It is best to always put an overdrive/distortion pedal in front of an amp . This way any efx you have in the loop can do their jobs better.Or just put them after the OD/Dist. in the chain.
remember this little phrase
it`s better to process your distortion than to distort your processing. plus you can boost the level in the loop to help make the guitar seem much more touch sensitive and(if using a tube amp) drive the post harder.
Most onboard efx are only middle of the road as tey are digital, but using something that small to do so many things, the processing power suffers , giving not quite what you want. But either way, still plenty good for home use. [Show/Hide Quoted Message](Quoting Message by Palmer Griffiths from Saturday, June 26, 2010 11:56:11 AM)
Palmer Griffiths wrote:
It's funny you mention that Man.Because alot of people I've read reviews on about the amp say the same thing you're saying about the on board FX and as for the Overdrive a few chaps were saying get an overdrive pedal to give it some guts.When I got the Amp I tried the Dave Mustaine Dean Signature V through it.I found it uncomfortable. I was scratching my head a bit because I was trying to run a distortion pedal through the effects loop at the back and it didn't sound too good to me and the manual for the amp really didn't explain clearly to me that you should only run effects like an Eq,Chorus,Flanger through the back. I went back to the music store and the salesman told me to run the distortion through the input at the front. My face was red I felt like a dummy. Oh well . (Quoting Message by Necroticist from Saturday, June 26, 2010 8:48:09 AM)
Ya - tried it - wasn't convinced with the onboard FX. The MG series were pretty good...but i prefer the RCD models with my own FX. Soz. Still - good for home i guess...better off (IMO) with a straight amp and either multi or seperate pedal FX in a live situation. As for the V -fine if u play standing...at home u have to jam the 'v' bit into ur thigh...not a really comfy axe. (Just my humble opinions).
Palmer Griffiths wrote:
Hey folks just got a new Combo amp it's a Marshall Mg 100 fx. Has anyone tried it? I never got a chance to really use it yet.I only got it last week.It has built in Reverb,Flanger,Delay and Chorus in it. I was in the music store today and saw a Gibson V just like the one KK used to play.It was the same Color as his.They wanted like over $1200.00 for it.