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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by d3nzi0, Sep 22, 2013.
Matamp 1224 seems to be just the ticket for this.
Fryette Deliverance 60
Mako mak4. Just needs fuzz and you are set.
My Diezel amps.
Mesa Lonestar Special. Great clean channel to start with. Drive channel can give me enough dirt (not a high gain player) for what I play. the solo boost button can cover for the BD2 I used mostly as a boost. I still would like to keep my comp66 if that's OK.
At stage volumes my Reinhardt 18. Just need your volume knob.
I've had a few others over the years that come and go. Most recently was a star nova that was a pure high gain beast.
It wasn't the amp that made me dump pedals, it was getting my guitar tech'd up so that it would clean up using the volume control, without the treble dulling the tone down. In fact, if anything my tone brightens up as I lower the volume control.
So, I set my amp to the max distortion I want with the volume knob maxed, and back it out as required to suit the song.
Add pickup selector switch, or riight hand technique, and pretty much every tone I need is right at my finger tips.
Yes, I could go without dirt pedals with my Mark V, but it's fun to have dirt variety. I also think it's cool to mix up your dirt when playing out. YMMV
Straight into my Marshall DSL100.....
All my amps are plug and play amps, I have always thought if the amp can`t do it on it`s own, I don`t want it.
I have various fuzzes and a few classic boosts and one distortion and overdrive.
I use pedals for color and texture and a eq tone shift, they blend with my amp and I try to keep the signal wide as possible. Change things up a bit, boost is great for solos, but I don`t need them at all really.
I`m not an either/or kind of guy, I like to keep my options open, for what the song calls me to play.
No food yet that will make me discard salt or sugar...
pedals add to the flavor...
Update - starting to use my TSL60 combo and so far no need for dirt pedals, just delay and modulation in the loop.
I have a major pedal problem so I'll always have a bunch. But since I picked up a Carol Ann OD3r, my PT Pro is pretty barren-looking. Down to just a fuzz and a KoT.
Category 5 Vera
Ch1 Diaz tones / Ch2 Soldano tones
No dirt pedals although I like to use a boost.
Cameron Atomica..... Nothing needed in front this amp, and this coming from a clean-boost junkie!
I've had expensive amps from Mesa, Marshall, Rivera, Egnater, and Budda that all had good high gain sounds, but I still needed to add a dirt pedal or two to get the sounds in my head. I still actually own several great dirt pedals, but don't use them anymore. I'm seriously considering removing them from my pedalboard. The amp that made the difference for me is my Orange TH30. It gets every OD/Distortion sound I could want, with quick and intuitive adjustments to the gain and master knobs. This is my first Orange amp, and I'm extremely happy with it. And the icing on the cake is that the clean channel is also spectacular. Very versatile amp.
The first time it was a Guytron GT100 FV. Others which rendered pedals useless, AIken Sabre, and Mesa Mark III.
Boogie Mark IV.
gigged for many years with jcm800's 2203's and 2204's and no dirt pedal