#1
it seems that everyone these days is looking for an amp with tons of gain, but often, these amps are said to have terrible cleans... to me it seems like it would make sense to buy an amp with good cleans, and then use that as a foundation for your sound, and use pedals to get a more distorted tone. am i wrong? to me it seems like you would get a better distorted tone because the clean channels sound would still influence your overdrive.
#2
tu estas muy intelligente

yeah thats the idea, base it off a very good clean amp

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#3
I have yet to hear a pedal that can replicate a high end gainy tube amp.

Cleans should be used for cleans, and the dirty channels should be used to dirty. When you feed distortion pedals through a clean channel, there's none of that dirty attitude.
#4
Amp distortion is really sought after (thats what the pedals try to re-create).

So its a better tone (because the amp is tube, hopefully). Not a terrible idea its just you usually dont need extreme squeeky cleans if your playing stuff that heavy anyway
#5
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Amp distortion is really sought after (thats what the pedals try to re-create).

So its a better tone (because the amp is tube, hopefully). Not a terrible idea its just you usually dont need extreme squeeky cleans if your playing stuff that heavy anyway


i understand that you dont need great cleans i was just wondering, because by my logic, the overdrive would sound better with a strong clean foundation... oh well, i could be wrong, i was just wondering
#6
thats pretty much my whole idea with my setup.
My styles always gonna change, but at least ill always have a good clean to build off of.
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#7
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I have yet to hear a pedal that can replicate a high end gainy tube amp.

Cleans should be used for cleans, and the dirty channels should be used to dirty. When you feed distortion pedals through a clean channel, there's none of that dirty attitude.



emphatic +1, teddy.

most of the time when the pros use pedals, they're using it to boost an already dirty amp, they aren't using distortion pedals through a clean channel.

Plus if you play dirty 90% of the time, there's not much point in sacrificing your dirty tone for a clean tone you use 10% of the time...
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#8
Spanish... psh.

Anyhow, the problem with that is that pedals usually give you a pretty generic tone, whereas amp distortion is (to me) a lot more tonally flexible.
#9
No Hablo Espanol. Yo soy muy stupido. There are amps that have good clean and distorted channels, and you can't rely on a pedal for distortion.
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#10
yeah.. thats what i have done.. i have a vox ad30vt and i just got a boss mt2
great cleans and now great distortion as well..
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#11
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#12
The way to go, if you have the cash to throw, is to have one amp for cleans, one for OD, and an A/B/Y switch.
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