Budda Superdrive 30 1x12 Combo
Budda Superdrive 30 1x12 Combo

Superdrive 30 1x12 Combo, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Budda in the Superdrive series.

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iamqman 29/06/2011

Budda Superdrive 30 1x12 Combo : Recensione di iamqman (content in English)

"Fat chewy tone"

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Nice amp and basically the same as the 18 watts version feature wise but with double the wattage. You get the same great tone but added headroom with the added wattage. This is very warm amp that has an almost perfect voicing for the Brown sound or hot-rod Marshall tone. The tones is a thick chewy extremely organic ton.

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.

Budda Superdrive 30-watt Guitar Head Features:

16 0hm switch
23" x 10.5" x 21.5"
47 lbs
30 watt Class AB amp
4 EL84's and a 5u4 rectifier tube
Treble, Mid, and Bass controls
Rhythm volume, Master Volume
Drive Control
2 Channels - Rhythm & Hi Gain
Effects Loop
Slave Out
Pull/Modern Mid function
12AX7 High Grade Preamp Tubes
Custom Wound Transformer With 4-8 OHM Switch
Custom designed Budda Phat 12 speaker


Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Power 30W 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 EL84, 1 x 5u4
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 2 x Speaker, 1x Slave
Footswitch I/O
Effects Loop
Height 23"
Width 21.5"
Depth 10.5"
Weight 47 lbs.


I love the sound of this amp. I never gave them much thought because of how ugly they are and I particularly don't like the name of the amp. However, after hearing it played on several different occasions I was pleasantly surprised at the rich thick distortion that cam from these speakers.

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.


I am not sure what the street price is on this amp right now. I know that they are decently priced for a boutique amplifier company. They have a interesting look on the front and many guitarist probably don't go for the purple guitar amps like Jimi used too. To my ears though this is a must own guitar amp for these small gigs or even for use as a recording amp.

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.