What amp makes pedals sound huge?....

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  1. Miles

    Miles Member

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    At band volumes?

    No, not your plexi full stack cranked.

    I mean actual band volumes getting that fat thick tone with great cut for rhythm playing

    Yes, it obviously depends a lot on the pedal, but say any decent overdrive/distortion pedal.

    What amp really makes them shine and sound huge?
     
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    I used to use an Alessandro Working Dog Rottweiler that made my OD pedals sound better than they would through any other amp. That amp seemed to bring out the best in pedals.
     
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    My Chicago Bluesbox Kingston makes my OCD sound fat and nasty. I've tried a few other pedals, and they don't sound as quite as good as the OCD, but they sound better than on any other amps I've tried them with.
     
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    My Pure Sixty Four Mean Street makes pedals sound like its naturally part of the amp.
    Very huge and 3D sounding, it's my Amazing Tone Machine!
     
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    thumbs up for the pure 64 amps!:banana:dude:banana:stir
     
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    Pedals ---> FTR37 = HUGE!
     
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    I had excellent results with a Tubescreamer + Marshall Jackhammer into a Mesa Lone Star 1/2 stack on the clean channel. Sounded really huge!
     
  11. MikeyG

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    Every Dr Z amp I've tried is a pedal slut.
     
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    A vote for the Two Rock Classic Reverb! It doesn't matter what effect I put into it.
     
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    It's usually the other way around. Pedals are better at increasing the appearance of big tone. Find a great amp and then find a pedal or five that give you a huge sound.
     
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    I highly recommend (insert favorite amp here) to make pedals sound huge.





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    Seriously, this question is really too much up for interpritation of what huge is and what each of us have experienced. i don't think any one amp is going to be better then the rest.
     
  16. enharmonic

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    Harry Joyce Custom 50

    Those are the two that I have the most experience with in the application you've described. Both are hard to beat in that application. :)

    There are plenty of amps that fit the roll, though...I just haven't played them all personally :D
     
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    Re-issue Way Huge pedals?

    Couldn't help it...
     
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    It's not just personal taste. This is pretty easy to measure ... pretty easy to hear when the full output of the pedal is coming through, and the amp is not standing in the way.
     
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    Miles:

    My experience says it's the AMP that sounds HUGE, not the pedal in most cases.

    To get pedals to sound HUGE and amps to cut through the mix on stage, the amp is the backbone of the equation.

    What has always worked for me is to set my amp for the fattest, thickest clean tone I can coax from the amp. Step on a $60 Bad Monkey OD pedal and you should have HUGE tone.

    On the flipside, take a wimpy sounding combo, put a $400 Klon between it and your guitar and you'll still have wimpy tone.

    Work on your amp's tone FIRST, then add pedals! You'll probably come away with a way fatter tone with what you already own than swapping in and out a bunch of expensive pedals looking for the pedal to come up HUGE for you.

    dave
     

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