Tube amps and effects

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by 999Brent, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. 999Brent

    999Brent Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Hi all,
    Do you have any favorite effects that sound especially good with a tube amplifier?
    Maybe the type of amplifier makes no difference to the effects, but I thought I would ask...
  2. I use Darkglass overdrives(2 of them stacked) into my Mesa Bass 400. I use it to get my inherent tone, so I don't even look at them as effects.
    The Mesa just enhances them greatly(used other amps for a long time before digging my Mesa out of my spare room).

    What you said, though. A good amp will enhance any effect, so it is the same.
  3. Here’s the pedalboard I use with my tube amp. They all sound great.


    On a slightly more (less?) serious note, I’ve yet to try a pedal that doesn’t sound good with my tube amp, and I’ve probably tried well over 100 pedals with it.
    remcult and cosmicevan like this.
  4. Mushroo

    Mushroo Guest

    Apr 2, 2007
    I love the sound of a Broughton always-on HPF with my Ampeg PF20T. By attenuating the lowest frequencies, it makes the amp sound much more powerful than a mere 20 watts would suggest.