#1
Hi UG,

Please do correct me if my understanding is wrong, here's what I currently know of overdrive/distortion pedals:

i'm thinking of getting either a Suhr Riot or a Blackstar HT-Dual to complement my sound when I plug into the amp in my school (which I also will use for gigs). I'm pretty disappointed with the sound I get when I plug it into a BB Preamp (which is what I do use at home to give me a boost).

My question is: would getting a distortion pedal completely change the tonal quality to the pedal itself and not the amp? I did read somewhere that overdrive pedals like the BB Preamp just give it a boost and do not alter the sound as much as a distortion pedal like the Suhr Riot.

Would the Blackstar HT-Dual alter the sound more than a Suhr Riot since it has more "features"?

Or would both still sound bad since the amp itself isn't great?

I like the sound of both the Suhr and the Blackstar, but getting the Suhr would also allow me to explore more tones at home. I already have a HT-5 at home, and getting another HT-pedal would probably be redundant.

Thanks!
#2
riot.
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#3
Sounds like you're spending $200 for a pedal and have to borrow an amp. Save your money on pedals and get a good amp.
#4
you really do need a new amp. for some reason i missed part of it.
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#5
What amp is the one at school and why aren't you just buying a nrw amp? 200 bones should get you close to a decent used amp anyway.
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#6
I have an HT-Dual Distortion. It's a nice pedal. The ISF feature can completely change the sound of my amp. I think it's just a mix between European and American amp tones. Your HT-5 does have the same ISF Control, but having two could create some interesting tones. The dual channels are a very nice feature.

What kind of amp does your school have and what don't you like about it?
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#7
unless you're in a situation where you absolutely have to use the school's amp and have no choice in the matter, i'd get a better amp before throwing lots of money at pedals.
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