Hi. Would a hot rod deluxe have enough headroom to stay clean above the noise of the drummer if the amp wasnt miced up? I need a clean base to put my effects through. Would the Deville sound better for this purpose? Any other suggestions for around this price range?
I went to a guitar shop in town just yesterday to try the Hot Rod (As well as my new dream amp) and I must say, there is plenty of head room... I was playing in a small room out of the way and it was clean through out (until I pressed the drive button). Needless to say, the cleans are beautiful as well which is a bonus


Tokai FA70 (My Korean ES-175)


Artisan 30 fund: £50/£1200
Mine breaks up a bit playing over the drummer, but only very slightly.
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