As an Andy Timmon's huge fan I try to get my guitar tone to sound similar to his. In one of his videos I saw that he uses the Ibanez ts808 tube screamer pedal.
I own an ENGL 50W screamer amp which has fantastic overdrive channels and I play on a Tom Anderson custom guitar (Fender like) which has a beautiful tone as well.
My question is will the tube screamer will help to get the more warm, cutting sound as you can hear in Andy's tracks? I am aware that this alone will not do but will it help?
A friend of mine told me that with this kind of amp there is not need in additional distortion/overdrive pedals as they will "mask" the amp's overdrive channels. Sounds logical but still I hear many players that do use them. Any thoughts on that?