We always hear the phrase, "Takes pedals well" on what seems like every single amp commentary or review. That said, what amps out there don't take pedals all that well? I'll start: Fender 57 Twin. Don't get me wrong, it's a glorious sounding amp and I love it, but is it a completely pedal friendly platform? Not really. With it's naturally pronounced mid range, I've found my normally awesome sounding overdrives to come across as kinda fizzy sounding on this amp. It takes some EQ meddling on the amp to dial in a good sounding tone with an OD pedal in front of it.