Just Bought A Peavey Valve-King 112 (My First Tube Amp)
I just bought my first tube amp, and I am overjoyed by it. Originally I was looking at a Peavey Royal 8 (since I live in 500 square-foot apartment), but it sounded dreadfull. Then when the JSX Mini Colossal finally showed-up at my local music shop, I tried it out. Pretty cool, until I saw the price. So I figured that I would might as well buy a Peavey 50-watter.
Man, this thing is LOUD. Even when the volume is on 1, is fills-up my apartment with sound pretty good. With the gain on full, and the gain-boaster on and the volume on 1, it does a Def Leppard High 'N Dry type of tone (e.g. Marshall Superlead) pretty well.
A Noob-Tube-Amp-Question (feel free to laugh hard); I have a few OD (and distortion) pedals and a Line 6 Compressor/Sustainer. Do I plug them straight into the amp's input, or through the EFX loop? What are the rules? I've trying researching, and I can't find any hard-and-fast rules about this. There are times where I need a really high-gain tone, but I can't crank up my amp's volume because I live in an apartment.
Thank-you in advance.