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What amp do you run your pedals though?
« on: May 14, 2014, 02:48:53 PM »
So I'm a pedal junkie, and have been for a long time. I've run them into a few different amps, but I sold most of the amps I have as time went on, and then I quit the band scene for a few years, so I didn't really bother with anything big.

Now I'm looking to get back into it, and I'm finding that I'm a bit stumped on what kind of amp to play through. I'm not stumped because I don't get the amp selection, or how they work, just more that I'm just not wanting to pull the trigger on anything, be it production or something I build myself, without it being perfect. ("perfect" here being amazing cleans, amazing dirty channel, FX loop, no lame reverb, etc and blah blah blah)

I figured I should ask you guys what you're running your pedals though right now, just to get a biased opinion, sure, but biased by a bunch of builders and hobbyists that also want to amplify their cool pedal tones. :)
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Re: What amp do you run your pedals though?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2014, 03:13:40 PM »
I'm running about a dozen amps right now (Mesa Boogie, PRS, Traynor, Bogner, Egnater, Vox, H&K, Jet City, and a couple of others).

Best all around amp I own is the Traynor YCV-20.  Both channels are really good, the clean one going from nice and shimmery to pretty thick and crunchy, and the dirty one goes from crunch to roar, and it has a footswitchable boost as well.  Reverb is an Accutronics spring unit, very nice.  Got an effects loop which is pedal friendly (I have other Traynor units which work well with rackmount but not pedals).  Celestion Vintage 30 speaker.  It's loud enough for smaller venues, great for home practicing and recording.  Front end takes overdrives really well.  The only drawback is that it has a shared EQ; if you want separate you can go with the 40W version.

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Re: What amp do you run your pedals though?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2014, 03:15:23 PM »
i have the little egnater 15w head w matching 112 cab.  cute little thing.  once i put some decent tubes in it i actually like it for pedals quite a bit.
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Re: What amp do you run your pedals though?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2014, 03:19:00 PM »
Mesa boogie express 5:25 pretty neutral sounding.

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Re: What amp do you run your pedals though?
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2014, 03:31:36 PM »
i have the little egnater 15w head w matching 112 cab.  cute little thing.  once i put some decent tubes in it i actually like it for pedals quite a bit.

Which Egnater amp?
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Re: What amp do you run your pedals though?
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2014, 03:51:01 PM »
I run through two of the least intrusive amps out there.

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Re: What amp do you run your pedals though?
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2014, 03:55:17 PM »
Modified Black Heart Little Giant combo at home and Modified Hot Rod Deluxe when I play out.

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Re: What amp do you run your pedals though?
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2014, 04:02:07 PM »
Egnater Tweaker 15 here. I have a combo, but the head and cab are awesome also.

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Re: What amp do you run your pedals though?
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2014, 04:07:08 PM »
Fender Blues Deluxe, Egnater Renegade, Marshall JCM2555SL, Princeton 10w ss.




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Re: What amp do you run your pedals though?
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2014, 04:08:17 PM »
i have the little egnater 15w head w matching 112 cab.  cute little thing.  once i put some decent tubes in it i actually like it for pedals quite a bit.

Which Egnater amp?
it's the "tweaker"
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i leave it on the fender tone stack pretty much all the time and i keep an mxr 10 band eq & pt2399 delay in the loop.  anything i've ever put out front of it has sounded pretty good. 
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Re: What amp do you run your pedals though?
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2014, 04:13:04 PM »
I have a 5e3 and Ampeg Gemini II chassis. Used to be a Fender Blues Jr. but I sold it. The 5e3 is pretty thick and round, the Gemini II is pretty stiff, clean, and reverby (5e3=cathode/GII=fixed bias). Building a Trainwreck Liverpool, which are supposed to be less pedal friendly due to their touch sensitivity...

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Re: What amp do you run your pedals though?
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2014, 04:16:21 PM »
TubeWorks Pro Value 60 Head through a Marshall 1960A with GT-12 75s. But I'll have to admit I do play through my old Red Bean Pod alot. Ok alot alot. My neighbors prefer it that way...
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Re: What amp do you run your pedals though?
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2014, 06:21:41 PM »
Small, house friendly (~3w) homebrew based on David Jones' Octal One which in turn was based on, i believe, the Fender 5C1 Champ. Mine's a 6sj7 (pentode) with selectable coupling caps, into a 6aq5.

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Re: What amp do you run your pedals though?
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2014, 06:34:42 PM »
Vox Night Train.  Single channel and usually set clean.  The new ones are 2 channel.  Lab Series L5 that has a cool compressor on the power stage.  Some home made mutts including a tweed champ and silverface princeton.  An old Marshall with Torres mods that rarely leaves the house (mostly because it's big and heavy).

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Re: What amp do you run your pedals though?
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2014, 07:31:05 PM »
I don't have it any more, but I can give a +1 recommendation for the Tweaker 15. I just don't see how it can be beat for the price.
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