#1
First off I don't care if you don't like the spider amps, It's all I can afford right now. If you feel like making dumbass comments about my amp choice, please go out and buy yourself a set of non bunching panties.

that being said what distortion pedal do you think would work with my amp?

The Mt-2 i have sounds just awful with my amp and I've been trying to nail it for some time now and its not doing the trick.

I was thinking a ds-1 might be nice for more rockish kinda stuff(Tool, primus, rammstein)

Or a EH metal muff was another pedal that looked impressive.


any ideas folks? thanks.

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#3
you need to put the amp on the clean channel, but with all the presets isnt there one tone you can bear from that amp?
#4
Quote by FRDesign
Distortion Pedals don't work with Solid State amps very well. It will most likely make a Muddy mess.

Mostly Yes. Especially with the spider. Modelers don't like pedals.
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#5
Quote by FRDesign
Distortion Pedals don't work with Solid State amps very well. It will most likely make a Muddy mess.


but if that's all that he can afford, then theres nothing he can do about it. definetly try the ds-1, its cheap, its simple to use, and i like the sound that i can get from mine even though i only have a cheap peavey rage to play it through
#6
Quote by samick007
but if that's all that he can afford, then theres nothing he can do about it. definetly try the ds-1, its cheap, its simple to use, and i like the sound that i can get from mine even though i only have a cheap peavey rage to play it through

I'm 99% sure his on amp distortion will sound better than a DS-1.
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#8
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So basically what your saying is that until I can afford a decent tube amp I'm S.O.L. and J.W.F.

No Idea what JWF is, but pretty much yes.
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Quote by Slicendice
Sh*t out of luck and jolly well f*cked.

I suppose I could save up enough cash for a new amp in a few months.

I recommend that, no point in putting yourself back a few for a distortion pedal when there are amps to save for!
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#11
Quote by CORT noob
I'm 99% sure his on amp distortion will sound better than a DS-1.


indeed, ds-1 and ss amps just don't match, the ds-1 sounds amazing to boost cranked tube amps signals, but it seriously sucks with an SS
#12
^the modified DS-1 that is. stock ones are plain horrible.
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#13
Quote by ECistheBest
^the modified DS-1 that is. stock ones are plain horrible.

Concurage. My DS-1 sounded fat sh!t through my SS amp. Sounds thin sh!t through my VJ.

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#15
If you really have to, I used a Digitech Metal Master with my Spider for some time while I was saving up for my Peavey. It really didn't sound too terrible, you just have to keep all the controls low. I think I had the treble on 4 and the bass on 6 and it sounded somewhat decent, and I think it was a better Pantera style tone than my Peavey can get. Id just go to the store and try them out if you wanted to. The best distortion through a solid state Ive played is the Metal Muff, so maybe you can give them a try.
#16
due to the dsp in the spiders...u really cant hook anything else up to them..kind of the whole reason for buying a modeling amp is so u dont have to...i havent heard the spider II's but it seems that they arent well liked around here....but the spider III's are great...i have no need for any pedals..but i did try hooking up my pocket pod and it just didnt work right...it sounded like both pieces were trying to produce their own sound
#17
Quote by Slicendice
So basically what your saying is that until I can afford a decent tube amp I'm S.O.L. and J.W.F.

You don't need a tube amp you just need something better than a spider, contray to popular opinion there are good solid state amps Ex: Line 6 Flextone series, Roland Cubes. But than again if I where to do it all over again instead of buying a Flextone III I would have got a Vox Valvetronix which is nearly the same price. But anyways the Flextone III is still nearly as good so I happy.
#18
Quote by CORT noob
I recommend that, no point in putting yourself back a few for a distortion pedal when there are amps to save for!


+1
#19
Quote by Osiris77
You don't need a tube amp you just need something better than a spider, contray to popular opinion there are good solid state amps Ex: Line 6 Flextone series, Roland Cubes. But than again if I where to do it all over again instead of buying a Flextone III I would have got a Vox Valvetronix which is nearly the same price. But anyways the Flextone III is still nearly as good so I happy.


Yeah but none of those really sound decent with toneshaping pedals, regardless.

Toneshaping pedals + Modeling amps = Not so yummy.
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