#1
Been looking at this for a while, i just about have enough money, but before I buy I need to ask some stuff.

I know this isnt a metal amp, but do I really need to crank the volume up all the way to get a decent OD? Or can i just mess with the EQ's at a low volume? Or can i just keep it at low volume and use a pedal to get some distortion at a that volume? (if so, which one would be best?)

And, also related to the volume, is there anyway to keep a clean tone at a higher volume?

And finally, this is going to be my first tube amp, are the tubes that come with it really that bad? And if they are, what brand should I get that fits this amp the best? Or does it matter?

Sorry if that sounded noobish I'm really not that new at all, just been using SS amps for all my career

Thanks in advance.
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#3
If you play metal, skip the blackheart.

The stock tubes are crummy sounding to my ears, but replacing them with something better is quite cheap and easy.
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#4
Quote by darkarbiter7
If you play metal, skip the blackheart.

The stock tubes are crummy sounding to my ears, but replacing them with something better is quite cheap and easy.


I don't usually play metal (some Metallica and Iron Maiden, thats about it)

But I do play alot of stuff that requires OD (RATM, Muse, etc)
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