Budda Superdrive V40 1x12 Combo
Budda Superdrive V40 1x12 Combo

Superdrive V40 1x12 Combo, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Budda in the Superdrive II V-Series series.

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iamqman 09/06/2011

Budda Superdrive V40 1x12 Combo : Recensione di iamqman (content in English)

"Nice combo!"

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The only difference in this and the 20 is the double wattage up to 40 wattas. The voicing of this amp appeals to me a little bit more than the 18 and 30 series amps. Don't know what it is but only a slight different in tone but juts a little more preferable to me.

First off this amp is ugly as hell. Nothing about the amp cosmetically is appealing what so ever. From the stupid purple color to the hideous control knobs. It is as Budda set out to make a pure ugly amp and would stop at nothing to achieve that feat. A hand clap goes out to you guys on a job well done, mission accomplished. However, the amp sound amazing!!! Just hide it behind a Marshall on stage and see if anyone takes notice of how your tone sounds.


Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Power 40W Class AB
Speakers 1 x 12" Custom-designed Budda Phat
No Effects
No Reverb
EQ Bass, Mid, Treble
No Amp Modeling
Preamp Tubes 3 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 4 x 6v6
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 2 x Speaker, 1 x Slave
Footswitch I/O
Effects Loop
Weight 50.56 lbs.


The tones on this amp are extremely fat sounding. They resonate very well with a humbucker style pickup guitar. Especially if you use a superstrat like Charvel or a Suhr guitar. Using a nice maple neck on top of alder body will get that fat tone to open up a lot more to get clean distorted note and string separation. Very great tone for rock and pop music.


At new these amps come in at around $1900 which may be a bit high for a lot of people, but the tone is extremely good. If you can get over how stupid these amps look.

I would recommend this amp to anyone needing a fat sounding distortion tone very similar to a Soldano SLO and don't want to fork out the money to buy one of those.