#1
i have a marshall 50DFX a fender strat and a boss gt-8 effects pedal but with effect pedal plugged in the distortion effects sound completely horrid i dont know if its something im doin or if my amp is just junk, the clean sounds are great but as soon as i put distortion on its horrid, loads of feedback and itsounds crap i cant get a good crunch tone like slash or perry without havin problems can anyone give me some advice?
#2
The amp is crap
get a new one, preferably tube
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#3
it's prolly your amp. a fender and a boss are both pretty nice, so I bet if you get a better amp it'll prolly be better.
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#4
drop the marshall. but seriously drop he marshall. no im just kidding drop the marshall

or you could turn down the level of your distortion pedal, and are you putting it on the gain channel when you use distortion. because that is a no no only have distortion on clean chanels because the over distortedness makes a nasty and disgustign earbleeding sound. and if you want crunch turn you tone bellow your distortion on the pedal. it gives the crunch sound
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#5
The MG isn't the greatest amp, but it sounds like it's acting way worse than it should. It sounds like you need to back off the gain.

What are your settings currently?
#6
new amp FTW.
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#7
sell the marshall and the pedal and get a new amp.
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#8
im am using the clean channel on the amp but as soon as i use any distorted settings u get a horrid background tone and the gain is dialled way long and makes no difference i reset my pedal and it was slightly better but not want i want, the amp was £250 so even if i get my money back i havent got anywhere near enough for a tube amp
#9
MG sucks, you need to upgrade pups in Strat. Also I've played with the GT-8, its tone isnt amazing either.
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#10
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im am using the clean channel on the amp but as soon as i use any distorted settings u get a horrid background tone and the gain is dialled way long and makes no difference i reset my pedal and it was slightly better but not want i want, the amp was £250 so even if i get my money back i havent got anywhere near enough for a tube amp

This horrid background tone might be some fuzz from the single coils from your strat. Try to keep your guitar and amp away from each other and turn the volume down on your guitar. If none of that works positions four and two will do wonders to stop the feedback.
#11
Everytime i used a Dist. Pedal with my MG it just got all feedbacky, so i always kept it to the clean channel if i was using a Distortion pedal. But yes, new amp.
#12
i have been recommended buyin expensive leads, my leads at the mo were quite cheap but i know a mate who will be selling his marshall AVT150H head and cab soon for a good price
#13
Stay away from the AVTs, they aren't any better then the MG.

But despite what all the sheep here say, you should be able to find a decent tone with your amp.

Try playing without the boss, see if it still sounds horrid.
Set your eq flat, keep your gain low.
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