Re: what amp should i buy for my new les paul
Yeah, I own more than one guitar for the simple fact that they all sound different. So why would I want an amp that made them sound all exactly the same. Stupid amp.
I totally get what you mean about having to hook it up to a PC for at least the first initial set up of the Mustang I or II. You don't have nearly the control over the amp that you do with the Mustang 3, 4, and 5 (which I have). But I found that with 24 presets, you can easily set up and save enough of your favorite tones that you can just turn the dial and it's set to what you want from the start. The problem here is that you have to play with the amp enough to figure out HOW to get those sounds...then you save them. Then you can ditch the computer. In fact, I set up my Netbook with FUSE just for this purpose...in case I needed to go somewhere. It's quite a bit lighter than my ~40 lb desktop computer, plus monitor, plus accessories, speakers, printer...
I just sent that guy who bought one, imazerk, a complete backup of my 24 presets and instructions on how to uplode them to his amp using FUSE. I hope he likes 'em. They're really good, effects-free starting points for him to play with and all of the presets sound TONS better than the crap that comes factory-installed from Fender...at least to my ears.
2007 Marshall JVM410H + 1960A Lead
2011 Fender Mustang V + V412
2010 Fender Mustang II
1985 Marshall Lead 12 3005 Microstack
2012 Marshall JTM1H
2012 Marshall JMP1H
2011 Gibson Les Paul Custom Silverburst
2012 Gibson SG Special Faded
2009 Fender American Special Stratocaster
2007 Hagstrom Ultra-Swede
Custom Warmoth Strat with S/D pickups