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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Patch, May 19, 2011.
Or other ones like boost, distorsion, treble boosters,...
I have used a BB Preamp and a Fulltone OCD. Neither are as good as the amp by itself, but being that the Connie gets pretty loud pretty quickly, the pedals can be a nice way to get some overdrive at lower levels. They both take away a bit of the organic quality of the amp.
IMHO, the Connie is a classic case of less is more - the amp sounds *so* good on its own that adding much to it just detracts from the overall sound.
I agree. I have a Komet 60 and it's the same situation with that. If you have a Connie I say just get an Airbrake and go from there, that should knock it down enough to use at gigs without blowing your heads off.
I still use an OD pedal with mine sometimes though and the best I've heard is the Analogman KOT, brings out the best in any amp in my opinion, such a great pedal!
I've had a Constellation for 5 plus yrs and never found the need for an OD pedal. I tried a BK Butler Tube Driver once but it was overkill. IMO the amp can deliver incredible harmonics and OD without any pedals.
The Hotcake sounds great with it. With any Komet really.
I haven't even thought of using an od with mine. She's got so much hair on her ,a wig doesn't seem appropriate. 2 clicks on the Komet attenuator and she still is ready to eat me alive if i'm not ready to rock.
That's what I thought as well.
I have a Ho attenuator with dual volumes footswitchable and the volume knob on my guitar to get all the tones I want.
I just wanted to hear this before making a massive pedal sale!
Other question for you: what about modulation/delay/reverb?
Do you use them before the amp or with a wet/dry set-up?
This is a very old thread but thought I'd resurrect it since the last question was never answered...I not own both a Connie and a K60 and any effects I just put straight into the front of the amp and they sound great. Currently I use a wah pedal, tremolo and delay, all just on a board in one chain in front of the amp.