I've got a recto-verb head, and i can't seem to get a good shred tone outta it I can get a great hard rock tone, but i just can't get that tone for sweeps, and really fast runs.. it just doesn't seem like it has enough gain. Which OD do you think will suit me the best?? Also the tubes haven't been changed in a while, so i think i'll do that first, but what od should i go for??
Tubescreamers are the popular choice to boost rectos with. However, the amp alone has a lot of gain by itself, and it is a good possibility if you've just moved from an ss amp that you are just not used to all of the slop a tube amp uncovers in your playing.
Yeah that could be, or the fact that the amp has had the same tubes in it for 5 years in the shop. I know gain covers up sloppiness, so i'll try retubing it and see what happens.