Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: The FTL, Florida
Re: Pedals and Solid state amps
OD pedals will behave a little differently. Just back off on your gain a bit. I have a Marshall Valvestate which is a bit of a hybrid and use a stock TS9. I crank the drive and back off on the level on the pedal itself for breaking up clean tones. I don't really use it on distortion settings. The DS-1 is fine for that. I also compensate for the reduced warmth of the solid state amp by mixing in more bass. I think I can hear my picking better this way. I've been considering going to a full tube amp so these things would change I reckon.
All other pedals should be good. Maybe a compressor would behave differently but I usually only use that on cleans too and sparingly.