#1
I am looking for a new distortion for my rig. I currently have it like this:

My guitar is plugged into a wah > A/B effect loop switcher with master bypass > Marshall JCM 2205.
I got my other effects in the FX loop.

My question, I want a good metal distortion that does heavy metal really good, I'm playing a lot heavier 80's and 90's thrash. I want to plug that new distortion together with my EQ in effect loop A, and I want to keep my effect loop B clean so I can play cleans. Note I want to keep my JCM 800 clean all the time, but I want to crank it with a distortion on effect loop A.
#3
BOSS Metal distortion.
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#5
It must really have a good high gain thrash sound even on a clean amp, I'll see in the suggestions. Any others?
#6
Get a proper amp, that's my best advice. The distortion from a real tube amp just beats that of any pedal by the longest shot you can imagine. Boss Metal Zone works if you want a good pedal distortion, but the distortion from an amp is just a hundred times better.
#7
^ If you're comparing the Boss Metal Zone to 'real amp' distortion, no woner the amp wins favourably....

A ProCo RAT is a good choice. Don't go with any Boss or Digitech products... The EHX Metal Muff is also worth a look.
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surely you can push the 2205 into it with the EQ and maybe an OD pedal?

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#11
why do you want to put a distortion pedal onto a clean 2205? that amp was made for distortion! thats like buying a bassman and putting the new boss fender bassman pedal through it to get it to sound bluesy! why don't you just turn it up?
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#12
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Get a proper amp, that's my best advice. The distortion from a real tube amp just beats that of any pedal by the longest shot you can imagine. Boss Metal Zone works if you want a good pedal distortion, but the distortion from an amp is just a hundred times better.


What's this guy on?

Anyway any thoughts into the "boost your current amps OD with a tube screamer" tip?

Anywya, Turbo Rat, apparently the New Rat IIs aren't too good.
#13
Metal Muff . Very nice metal sound.
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#14
I know the distortion on my 2205 is better and all. The thing is, I want to switch between clean and overdrive quickly on my pedalboard. any solutions?
#16
I don't use the other channel on my JCM 800... it's quite useless.
#17
I have a Rat clone on sale. got a switch between a Marshall Rat and a Turbo Rat and a Clean Boost.

i'd say Rat for 80s. 90s maybe the EHX metal Muff. no digitech or boss.
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