#1
I just today bought a 65 reissue twin reverb, and cranked it up. I tried it with all of my effects, and then when I got to my distortion, I was kind of dissapointed.

The thing sounds all twangy with no "boom" to my distortion. I tried all sorts of setting combinations, but to no avail. My distortion pedals are a DS-1 and a russian Big Muff. On my old hot rod deluxe ( the amp before this), the distortion sounded fine. I realize this is a clean amp, but what can I do to get better distortion? Is an overdrive pedal neccesary? Anyone have any ideas or reccomendations?
#2
i'd say since its a tube amp an overdrive pedal would work best

maybe a tubescreamer or something?

also...maybe you can find a used original bluesbreaker...its supposed to sound really good with the twin reverb...so i hear


and congrats on the amp

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#3
Well, don't use a DS-1 with your fender...simple as that.


But if you're looking into more BOOM, I think you picked the wrong amp. I say check out an OCD if you're looking for some nice OD.
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#4
go to your closest guitar center or equivelant, and say you want to buy a overdrive pedal for your twin reverb, and you'd like to try them on that amp, and they'll set you up with a bunch to demo.

just try as many as you can, and pick the one you like best

(not to sound like the typical "i need a ____" thread response)

but really.
#5
yeah that fender is not going to give you BOOM. though i have one and love it, if i played anything harder than led zeppelin, i would be screwed
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#6
i would most deifntly suggest an ibanez tubescreamer with a fender tube amp. best od for a fender. unless you want to spend more than that, jsut get a ts-9 or for more buck get a ts 808 if ur loaded. itll make ur amp real creamy and there'll be some cream in ur pants as well
#7
The Twin has a tendency to do that to some distortion boxes. It likes some more than others. Go to your music store and try out their reissues with every box in the store.
#8
well if someone could also maybe recommend an amp, same price range, same wattage (preferably) that isn't afraid to kick it up with distortion? I might as well try other amps, GC does have a 30 day return period I believe.
#9
You can get a nice amp with that sort of money...

What types of other tones, bands, person, are you trying to achieve? (Tone I mean)
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#10
A Booster is the correct pedal to buy, because an overdrive pedal is meant to simulate overdrive. It will work as a booster, but Boosters are more transparent and will make it sound sweet and fendery without being twangy.
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#11
dont get an sd1 because my sd1 sounds liek shit through my mates twun reverb. i can get a **** load of boom out of that amp with the ds2 so i dont see why you shouldny get it with the ds1. but i think go and try a marshall guvnor. mine sounds ****ing brilliant through it. u have this great fender clean that nothing can beat then you step on the pedal and ur turn it into a roaring jcm800 which sounds pretty ****ing great. try the guvnor and the ds2 they both sound brilliant through it. aw yeh and kurt cobain used the twin reverb with a ds2 to record in utero so that just shows you it is capable of great distortion