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I am having problems achieving great harmonic tone through my amp. I own a Peavey Windsor half-stack and a Metal Zone distortion pedal from Boss. The amp is all tube and has a single channel that I keep clean while I use the pedal for distortion...naturally. I also own a horrible Fender frontman and with my pedal I can get awesome harmonics easily with that amp, it's kinda of infuriating that I piece of **** amp sounds better(with pedal) than my expensive half-stack. This is my first all tube amp and I was wondering if there is anything I need to do to receive awesome harmonics.
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wah-wah pedals are great (toe-down position) at helping harmonics ring out.
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The mt-2 is a horrendous pedal. It isn't doing your Windsor any justice whatsoever. Get an OD.

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get an OD instead of the metal zone.
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Oh I should mention that I play Melodic Death Metal....that ****in OD won't give me the artificial distortion that I want/need.
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Well at least find a better dist pedal then maybe?
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Oh I should mention that I play Melodic Death Metal....that ****in OD won't give me the artificial distortion that I want/need.


then TBH you should've taken that into consideration when you bought the amp.
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then TBH you should've taken that into consideration when you bought the amp.


+1,000,000...

Why buy a tube amp if you're going to cover the natural overdrive of the tubes with a crap distortion pedal?
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Oh I should mention that I play Melodic Death Metal....that ****in OD won't give me the artificial distortion that I want/need.

You don't know very much about amps, do you?

Stop using the piece of crap MT2, crank the amp, boost it with an overdrive pedal and tweak it with an EQ.
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Ok lets see if I can sum this all up....I got exactly what I wanted to know. No I don't know alot about amps(the reason I come with questions), I will try the OD idea, and I was trying to keep my single channel clean so I can switch to it for I use it alot. Also, I dont have alot of money so when I asked what is the best stack I could get for the lowest money possible I was told to look for an all-tube amp. Thank you for all the to the point comments it really lightened my day.
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Try'd the OD idea worked great...I wish I could have held on to my clean tone but I guess you have to give to get.
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well you could try some kinda diy pedal so the OD only runs on ur gain channel
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well you could try some kinda diy pedal so the OD only runs on ur gain channel


Peavey windsor is only one channel.
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Try'd the OD idea worked great...I wish I could have held on to my clean tone but I guess you have to give to get.

For the time being just roll off the volume on the guitar a little, knock off the OD and pick a little lighter - even with the amp at full throttle you'll be surprised at how much it cleans up the tone.

Also, if you've got SSS, HSS, or HSH pickup configuration then use positions 2 and 4 for your cleans as they'll have lower output. If youve got twin humbuckers rolling off the volume is all you can do short term, but you can look at getting series/parallel switching installed on your pickups if they're 4 conductor. A humbucker wired in parallel has a slightly brighter tone and approx 70% of the output, you can use a push/pull pot to switch between the two.

For a ghetto "channel switch" you could get a cheap EQ pedal and use it to lower the gain.
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