Couldn't decide which was the most appropriate thread for this question so.....I'm fairly new to tube amps and pedals and still trying to figure some things out. For example...how does one set up an amp to make it just at the edge of breakup? Case in point, I have a Carvin Nomad that is loud and seems to have what i understand to be a lot of headroom. I've had a few different OD pedals with The Dude being the current choice. I bought the dude mostly because I love the sounds of Larry Carlton and Robben Ford. That Dumble thing! I get that from the pedal but can't figure out how to move to getting that kind of gritty overdrive. If I turn up the volume/level on the pedal or on the amp or both all I get is loud. What am I missing or is it more easily achieved with different kind of amps? Thanks in advance for any insights.