#1
I just recently bought a Hardwire Valve Distortion pedal to go with my Crate V16 (one channel). No matter what kind of pedal I use and to get a decent high gain metal-like sound, whenever I slide across the strings it makes that scratching sound, sounding like someone put a f*ckload of gain on it.

I know, you're probably going to tell me to lower the gain, but then it drastically loses the tone. Maybe it's the tubes? I have no idea.

Maybe it is the tubes. Afterall I tried the pedal on a Fender Tube Deluxe at Guitar Center and it sounded great.

So, you're suggestions? Thanks in advance.
Gear:

Guitars:
Takamine Gs330S
Fender Standard Stratocaster
Ibanez RG3EXQM1
Epiphone SG G-310

Amps:
Crate Palomino V16

Pedals
Ibanez TS9DX
Line 6 Tonecore Uber Metal
#3
Oh? Setting suggestions?
Gear:

Guitars:
Takamine Gs330S
Fender Standard Stratocaster
Ibanez RG3EXQM1
Epiphone SG G-310

Amps:
Crate Palomino V16

Pedals
Ibanez TS9DX
Line 6 Tonecore Uber Metal
#5
Or I can just get a new amp. My buddy got this Spider III. I see nothing bad about it, so far.
Gear:

Guitars:
Takamine Gs330S
Fender Standard Stratocaster
Ibanez RG3EXQM1
Epiphone SG G-310

Amps:
Crate Palomino V16

Pedals
Ibanez TS9DX
Line 6 Tonecore Uber Metal
#7
yeaaaah, no. dont go with a Spider III. the V16 is a better amp. I would maybe buy another pedal?? if you cant get good tones with the one you have.
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Schecter Syn Std. * modded, scalloped, and worn*
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Ibanez AEL 12-string

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#8
Actually, I found out I had a warranty on the Line 6 pedal. It broke but I called the GC place that handles the warranties or whatever. I should be getting a replacement soon.
Gear:

Guitars:
Takamine Gs330S
Fender Standard Stratocaster
Ibanez RG3EXQM1
Epiphone SG G-310

Amps:
Crate Palomino V16

Pedals
Ibanez TS9DX
Line 6 Tonecore Uber Metal