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Budda Superdrive 45 Series II Amp Head  

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Overview
  • 2 KT66 Power Tubes
  • Treble, Mid, and Bass controls
  • Rhythm Volume, Master Volume
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $2,495.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $499.00
  • Your Price:
    $1,99600

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Discover the magic tone of Budda's ultimate Hi-Gain Amp.

The Superdrive 45 represents years of research culminating in the design of the ultimate KT66 hi gain amp. The bite and complex overtones of Budda's KT66 circuit puts this amp in the realm of a newly discovered tone. The upper mid range bite combined with the tube rectifier sag makes for a very expressive amplifier, super sensitive to touch and pick attack. The bass response is earth shattering and sheer volume will have all the guitar players sniffing around your rig.

Features
  • 2 KT66 Power Tubes
  • Treble, Mid, and Bass controls
  • Rhythm Volume, Master Volume
  • Pull Bright on Rhythm Volume
  • Drive Control
  • 2 Channels, Rhythm and Hi Gain
  • Selectable Tube and Solid State Rectifier Switch
  • Effects Loop
  • Slave Out
  • Pull/Modern Mid Eq function
  • Custom Wound Transformer with 4-8 OHM Switch
  • Multiple Speaker Outs
  • 4-8-16 Ohm Selector Switch
  • Dimensions:
  • 30" x 14.5" x 14.5"
  • 48 lbs
  • 45 watts
 

Superdrive 45 Series II Amp Head Specifications:

  • Dimensions:
  • 30" x 14.5" x 14.5"
  • 48 lbs
  • 45 watts
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BuddaSuperdrive 45 Series II Amp Head
 
5.0

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5.0

Budda be PHAT!

By david lindsey

from central illinois

Comments about Budda Superdrive 45 Series II Amp Head:

It's not one of the sought after brands...but it will be one of the most sought after amps--soon.This amp sounds so good to me. It has that touch response that many don't have. The superdrive 45 is one raging mother! The thing is ,it is built and designed around the characteristics and performance of that type of output tube..the KT66. Sounds like a good old Marshall but with more attitude and sweeter at the same time. With hot pups, this amps simply screams and moans,with single coils it has a very dynamic feel. Utterly awesome amp!Owned everything from early fenders(60's and '70's)to a '68 small top 50 watt marshall to an early '70's ampeg head to many peaveys,mesa's..even a kitty hawk (another great amp)seymour duncan,sound city,traynor,and rolands. THIS AMP KILLS. It's not a metal amp, but if you want robust attack-responsive tone--look no futher.

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5.0

The Sound Journey Ends!

By Stan Steele

from Asbury Park NJ

Comments about Budda Superdrive 45 Series II Amp Head:

Sound Quality : 10 This amp,and its bigger predisessor,have managed to capture two completly different amp tones from the 2 channels.The clean channel reeks of Vox honk and bell-like glaze,and although the amp runs Class AB,a beautifully touch reactive Class A voicing!The lead channel starts at a likewise reactive harmonically dense crunch,to a creamy smooth overdrive.I have found that the 45 seems to have a bit more gain, perhaps because I turn it up when playing live, than the 80,which when turned up, levels all life within 100 yards! Pull the middle control, and the tone gets a bit more edgey and scooped for metal head tone. All in all, I have owned and toured with EVERY amp there is, and Budda is HOME for me. My music ranges from jangly pop melodies and very progressive rock, like the Beatles meet the Dregs and these amps actually seem to inspire better playing and articulation. On the other hand, it also makes your shortcomings audible, so, this amp is not for the schlock. I use predominantly Strats and SG's and the vibe of the amp kicks for humbuckers, but I think, SMOKES Strat versatility

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5.0

Sounds EXCELLENT

Comments about Budda Superdrive 45 Series II Amp Head:

I don't own it but I've heard 2 guitarists play it. The first was in a pop dance band (but a real good guitarist) the second was in a *hard* rock band.I have a Mesa Boogie Simul Sync V 90 and the Buddha smokes it.

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5.0

Budda Superdrive 45 head

By stan steele-b2PFI

from Pt.Pleasant NJ

Comments about Budda Superdrive 45 Series II Amp Head:

I bought this baby because I own the 80II,and quite frankly,it is far too loud for any small gigs!The 45 is almost identical except that it adds a tube rectifier as well as the solid state one,and uses KT66 tubes for power,instead of 6L6's.I am a pro fessional guitarist for 30 years,and have owned EVERY amp there is,and the Superdrive 45 is hands down,the most responsive,tonefull(?)and gorgeous sound that I have ever gotten from one amp!It is built like a tank,does everything from sparkle clean,to HUGE fat overdrive.Not for metal,but for any and all pros that are tired of looking for the last link in their search for unparralled tone!

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