I was wondering if the Code amps were at all compatible with regular pedals and not just the Code footswitch. If anyboy has experience on this, please help or give me some advice.
If you are talking about pedals between your guitar and the Input socket then theoretically you could put whatever you like there but need to remember that your pedal's processing will happen before any of the amp's processing which happens in the order:
Pre FX - Power Amp - Modulation - Delay - Reverb - Power Amp - Cabinet. (Same as the button order across the top.)
So you are only really looking at Pre FX, and as James Jordan said you could get clipping if you boost the signal too much. So if you want to stick your own stomp box up front then go for it but watch your levels.
If you are talking abput plugging something into the F/S (footswitch) socket then that is only for footswitch control via Midi commands. There is no send loop on the amp to apply Post FX. I think I've heard people say that you can use non-CODE programmable MIDI footswitches if you set them up correctly but it's not something I've tried myself.
I used my pedalboard in front of the amp (Code 50) without no problems. Also in live situations with a band.
Guitar -Wah wah - MXR phase 90 - Corona chorus - Klon Centaur - Mojo mojo - Spark booster - Code 50 (Plexi)
I am using a CODE 50 and i am happy.
My experience is very good, of course this is not a HIGH END amp, but for the price its an amazing amp for what i need, playing at HOME at lower volumes with quality and flexibility. Its a very nice solution to have in a very easy and cheap way some historical Marshall amps tones, and again this is not the REAL AMPS of course, but the quality and the price are very very GOOD.
I am using tradicional pedals running in front of the amp, due the absence of effects loops i am even running delay in front. The only effect that i am using from the CODE is the reverb.
Now comes one of the best thinks for me, i am using Marshall Footswitch, and i create 6 banks of presets for my taste :-) please see the photo. With this i can have imediatly diferent amps with the presets that i made, i event put some hang tags identifiyng the names of the presets.
To record i use 2 SM57, and my main guitar is fender 60 anniversary commemorative stratocaster.
I have sereval other amps, all valves, but again to play in home, record, jam, and so on, this setup is one of the best that i done.
Keep rock in a free world !!
A pedal in front of the amp could cause clipping.
There's 100 presets and, like, 14000 ways to change the output. What stomp box is so special?
I'm using an older Boss ME50 with multiple effects or clean and just using the pedal for wah or volume. Also use a Ditto pedal for looping which all works great with my Code 50. Guitar is plugged into Boss ME50, then ran through the Ditto looper and then straight to the Code input on the amp. Watch volume levels and start lower vs higher until you hear the blend. Just remember to get the Code effects you have to record from the usb on the Code amp not from the Ditto looper. These two pedals set up in front of the Code amp mixed with the Code foot switch works great for me for setting up rythm loops to then play lead over as a second track and then can play drums with my own rythm and lead loops all with Codes patches and easy switching to test different sounds using the Code foot switch.
I run a compression pedal (Boss CS3) between the guitar and Code 50; it means I can have compression and still use a pre-effect in the amp. Responds just like an analogue amp would.
Hi all, I am trying to run an overdrive pedal in front of a code 50 and it souds just terrible. I tried to set a clean plexi and disabled any other effect, but still the results are not even comparable to a non-digital amp. Any suggestion?