Mike McCready’s Savage Blitz 50

Mike started using this amp around 2011, in conjecture with a 65 Amps Empire head. The amp remained a part of his regular live rig until around 2022.

I’m using 65amps right now—I think it’s a 30-watt. So I’m using that in conjunction with a Satellite headI run both of those consecutively generally through four Marshall 25-watt speakers. I run a combination of the 65 and the Satellite generally the whole time when we’re doing Pearl Jam shows live.

Then I kick on one more head called “Savage” made by Andy Wolf who is the Stones guitar tech. I use the Savage for a clean tone, which goes through two 10″ speakers. I use the two consecutively as I said before then when I’m about to do a solo I kick all three on.

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