#1
i have a vox ad50vt, which i bought a few months ,but now i feel that the distortion is not enough, so i need to find ways of getting more gain

so first of all, i was thinking about a overdrive pedal, since many people put those infront of overdriven amps (at least tube ones) to get a heavier sound, so could you guys help me out on what to use, overdrive, distortion, signal booster or any other suggestions

btw the pickups im using for metal is a fast track 2, if you want you could also put settings for the amp, since im still searching for the perfect sound
#2
well, i heard that mode four amp heads have insane gain(i heard their not tube amps)
but pedalwise boss make the metal zone which should cover most gain problems
#3
A) Distortion pedal.
B) New amp.

If you want a distortion pedal, don't go with a MT-2. Get a Marshall GV-2 distortion pedal. You can get a great crunch out of it and I personally love it.
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Boss CS-3
Boss NS-2
Boss OD-20
Boss PH-2
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#5
Buy a DECENT distortion pedal, nothing with metal in its name.
"Breathe, breathe in the air
Don't be afraid to care"

Fender Strat/Tokai LS80>few pedals>Orange Rocker 30
#6
If the amps not tube it wont overdrive very well with a distortion or OD pedal in fron of it. Try a Boss GE-7 graphic EQ, It'll give you the same sound as youve got but give you more gain. You could try using a compressor, that'll not give you more gain but will give you loads more sustain.
#7
Quote by R_H_C_P
Buy a DECENT distortion pedal, nothing with metal in its name.


We have a winner!!

Chances are...you really dont need more gain. All those death/grind/black/hate/speed..etc. metal bands that you hear dont use as much gain as you think.
#8
Quote by kurdtkobaign


metal bands that you hear dont use as much gain as you think.


To true, thats more down to volume than anythin else. I play with a totally different sound when I play at home but if you try n turn it up and keep the same settings it sounds terrible. Its a trap far to many guitarists fall into when they first start to gig (myself included ! ! !)
#9
interesting, thanks for the replies, so gi guess what im getting will be a eq pedal, im a noob in gear, but from what i got it just boosts up your amps settings or am i wrong

anyway, im looking at the Boss GE-7, kinda pricey, then i saw the Danelectro DJ14 Fish and Chips 7-Band EQ Pedal, and im looking at getting that one, does someone here have one
#10
I totally agree with that, I mostly keep my gain at 5- 6, but my MXR EQ makes it sound like metal!