#1
Is it true, that say if I had a great clean amp, it would mean better breakup/overdrive sound with a pedal?

Also, could you guys give me some reccomendations for great clean amps with nice overdrive a la classic rock (led zep, jimi, the who, white stripes, mr.big that kinda tone) along with that great clean tone for blues, jazz etc. Also a nice clean amp and a good classic rock/OD? and maybe even a distortion pedal for metal. My price range for the lot is around the £500 mark
Last edited by Lollage123 at Jul 10, 2010,
#2
to me, different amps do different things, if that's what you mean... If you want breakup/overdrive, I wouldn't go for a super clean amp such as a fender twin or bassman, but rather a crunchy amp, such as a vox ac15/ac30 =) a totally clean amp will need to be pushed a lot if you want it to be breaking up (a 100watt twin in breakup mode is effin loud, I would know I have one -- and it has a very bad overdrive channel)
#3
I understand that, but what I meant was say I had a really good clean amp, would a good OD pedal sound better through that than an "okay" clean channel amp?
#4
I'd say not, people look for different things with different channels. For example, a good clean channel for me would be nice and bright. But for an OD channel i like a beefy dark sound without treble. so for me a good OD wouldn't sound good in a clean channel cos it'd be bright and trebly.

Hope that makes sense :P
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#5
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I'd say not, people look for different things with different channels. For example, a good clean channel for me would be nice and bright. But for an OD channel i like a beefy dark sound without treble. so for me a good OD wouldn't sound good in a clean channel cos it'd be bright and trebly.

Hope that makes sense :P
TM

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#6
An overdrive pedal pushing a Bassman hard is going to sound better than a crap amp's distortion channel. Whether you can get enough distortion for your needs depends on what you are looking for. For my money I'd rather mod a pedal to get more gain (real gain) so I could push it as hard as I needed than buy say, a Spider.
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#7
Could I please have some amp reccomendations and Pedal reccomendations please
#8
For classic rock an 18 watter would be perfect, but if you want a little more headroom I would recommend a 36 watter.

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#9
Hmm I live in a flat though so I dunno. Could I use an attenuator, or is their something smaller?
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