View Full Version : Warming up a Solid-State Amp
12-30-2010, 03:21 PM
I'm gonna be playing clean tonight thru a SS amp I've never plugged into before. I only want to bring one pedal, but have a choice of either my compressor, or my delay pedal. No dirt at this gig.
Which do you guys think will warm up a SS amp more ??
thanks in advance
what are the specific pedals? If the delay is analog, that set on a subtle slap back could add a nice tone color.
12-30-2010, 03:27 PM
Barber Tone Press
12-30-2010, 04:55 PM
eq. slight upper mid cut. lower mid bass boost.
12-30-2010, 07:40 PM
Got to make a decision
Anybody else have an opinion ??
12-30-2010, 07:56 PM
Tonepress. The name says it all!
12-30-2010, 08:51 PM
Tonepress it is
12-30-2010, 09:19 PM
What amp is it. It's funny how people treat different tube amps seperately but bunch solid state amps into one category. Different SS amps means different tone.
12-30-2010, 10:32 PM
How'd the comp work out for you? Next to my eq pedal my comp (maxon cp 101) is my favorite pedal.
12-30-2010, 11:26 PM
Just roll your tone knob back a little. No pedals necessary.
Although.... if it were me..... I'd bring a reverb or delay pedal for some ambience.
12-31-2010, 03:02 AM
Aphex Guitar Exciter
12-31-2010, 03:10 AM
I, for one, do not think an good solid state amp needs any kind of warming up ...
but the EP Booster is probably what you're looking for when it comes to an always on warm pedal ...
It warmed up my JC120 way beyond my sound intentions... so much so in fact, I ended up not using it
12-31-2010, 03:24 AM
I'm a big solid state user (cue the dissaproval) and just using your tone knob is good, just roll back until you get what you want.
12-31-2010, 03:41 AM
I just play around with the knobbies till I get my desired sound. If not my SD-1 just adds tonnes of sweetness to the tone even at minimal gain.
12-31-2010, 08:16 AM
I use an Ep-3 and it does some cool things to any amp. The Ep-pre is a clone of the echoplex preamp...
12-31-2010, 08:20 AM
I'd think the comp will only make it worse :dunno
12-31-2010, 09:24 AM
Thanks All !!!
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