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Thread: Wich Distortion Pedal for an Acoustic amp?

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    Wich Distortion Pedal for an Acoustic amp?

    Hi everybody

    I own an Ibanez , and I have a Marshall Acoustic amp I think the AV100 W
    I'm planning to buy a pedal , to have some distortion ,
    I'm looking for a distortion in the level of metallica , not more , not one of these morbid ,killer deadly pedals ,

    Well since I cannot try the pedals with this amp , I will choose blindely one from the web ,

    So here is the question

    If you where in my place , and you own a metal guitar , and an acoustic amp wich pedal will you buy,for those metal sounds ?

    I heard that the MT2 from Boss is nice for really clean channels who wanna get distorted

    I also see that the choise is small , because alot of pedals are made to boost some overdriven channels

    Well sorry for my bad english , and thanks in advance
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    You can get a very heavy and good metal-sound by using a distortion-pedal from Boss for example the Boss DS-1. It's one of the most popular pedals in Rock-music. I've made also made good experiences with the SD-1 from Boss.
    I don't really know if it makes any difference if you use an acoustic-amp...?! I've never used one. But from my experience the Boss distortion-pedals are a good investment... good luck with your choice!

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    Im with Eurydice, try consider the DS-1 which is ultra-cheap, and resistant. I have never played electric through an acoustic amp so who knows if it will work or not. If you can, try to buy em off a store which allows 30 day returns to see if it works for you.

    hope this helps,

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    Would there be a problem though with playin an electric guitar with all the distortion and overdrive through an amp that is not designed for it....?
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    you could sell the amp and get a new one with built in dist. ?
    My marshall vs265 rocks.. but it's out of production AFAIK

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    I have played Metal Boxes through PA's and it was great!

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