#1
I'm looking for some suggestions, I have an Ht stage 100, I'm running a seymore duncan pickup booster, which is kicking my clean channel into overdrive. I am thinking about picking up a distortion pedal to give me a nice fat saturated distortion sound. Should I be looking at distortions? Is it gonna be too much with my boost? I don't think I want an overdrive, but Im not sure, All the demos I have seen arnt really what I'm looking for.

I'm currently looking at a Barber Dirty Bomb

The amps dirty channels are great, but I want to use a pedal;for my current setup using the amp channels is not what I'm looking for
#2
if it sounds good it's no problem

having an od pedal probably wouldn't hurt as well
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#3
Well; that is a high-gain amp to begin with, so you do not want to overdo it on the distortion. You have to decide what sound you are after, and then see what pedal(s) will give it to you. You are probably looking for a distortion box, but then again, you might find something labeled "fuzz" or "boost" that does the trick. You need to try them out, and you really need to try them out through the same model of amplifier. Otherwise, it is a hit-or-miss game. This is why so many of us have a whole collection of pedals at home that we seldom use. We've all been there: "But it sounded GREAT in the store! But then I got it home and it sounded like an elephant taking a crap! What the %@#$ happened?!" You need to know how it will sound through your gear. Otherwise, it is a crapshoot.
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#4
Maybe a better question is, What pedals should I stay away from?

Secondly, Is there anything out there that could harm my set up?
#5
^^ yeah pretty much (though if he's using them on the clean channel, the fact it's a high gain amp shouldn't matter so much).

nothing should really hurt your gear.

what type of tone(s) are you after?
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#6
Thick, saturated, crunchy, but clear. I want to push my tubes for that tube tone, but right now it lacks crunch and a little saturation. Versatile would be nice

I was just looking at the Fulltone Ocd too, I'm really just looking for options opinions etc
#8
Just out of interest (and bear in mind I'm well aware it's your call, I'm just interested to know), why don't you want to use your amp's overdrive channel for this? For those tones you mentioned, I'd have said your overdrive channel, perhaps hit with an overdrive pedal as a boost, would likely do that tone better than a pedal into your clean channel will.
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#9
I have the very same amp and i just put my ibanez tube screamer in front of it as a boost with the level maxed and the gain at 0. another really good distortion i have used is the MXR super badass. pedal has loads of gain and very very saturated. I prefer just using the tube screamer as a boost though. but if you really want crazy distortion that mxr is the way to go.
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#10
Any tube screamer varient is probably what you are looking for.

I personally prefer timmys (Paul Cochran) is who builds them.
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#11
Using the dirty channel would be nice, I'd like to have everything controlled by my footswitch looper, to get the channel changes it would require some amp mods, I'm talking to an amp tech to see if we can make them work together the way I want but it's prob something I'd be later on, in the mean time tho the clean channel with the boost sounds good it gets those tubes working nice, just needs a little push, saturation and crunch,

if I go the tube screamer route, maybe a behringer TO800? I'm reading its comparable to the ts808 but 1/5 the price
#12
oh ok, i see. yeah that's fair enough.

i haven't tried any behringers, but the reliability is not meant to be amazing and they have a plastic case (I think). the digitech bad monkey or joyo vintage overdrives are two tubescreamer-types on the cheap.

the daphon eod20 is a boss sd1 type on the cheap (the badass od mentioned above is an sd1 type).
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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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