#1
I just upgraded from a fender frontman 15r to a valvetronix ad30vt. I play a fender stratocaster. The valvetronix sounds good for cleans but I can't get a decent distortion. The distortion was better on the frontman. Even on nu-metal with the gain high, it doesn't have a very good distortion. I have tried setting the master volume at different settings and the power output knob on the back but neither helps. Am I missing something???
#2
ha wow u have the same rig as me, i had a 15r as well now i have the ad30vt, i like the uk modern for my distortion, all the others seem to be to bassy
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#3
Yea, I have to cut the bass way down for it to be decent. I thought that the valvetronix would have a much better distortion from what I have read. I am thinking about returning it.
#4
Well single coils aren't exactly the best for heavy distortion.

edit: Nu-metal also has the worst gain settings.
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Last edited by Funky P at Aug 21, 2006,
#5
Yea, I knew that I wasn't going to get a perfect distortion sound because of the single coil pickups but I am really suprised that it doesnt even sound better than my frontman. Oh well.
#6
turn the Power level in the back wayyyyy down and turn all the knobs pretty high.

us higain, max gain, max volume, eq'ed how i like it and master volume on max, and adjust the volume with the power level=<3

edit: i use a strat too. its your settings not your gear
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