What are the most convincing amp like pedals?

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  1. BluesHarp

    BluesHarp Supporting Member

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    For instance, the Catalinbread DLS mk3 for a Marhsall.

    There are many amp like pedals on the market now, but which ones do you feel really DO sound and feel like the amp its designed for?

    Ive got my eye on the Catalinbread Formula 5F6 for a tweed sound. Is it pedal like or amp like?

    My focus here isnt for "amp like" pedals but for pedals that best emulate an actual AMP.
     
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  2. Joe Perry

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    In my limited experience.......

    Wampler Black '65 for pushed blackface tones
    Menatone Howie for pushed "D" style cleans
    Ethos clean channel for SSS style Cleans (I'm not too much into the RF OD tones)
     
  3. 12strings

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    Bearfoot and Menatone
     
  4. BluesHarp

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    Wow, the whole shebang eh? Cant narrow down your favorites a bit?

    Ethos is supposed to be the most believable dumble-ish toneinabox. Would like to try one someday for sure.
     
  5. Yossi

    Yossi Gold Supporting Member

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    Look at BK Butler Tube Driver, the Kingsley overdrives, they use tubes and high voltage. So they are more like an amp than other pedals. I have the Kingsley Jester, a great pedal and the Tube Driver. I have the Kingsley Harlot in the mail. I've heard the Effectrode pedals are in this category too.
     
  6. BluesHarp

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    What amp is the Harlot supposed to be emulating? I want one of those, but more just for the great tone its going to have.. not because it sounds like a amp I want to emulate.
     
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    Yossi Gold Supporting Member

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    It is amp like in the way it functions, not amp like in terms of emulating a specific amp.
     
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    digiTED rock > talk Silver Supporting Member

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    I've gone through most of the C-Bread stuff and enjoyed them all one way or the other. I've also been curious about the current Tech 21 stuff. To my ear/needs/fingers however, I've had a few that really stood out:

    Bearfoot HBOD, SYOD
    Blackstone OD
    And the king (IMO), the Lumpy's GTO. It's a Jelly Roll (now Class A OD) with Ge trannies in the output. It's so good that I love running it straight into the FX return on my Unleash.
     
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    The Tech 21 Blonde, Leeds, and Liverpool are outstanding. They work very well direct and straight into amps, stack well with other pedals, and most importantly to me, respond well to guitar volume changes and picking attack.
     
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    The Oxford does a good job too. I can't compare it to vintage Orange amps but I was able to tweak it enough to sound pretty darn close to my Orange OR50 when circumstances wouldn't allow an amp.
     
  11. BluesHarp

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    up!
     
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    CharlyG Play It Forward Gold Supporting Member

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    I like Wampler's take on cranked amp pedals.
     
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    JHS has a new pedal with a moonshine jug printed on it - it is in a basic TS format with an added toggle. The up position is very very amp like in it's response. I won't say it mimics a certain amp, but it responds like an amp.

    I am not sure if the OP is asking which pedals respond like amps or sound like specific amps.
     
  14. BluesHarp

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    Like specific amps.
     
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    Bogner twins..?

    Don't know how close they resemble a real Bogner amp though, cause I've never owned one.
     
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    Bogner, sl drive, does Timmy count?
     
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    Maxon SD9.
     
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    I perceive the OP was just referring to pedals that do a convincing amp like tone vs sounding like a pedal. The pedal that does that for me well is the Zendrive 2.
     
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    I found the Catalinbread SFT to NAIL the Ampeg V4/ VT-40 edge of breakup/ cranked tones and pedals stacked into it just like the real amp.
     
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    Been long time user of both the Wampler '57 Tweed and '65 Black. Also like the Catalinbread DLS MKIII (amazing!) and the Royal Albert Hall (Hiwatt pedal). All 4 are on my board right now.
     

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