#1
I've heard that the fender DR doesn't break up unless it is cranked. Does the headroom/break up point really matter if i use distortion/OD stompboxes?

I've heard it can't get very heavy compared to other amps (i'm deciding between this and the vox AC15), but i've heard some people with really heavy tones from this amp. like this guy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U78cZs161Q

I also don't understand the DR's lack of an effects loop. What does this mean? Can i still run effects through it?
#2
Quote by djjazzyjames7
I've heard that the fender DR doesn't break up unless it is cranked. Does the headroom/break up point really matter if i use distortion/OD stompboxes?

I've heard it can't get very heavy compared to other amps (i'm deciding between this and the vox AC15), but i've heard some people with really heavy tones from this amp. like this guy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U78cZs161Q

I also don't understand the DR's lack of an effects loop. What does this mean? Can i still run effects through it?


Yes, you can still use effects with it. If you are using stompboxes for distortion/od. You will be fine.
#4
An effects loop allows you to run effects after the preamp overdrive, since effects before distortion often sound bad. Fenders tend not to need them since they have very little preamp overdrive anyway, so you just put the pedals in front of the amp instead of in the loop.