's pretty sick, i must admit. I will invest. Thank you!
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#7
go here, they have good deals on used gear and they have a 30 day return policy www.guitarcenter.com/usedgear

they have a Peavey Ultra 112 for $219. It is a great amp
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