I've been researching guitar amps to buy for a first-time electric guitar learner (me). Among the many types available, I've encountered a few described as "modeling" amplifiers, which appear to use digital circuits to recreate the tone and effects of other amplifiers or musicians.
I understand that using a particular pedal in conjunction with an amp that is also applying a bunch of effects could be counter-productive or result in a mess. In a few reviews, more experienced guitar players have said something along the lines of the amplifier not "taking" pedals.
Is this just a recommendation to not use pedals with the amp when applying its internal effects? I can't think of a reason why a pedal (such as an overdrive or delay) wouldn't be compatible with a modeling amp running in otherwise clean-signal mode.