#1
All right, so I'm thinking about starting a pedalboard, and starting with a Visual Sound J & H pedal (in addition to my Danelectro EQ pedal, which hasn't shipped yet), as I've heard nothing but good things about it. The thing is, I don't know if i can really justify myself buying it, since I have a tube amp. I mean, why get an OD when you can just turn the gain down? But I think it might be good for solo boosts, and having more gain in general would be nice. So what do you think? Should I spend 140 bucks on it?
#2
The Jeckyl and Hyde is an incredible pedal and sounds better then my Boss DS-1 Distortion, my MXR ZW-44 OD, and my DOD YJM308 OD. It is worth every penny if you want a great overdriven tone and it is very versitle. I would not hesitate buying another one if mine ever failed.
Guitars:

Epi LP Standard HB W/ EMG 81/85
Ibanez RG470
OLP Tin Top

Amp:

Epi Valve Standard

Effects:

Custom Pedal Board

Boss DS-1 | Boss TU-2 | MXR Blue Box | MXR ZW-44 | DOD YJM308 | VS Jekyll & Hyde | Vox ToneLab SE
#3
All right, cool, I think I'm probably going to get one... I don't know for sure yet though. Any other thoughts?
#4
Boss SD-1?
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#5
Out of all the distortion pedals Ive ever played, the J&H is probably my #1 favorite. VERY smooth sounding OD, plus extremely nice sounding distortion = awesome.

BUT since you DO have a tube amp, I would suggest the VisualSound Route66 American Overdrive. AWESOME sounding OD...PLUS a great compressor. I strongly recommend the Route66 over the J&H in your situation. Compressors can do wonders for a tube amp, as well as a great OD pedal...obviously. The Route66 has both.

Also, since its VisualSound, you know youre getting great quality build and sound with NO tone loss at all.
#6
Andy, you sound like you're a Visual Sound salesman.
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#7
^Yeah, he does But you have a good point, I don't really need the extra disto pedal; I'll look into the Route 66

EDIT: All right, so this probably sounds pretty stupid; but what's a compressor pedal for? Does it just add sustain?
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#8
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#9
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Andy, you sound like you're a Visual Sound salesman.

Well I am a salesman at a music shop that carries VisualSound products. And I did work today.

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EDIT: All right, so this probably sounds pretty stupid; but what's a compressor pedal for? Does it just add sustain?

Basically makes quieter notes louder, and louder notes more quiet. BASICALLY*. Theyre great for solos and tapping and whatnot. Makes your guitar stand out. You can also use it as kind of a clean boost.
Compressors take a long while to get used to, and usually, you really cant even hear all that much of a difference because its a pretty transparent effect. Have somebody at a music shop give you examples of how they sound/work so you can learn the correct way to work them and how they can improve your tone. A good compressor used in the right way can do wonders for your tone!
#10
Yeah, the JH is good, but the 66 is better IMO if you have a nice tube amp already.

And Visual Sound gear is great.
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#11
jekyl and hyde is awesome makes my marshall dsl401 sound massive, and it has awesome tone
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