#1
Hey I have a 30W tube amp, and I just got a bad monkey thinking it would sound pretty cool, and I guess it does, but it doesn't seem like it sounds much different than the distortion channel with like about a 1/3 gain. Am I doing something wrong or... what's going on here
#2
What amp is it?

Bad Monkey is pretty ugly anyway tbh, okay for solid states at low volume I spose.
#3
try boosting your overdrive channel with it, gain on the pedal down, level on the pedal up.
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#5
your supposed to use that bad monkey on the overdrive channel to tighten up and refine the gain
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#6
Quote by kazza2ud
Hey I have a 30W tube amp, and I just got a bad monkey thinking it would sound pretty cool, and I guess it does, but it doesn't seem like it sounds much different than the distortion channel with like about a 1/3 gain. Am I doing something wrong or... what's going on here



Sounds like your running the bad monkey as a distortion pedal instead of a overdrive pedal. The pedal is made to boost your gain that you already have coming out of your amp its not a stand alone distortion pedal.
#7
ya i tried turning the gain on the pedal down and just comparing it to my clean channel, and now i can notice a difference. it def does sound cooler than the clean channel, even with no gain. I'll try boosting the level up to max and keeping the gain low like someone suggested.

And yes I was comparing the pedal with gain on max to no pedal and the amp's gain up, cuz my initial thought was I would use it for like classic rock, stuff where I need some distortion but not a lot.

I'm beginning to like it more after playing around with it a bit, although I'm still finding it's effects a bit elusive.
#9
It's an overdrive. Turn the gain down, the volume up, and run it in front of the lead channel.
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#11
should i put it before or after other pedals. i have a heavy metal distortion pedal too
#12
Quote by kazza2ud
should i put it before or after other pedals. i have a heavy metal distortion pedal too


Depends on what they are, how you have them set, and what amp you're using.

Sometimes when you run an OD into a distortion pedal (say a good one, tube driven, the works) for leads or a bit heavier of a rhythm it can sound better.

Sometimes you'll find that running an overdrive and distortion pedal will cause hiss and hum beyond belief, excessive feedback, ultra spikey tone, extremly high and piercing tone...an overall mess.
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#13
ya when I run the OD into the distortion pedal I definitely get a significant amount of hiss, but it's not too bad. I'll play around with it after i fail some med school tests