I recently bought a new Fender 65 DRRI and it's the second one I've had. I really like the amp, its size and it gives me the cleans I like as well as being a decent pedal platform for my various overdrives. However, for some reason, apart from looking at things like the Fractal FM3 and coming to the conclusion that I wouldn't be able to use the modelling effectively with the DRRI, I've also been looking to see if there's anything out there like the following and wondered what people would recommend, be it a Combo or small Head (I already have a Mesa Boogie 8 Ohm Cab):-
- 2 Channel Amp with equally good channels
- Pristine/Deluxe type of cleans that accept pedals well and works well for funk and has enough clean headroom (the DRRI is ok for me on that score)
- Smooth, versatile overdrive channel capable of classic rock (AC/DC, Eagles) to Schon, Huff, Lukather up to EVH that can be easily dialled in
- Speaker out would be useful on a combo
I'm think I'm done with Mesa Boogie amps now and so wondered about the Friedman Runt 20
as it ticks many boxes but wondered if it would be loud enough live? Any users, current or past want to comment?
Things like the Suhr Hedgehog or Suhr PT-15 could possibly work but would be outside of my budget and prefer to stay sub-£1K despite them having sounds I like.
In the past I've had Mesa, H&K, Divided by 13, Peavey and Crate