Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Re: Help me spend $650 to improve tone
Well, I can only tell what I did. I was looking for something to play in the bedroom as well, but I also wanted it to accept some higher volumes if needed. So I bought a Laney LV-200. It's solid state, but has a tube pre-amp which makes quite a difference. The high gain stuff is not very good though. So for that I got a distortion pedal that also has a tube. Sounds awesome. In my case, I got a Meteoro Revolution, which is brazillian made. But there are options from other makers, including Rocktron.
I also pretty much dumped my Boss GT-10. That things sucks tone like I've never seen. I was worried that I might miss a compressor, but so far using only the Laney, Meteoro distortion and a Boss DD-3, I'm quite satisfied. Thinking about selling the GT-10 to get a couple more pedals.