This amp has a tube pre-amp, so if I buy an overdrive will it actually be beneficial? The idea that I have in my head that an overdrive doesn't work so well with a solid state amp, but this amp has that preamp tube so would I actually be able to get that overdriven sound?
Actually, it has a semi-tube power amp, not a tube preamp, so itll be pretty much the same as using an overdrive with a solid-state amp. The biggest downside of those amps is that they dont really like pedals.
damn, the tone the amp produces is good to start off with but i was hoping for a little boost to make the sound a lil smoother. What kind of effects would you suggest for a good lead tone, i was thinking overdrive or maybe an mxr phase 90, i notice alot of bands use that not sure why tho
Have a look at the Valvetronix forum. Some great stuff there like member presets etc.