Originally posted by 57special
1- 10/20 has more gain.
2- 10/20 has more tonal options.
3- 10/20 is louder, though the clean headroom is about the same as a DR's.
4- 10/20 doesn't quite have the distinct "scooped mids" of a BF amp. More like a gainy Brown amp with an excellent verb.
5- Both amps can tear your head off if you play a telecaster through it, but while a BFDR feels like an icepick going through your eardrum, the 10/20 feels more like a battering ram.
6- DR feels more relaxed, and has more "space' around the notes. I think it takes pedals a bit more easily, as the 10/20 is full of itself.
7- for some reason, the 10/20 has a TON of bass available. I turned it almost off for most of my guitars.
The 10/20 is better for rock , though it has a nice clean sound, and i like it better for yer basic strat/tele. The BFDR is better for everything else, IMO, but it's really down to taste. Both amps hurt my ears, but if i won a lottery i would have both
Originally posted by davidkiddmusic
57special, do you find the gain/mid boost knob to be sonically close to a midrangy kick a$% tube screamer(esque) amp sound? or what?