Picked up a 6505+ combo, Maxon 808 OD, and a ISP Decimator II for $400
Now this is my first tube amp so I'm pretty excited about getting this thing going. I've been using a small Vox modeling amp for about a year, so I suspect this will be totally different.
As far as settings go, I don't have a clue where to start. I'm looking for a nice tight metal rhythm tone at a bedroom volume. Not looking for anything grungy sounding. Any help would be much appreciated.
Amp: Gain, Bass, Mid and Treble all on 6. Master volume and presence/resonance to taste.
OD: Drive almost all the way down, Level (I guess it's Balance on that pedal) at 3 o'clock, Tone knob to taste (usually somewhere around 12 o'clock for me).
Noise gate: I usually end up with mine at about 10 o'clock, but it depends on how much noise you're getting, which varies based on your pickups and cables and stuff. Just futz around with it until you find a spot where it's quiet when you're not playing, but it doesn't impact your tone.