Best amps for pedals: maximize your tone with our choice of the best pedal platforms

Orange Pedal Baby guitar amp on a blue background
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These days more and more players are using guitar pedals to craft their sound to get a great tone. Rather than relying on your amplifier to generate the meat on your tones, instead, you’ll need a nice blank palette that lets you paint your tonal composition candidly. With this type of approach, you’ll require one of the best amps for pedals.

You’ve acquired your mass of pedals and painstakingly connected them together in an orderly fashion. Chained your clean boost into your overdrive, and then into your distortion pedal. Time-based effects in the FX loop? Check. You even drew a signal path diagram, such is the complexity of your setup. Switching your amp on you strike your first chord and instead of an articulate, open, and well-crafted tone, everything goes a bit mushy and squashed sounding.

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