#4
Heck, yeah, it does. Weird. I've searched over the pedalboard, and don't see any distortion pedals, at least not any that are obvious. I have to compress the pic to get the entire thing to upload, but I'll upload it in a minute...
#5
This is Joe Satriani's pedalboard on his Unstoppable Momentum tour. I did the VIP thing, and got to go back stage and meet him. I grabbed a pic of his board, amps, guitars, and his opener, Steve Morse's, board.

These are the pedals I picked out:

2x Time Machine delay
2x Pedal Power
2x Ibanez Flanger (thanks!)
Marshall Amp Pedal
Boss DM-3 Delay
Micro POG
Digitech Whammy5
VOX volume pedal

I didn't see any distortion pedals anywhere. There are some 'crunch' tape labels on the Marshall pedal, so it's likely that he's using the built-in distortion in his signature head.
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#6
Pretty nice pedal. Ive got one myself
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Does he really need distortion pedals? :p


Was about to say that.. 12 ***ing channels

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#14
nice pics
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I didn't see any distortion pedals anywhere. There are some 'crunch' tape labels on the Marshall pedal, so it's likely that he's using the built-in distortion in his signature head.


Well yeah. Distortion pedals are pretty amateur, for most part. 99% of the time, they're used as a compromise. "I love the cleans/crunch on this amp, I'll just use a dirt pedal to make up the rest of my needs". If you have money like JS, if you have a sig amp like JS (especially one as versatile as a JVM), you definitely do not need a standalone dirt pedal. The whole point of dirt pedals is to *try* to do what amps do on their own.
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#18
Disagree, really. I know of enough people who just have a pedalboard that can be plugged into any amp and give them the tone they want. Especially for traveling lightly or a tour with a different backline at every show.

For anything that's not some form of metal I can't think of a situation where there's no good affordable pedal to replace a drive channel.
#19
I guess that's always been my impression - that you get a set of pedals to get your tone so that you can infinitely adjust as your song/mood dictates. I'm not familiar enough with amps to know if this is even possible or realistic.
#20
That idea pretty much goes directly against the GGnA motto.

The answer is always "What you really need is a new amp".

You may view gear differently, and that's okay.

But I think most of us here agree that your amp is absolutely the foundation and majority of your tone. pedals should be treated as accessories, not necessities.
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#21
^ I think, to be fair, it does depend on what you mainly play. the metal guys normally want an amp which will do that distorted tone on its own (or with an OD boost pedal). I agree 100% that that's the best way to get those tones if you need them most of the time.

A lot of the lower gain players like pedals, though.

It just depends on what you need, really.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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