Modeling Amps...

Discussion in 'Amp Modeling' started by Tenacious T, May 10, 2009.

  1. Tenacious T

    Tenacious T Senior Member

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    OK...I really just love modeling amps. I like alot of bells & whistles to mess with but there are just so many options, which is the recommended modeler?

    I already have a tube amp...want to add an effects filled beast to the collection.

    Suggestions? Thanks!
     
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    Standard 64 Senior Member

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    Its not an amp but the Boss GT10 multi effects processor is a total blast,lots and lots of fun stuff in their to do and it sounds much better through a real tube amp.Built like a tank and the lights on it are bright.
     
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    Tenacious T Senior Member

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    Duly noted. Thanks!
     
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    dynabite Senior Member

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    The G-DEC and Line 6 are tons of fun but the speakers sound like ass. Hooked up to my JBL D-140 isn't too bad, headphones on these are the best for stereo effects.
     
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    axepilot Senior Member

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    Most modeling amps these days are just fizz boxes iced with a can of bees. They have tiny processors and have no response akin to the amps they model.

    Do you really want a modeler / sim that plays and sounds like the real meal deal?

    Welcome - Fractal Audio Systems / Atomic Amplifiers

    I'm playing a FX Standard. It makes every other modeler I've ever played sound like pure garbage. It truly is THAT good.

    Downside - expensive.
     
  6. dennistruckdriver

    dennistruckdriver V.I.P. Member

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    Yep; stock speakers kind of suck on some of 'em. Run a line out into a PA, and the sound comes alive!
    Now, my Line 6 Spider II 112 75-watter has a Celestion in it, so it sounds pretty good by itself.
     
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    jon_c Senior Member

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    The new Valvetronix VT series certainly have a lot of bells and whistles. 22 Amp models (each with 3 presets), 8 memory banks, tons of effects and an attenuator. I've got a VT15 and it sounds decent, but I spend too much trying all the settings which interupts my practice. One of the reasons I'm selling mine and getting something simpler.
     
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    That's definitely a problem for some of us! I downloaded some presets for my POD XT at the recommendation of B-squared. They are just what I was looking for and I swore off experimenting on my own. It was starting to seem like tweaking and trying were all I was doing.
     
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    Deftone Senior Member

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    +1 on the G-DEC. It's a great practice tool and a lot of fun.
     
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    I love the G-Dec.
     

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