Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Re: Tube Question (Gain)
The amount to which an amp overdrives has a lot to do with its circuitry, which you can't change. I kind of find it hard to believe that a Valve King would not have enough "umph," but I'm not really part of the metal genre. If you're worried about tone coloration from a pedal, how about using a "clean boost" sort of pedal like an MXR Micro Amp? Basically it acts just like an extension of your guitar's volume control.