Modeling/solid state amps with great headphone outputs

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  1. MichaelAndrew3435

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    Alrighty, looks like this is about to happen. Um, one last thing. What do you do about a foot switch? :D
     
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    Find a used one on Reverb MFC101
     
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    So you'd need one of these to go from clean to dirty tones/pre-sets?
     
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    It looks like you’re going for one of the big guns, which should be lots of fun. I want to throw in a good word for both the Line 6 Helix (another of the higher-priced modellers) and the AmpliFire 3 for headphones. I had a Helix and currently have the AF3 and both sound fantastic through headphones (and even better through monitors or FRFR cabs).
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Alright. That can wait for now lol. The headphones are more of a priority.

    Well, it happened. 5 months clean from irresponsible spending and I gave in. This will be good for me. I live in an apartment with 3 roommates and I use headphones 90% of the time if I'm playing my electrics. Roommates are cool with me playing out loud but I don't want to bug them with my mediocre playing too much. Better sound quality with headphones and getting something a little different should be fun!
     
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    You are in for a thrill. You know my saying. Buy the best once and be happy.
     
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    So I forgot one last thing to ask about modelers. How do they compare to valve amps in terms of feedback/hum? I imagine they're better (less hum) but I've never had anything like this before, or played one.
     
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    No hum. You can make them feedback like a tube amp
     
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    Probably not easy using headphones though
     
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    You mean “creating” feedback with headphones? That’s fine. Less hum the better. Less noise is one of my primary preferences.
     
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    IMHO, you just purchased one of the best devices for what you do, that you can. I like my Axe and Kemper Equally. But the Axe, is a truly amazing piece of guitar kit. Give it some time, avail yourself of Frank's help, get Axe Edit, try tweaking some of the modelled pedals, combine them, etc, and see if you don't feel an urge to sell pedals. :)
     
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    I think you will be amazingly surprised at how you won't tell a difference in feel, touch response etc from tube amps with the Axe. The only thing you will miss, until you get something like a Xitone or Atomic CLR, or similar, designed for Modelers FRFR is the amp in the room 'feeling'.
     
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    If you want feedback with headphones, get a Digitech Freqout :thumb:

    It's fun.
     
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    I think all of the Fractal models have a noise gate built in. I have disabled the noise gate on several models so they will be noisy and hum and feedback more easily. So you have full control over what you want it to do. But it will feedback like an amp when playing through speakers, even at low volume (if you want it to).

    And if you want dead quiet, that should be no problem.
     

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