#1
My guitar teacher said amp distortion is always better then using a pedal. I have a randall rx120 (it's a solid state half stack) and I've been using the clean channel and a metal muff... is using amp distortion always better? (like in my case) I mainly play old death/thrash metal like Death, Obituary, Morbid Angel, Megadeth, Metallica, Exodus, Celtic Frost, Sepultura, Testament, etc.
#2
In a solid state amp, since the distortion is not natural, it doesn't really matter. It comes down to personal preference. A tube amp's distortion is due to driving the tubes, so it sounds more natural, so to speak. With tubes amps you would use an overdrive if you wanted more gain.
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#3
you've been lied to.

the best distortion is the distortion that you like the most. A lot of people prefer tube amp distortion to solid state pedals, but its all personal preference
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#5
i like using a pedal because it allows me to switch between clean and distorted easier b/c i dont have a foot switch, or a good amp, but also think a distortion pedal on clean gets better toneality, for me at least
#6
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it's better if you're using a nice tube amp...


Not necessarily. A quality ss amp will have tonal characteristics that a tube amp can't replicate.
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#7
I always go after amp distortion! Right now I'm playing a Randall RH150G3 which is a hybrid amp (it has one tube)! I bought my Randall 'cause I really liked the distortion and the power of the amp! I would never use pedal distortion but it's all about preferences....


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