#1
Sorry if this has already been discussed, but I don't think it has.

WARNING: Possible noob questions ahead

Does the quality of an amplifier affect the quality of the tone you get out of pedals? I'm considering getting a BOSS gt-10 and I was wondering if it would even be worth it to run such a high end piece of equipment through a Roland Cube. I would be using it for mainly effects, but what I'm worried about is how the drive and clean tones would sound through a solid state modeling amp. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
#2
Absolutely it does.

The amp is the most important thing in your signal chain. Aside from your fingers, it decides what you sound like the most.

Running a multi effects through a modeler is redundant, and not advisable IMO. A transparent amp would be the best thing for a multi effects pedal.

Personally, I'm not a fan of multi effects, but many people find them to be especially useful. It all depends on your budget and your style.
#3
I agree - I wouldn't run pedals thu a Cube. If your not satisfied with your tone then change your amp or your fingers.

That GT-10 is pretty expensive right? We'll help you find a new amp if you like and the right pedal. What kind of effects are you wanting?
#4
I'm actually very satisfied with the tone I get, I was looking at the gt-10 more for the wide range of effects and the looping. Yes it is pretty expensive, but the way I see I could spend a great deal more buying individual effects you know? I love effects...lots of delay, chorus, phasing, anything really. I also liked the number of options for the expression pedal on the gt-10. Thanks for the responses!
Last edited by jleclaire at Oct 15, 2008,