Budda Amps -- Fizzy Sounding?

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  1. Hugh DaMann

    Hugh DaMann Silver Supporting Member

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    I had been really interested in checking out the Buddas. I've generally played more Fender like amps, but am really wanting something with more of a British flavor. I found a store here in LA with Buddas in stock and played a SD30 1x2 combo. My current amp is a Rivera Quiana, which I like quite a bit, but can take forever to dial in. I was impressed with the SD30's clean tones, but noticed that at higher gain levels (which is where the guy in the store set it) it sounded "fizzy." I was playing a Nash Strat, BTW.

    Am I doing something wrong? I was expecting something lush, but with edge and what I got was...fizz. Is there a practical limit where one should set the gain on the lead channel? Help me out. I want to love this amp -- and parts of it I do love. Maybe my expectations were too high?
     
  2. bartmcartman

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    Was it at talking volumes or at gig level?
     
  3. JeffGT

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    wow, Buddas are some of the least fizzy amps I've played
     
  4. sickboy79

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    Superdrive 30 head owner here. Zero fizz, IMO. Even at true whisper volumes - at least to my ears. Could have been a tube problem?
     
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    i agree. no fizz. like said above, maybe at highest gain settings and very low volume. but usually very clear & tight gain tones. (my experience is with the SD45 only)
     
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    never heard a fizz at all in my SD 30, even gained up

    plexi
     
  7. Ricker

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    There is no such thing as Fizz when it comes to Budda amps.
    I've been playing and gigging budda SDs for 7 years now and even at whisper volumes you cannot extract any fizz whatsoever even with the gain cranked.

    The Buddas are the least fizziest amp I've ever played.

    Rick
     
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    SD80 II Here:

    Fizz? What Fizz?

    Less Fizzy amp i've played
     
  9. Edmundo

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    There's your problem.


    Just kidding. :D
     
  10. Hugh DaMann

    Hugh DaMann Silver Supporting Member

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    Well, sounds like it was just me.

    And it was the store's strat. :)
     
  11. Jason Lynn

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    Superdrive 45 owner here reporting in. No fizz. I do believe it's a bit unique from the rest of the line....that amp can rip your head off. More gain than I'll ever need. It's fun to go there to get my palm mutes and Zak Wylde squeeleys out of my system though :)
     
  12. SvenHock

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    I think I know what you mean. I just snagged an Superdrive 18 II 1x12 combo today and gave it about a two hour workout. It sounds good but I know it can sound better and I think its that Budda labeled Eminence speaker thats giving your ears and mine what I call a fatiguing sound.

    I'm going to try some different speakers and see what happens. It did sound a bit better with an older 2x12 Marshall cab with V30's I have here but I would like to try something in place of that Eminence. This is one of the better sounding low wattage amps that I have owned or played through in ages and would like to keep it.
     
  13. sickboy79

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    Try a Greenback or G12H30 - I think you'll be presently surprised!
     
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    I gotta say I played through an 18w 1x12 Budda in a store once, and it was "fizzy" like you describe. I did not have it loud at all, though.
     
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    Those two speakers did cross my mind especially the G12H30. Wouldnt the Greenback "mush" out?
     

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