#1
when bands play in the studio and they use high levels of distortion do they use pedals or just use the amp gain?
#2
usually they have mega expensive amps, so just use on board distortion. Depends on the band tho
#3
yeah i know the got sweet big tube amps like 6505s and XXXs and dual recs but i wasnt sure if they used the built in head distortion (because with an amp like that im sure the distortion is amazing) or pedals..
#4
A lot of bands will use on board tube distortion and put a signal booster in front, like a tubescreamer or something to get that little bit of extra gain out of the amp.

Also they'll often use a tube head, run it through a power soak into a cab, that way they can push the tubes as hard as possible and not blow the roof off the studio.
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