Lo Lo wrote: Do your research. Most PROs get their distortion from good pedals on top of their amps distortion than the amp alone. THAT IS A FACT MY FRIEND!!!
The majority of musicians that use an OD/distortion pedal with their tube amp use them as a boost, not as their main source of distortion. Like DiMarzio
said, an OD in front of a tube amp can really tighten up your sound and/or smooth things out.
Lo Lo wrote:Most amps, even great tube amps just can't get that saturation than most hard rock and metal players try to achive.
Cranking a tube amp results in that power tube saturation that most guitarists enjoy the most. You don't need a pedal to get that. Even with a pedal in front of your amp, at low volume levels you're barely working the power tubes. You're just adding to the preamp distortion. OD pedals were created to reproduce the sound of an overdriven tube amp, though they work great for giving an amp that extra edge.
As for your:
Workhorse Pony> 1x12 30watt all tube combo $875
Workhorse Stallion> 2x12 60watt all tube combo $1275
That's totally subjective. I personally wouldn't take either of the Workhorse amps over what else is out there within the same price range. I'm not saying it's a bad amp or anything.
ppvai wrote:btw, i´ve been watching some vids
and saw that the peavey jsx has a good
sound! and has 3 chanels.
has someone hear it or play it?
The JSX has a great clean channel. The Crunch channel is really nice as well. It can go from a light breakup, blues, Classic 50 crunch, smooth lead tone, and a decent metal tone. That's all in the Crunch channel alone. I wasn't too impressed with the Ultra channel no matter how I EQ'd it. It's too compressed and I couldn't stand the high end fizz. The Ultra channel has a bit of a fizzy high end as well, but it's tolerable. Give one a try if you can, be sure to crank it up. It's nothing special at bedroom levels, really comes alive once you crank it.