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 New SD45 = Amazing

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PostSubject: New SD45 = Amazing   Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:05 am

Have bought a new budda sd 45 series 2 and thought i would share my thoughts.

So far in my search for tone i have gone

Koch powertone 2 - 3 channel, great cleans, no real output tube distortion, but quite nice for heavy stuff

Bad cat hot cat 30r - To begin with blown away but gradually found it was not for me, easy to get a bad sound, quite limited tones, not quite loud enough

cornell plexi 45/50 - couldn't dial it in, didnt really like bass response and didnt take pedals as well as i thought it would, probably could have done with more time with it but sold quite quickly.

Bogner ecstatsy 101b - Found a little too compressed and while sounding very very good didnt have the magical vibe i thought considering the price tag. Maybe a little polite in the midrange also

budda sd 45 - really like the rhythm channel, vox like, nice break up, loves pedals. The lead channel has the most amazing clarity, complexity in the mids, bass is quite tight through correct cab ie bogner 4x12 v30's. And although killer loud seem to be able to get output tube distortion easily. as everybody seems to point out very transparent so fingers need to be precise! Only negative is sheer volume, so an attenuator maybe next investment. Also loop is the best i've heard, if anybody has any suggestion for a multi effects unit that sounds good through the loop of the sd45 give me a shout.

I cant imagine anybody being disappointed with this amp, unless you don't like mids as it cuts like a knife but still sounds warm and rounded, for me perfection!
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PostSubject: Re: New SD45 = Amazing   Sun Jul 18, 2010 3:58 pm

I absolutely love my SD45II. I do use a Dr. Z Airbrake and it seems to tame the volume down just fine. I play it with a Mesa 2x12 Recto cabinet loaded with Scumback M75s. The best thing I did for this amp and my Stiletto was to loose the V30s. I can't tell you how much those speakers have done to improve my tone.
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PostSubject: Re: New SD45 = Amazing   Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:19 pm

I use the 8ohm Hotplate. It really lets my 45 rip at lower volumes.
After having this amp for over a month now I can say that this is the best sounding amp I have ever owned.
It brings old school rock to the table, but adds overtones that are astounding. My friend uses a JTM 45 Marshall
and even he admits that the Budda sounds better. I say the KT66 tubes are the secret weapons.

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