#1
Hi guys can anyone help me out with some amps that can take pedals well, specifically distortion??

tube or ss doesnt matter

must be CHEAP!!($200US approx)

I have a nice set of pedals lying around since my brother left for college, but lol no amp... he took the amp but left the pedals...

thanks in advance
#3
Ummm...nah I don't really recommend that bro...I tried a Hardwire TL2 through a vt30 and it sounded pretty bad to me...

It's gonna be tough if you have a budget that tight.
#4
Look for a 5 watt valve amp, Fender Champ? But for $200US you won't find anything worthwhile. Try looking at used amps.
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#5
ok i'll take my budget up to 250...
are there any solid states that take pedals well?
tubes seem to be way too expensive
#7
My Blackheart Little Giant takes pedals extremely well.
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#8
Does anyone know how well a Flextone takes pedals?

to TS:
not many amps under 250 take dist. pedals that well, especially not SS ones. Most you could do is perhaps a Blackheart Killer Ant, Vox AC4TV, Fender Super CHamp XD or Vibro champ XD.
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#10
You will probably get a couple, none I know off. Most solid state these days are loaded with onboard effects, modelling amps and they don't particulary take pedals well. What about getting a modelling amp?
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#11
Quote by WantzChas
You will probably get a couple, none I know off. Most solid state these days are loaded with onboard effects, modelling amps and they don't particulary take pedals well. What about getting a modelling amp?


This really isn't true :\ i had to use the vt 15 in college loads for recording coursework (as others did, it was the only decent amp) and they take pedals FINE as long as you don't crank it up loads.
#12
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Anyone know if the line 6 spider would take pedals well?


Definitely NOT.
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Quote by Zoot Allures
This really isn't true :\ i had to use the vt 15 in college loads for recording coursework (as others did, it was the only decent amp) and they take pedals FINE as long as you don't crank it up loads.


That is why I've said PARTICULARY good. It is decent, but not good.
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#14
I don't understand why half the reccomendations so far have been modelling amps. The whole point of buying a modelling amp is so you don't HAVE to use tons of pedals - the effects are built in!
You'd be better off with a nice, clean amp to stack distortion and overdrive pedals in front of. A Vox Pathfinder, Fender Champion, or a Crate V5 could work well.
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#15
look for a used carvin mts combo
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#16
Blackheart Little Giant.

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#18
Fender Blues Jr??????
used of course...
Look at the Peavey Transtube series maybe, but I'm not too sure about that.
#20
A Peavey Royal 8?
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#22
I'm going to second the Epi Valve Junior and used Fender Blues Jr. If you're going to go with the Epi I would suggest an EQ pedal. You can probably score the fender used for 200-250 and it takes all sorts of pedals really well.
#23
You could easily find a used blues junior in that price range. They take pedals phenomenally well.
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#24
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Does anyone know how well a Flextone takes pedals?

to TS:
not many amps under 250 take dist. pedals that well, especially not SS ones. Most you could do is perhaps a Blackheart Killer Ant, Vox AC4TV, Fender Super CHamp XD or Vibro champ XD.

Very very well, in my experience.
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#27
one of those discontinued Visual Sound amps would be a sweet find for you. Its based on the premise of using pedals. Just has one supposedly immaculate clean channel.
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Fender blues jr. or a crate v5/v16 palomino/v18
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#29
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My Blackheart Little Giant takes pedals extremely well.

This. You can get a used Little Giant for $250 easily
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#30
Look for a Vox pathfinder if you want to really save cash. Those are some of the best clean SS amps out there.

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#31
Quote by kyle62
What a ludicrous thread.


Why do you think so?

EDIT: Sorry no threadjacking intended but how does the Peavey Studio Pro amp take pedals?
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#32
The peavey royal 8 is now $100 at MF that's pretty cheap for a tube amp. Is it that bad? or is it a decent amp for beginners and apartment practice.
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The peavey royal 8 is now $100 at MF that's pretty cheap for a tube amp. Is it that bad? or is it a decent amp for beginners and apartment practice.


Its a pretty good amp for its price. Granted it doesn't have all your bells and whistles... and the tone isn't exactly "signature" or "world renown", but for what it is and how much it retails for... its excellent.

It's not really an amp that's limited to beginners, I know a few experienced players who've been using it regularly for their practice. Plus, if you want a cranked Class A tone... its pretty good (yes, 5 watts of tubes is still helluva loud). Plus it takes pedals pretty well to boot.

Though I find that it can get somewhat muddy when it gets too cranked. However, it tends to get overlooked in favour of the Little Giant.
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