Seems to me that the Twinmaster would be better suited for what you're looking for. Its super-simple preamp and punchy nature provides a good platform for pedals. The amp responds like it's hardwired to your brain.SD18 vs Twinmaster for small club clean platform?
I'd like an informed opinion from y'all. I'm thinking of trying a Budda 1 x 12 as a small club amp. I'm speaking of the current Peavey builds that have an effects loop.
I'm looking for some thick, mid range chime and edge of breakup clean at low volumes and the ability to drive with pedals. I want the ability to run an eq pedal in the effects loop to get a better clean sound at lower volume and dial in to the room.
I'm guessing there is some overlap in sound between the two...the SuperDrive looks more tweak able and popular but I like the simplicity of the Twinmaster.
Most importantly I want a good chimey clean sound fairly low volume with some good mids.
What do y'all think? I haven't found a way to try the new amps locally and I've played through a larger SuperDrive a long time ago.
However, you will not get edge-of-breakup at low volumes without a pedal or attenuator. All Buddas are loud and the TM is no exception. If you need breakup without add-ons, the Superdrive is the obvious choice with its master volume.
That said, the overdrive and lead tones of the TM are so good...it's almost a shame to put dirt boxes in front of it.