Distortion pedal in front of THR100H?

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Distortion pedal in front of THR100H?

Unread postby mcBrain » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:42 pm

I have a THR100HD in the mail - so If you have heard anything about a new version being presented at Summer Namm, this is the time to let me know :)

I've been a Line6 POD user for many years, but recently decided that I needed fewer options in my life. I just want a simple setup, where I can get good tones without hours of preset tweaking. I'm pretty sure that the THR100 will cover all my needs out of the box except for metal tones. But I'm thinking about getting a good distortion pedal (looking at the Empress Heavy) to put in front of the THR100. However, my experience with distortion pedals in front of SS amps is that it sounds awful, but since Yamaha modelled the amp components instead of the overall sound, I have read that it actually takes pedals in the front really well.

So I would love to know if anyone here have experience with placing overdrive and hi-gain distortion pedals in front of the THR100?

I haven't put my HD500X up for sale yet, since I need good metal tones in my life, but I would love if the THR100 could cover all my tones.

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Re: Distortion pedal in front of THR100H?

Unread postby Buzzard » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:27 pm

There are quite a few examples of using pedals with THR amps, it sounds like they mix well.



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Re: Distortion pedal in front of THR100H?

Unread postby Buzzard » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:44 am

Jeff just got a THR-100HD with the matching THRC-212 cabinet: viewtopic.php?f=135&t=9391 ((i))

Here's a good chance to compare experience.
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