I've heard people go from AC/DC to Lamb of God on their QRs so yeah, you can get a variety of tones...some say it's a one trick pony...those people would be wrong...I understand that not everyone is going to fall in love with one, but saying it only does 'this' or only does 'that' is selling it short...
I have two...one of the first ones with gears and one made earlier that same year that has two inputs....I played live with it, use it in my basement and have made a clip or two so I know a thing or three about the amp =)
the clean is absolutely useable, especially on the newer ones...if you have a low output neck pickup you won't run into any issues on any version....my neck pickups are generally pretty hot so I would just roll down the volume, toss some chorus and delay on there and it would be fine...
they are loud...but especially with the loop volume you can get bedroom/basement tones you'll be happy with...
great amp..not a great amp 'for the price'...not a great amp for 'what it does'...just a great amp..period...
you can hit the splawn forums too if you're looking for clips and info...www.splawnguitars.com
Even though Matt is the worlds biggest Splawn fanboy he is 100% right about everything he said. The part that cracks me up is that the clean channel "would" be fine denoting he never uses it! That's my kind of rock guitarist!
All kidding aside the Splawn Quickrod is a bad ass amp on every level, the one I spent time with is the third gear model but with the older clean channel which imho was not up to par, the 2nd channel however was a pissed off, hairy beast of a lead channel that also was liquid and woody too. The only thing with Splawn's is that they are unforgiving as hell and are very dry\tight feel wise. As long as your chops are up to par and your not used to a squishy feel you should do great with it.
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