Overdrive with 6505+
So I've been beefing up my rig recently with some pedals and such--I have a Boss GE-7 and an ISP Decimator on their way to me right now. Now, after talking to some friends, I've decided I may finally go the route that I've seen suggested by hundreds of people--getting a Tube Screamer.
I'm more of a metal player; I've got a 6505+ going through a 4x12 Mesa rectifier cab. Though I may be somewhat limited to metal, I still vary within that genre; progressive, power and death metal take up most of my playing time.
What I'm curious about is how well the Ibanez Tube Screamer goes with the 6505+. I'd also like to know whether I should go with the TS9 or the TS808, given the styles I mostly play. I'm thinking of buying a BYOC TS808 clone, since it's inexpensive and I'm an aspiring computer/electronic engineer, so I'd enjoy working on some circuits.
So, in a nutshell:
1. Tubescreamer, ye or ne?
2. If ye, TS9 or TS808?