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Budda Superdrive 18 Series II 1x12 Combo Amp  

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Overview

  • 18 Watt Class A/B Amp
  • 2 Groove Tube EL84 Power Tubes
  • Groove Tube 5U4 Rectifier Tube
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $1,795.00
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    - $359.00
  • Your Price:
    $1,43600
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The choice amp for players who want over-the-top distortion in a compact package.

Eighteen tube-generated Class A/B watts for serious sustain even at low volume. A pair of EL84s and a 5U4 rectifier tube are the guts of this hi-gain, channel-switching combo. From the darker tones of a vintage Plexi to the compressed sweetness of an AC30, this amp covers all the tonal bases.

The Superdrive features speaker cable wiring by Monster Cable. Monster Cable uses Time Correct Windings and advanced cable construction to deliver an accurate signal with deeper bass and wider dynamic range in high performance sound reinforcement applications. Budda has never sounded better.

Features

  • 18 Watt Class A/B Amp
  • 2 Groove Tube EL84 Power Tubes
  • Groove Tube 5U4 Rectifier Tube
  • 3 Groove Tube 12AX7 Preamp Tubes
  • Wiring by Monster Cable
  • 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
  • Custom Wound Transformer with 4-8-16 OHM Switch

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Superdrive 18 Series II 1x12 Combo Amp Specifications:

  • 23" x 10.5" x 21.5"D
  • 45 lbs.
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BuddaSuperdrive 18 Series II 1x12 Combo Amp
 
4.9

(based on 9 reviews)

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5.0

Great Combo amp

By Fish

from Nashville, TN

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

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      Comments about Budda Superdrive 18 Series II 1x12 Combo Amp:

      I've had this amp for about 4 years now. I have a marshall (vintage modern), hiwatt (Custom 30), reeves(super8), two rock (studio35), i've played out with them all, but the budda..just works everytime. I keep it on the clean setting and use overdrive w/PRSs & LPs. Great rock tone, great clean tone,I can get really musical feedback from it at practice volume. The gain channel, also great, however, I rarely use the channel switcher live. In the studio, the gain channel is great and pairs up nicely with other high gain amps.
      I would highly recomend this amp to anyone that plays out alot, it sounds great, its very very loud (i have a loud drummer- and I can drown him out-) and its very durable. Zero issues so far. Also, I've noticed, the speaker gets better and better sounding. If you buy new, give it a year or so of regular playing, try something else for a while, and come back to it. You'll be shocked at how good it sounds.

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      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Budda Superdrive 18

      By Steven poucher

      from Florida

      Comments about Budda Superdrive 18 Series II 1x12 Combo Amp:

      I sold a Marshall DSL 100 head to get the Budda SD 18 and have never looked back. The first recording I did with the Budda turned out great. It cuts through the mix and provides a welcome alternative to my Orange TH30. The Budda has a unique sound and cuts through the mix in a mid sized live venue. I'm using a Eventide Time Factor in the effects loop with a Les Paul and this rig is a welcome addition to my arsenal. Rock On !
      I,m rating features for the Budda at 9 only because if it had all the bells and whistles it would cost a lot more. The effects loop is fine and the slave out to drive a stereo effects device and another amp is awsome. The pull bright switch on the clean channel and the pull mid switch on the drive channel provide good sonic enhancement.
      This amp demonstrates quality in all aspects....the pots feel good, the speaker stands up to my celestion vintage 30 cabinet and the tolex/cabinet both appear good quality.The clean channel retains biting clarity with a good crunch when turned up and this amp gets loud. If your a good player, you will shine while using this amp. The drive channel provides awsome distortion with plenty of sustain and the pull mid switch is useful.
      Resale of the amp might not recoup your investment because these amps aren't yet a big part of rock history, like Marshall, Orange, Vox and Fender. Your getting professional, high-end gear that is meant for experienced players when you get the Budda SD 18.

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Big Sound in a lightweight package!

