Overdrive: pedal or amp?

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  1. music321

    music321 Member

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    Do you prefer to get your overdrive tones from the amp or a pedal?
     
  2. Garnett

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    I prefer amp. Usually has a more rounded tone, bottom end. Of course it has to be a good amp.
     
  3. swiveltung

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    Amp, but rarely am able to due to volume issues.
     
  4. ClassicLP

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    Blondes or brunettes... Seriously, this ? has been belabored ad nauseum.
     
  5. BobbyRay

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    Redheads of course!

    And I agree...Amp vs Pedal = what ever works for you
     
  6. music321

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    Guess you're right, nevermind.
     
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    I like both... It just depends on the kind of music I am playing and what type of guitar.
     
  9. Abandoned

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    Amp

    But sometimes depending on volume requirements a pedal and clean amp sounds better
     
  10. Crash-VR

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    The combination of both
     
  11. Rumble5

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    Always just amp. I don't buy vintage tube amps to stick diodes in front.
     
  12. Lef T

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    Yep
     
  13. texstrat

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    Use use both, with my guitars volume knobs. Very dynamic when you integrate a great amp set to break up, great OD pedals for boost and flavor, and control of volume/tone knobs to control gain
     
  14. ChorusCrackpot

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    I prefer amp distortion. However I do have an old Marshall that I overdrive with an op-amp based pedal, which is now working really well.
     
  15. Russ73

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    As stated at low volumes pedals could get the tones easier but the amps distortion always sounds better to me...
     
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    Preference is for amp, but i use both.
     
  18. IM4Tone

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    :aok For this reason, mine almost always comes from pedals.
     
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  20. Memphistokid

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    I would say amps for me! Although my current band situation my amp is used as a clean pedal platform for a bunch of overdrives.....go figure.
     

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