#1
I have a old Marshall Valvestate VS100 combo, and the OD2 channel is RIDICULOUSLY un-metal. I don't know if i'm setting it up wrong or whatever.

I use a jackson JS30 kelly with a EMG 81 in the bridge and it sounds fantastic through all the good amps i try at shops, but i just can't seem to dial up a good metal tone on this combo.

Should i just give up and buy a valve amp? any advice?
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#2
Quote by Duvmunch
I have a old Marshall Valvestate VS100 combo, and the OD2 channel is RIDICULOUSLY un-metal. I don't know if i'm setting it up wrong or whatever.

I use a jackson JS30 kelly with a EMG 81 in the bridge and it sounds fantastic through all the good amps i try at shops, but i just can't seem to dial up a good metal tone on this combo.

Should i just give up and buy a valve amp? any advice?


How old is old? Have you checked the tube in the amp?

If all else fails, a Boss MT-2 or a Boss HM stomp box should do the trick.
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#3
are you using any distortion pedals? If not, try, might be cheaper than a new amp.
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are you using any distortion pedals? If not, try, might be cheaper than a new amp.


i have a Behringer UM-100 pedal but its pretty hideous, and was about $40..
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#6
Well for metal the tube amps that marshall makes usually require at least an overdrive pedal to "push" it harder for a more metal sound
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#7
Guys, it's a SS amp.

And I guess it can do metal just don't expect a Dual Recto tone out of it (Chuck Schuldiner from Death used Valvestates).
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#8
Old Marshall VSs (another SS) amps were common in metal, especially in the early 90s. Yes, you VS should be a firebreathing metal-voiced monster. If it was an AVT, you'd want a new speaker first.
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Put a Seymour Duncan Mayhem distortion pedal in front of it, strum an E5 chord and you won't be able to feel your teeth.

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