#1
hi all, new here and deaf for over 35 years- just got a cochlear implant done and starting to learn guitar- question- i picked up a guitar and amp (used) but noticed i should have a distortion unit for some parts of songs, im not not sure how these work, from what i read your guitar sounds normal until you push the footswitch, then it distorts, is this how this works?- i was looking for something cheap to see if i could use it, found some 'boss' units and simliar on ebay- any advice? TIA- john
#2
Wow, good for you!

What guitar and amp do you have?
Some amps have an onboard distortion you can readily activate with a simple switch, others may need to have the distortion provided by an external distortion pedal like the Boss ones you were looking at.
#3
What style of music are you going for?
Charvel So-Cal (SH6TB/N, killswitch), Jackson RR5FR (TB6/Jazz, Drop C). Joyo pxl pro.
Loop1=Crybaby from hell, Boss PS-5, Seymour Duncan 805 or Green Rhino, EQD Hoof or Earthbound Audio Super Collider. Loop 1 into ISP Decimator II.
Loop 2 (FX loop)-Line6 M9, TC Spark Mini. Loop 2 into mxr 10band. All into a Peavey Triple XXX 212, Ibanez IL15.
#4
bought a used ibanez (ax 120 i think it is)- and a raven rg60 amp- problem is the amp doesnt work with a footswitch, i like a little reverb in it and 'gain' so i thought and external unit is in my best interest- im playing simple songs now like blowin the wind, mr tamborine man,hard days night and stuff like that- old songs from the 60's i can hear better- trying to write one at the moment too. anyway- i tried numerous footswitch models at the local shop, and non work with the raven amp, best i can do is hold it down to temporary switch channels
Last edited by harpspitfire at Feb 12, 2014,