#1
Hi I'm looking for a distortion/overdrive pedal for better thrash metal sound(metallica, pantera, megadeth). I currently have a line 6 spider valve 112 and I'm wonder if I should buy a metal muff( or something similar) or buy a ibanez tube screamer and put the tube screamer on my already distorted channel on my amp for more bite in the sound.

Thanks
#2
If you have a modeling amp that doesn't suit your needs you probably need a new amp. Modelers generally don't like dirt pedals anyway.
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#3
Quote by tas38
If you have a modeling amp that doesn't suit your needs you probably need a new amp. Modelers generally don't like dirt pedals anyway.


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#5
^ Agreed with all of them. To elaborate more, the SV is a hybrid with a tube poweramp - a Tubescreamer won't work on it like it will on an all tube amp, because the SV doesn't have a tube preamp that can be pushed. It'll just take the TS signal and convert it to a digital signal. It'll most likely sound worse because of the high output you'll be feeding it.

In any case, you shouldn't have any trouble at all getting those tones on your amp. It breathes that scooped high gain tone. Keep working at it. There are tons of sounds to be found in that amp.
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#7
if you are having a problem with tone, and aren't where you would like to be, i would imagine that there is a forum or site that would have shared settings at least to get you in the ballpark
#8
When i was young and broke and ask the same question, I hated it when the guys with a bit of money in their pockets would come and just say "just get a better amp with good distortion". While that is totally true, I did find a pedal and for years I was very happy with. However, good luck on finding the best metal pedal ever made, which was the Zoom Tri Metal. I do hear good things about the Metal Muff though.