#1
I am currently running an Ibanez Rg321 through a 65' Fender Bassman Tube Amp. What distortion pedal would be the best choice to run through a tube? Would a Boss Ds-1 be a good choice?

Also since im on the this topic, whats the difference between distortion and overdrive?

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#2
i assume you play metal

why would you get a bassman for metal?!
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#3
#2: Overdrives boost the signal and drive the amp's tubes to overdrive. Distortions clip the signal, they process it more than ODs do. So on ur Bassman, id go with an OD.

#1: TubeScreamers are a good choice in general. A Zakk Wylde OD would be good for Metal, and a boost pedal might just be what u need. I would also look into a Visual Sound Jekyll and Hyde pedal, as it has distortion and overdrive in the same pedal.
#4
check out the Blackstar HT range they got tubes in =D
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#5
Depends on the kind of sound you want, although you won't be making the most of the Bassman if you're chasing extreme metal tones, not that I know if you are...

To add extra oomph to something like a Bassman I'd say go with a TS9 or similar, anything more than that and you arguably have the wrong amp.
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i assume you play metal

why would you get a bassman for metal?!


Long story short, it was my dads from when he was in a band and he passed it down to me. I would NEVER sell it!

Would an ibanez tubescreamer be a good choice? I have heard alot of good things about them.

And im not nessesarely going after a "metal" tone, im going after a more modern/progressive rock type of sound.

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#7
A lot depends on how much you can crank the thing, if you're having to run it at sociable volumes then there won't be as much natural gain for an overdrive pedal to augment. If you need more gain than that, particularly at lower volumes then look at something like the Rocktron Silver Dragon.
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#8
Im in the same boat as you with my peavey classic 30 lol.

anyway, some pedals I was looking at were the Big Muff and Metal Muff by EHX -- I've heard the metal muff with a classic 30 (another vintage styled/voiced tube amp) on a youtube video and it sounded pretty metal to me -- http://youtube.com/watch?v=rmBxSvSBQug

Its aversatile pedal too, not just for metal lol.

also I've heard some great tones from a standard Big Muff too, that can be somewhat modern, but definitely different, so you may not like it.

thats just my 2 cents, bear in mind, I havent tried either pedal yet lol.
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#9
In my house i currently run the amp around the 2nd volume level, and its LOUD! (at least for me) Im looking for an overdrive/distortion pedal i can use when i start to practice with my band. What is the difference between the TS9 and the TS808? Like i said, im not looking for a metal song. Im trying to seek a more modern rock sound.

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#10
try a boss ds1 or sd1

distortion and super overdrive

both of those finely tuned can get some reall crunchy rock tones
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#11
yeah like I said, the metal muff isnt just for metal, you can get a lot of tones from it.

I also still recommend you try out a big muff too, it might do what you want.
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#12
With the metal muff can you get distorion and overdrive? (is overdrive the same thing as boost?)

Im still undecided to get a distortion or overdrive pedal, alot of people seem to have alot of different opinions.

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#13
go for a maxon od808
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#14
i found a local Boss DS-1 on craigslist for $15, im going to give that a go.

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#15
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i found a local Boss DS-1 on craigslist for $15, im going to give that a go.


thats a good deal. Big Muff might also give you the tones you want.
#16
boss ds1s are very versatile, you can crank them to get high gain or get nice warm blues tones
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