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Other amps, like the Laney Lionheart, can do a bit of both.
You get lots of headroom and pristine clean tones but it is not that suitable for fuzz and other uncompressed square wave clipping pedals.Both channels can handle most pedals (the channels share a 3-band EQ) but the tone between the two, is distinctly different allowing a wider range of tones.So, understanding these differences will make it easier to decide which pedals to buy and ultimately, make it easier to get the tones you want.No matter how good an amp or pedal sounds, not everything work together or are even designed to be working together. What you consider to be crap, others might think is pure heaven.A nasty, ear pinching fuzz might sound horrible for Gilmour, Hendrix and classic rock, but for other guitarists and genres, it’s just what you want.The tone will also cut through more easily, both on stage and in a recording situation.
But again, not all pedals work as well with Marshalls or Hiwatts.
The fact that these amps has a lot of mids and compression, can make pedals like a Tube Screamer, OCD and Rat, which all have quite a lot of mids boost, sound dark, boxy and even choked.
It’s nothing wrong with the pedals, but too much mids will sound just as bad as too little.
A guitar with lots of low end sounds great on its own, but in a band, it will drown behind the drums and bass.
High end appears to be cutting but that’s also where the cymbals and keys are going to be, and again, your guitar will drown behind that dense curtain.
However, a guitar’s main frequency range is right there in the middle.