Originally Posted by Nesty
There is 100% something wrong with the amp if you think it doesn't have enough gain. Sounds like dead tubes to be, get it checked out.
If you are looking at an OD pedal, then I suggest the Maxon 808. Gain set to 0 and tone and balance set to your tastes will tighten up the sound nicely. I wouldn't typically fiddle with the gain knob considering I have plenty of that with my 6262.
When I think of boosting I thinm of an MXR 10 band EQ. Typically used to "boost" the signal for example, when you're playing a solo in a band situation and want it to stand out.
I'll get the amp looked at ... there's something definitely not right about it, do you reckon I'll just have to buy all new tubes? When the amp is on all 4 of them glow a light red, I thought that meant they were fine?
EDIT: Nevermind, now that I look carefully I can see that one of the tubes isn't glowing red in the middle at all, it was the reflection off the other tubes that made it look like it was fine.