Favorite pedal friendly amp

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  1. jj jafar

    jj jafar Member

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    What amp have you tried that seems to take to pedals best?OD,Fuzz,Clean boost and Distortion.Something that can go from clean to mean with the help of a pedal or pedals.Your time starts........NOW!;) Jason
     
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    Dr Z Z28 or Route 66 is my fav
    Classic 30 not to shabby
     
  3. Teahead

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    The Normal Channel of my Vox AC30 has never reacted to any pedal I've tried in a negative way and I've been through lots! Fuzz, Treble Boosters, Octaves, Overdrives, Clean Boosts, Delays, Loopers, Compressors, Vibes, Phasers...you get the picture. Conversely, the Top Boost channel of that same amp is extremely picky.
     
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    The best ones I've come across are:
    Selmer "Zodiac" and the Selmer "Little Giant".

    My pet theory is that they work best in the simplest amps.

    Best, Pete.
     
  5. Elliott Damage

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    my Dr. Z Route 66 of course.
     
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    +1. With my Route 66, pedals sound as if they're simply part of the amp.
     
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    My 57 Gibson GA-20, A little farty with the original P12R ( 50 year old speaker ) after putting a 30 watt weber 12A125 it takes pedals better than a amp i have owned. Probally the best amp i have owned too. :dude
     
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    I'm kinda partial to these...

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    I like a plexi Marshall circuit or tasty derivative for pedals.
     
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    Victoria 35310. Best cleans I've ever heard and my pedals never sounded better. My Shiva and Dr. Z MAZ 18, though wonderful amps, now spend most of their time gathering dust.
     
  11. Baby Evil

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    Both my Dual Showman Reverb and Pro Junior react very well to pedals, but also very differently.

    Jan
     
  12. Elliott Damage

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    how do you feel about the EQ section of the Echelon? I'm thinking about getting a Barb-EQ from the custom shop with the Echelon format to use with my Route 66
     
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    My reverend hellhound takes pedals really well...to me, I think moderate wattages are best for pedal friendliness...small amps run close to full on tend to just get more distorted, not louder when you nail them with an OD, whereas super big and powerful amps have the opposite problem...I think an amp just on the verges of breakup works best with most pedals.
     
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    My Marshall Bluesbreaker and my 62' Fender Bassman.
     
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    Two-Rock Custom Reverb: EVERY pedal I own sounds fabulous through this amp. I currently own five amps and the TR CR is the only one I can say this about.
     
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    I have a Traynor YCV40 amp that takes every pedal I've put in front of it. Some sound better on the dirty channel, some on the clean. Great amp. I also own a Marshall 100 watt Super Lead from 1973 that doesnt take hardly any pedals for some reason....
     
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    The controls are more independent than most and perfectly voiced for guitar. Hard to find a bad combo of settings. I think it would be fantastic in a pedal format. I heard the blackface version through a tweed Deluxe and it was like night and day turning it on and off, like a different amp altogether. An Echelon based version would be more versatile.
     
  19. Elliott Damage

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    thanks for your response. i'll have to contact Dave and see what he says. I'm very jelous of your amps!
     
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