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Anyone using pedals with a modeling amp?

Discussion in 'Modeling Amps, Plugins and Apps' started by Toadtele, Feb 27, 2021.

  1. Toadtele

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    I have always ran my pedal board through a solid state amp set on clean. Usually a 15 watt Marshall or my old peavey.
    I was given a fender mustang iv a while back and now it’s my main amp. But I miss my pedals.
     
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    I have Wampler Paisley drive in front of my Helix.
     
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    Bill Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    I have a Mustang III v2.

    I use a Blackstone Appliances MOSFET Overdrive. Works great. Plus it adds a lot of tubelike feel back to the amp. Also have used a Big Muff.

    They go into the front end like I did with my Fender tube amps.

    Works fine. If you have pedals just plug them in. Maybe don’t set the level so high that it hard clips the digital input of the modelling amp.
     
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    I run a small board through my Fender GT. Tweed setting for amp.
     
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    I use a variety of pedals with modeling amps but my amps don't have built-in effects, just amp and cabinet models. My usual amps are 4 different Hotone Nano Heads, a Hotone Binary Amp, Tech21 SansAmp GT2 and a tube preamp pedal. Pedals are usually a compressor, Rat clone, Big Muff clone or Klon Klone along with various modulation and delay/reverb pedals.
     
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    This is very small potatoes, but I like it:

    I love my little Micro Cube for home use...

    ( and when gigs come back in a few weeks, I'm gonna patch it to a larger, clean amp, just for kicks, to hear what it does, louder)

    ...and I really like using the Cube's 'JC Clean' model as I think it sounds 'more Fender' than their BF Fender model.

    But it is best used clean, so for a nice breakup I use either a Joyo Sweet Baby OD, or an MXR Classic Distortion ( modded), which is really more an OD.
    Both sound great with the Cube. So I toggle between Clean and a little nasty with these pedals.

    Edit: I'll also be using digital Reverb with tube amp(s) that have Spring Reverb ( not tube driven), and the digital Reverb sounds better! So, whatever works!
     
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    I used to run a small pedal board with my older modelers.... sometimes before the modeler, sometimes in the loop.
    This was because those modelers were still deficient in regards to flexibility and I needed more options.

    I made the move to a Helix about 2 1/2 years ago and haven't touched a pedal since... & I don't miss them at all. I have simple needs for effects, and that might be the reason I feel this way. I can certainly understand those that still have their favorite pedals they feel a modeler still cannot replicate... but since the Helix I've just never had such a pedal ;)
     
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    When I’m using the UAD amp sims, I have a SD-1 between my guitar and Apollo for a lead tone.
     
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    Here is a great video on a board with pedals and modeling. This guy has some great content. I am doing the same thing with my HX Stomp and 3 or 4 drive pedals.

     
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    Just a wah pedal through my Champion 50xl, as the on board wah effect sucks... badly!
     
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    I don't get why? You didn't say why you stopped using them.
     
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    I treat my Fender Champion 100 XL like it’s a 2-channel solid-state amp. Whether it’s on the default clean channel (Fender ‘65 Twin IIRC) or the more “modelly” channel, it takes pedals well and creates amp-like tones. I especially like what it does with an EQ or an overdrive in front.
     
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    I've got a crybaby and an EQ pedal in front of a Super Champ x2 running a delay/reverb/OD setup I made on the dirty channel.
     
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    Only if it's something the amp doesn't do. For example, it's much easier to use my Soul Food than to try to get my 1st gen Peavey Vypyr to do an authentic low-gain tube break up.

    Otherwise no, not really.
     
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    I use a Yamaha THR10C, Fender Mustang LT25, and Boss Katana Mini, and I use them all on clean settings with overdrive pedals, because that sounds better to me than using the dirt on the amps. I don't use any other pedals, because the only other effect I use much is delay, and the amps all have great sounding delay built in, and the LT25 and THR10C also have modulation and reverb on-board too, should I choose to use them.
     
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