#1
Could it handle heavy rock if i put my boss ds-1 distortion pedal in front of it, as i might buy it because i hear it also has nice cleans and i cant afford a mesa boogie combo, for the hard rock tones.
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#2
I tried the amp out about a week ago, I knew it being a Fender it's OD may not be much. However when I turned it up, I was really surprised it had a fairly nice OD. If you do stuff like classic rock, the amp itself should do alright. If you want to go heavier, a pedal would do the trick.

However I wouldn't use a DS-1 (i'd look into a nicer OD or fuzz pedal), but that's just me. It'll work though...
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#3
^ agree! A boss distortion pedal is very trebelish, so is fender amps. try a rat instead

and I´m actually trying too buy one too
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#4
yeh i like modern harder distortion. i do respect the drive channel of the fender and i know it would very good 4 classic rock, just not rely my type of music. I just think that as its a tube, it would work well with my ds-1 which i love, and can get a warm or trebley sound out of it with a bit of fiddling.
#5
It's not made for hard rock, look elsewhere.
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#7
hey, I use that amp for just that purpose. No matter what people say about fender and distortion, if you get a good pedal like a muff or a rat, trust me it will be able to handle almost anything in the world except for metal. Great cleans, and great distortion if used right!
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#9
I agree with the proper pedal it should do hard rock. However as bob311 stated if metal is your thing, this may not be the right amp.

But everything else including hard rock, I think should be fine, just get a really nice pedal to complement the amp.
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