#1
Was just wondering if it's necessary to buy a Distortion pedal for a solid state amp? I have a nice little Blackstar SS amp and trust me it cranks out some nice distortion and O/D tones but I was recently thinking it would be nice to get a killer Disortion pedal to give it that extra little tone I think it needs. Worth it or no? Cheers.
#2
Try it. If you like it, great, if not back to the drawing board.
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#3
Your solid state Blackstar is a modeling amp. It will probably not sound good with a distortion/overdrive pedal.
#4
Depends in the model. My Valvetronix+ has models that take pedals well. Some not so much. Try it. With SS I find I like it better when the tone is warm.
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Vox Valvetronix VT40
Vox AC4tv 1x10
Vox Original Wah-Wah Pedal V847-A
MXR '78 Custom Badass Distortion
#5
+1to the modeling amps don't take pedals well.
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#7
Quote by DeathByDestroyr
Idk dude, when I think SS I think death metal grind.

Or how about "Turn the Page" cover by Metallica. I remember reading a track by track breakdown somewhere with the producer or sound guy and I'm pretty sure he said James used his JC-120.
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MXR '78 Custom Badass Distortion
#8
Quote by Shadowofravenwo
Or how about "Turn the Page" cover by Metallica. I remember reading a track by track breakdown somewhere with the producer or sound guy and I'm pretty sure he said James used his JC-120.

Yeah, but the JC-120 there (and also in a lot of other metallica songs) is used just for the cleans, with no gimmicks other than reverb and maybe a delay pedal.
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#9
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Yeah, but the JC-120 there (and also in a lot of other metallica songs) is used just for the cleans, with no gimmicks other than reverb and maybe a delay pedal.


That makes more sense than him throwing a distortion pedal infron of a jc120.
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