#1
I know the Fender Hot Rod Deluxe isn't exactly a high-gain amp. So I'm trying to run a distortion pedal on top of the built in distortion. But I'm getting unbelievable hum and feedback. I was wondering if getting an extension speaker/cabinet would help this problem. Or maybe it's something else?

Here's how I've got it rigged up.

-Amp drive on 3 o clock.
-visual sounds route 66 american overdrive: drive set to about 5 o clock, volume set to about 9 o clock.

and i'm putting the pedal through the main input and not the effects loop.
#2
get a noise gate, or just sell off your amp and get a hi gain one...
Gear:
ESP Eclipse 300
Jackson RR3
Bugera 6262 head
Trace Elliot straight cab
Boss NS-2
Boss DD-3
#3
An extension cab will make the feedback worse. What kind of guitar are you using?
Alvarez dreadnought
Gibson SG
EC-1000
Homemade Strat (seymour duncan classic stack p/ups)
Vox Tonelab (original desktop model) with full board footswitch
Vox AD50
Avatar V30 4x12 cab
#4
Quote by bite_the_bullet
get a noise gate, or just sell off your amp and get a hi gain one...



I guess I left something important out...i need the hot rod for my ambient-type band, but i'm also in a post-hardcore band where i need hi-gain. umm...so selling it is out of the question.

but a noise gate? can you recommend any?
#5
Quote by gwitersnamps
An extension cab will make the feedback worse. What kind of guitar are you using?


haha. an Ibanez AS73 Artcore...
#6
There's your problem. Hollow and semi-hollowbodies are notorious for feedback. Can you use or get a solidbody for your louder gigs? Otherwise you can do the BB King and stuff cloth into the F holes to cut down on feedback.