"The band tours nearly 300 days a year so to keep things running as efficient as possible Barakat uses a Kemper Profiler so he can quickly access all the band’s recorded tones and even shared settings given to him by Mark Hoppus of Blink 182. For his clean tone he’s using an AC30 model that’s miked with a Royer R121 ribbon microphone and for the more aggressive stuff the core tone is sampling from Barakat’s Budda Superdrive 30."more
"I now have the Budda Superdrive Series II 30W, with Budda 2 x 12 and Marshall 2 x 12 cabinets. The Superdrive overdrives pretty early and I get my distortion from that. I don’t use my Fender Twin anymore. I’m too frightened to take it on the road and it’s unreliable and sounds too clean.”- excerpt from Performing Musician interview.more
I have two running in a wet/dry setup. These are the most powerful combo amps I have owned so far, and they sound amazing even without a single effect. I prefer the sound of delay and reverb running into the front of the wet amp as opposed to using the effects loop. Solid boutique amps.