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« Not a bad little amp! »

Published on 06/08/11 at 14:22
Basically the exact same amp as the combo version but just in a head cab version. Same basic features and tone although hooking up to a different cab with produce a slightly different tone than the combo 18.

First off this amp is ugly as hell. Nothing about the amp cosmetically is appealing what so ever. From the stupid purple color to the hideous control knobs. It is as Budda set out to make a pure ugly amp and would stop at nothing to achieve that feat. A hand clap goes out to you guys on a job well done, mission accomplished. However, the amp sound amazing!!! Just hide it behind a Marshall on stage and see if anyone takes notice of how your tone sounds.

UTILIZATION

Budda Superdrive Series II 18 Head Specifications:

30" x 14.5" x 14.5"
41 lbs
18 watts
2 EL84's and a 5U4 rectifier tube
Treble, mid, and bass controls
Rhythm volume, master volume
Pull bright on rhythm volume
Drive control
2 channels, rhythm and hi gain
Effects loop
Slave out
Pull/modern mid function
12AX7 high grade preamp tubes
Custom wound transformer with 4-8 ohm switch

SOUNDS

The tones on this amp are extremely fat sounding. They resonate very well with a humbucker style pickup guitar. Especially if you use a superstrat like Charvel or a Suhr guitar. Using a nice maple neck on top of alder body will get that fat tone to open up a lot more to get clean distorted note and string separation. Very great tone for rock and pop music.

OVERALL OPINION

At new these amps come in at around $1250 which may be a bit high for a lot of people, but the tone is extremely good. If you can get over how stupid these amps look.

I would recommend this amp to anyone needing a fat sounding distortion tone very similar to a Soldano SLO and don't want to fork out the money to buy one of those.
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