#1
I'm getting a new amp, and right now I want to go with the fender twin reverb. I love the way it sounds clean, but obviously it can't do more than a light overdrive. I want to play just about any type of music with it, so I need to know how distortion pedals sound with it. If it doesn't handle them well, then I'm also considering the Mesa/Boogie Express, which in my opinion doesn't sound amazing clean or distorted, but would cover most stuff. If you've used either of these amps a good bit or have suggestions for others fill me in.
#2
I had a Twin Reverb, it takes dirt pedals REALLY well, especially fuzz pedals. I'd reccomend a Fulltone Fulldrive 2 MOSFET for Overdrive, if your looking for one to go with it.
#3
well, what kind of distortion do you want with it? IF you want all modern metal preamp gain, I'm sure it'd be pretty easy get that sound with a decent pedal in front. If you want some authentic poweramp crunch, you will probably never get it. You can buy a lot of pedals that basically act as an additional preamp channel, but you'll always have to rely on the same poweramp sound comingout of the reverb. Obvious I know, and maybe not too helpful, but thought I'd throw that thought out there anyway. Keep in mind that you could spend $200 on a decent pedal, or put that towards the amp fund. Not that I know any amps off the top of my head that are as good as the reverb but much more versitile for only $200 more.
#4
It works well with overdrive and fuzz, but what about with a DS-1 or Big Muff? Does it sound unnatural?
#5
DS1 won't sound great, but it will sound alright.

Big Muff will sound LOVELY, especially if you crank the twin reverb.
#6
Quote by ClementWave
DS1 won't sound great, but it will sound alright.

Big Muff will sound LOVELY, especially if you crank the twin reverb.


Did you try both?
#7
Never tried a DS1 on a twin reverb, but i've tried it on my Hot Rod deluxe... it was meh, not great. But the big muff will sound incredible