      By DANGEROUS DAVE

      from Central Illinois

      Comments about Budda Superdrive 18 Series II 1x12 Combo Amp:

      Overall great.....the only reason I gave it a 9 on this is because of it's price-point.It would be nice if they at least would include a cover with their amps,but they don't.
      For me it has all the features I need.
      The Budda has a great soung of it's own...kinda Marshall -like and unbelievble presence and punch.
      You won't believe it's 15 watt rating....sounds more like 30-40 really.I haven't been able to turn the master up past nine 'o clock yet at a club gig without someone telling me to turn down.I installed a Weber beam blocker on it to tame it a bit.I've played a Paul and several different Strats through it and it works well with all.My tip for getting even more gain out of it with a Strat is to use a FulltoneOCD pedal...works great at the right setting.The Buddas don't have an outragous amount of gain.With a Paul or the like it snarls and crunches real good.
      Gave it an 8 on value because it is expensive new.I got mine used at a very good price.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Budda Superdrive 18

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Budda Superdrive 18 Series II 1x12 Combo Amp:

      Budda makes great quality amplifiers, and this is no exception. Flawless craftsmanship, very sturdy build and exceedingly proficient construction. This is why I gave this amp a 5.0 on quality, for the physical presentation and build quality of this amplifier is second-to-none, as is to be expected with something of boutique-calibre. The sound of this amplifier is and the the lay-out of the controls is great. With the straight-forward EQ settings, it is very easy to dial in a variety of tones. The Superdrive is capable of producing a very clear and articulate clean tone, that's almost Fender-ish in character. However, this amplifier was built for rock players, so driving the tubes is what this is meant for. It has a very unique gain character: when pushed, it has a very clear and punchy overdrive that really cuts, but it isn't so compressed that it sounds like outright distortion. I cannot compare it any other type of gain sound on the market currently, as it is that unique. There is a lot of gain you can get from this combo, but there's also a decent amount of headroom. It accepts pedals wonderfully, especially when they're run in front of the amplifier. I'd recommend this to anyone seasoned tone buff. A wonderful amplifier that does rock to a tee!

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazingly versatile Great value

      Comments about Budda Superdrive 18 Series II 1x12 Combo Amp:

      I've been playing for over 20 years. Played thru lots of different rigs and this amp blows me and everyone who hears it away. It will get "very near" fender Clean to Brit crunch to "very near" mesa recto. If you really must have Fender clean, or Mesa recto tone - go get one, but it will obviously cost you alot more than buying this one amp. Bottom line amazing tonal pallette. I do miss reverb in live situation but throw in a pedal and problem solved. Yes, this amp can play at bedroom frendly volume or shake the walls and foundation. It does cut thru the mix as my band mates will attest. Like it says these are 18 Budda watts and they are an mazingly loud 18 watts. This is very small club friendly amp, mics well live or in studio and is pedal friendly. My only negative is that the knobs can be slippery as some of the functions can only be accessed via push/pull. Footswitch only changes channels but good luck finding an 15- 18W multi channel amp that can come close to competing with this. I have the combo version, and yes it is a little dark, but I slap a 1x12 celestion open back extension and this mini stack setup will take anything head on. Kudo's to the Budda boys.

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      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Awesome Amp for Home or Gig

      By LPMojo

      from Ft Worth, Texas

      Comments about Budda Superdrive 18 Series II 1x12 Combo Amp:

      The clean channel is beautiful to Santana-ish, the dirty channel does Marshall to Soldano, and this thing is LOUDER than my Soldano HR 50+. A warm amp that can cover most genres. In retrospect, I would have the head instead, so that I could mate it with the cab of my choice. The combo format is ok, somewhat muddy/middy, and can rattle the tubes.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Budda power

      By Riff Tide Mike

      from the beach in Florida

      Comments about Budda Superdrive 18 Series II 1x12 Combo Amp:

      This is an awesome amp. The first thing I noticed is that it is realtively light weight for it's size which is great for loading in and out. The tones it can achieve are amazing and the sustain is endless.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great amp

      By Jay66

      from Minnesota

      Comments about Budda Superdrive 18 Series II 1x12 Combo Amp:

      The tone of this amp is amazing. It will go from Fender clean to Marshall crunch and everything in between. For 18 watts it will get very loud but you can still get great tone out of it at lower volumes.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The absolute best amp...

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Budda Superdrive 18 Series II 1x12 Combo Amp:

      This has to be one of the best amps I've ever played. Don't be fooled by the 18W, this amp is loud! It effortlessly goes from creamy responsive tone to flat out, cranked-up rock. If you gig with this amp, you will definitely be heard at the back of the club. Like a mini marshall stack.

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