Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Southern California
Re: Hughes & Kettner Owners???
The Rockerdriver speakers are probably the same ones that come with the Switchblade 100C. Good speakers. If you couldn't get along with the Tubemeister 18, no offense, but it was probably due to impatience or poor speaker pairings. You need to invest the time to dial in a Hughes & Kettner amps. Small changes make large differences.
Surefire--you say the amp didn't take pedals very well. Do you mean in front or in the loop? I can see possibly pushing the clean or Crunch channel set to low gain with a TS, SD-1, or Blues Driver just to get some grit and grind, but really the Switchblade shouldn't (doesn't) need much when it comes to outboard effects. Spend the time dialing in the amp itself and working with speaker pairings rather than throwing pedals at it. I almost dumped my first Switchblade head because it sounded horrible through V30'S. At the last minute I plugged it into a completely different cab and the whole package came to life like a fire-breathing dragon. Patience, Grasshopper...