#1
Hi all,

I have a Boss ME50, which comes with a nice range of distortions that sound pretty sweet to me. I play with the distortion pedal through a clean channel on the amp, but i was wanting to know if it is ever a good idea in a particular mix of effects or genre of music to play it on the distorted amp channel, particularly using other effects eg. modulation, delay?
If not, and I were in the market for a new amp does that mean I should only be interested in the clean channel quality?
#2
I don't really understand ur question, but I will try.

If u mean using the fx of the Me50 too use on a distorted amp channel, then you need to plug the Me50 in the fx chain.

IF u mean use fx on distorted or clean channel. Well depends what sound u want to achieve.

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#3
he means if its ok to use the amp distortion when using other fx
yes you can do it, you can use the amp distortion and the multiFX distortion at the same time
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#4
Using two distortions at the same time (on the amp and on the multieffect) will probably sound bad. But you could use for instance the amp distortion and a flanger or something on the pedal. Or you could use the amp distortion and use the pedal to slightly push it. There are no rights or wrong really, just experiment with it till you get the sound you want. If you don't use insane amounts of volume you won't damage your amp.
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Quote by Dardarian
Using two distortions at the same time (on the amp and on the multieffect) will probably sound bad. But you could use for instance the amp distortion and a flanger or something on the pedal. Or you could use the amp distortion and use the pedal to slightly push it. There are no rights or wrong really, just experiment with it till you get the sound you want. If you don't use insane amounts of volume you won't damage your amp.


using 2 distortions is kind of common, many guitarrist use amp distortion and use another distortion to boost the amp
altough i am sure someone will explain it better
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You can mix and match as you see fit. Just comes down to if you like the tone or not.
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#7
Yes you can. Using an OD model then your amp distortion. However, modulation fx and delays arent good in front of a distortion channel. Unless you got an fx loop, your tone would be not awful.
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Thanks guys, that really helps. Sorry i didn't word the question that well but seems you guys knew what i was rambling about. :P
#9
On a solid state amp use the clean channel, if you've got a tube amp then you've got more options because you'll be able to mix pedal distortion with the amp's distortion - if you try that on a solid state amp it usually results in an assload of noise and uncontrollable feedback...


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