#1
I play an Epiphone Les Paul Standard through a Vox Valvetronix Ad30Vt. After listening to a lot of Clapton, B.B. King, Albert King, and SRV I've begun to feel that the blues -esque channel on my amp sounds a little thin even after messing with the settings.

Would the Boss Blues Driver help with this? I haven't played one yet, but I've listened to audio files on GC.com and the boss website. I liked what I heard.

Could I use this channel for other styles of music as well(Rock)?
#2
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I play an Epiphone Les Paul Standard through a Vox Valvetronix Ad30Vt. After listening to a lot of Clapton, B.B. King, Albert King, and SRV I've begun to feel that the blues -esque channel on my amp sounds a little thin even after messing with the settings.

Would the Boss Blues Driver help with this? I haven't played one yet, but I've listened to audio files on GC.com and the boss website. I liked what I heard.

Could I use this channel for other styles of music as well(Rock)?

The pedal is an interesting thing. It's designed to be an overdrive pedal for a tube amp. However, it sounds pretty good by itself. One of the few good Boss pedals, IMO. It can also do rock, sounding similar to Joe Walsh, GnR, and AC/DC.
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#4
I liked the pedal through my SS amp way back in the day. I don't know how it will get along with your amp, but it's worth a try. Eventually, you'll wanna get a tube amp, but this could be a relatively inexpensive stopgap (that's right, Dave, I borrowed that word from you ).
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#5
The boss blues driver is the best pedal for my problem right? I'd like to keep the prise under $100 but I can handle it being a little more
#6
alot of clapton used fuzz (dallas arbiter fuzzes to be exact) to get his tone. and SRV used TS9s
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#7
It's hard to say. Solid state amps (and really amps in general) can be picky about what OD pedal they get along with. A Digitech Bad Monkey would be a good, inexpensive OD pedal to consider. But try some stuff out through your amp. You may find that an OD pedal is no better than your current modeling.
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It's been a staple on my board for a looong time. Very versatile. Very dynmic.
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The pedal is an interesting thing. It's designed to be an overdrive pedal for a tube amp. However, it sounds pretty good by itself. One of the few good Boss pedals, IMO. It can also do rock, sounding similar to Joe Walsh, GnR, and AC/DC.

funny thing there is i think Joe Walsh actually uses one. he uses a massive board of boss compact pedals with the eagles, it looks like he has the whole product line on that board even though he rarely uses more than overdrive and delay.
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#10
I hear the modded BD-2s are supposed to be top notch.
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i myself have a MODDED BD-2. a great pedal before, the mod just corrects what problems it had before, like being a bit fizzy, thin, lacking in bass. overall, i love it, and has been on my board for about 2 years now
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It's hard to say. Solid state amps (and really amps in general) can be picky about what OD pedal they get along with. A Digitech Bad Monkey would be a good, inexpensive OD pedal to consider. But try some stuff out through your amp. You may find that an OD pedal is no better than your current modeling.


A bad monkey isn't going to do anything on a solid state amp, the screamin' blues is a nice alternative to the blues driver, try them both out and see which one you like better though cause they have different sounds
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#13
^It'll work just like it should on a SS amp. I don't get why you say that.
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I've played it on a solid state amp, is very transparent and it gives you a volume boost. This is an overdrive that was meant to drive the tubes of a tube amp with volume from the pedal, the screamin' blues is digitechs answer to the sd-1 and the bd-2. it says right on the sb overdrive/ distortion
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#15
It's a pretty common misconception that OD pedals are designed just to drive tubes. They are used for that to some success, but they are designed to simulate overdriven tube amps. And I can guarantee that a bad monkey gives you an "overdriven" sound on a SS amp. I have personally used the thing with a SS amp. Maybe the pedal just didn't get along with the particular amp you were using, like i mentioned earlier.
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funny thing there is i think Joe Walsh actually uses one. he uses a massive board of boss compact pedals with the eagles, it looks like he has the whole product line on that board even though he rarely uses more than overdrive and delay.
Walsh used a Boss OS-2 on the Eagles Farewell 1 tour and an Ibanez TS-9DX Turbo on his 2007 solo tour. Not sure what he used on the '06 James Gang tour or what he's using this time around with the Eagles though.
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