#1
I have a Vox AD30VT.

I usually play it on UK Modern with gain at max for the heaviest sound I can get from it.
I'm probably going to get a Tonezone and PAF Pro for my Ibanez 350EX soon.


My question is, what distortion pedal will give me a really nice, tone rich sound. Like a tube amp with tons of gain?
#2
^ i'd just take your amp to the shop, and see how it reacts with an overdrive pedal run over the top of that UK modern patch- but with the gain on both the amp and the pedal turned down a little.
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#3
First of all don't use the UK modern model, its the most un-tube sound that amp has.

Try the US high Gain and mess around with the EQ, much warmer thicker sound.
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#4
I'll try that out.

Obviously though the amp only has so much gain.....what pedal can I use to get that sweet overdriven tube amp sound.....for heavy stuff.
#5
boss sd-1, maxon od-9.
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#7
^He has a modelling amp...no overdrive pedal will be that effective...
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#8
There's the Krank Distortus Maximus, which Total Guitar said was good. But Krank bought a lot of ad space, so that might explain the rave review.
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#9
^ ya think?
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#10
1. Avoid any overdrive pedal. Running into solid state or digital preamps, they tend to only add hiss, noice, and harsh highs. When used as boost on distorted amps, they only work well with tube amps or hybrids with tube preamps. The Vox does have a tube, but it's in the power section, which makes the preamp solid state.

2. The Vox aren't really the best amps for metal. Yeah, the US high gain will give you more gain, but only to a point.
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#11
^ the tube on the vox is like this

digital pre amp -> 1 watt tube power amp -> ss power amp
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#12
For a balls out metal sound get the Uber Metal by Line 6. I hate the company but this seems to be the best metal pedal out (for really heavy metal like God Forbid, Trivium etc).
#13
^ only if you scoop your tone. the only good metal tone i could get out of it was metallica. the thing has next to 0 mids.
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#14
With the Uber set it to the middle setting (pulverize?) first try the scoop and 6 mid at 4 then treble and bass to taste. If that's still not ballsy try scoop at 0 mid at 3. It depends on you amp. On my Screamer I use the second one on my mates solid I use the first.
#15
you have a screamer and use an uber metal?


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#16
Yes and no. I don't use it as standard but I get bored of the same sound so I like to fiddle with pedals when I feel my sounds getting a bit boring then I just go back to the Screamer.
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1. Avoid any overdrive pedal. Running into solid state or digital preamps, they tend to only add hiss, noice, and harsh highs. When used as boost on distorted amps, they only work well with tube amps or hybrids with tube preamps. The Vox does have a tube, but it's in the power section, which makes the preamp solid state.



agreed on the overdrive pedal thing- I meant to try it to see, meaning that odds are it might suck. Should've written in more detail, lol. And OD's work terribly with my (tube pre-amp) marshall valvestate, the tone cuts out etc., and it mainly just sounds like crap.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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