It takes them well if you keep The Amp from going into overdrive itself. Set the Volume very low, and turn up the Master. In the beginning, I had a look of difficulty because I use an always-on preamp. I eventually discovered Tim Marcus was recommending just swapping out the tube for a 12AY7. Works like a charm.I was wondering if some of you are still using the Amp from Milkman?
Was looking for one for home use, with cab or headphones.
Does it take overdrive pedals well? How about higher gain pedals, like the Suhr Riot for example?
Milkman The Amp ( 50 watt version ) is great for recording direct/headphones/ small clean gig amp...and mine loves pedals: BB Preamp/ Big Bloom/ The Dude V2 all sound good line direct, either XLR or Hi-Z 1/4". I have also used The Amp with a 12AY7 and it is very sweet and more headroom. Would be best to open up the Master a lot and barely open the Volume...although with a 12AX7 The Amp smooshes and grits very nicely with the Volume opened more. It IS line level XLR so it can overdrive a board's channel even with the trim down, even with a 12AY7. I haven't tried it as a " pedal" in front of an amp, but the idea of a backup amp weighing only 3 pounds is a nice thing. if the Deluxe or Ampeg blow a tube. Cheers.
I would dare say yes... My Amp50 reacts like a Twin Reverb type clean ... not as loud but in that sonic ballpark.Are the cleans fender like?
Thanks, that sounds perfect (looking at the combo). The main things i like over other options are the master volume and also ability to run an extension cab and direct out to board at the same time as well as just be a simple combo. Very versatile tool so i am hoping the sound is good.I would dare say yes... My Amp50 reacts like a Twin Reverb type clean ... not as loud but in that sonic ballpark.
It easily stands up to a Bandmaster type clean in the right cab. I can`t speak for how it breaks up if you're looking for a driven deluxe reverb sound (for ex.) I run it clean.