Randall's new Satan amp intrigues me, and especially the Girth/Grind gain & tone shaping controls. It seems to me one might be able to mimic that with an EQ pedal in front of an amp? maybe coupled with an OD or clean boost. Since I'm low on funds and thus can't afford a $2k amp right now, I think this approach is worth a shot. I know it won't be the same, but...
To that end, I wonder if any of you have recommendations on best devices to achieve this? I've never fiddled with pedals but understand the concept, so looking for pointers.
EQs work best in the loop, and I love them. A good (MXR) 10 band is a fantastic tool.
But they don't change the basic voicing of an amp.