#1
Im going to order a HB ga5, which is basically an epi valve junior clone (with an additional tone knob) and a bad monkey overdrive to boost it up a little.

Good choice, bad choice? should i go for some other overdrive pedal for better results? I wouldnt want to pay more than a 100$ for a pedal.

I play classic rock and stuff similar to that but also some heavier stuff. Could this amp and pedal combo get me to black sabbath territory?
#2
I doubt you will be able to get good black sabbath tones... I have a peavey valveking royal 8 (5watt tuber) and a OD pedal with it, it's awesome but it's not really for heavy sounds.

It works fine with high gain though, I can use a rectifier model on my zoom and get nice chunky sounds out of my amp.
#4
Ive heard much better stuff about the Bad Monkey. Ds-1 was supposedly rather screechy and lacked bass?
#5
I use that exact rig - Bad Monkey and Valve Junior. With a good humbucker-equipped guitar you can get Black Sabbath. I can get damn close to their tone using my Strat...
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#6
ok guys im gonna do the order now.. unless u suggest any alternatives to it. Is the bad monkey the best deal for the cash? or would it be better to order a proco rat 2 or turbo rat perhaps or something else.
#7
Mr Carrot can you get over drums with your OD + VJ? My mate needs an amp that can.... but his budget is like 200 euros Also do you think it would give a good rythym tone?
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#8
Quote by plankermaxx
Mr Carrot can you get over drums with your OD + VJ? My mate needs an amp that can.... but his budget is like 200 euros Also do you think it would give a good rythym tone?


My VJ combo gets over a drummer at half volume.
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#9
cheers GA5 sounds good for him then
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#10
Quote by MrCarrot
I use that exact rig - Bad Monkey and Valve Junior. With a good humbucker-equipped guitar you can get Black Sabbath. I can get damn close to their tone using my Strat...


How good does the intro to Paranoid sound through a cranked VJ? Really suits that old style distortion where they were really just experimenting with abusing there gear.
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Just move it around the fretboard