I am getting a Quilter 101 mini head. I am not very familiar with this amp or with using these types of pedals so I am not sure what I need. The Quilter DOES have an FX loop so I assume this is basically an amp with the regular power section and its own preamp but I think I can use either or distortion pedal out front and/or preamp pedal in the loop. Just looking for two things here. If anyone can clarify which would suit me better and why (distortion or preamp pedal) and also to avoid another thread what would be your recommendations on a pedal for the most amp like and brutal tones?