#1
ive heard of people putting both an od and a distortion pedal through their tube amp at the same time. what does this do and should the distortion be before the overdrive,or vice versa?
#2
what does it do? : well, 9/10 times it muddies up your sound and makes it one big sloppy distortion fest.

what kind of amp do you have??
#4
ok. yeah. you dont need both a distortion pedal and an OD pedal running at the same time. when you get the hotrod all youll need is a good OD pedal and youll be able to achieve all kinds of distortion sounds.

what kind of music will you be playing through it?
#7
I know some people that go from guitar into OD then into Distortion pedal but only kick in the OD for a gain boost in solos. Pointless if you already use massive gain. Its only like putting an OD like a tube screamer in front of an amp to give it an extra kick, only thing is, a distortion pedal wont act in the same musical way that an amp would when its bein pushed.
No reason why you cant though. If you like it go for it.
#8
well what pedal should i get to use as probably the main od on the amp? i play stuff from anberlin to gnr or maylene. so i need it pretty heavy
#11
^ use the "edit button"

i just use a SD-1 to boost my JCM900. standard, simple, inexpensive. but it sounds pretty damn good.
#12
SD-1 Keeley ??

Oh yeah, I still dont get why Steve Vai and Joe Satch use DS-1s ??
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