#1
Hey,
I was wondering when you are using a distortion pedal (such as the ProCo Rat, DS-1, ect.) on a dual channel amp, would you activate the pedal while on the clean channel or the dirty channel. If it's preference, what are the pros cons?
Thanks
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#2
well sometimes the dirty channel works if the gain is like right down, but i dunno, i dont use distortion pedals.
#3
im not really a whiz when it comes to this but im assuming clean because popping a dis. pedal on a distorted channel would be well,..too much muddy distortion

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#5
Put it on clean, it sounds like **** if you do it on the dirty setting.
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#6
Use an Aux in if you have one. If not, balance the EQ on the clean channel
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#7
Thanks, that also makes sense because when you turn the pedal off, you have the clean channel.
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#8
i got a ds-1... and i use it on clean...
unless i wanna piss my parents off with a ****e-load of feedback, then i hit overdrive on my amp too. haha
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#10
Use it however you want, but bear in mind that gain boosting pedals sound like crap on the distortion channels of solid state amps - they work fine on tube amps though.

You could use it on the clean channel or you could use it on the distortion channel with the pedal gain backed off and the level up to act as a kind of dirty booster. I'd actually be more inclined to use one on my distortion channel TBH, most pedals sound somewhat lacking if you run them straight into a clean channel to me, but you can get some good results blending pedal and amp distortion.
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#11
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Use it however you want, but bear in mind that gain boosting pedals sound like crap on the distortion channels of solid state amps - they work fine on tube amps though.

You could use it on the clean channel or you could use it on the distortion channel with the pedal gain backed off and the level up to act as a kind of dirty booster. I'd actually be more inclined to use one on my distortion channel TBH, most pedals sound somewhat if you run them straight into a clean channel to me, but you can get some good results blending pedal and amp distortion.

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