#1
I am buying a peavey vk 112 and I was wondering if I would use the lead or clean channel with it. Do I even need to use my distortion pedal at all if I crank the gain? I have a ds-1. Thanks!
Edit: I want to be able to switch from clean to distortion without fumbling with the amp
Last edited by 457undead at Jan 29, 2014,
#2
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Last edited by trashedlostfdup at Jan 29, 2014,
#3
I'm pretty sure you the VK has a footswitchable lead channel, so what I would do is just use the DS-1 as a boost to get higher gain tones or a lower drive tone into the clean channel, while switching the lead in and out as needed.

EDIT:
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Last edited by telemetal at Jan 29, 2014,
#4
It depends what sound you are looking for man. The amp already has two foot switchable channels so you should have no trouble going from clean to distortion without touching the amp or even using the ds-1.

But you could use that pedal on the clean channel and see how you like the distortion sounds you can get out of it.

Alternatively and probably more usefully you could use the ds-1 over the distortion channel of the amp as a"clean boost". That means you turn the gain on the pedal down to 0, and the level up full, and the tone knob to your tastes.

I'm not exactly sure what YOU want to achieve. But those are basically your options. You don't NEED the pedal for anything. But you might like the sounds you get out of it as a clean boost.
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HUGE +1. that is the best thing that i have heard for advice in the last month. go cath!
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#7
Yeah that is some pretty obvious/straight forward yet true advice by cathbard.

My tip: Get to know your gear inside and out. Try every combination of knobs you can think of and just learn the way that your rig really behaves. Experiment with your guitar's knobs and switches in conjunction with the switches and knobs on your amp and pedal(s).