#1
I currently have a VOX AD30VT but i have found after about a yr of playing through it i need more/better distortion.

I want to get sounds like 80's Metallica/Trivium/Dream Theater

Is there any pedals/new amps/Presets for my current amp that people could recommend to get my desired sound.

I live in Australia and my budget would be around $1200 which is about $1049 US

Cheers in advance.
#4
would love to get one but in australia the cheapest costs about $4000 and thats a tad over my limit
#5
yeah, in australia we have way too little variety. i would try maybe an Ibanez tubescreamer? i dont have one but i hear they are really good and i plan on getting one. *sheilds self from idiots claiming that ibanez is jap crap*
#6
i could be wrong but i thought tubescreamers work well on valve amps and not very well on ss/hybrid amps
#7
nah i think they are good on both, im not really sure. i know they are known for emulating tube/valve distortion, hence the name. ive heard the new re-issue ones suck though, so you might need to buy a modded one or do it yourself.
#8
They do give your amp a really good push, but it won't allow it to reach the levels you want. And you don't want to have to have the pedal on constantly - I find it's better for more of a solo boost.

I'd look into a new amp, I'm sure people will come along with the usual suggestions -

Cubes, Laneys, Randall etc...
ENGL Fireball
Framus 2x12
Ibanez RG1570 - DM Breeds
Epi Les Paul - Warthog Pup
MXR 10 Band EQ
TS9
ISP Decimator
Boss DD3
EHX Holy Grail
EHX Small Clone
Dunlop Crybaby

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10rdcKp317I - New X-men Theme Vid
#10
maybe a randall rg50tc and a metal muff ?? that should be around 1200

also try a peavey valveking and a marshall dsl40
#12
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#14
tube screamers will sound good on solid state amps no question but they work best pushing a tube amp on the brink of breakup into overdrive.
#15
amp wise, iv heard the peavy v/v king range is good for metal, dream theatre probably be mesa boogie amps but they cost. could try the line six range if you wanted another modelling amp.
#16
id rather stick clear of modeling amps ive played through the dsl before and it was very nice but again unfortunately they too in Australia are about 2 grand
the valve king is as option so too are the randalls

Is the Randall RG75 any good? How are its cleans?
Same with the Valveking how heavy/clean will it go compared to the randall.
Last edited by birdy_9203 at Nov 29, 2007,