I'm having trouble getting a good sound on my boss sd-1 super overdrive. I have been using it in a loop that consists of no other pedals on my laney vc-15, attempting to increase drive and get a thicker tone.
Would i be better putting it be4 the amp?
And can any1 offer me some advice on how to get a good sound out of it... all ive got so far is a bit noisier.

...you always put overdrive/distortion pedals in front of the amp...
my suggestion would be to put on the sd-1: gain=0 level=max. And on your amp have the gain at about 6, and slowly bring the gain up on the sd-1 and reduce the volume to your liking