Favorite amp for OD pedals?

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  1. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    So what's your favorite amp for an OD pedal? Why?

    Mine is unquestionably my Ampeg VT-40. This thing absolutely loves freakin pedals. Cheap, expensive, new, old...damn, it sounds incredible with quite a few from simple vol boosts to more complex multi-level OD pedals.

    Its clean and edge of breakup sounds are just so orgasmically good, that I just like leaving the volume on the amp there and pushing it over the edge with a pedal. I think my faves with this amp are either the Line 6 Crunchtone or the AC Booster.
     
  2. Scott Peterson

    Scott Peterson Staff Member

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    GT Soul-O 45. Designed for pedals and delivers the goods. This is a pedal slut, and I mean that in the nicest way. :D

    I am an Xotic fanboy, RC/AC/BB; and Timmy nute.
     
  3. shallbe

    shallbe Deputy Plankspanker Gold Supporting Member

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    Jamison combo. I hit it with a boost or a CJOD abd it sounds stellar every time. Wonderful cleans and breakup tones--the pedals just push it over the top, and it sounds great---not like a pedal has been added.
     
  4. Tag

    Tag Gold Supporting Member

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    My Bruno Underground 30, followed by my Cowtipper 22. Neither amp needs pedals, as they both breakup beautifully at high volumes. For guys who still have some hearing, :D , and or lower volume requirements, neither seem to lose anything with a good drive box. :dude
     
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    blong Supporting Member

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    Fender Bassman Head, silver- or blackface, and especially the Bassman 135. Monstrous launch pad for overdrive pedals. The clean channel on my Rivera Rake loves pedals, as well.

    Bob
     
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    Beat me to it. As advertised, pedal friendly.
     
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    Matchless Clubman 35, and when I had one, the Fender Vibro King took pedals extremely well. How do the Vox amps behave with OD's? I am gassing for an AC30 pretty bad.
     
  8. Roccaforte Amps

    Roccaforte Amps Member

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    DRRS. Leon, come by next week, its here.
     
  9. SteveVHT

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    I agree.....
    The Soul-O's are amazing and designed just for that.
    I love my 45....
    Steve
     
  10. tga-3

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    Leon,
    I've been interested in the Ampegs for that Mick Taylor/Stone's clean/crunch and thick leads. There's one on ebay now, what's the price range on those things?
    Thanks,
    Rick
     
  11. jimfog

    jimfog Senior Member

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    Dr Z Route 66 is far and away the biggest Pedal HO I've had the pleasure to date........

    -Jim
     
  12. tmoore

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    One word - DrZ

    I've put a lot of hours on both an Rx and Maz Jr. (and myriad other amps), and the Dr Zs have the most moldable tone I've ever found. They are extremely responsive to variations of pedals and guitars. And, they have stunning good tone without enhancement too!
     
  13. Mr.Hanky

    Mr.Hanky Supporting Member

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    I have NEVER met a more pedal freindly amp then my Dr.Z Route 66, it inhales pedals where other amps tolerate them.
     
  14. tiptone

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    Guess I'll get at the end of the line, mine's a Dr. Z, though one that hasn't been mentioned yet.

    The KT-45 has headroom for days and the EF86 just eats pedals up.
     
  15. PlexiBreath

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    My trusty old 50 watt plexi Marshall! All pedals sound good through this amp. Strat > Rat > Plexi, is an insane combination.
     
  16. MikeyG

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    All of mine have been said already: The GT Soul-O's are incredible. So was my Kendrick Stereo 15.

    But over and over the Dr Z amps seem to take pedals EXTREMELY well .... Mazerati, 18 Jr, Maz 38, all exceptional.
     
  17. ericb

    ericb Silver Supporting Member

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    I have loads of amps and some best with overdrives and/or distortions are:

    ENGL SCreamer.. Really great with loads of pedals

    2nd channel of Marshall 6101 (not the other 2 channels tho)

    ORange Or120

    hi-gain modded Marshall 2204 jcm800 (Funny , as the normal version isn't great with many od's... sd1's and Ts's but not lots of others)

    Morin preamp , kicks ass with everything

    Marshall jmp1 preamp ez to use with od's

    Had Vht gp3 preamp that responded to loads of od's perfectly.. . wish they built all that gain into it tho!

    Tremoverb... easy as can be with Od's

    The 1st channel (bassmany clean channel ) of Demeter Tga2 but not the other 2 channels at all

    Stock Jtm45 RI head did, but not modded with lower valued filter caps,etc.

    etc,etc,etc...

    It's a matter of trial and error and what you want for your sounds of course! ERIC
     

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