Hey, new board member here. Iíve been playing a while but I am a complete noob as far as equipment goes.
Ibanez S470 stock
Marshall AVT50 amp
Boss Super Overdrive
I am looking for suggestions on things I can do to spice up my rig a bit. I play mostly rock/metal. I donít gig, only bedroom play. Right now Iím using my Marshallís overdrive coupled with the Super Overdrive pedal since the ampís overdrive alone isnít very strong. Iíd really like to get a better distortion sound. I would like to have a decent clean sound as well but I am willing to sacrifice that for a good distortion (or overdrive, I guess they are two different things?). Is it possible to have really strong distortion without a lot of static sound?
A couple of the ideas I have come up with just researching on the net:
1. Replace the amp, maybe with a 6505 or other good rock amp
2. Install the EMG 85/81 package
3. Both? Would EMG 81 with a 6505 be overkill?
4. Get a better pedal
Also, as if I havenít asked enough from you guys, I would like to be able to play somewhat quiet. I donít have to be super quiet but if I get too loud my wife starts getting pissed. Thanks for any help.
What's your budget?