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The Ultimate pedal friendly combo amp?

TimH

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If you had to pick a grab and go combo to use with a small pedal board for pop/rock gigs what would you choose?
 

Andre357

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i have not found a combo amp that takes pedals in front and in the loop like Budda's.

I would recommend a SDII 18 or SDII 30 1x12. Very light ( about 40 lbs ) as well.
 

toneranger58

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I have a 64 Vibrolux Reverb with 10 inch vintage celestions that loves the Zendrive SE and the Hermida Distorion pedal. Carbon Copy pedal blends great with the Reverb. I think the speakers have a lot to do with it.

Chuck D.
 

Fireball XL5

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If you had to pick a grab and go combo to use with a small pedal board for pop/rock gigs what would you choose?
Without question, for me - a Carr Rambler. One of the most pedal friendly grab & go rigs I've ever played. Cathode biased 6L6 power section > 28 watt Pentode/14 watt Triode modes > Reverb/Tremolo. Fantastic build quality, tone, and lots of headroom given it's modest power rating.

 

soldano16

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I've always maintained that the amps that sound the best on their own are the ones that sound the best with pedals.
 

Scott Auld

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My AC30CC loves pedals, but it's 75 lbs. so I guess you can't call it "grab and go"
 

B_of_H

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I've always maintained that the amps that sound the best on their own are the ones that sound the best with pedals.
I find it the opposite lots of times. Some of my favorite amps hate anything more than light overdrive pedals.

an ac30 is a good example. An OCD let loose on those things sounds like mush.
 

MikeyG

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Dr Z amps are the best pedal platforms EVAR!

The Mazerati and Maz 38 Sr are my two favorites.
 

Lucidology

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Peavey Classic 50 is a great match up with Pedals ..
Of course the Lonestar Classic... but that's twice as much dough ...

A Twin is very finicky about pedals ... so you have to trail & error with them
 




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