The Superdrive 18 is the leader of the pack for low wattage amps that rock!
The rhythm channel packs plenty of punch and dynamics, just like our famous Twinmaster circuit. The power tube saturation of the EL84 and 5u4 rectifier tubes offers an aggressive touch sensitive elasticity to your tone that is pure organic soul! The hi gain channel offers a complex overdrive, from creamy blues tones, to full on metal crunch. The master doesn't choke the amp, so you get plenty of touch sensitive sustain at low volume settings.
You can dial in just the right amount of gain and volume for studio work and small club venues. Keep in mind that 18 Budda watts is equivalent to most 50 watt amps. The Superdrive 18 is one the best sounding small wattage amps available in a 1x12 configuration.
- 27" x 14.5" x 25"
- 58 lbs
- 18 watt Class ab amp
- 2 EL84's and a 5u4 rectifier tube
- Treble, Mid, and Bass controls
- Rhythm volume, Master Volume
- Drive Control
- 2 Channels - Rhythm & Hi Gain
- Effects Loop
- Slave Out
- Pull/Modern Mid function
- 12AX7 High Grade Preamp Tubes
- Custom Wound Transformer With 4-8 OHM Switch
- Push Pull "modern" mid pot voicing
- 2 channels with footswitch Custom designed Budda Phat 12 speaker
- Pull bright on rhythm volume
- great little practice amp Review by arthur macgregor
Value Quality Features
Build quality of this amplifier is second-to-none from what I've seen.
The sound of this amplifier is great, and I like the layout of the controls. EQ settings are straight forward so it is very easy to dial in a wide variety of tones. The Superdrive is capable of producing a very clear and articulate clean tone, not unlike Fender amps. However, this amplifier was built with rock players in mind, so driving the tubes is what it really excels at.
When you push the Superdrive it has a very articulate and punchy overdrive that really cuts, but it isn't so compressed that it sounds muddy. The amp has a fairly good amount of headroom and also has a good amount of gain so many different styles of music can be played with confidence.
Even for only 18w this little amp is pretty damn loud. It has been a great purchase for me. (Posted on 6/15/2012)