#1
Hey what's up guys, I Have a tube amp, its a peavey valve king, the first gen ones, yeah I know it's not the best for metal and what not but I have managed to tweak good with the EQ to get a decent metal sound although it's not that clean. I want to get an overdrive pedal that is really gonna help with the sound, I don't really mind if it's expensive since it's something worth the shot. Now before anyone tells me "If money isn't an obstacle then why don't you get another amp" Well I don't really have 2000 dollars to spend on a good high gain amp so I need to stick meanwhile with what I have and squeeze the best out of it. Thanks!!!
#2
i use a Valveking for practice and jams. for metal i use a Digitech Hardwire CM-2 overdrive and that works great for metal. it has a 2 band eq and a mod switch that adds more gain if needed. it's a tubescreamer based pedal but i find it to be a better option for the reasons listed.
#3
Vox Cooltron sound fantastic through the VK:
http://www.houstonmusicreviews.com/GearReview/Vox_BritBoost/vox_brit_boost.htm

Probably I've been most impressed by that one when it comes to a match to an amp.

Otherwise, my first choice would be Budda Zenman, 2nd would be the Voodoolab Sparkle Drive.
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#4
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Hey what's up guys, I Have a tube amp, its a peavey valve king, the first gen ones, yeah I know it's not the best for metal and what not but I have managed to tweak good with the EQ to get a decent metal sound although it's not that clean. I want to get an overdrive pedal that is really gonna help with the sound, I don't really mind if it's expensive since it's something worth the shot. Now before anyone tells me "If money isn't an obstacle then why don't you get another amp" Well I don't really have 2000 dollars to spend on a good high gain amp so I need to stick meanwhile with what I have and squeeze the best out of it. Thanks!!!

have you tried boosting your amp's lead channel?
#5
I'd have some tech mod your VK lead channel, there are some mods that have you remove the SS boost and change some components, then you possibly boost it and there you have your lead sound.
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#6
Amptweaker - choose for your application. Though I don't own one I was at Namm last Jan...his stuff is awesome, he created the 5150 and other legendary amps...his pedals are no joke, super flexible and reasonable for all that you get.

Definitely check out what the "TightDrive" or "TightDrivePro" can do.
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#7
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I'd have some tech mod your VK lead channel, there are some mods that have you remove the SS boost and change some components, then you possibly boost it and there you have your lead sound.


the button takes the boost out of the signal. with the VK the best way to go is to set the lead channel up for your rhythm sound and use an overdrive for the lead. there are some mods that can change the gain structure some though.
#8
Check out Airis effects. Have a few overdrives specifically for metal. I haven't tried them myself but the reviews make them look promising.
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#9
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the button takes the boost out of the signal.
Yeah.

More than one mod make you remove the fizzy SS gain stage, so that you can still get more gain from the amp with a lot less fizz.
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#11
You try jumping the fx loop?

Also, I'm a big fan of the Bad Monkey for a boost/overdrive pedal.
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#12
I have a Maxon OD808. I love it. I haven't compared it to others. But, I love how it sounds. It's pricy. A Boss OD would probably do just nicely.
#13
As a VK owner, I think the best bet for a metal sound is a standalone distortion pedal through the clean channel. I haven't tried the mods out though, the Mesa mod looks pretty sweet. As said before, you need to use/jump the FX loop, it really makes a difference.
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#14
Bad Monkeys pretty good for boosting
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