#1
I thought I heard before that using a Distortion pedal on a tube amp shortens tube life and isn't a good idea, Is this true?
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#2
no its not true, i use an OVERDRIVE pedal on the dirty channel to push it into heavy distortion
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#4
so i could run an overdrive pedal into my JMC900 (not that i really need it) i play punk and blues and the crunch and clean on it are good enough for me.
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#5
if u want sum intense distoertion for sum rippin leads, stick liek a maxon 808 there or a TS9 infront of the dirty channel. oooh mama that soduns ncie
#6
distortion pedal + tube amp = sacrelig
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#7
Heh thanks guys, just wondering if I could use my Distortion pedal until I can get an OD

After trying it out however I think I'll just wait for the OD :/
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#8
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distortion pedal + tube amp = sacrelig


tell that to vai and satch.

it shouldn't do any harm... but don't quote me on that, lol.

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#9
^ i remember when i asked about this. i couldnt seem to get the tone i wanted from my dsl, plugged my vox bulldog distortion in to the clean channel with a little gain, and, after all the pissing and moaning about it, it, to my ears, sounds absolutely bloody awesome!
#10
It can't hurt.

And Dave, you do know Vai and Satch are n00bs right...?
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#11
It probably drives the tubes harder (I take that back, it does drive them harder), thus shortening the life. But I wouldn't know as I don't own a tube amp.
#12
Distortion pedal on a tube amp? Ish don' think so.


Overdrive is where its at. I'm sure it would shorten the lifespan, because it is putting more work into the tubes, but I would vote quality over quantity. You aren't buying a tube amp because you want something reliable. You're buying it for that incredible tube tone. That's like buying a 70' HDTV Plasma, and buying a VCR because DVDs will make the plasma fade quicker.
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#13
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It can't hurt.

And Dave, you do know Vai and Satch are n00bs right...?


yeah, they suck.



just to point out- IMO, an OD pedal sounds better than a disto pedal through a tube amp.

But it's not like it can't be done. And it's also not like it's not desirable- if you're after that tone, it's good. It's more a preference thing.

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You mean, "sacrilege"? You are genius.


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#18
Distortion pedals are good for a tube if you want to play at low volume and still sound nice.
#19
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what about tubed distortion pedal running through a tube amp



I've never seen a tube distortion pedal before. If you're talking about those like "Bad Bone Super Distortion" or whatever, that have 1 12AX7, I don't think that is really classified as a tube distortion pedal. More of a gimmicky hybrid like the Valvtronix or AVT.
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I've never seen a tube distortion pedal before. If you're talking about those like "Bad Bone Super Distortion" or whatever, that have 1 12AX7, I don't think that is really classified as a tube distortion pedal. More of a gimmicky hybrid like the Valvtronix or AVT.


im talking more along the lines of damage control pedals
#21
it depends if you liek your amp or not as welll....a distortion pedal will seriously colour your sound, whereas an overdrive would be more transparent
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