Bass amps and effects.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by OliBeast, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. OliBeast


    May 29, 2013
    Whilst looking into a new small bass amp (100 - 200 watts) for gigging, i was wondering if there is any particular brand that responds well, or doesn't, to effect pedals.

    i have heard some people say that orange has a great tone but doesn't take well to pedals, whereas fender is good with distortion pedals etc.

    i was wondering if anyone could confirm or deny these claims and maybe share personal experience.
    i just don't want to purchase an amp then not be able to use any of my effects.

    i use a boss ME-50 multi pedal if that makes any difference.
  2. will33


    May 22, 2006
    Could be some of them don't like the mix of the amps built in character getting added to their pedal tones. Also, overdrives/distortions usually sound pretty nasty coming through tweeters....not the good kind of nasty, just nasty.

    What "takes well" to pedals could end up being a fairly subjective thing.