#1
I was wondering how to get metal distortion with a tube amp. I was thinking just get a distortion pedal but ive heard they dont sound very good with tube amps. Can you get that kind of distortion with an overdrive pedal? What pedal would get that?
#2
Distortion pedals sound fine with tube amps. In fact they sound warmer than they would with a solid state amp.
Some people say you shouldent do it because an overdrive pedal will push a tube amp into a more natural distortion, taking greater advantage of the amps natural tone, where as a distortion pedal is going to provide a more 'artificial' distortion. While this is probably true, it dosent mean that the distortion pedal is going to sound bad.
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#3
ummm, what kind of metal are we talking about

my JCM900 will pull off thrash metal.

and i tryed my Metalzone MT-2 infront of my amp and it gave it a dark death metal sound to it... but i`m not saying it sounded good LOL.

O/D pedals EQ`s and guitar tuning all play a role in getting whatever metal tone your looking for
#5
i tried a metal muff with my randall and it just sounds ugly. too fizzy for my liking.
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