Yamaha taking over?

Discussion in 'Amp Modeling' started by Wazrun, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Pop1655

    Pop1655 Premium Member

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    I've said this before a few times. I never get the discussions about THR vs any amp.
    I just don't think about my THR in that light.
    I love it, it's a great tool to own, I use it a ton.
    Lately I've been playing with running it into other things, which is fun.
    Still, I don't think of it as one of my "amps".
    I do think of it as one of my better purchases.
     
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  2. TheWilly17

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    Gonna pull the trigger on a THR10C tomorrow!
     
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    It's just a tool.. and in that sense, it's exactly the same as your other amps.

    I was playing my tiny Battery powered Fender Mini today sitting outside in 75 degree sunshine jamming away.. And for that it was the perfect tool. :thumb:

    I think I'll hunt down a Pignose from the 80s.
     
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    Any famous recordings using a Pignose? They look cool.
     
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    So I think you now have some work to do Chris. Go do a search and report back. :D
     
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  6. Pop1655

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    Love those things! Lots of memories there!
     
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    I'm going on internet lore, because I can't see it. But apparently Zappa's playing a modified Pignose in this live video and a lot of Apostrophe/Overnight Sensation was recorded with one.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q0nImsfMvE#t=67
     
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    Very good.. ya know they say that many of the recordings we love from the past were actually done with cranked up Super Champs.

    I see no reason at all that a miced up Pignose couldn't be made to sound awesome by a recording engineer.
     
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    It's also true that Brian May used a small cranked tube amp for most of the Queen recordings we love. :thumb:
     
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    Ok,,false alarm! I had all intentions of grabbing a THR10C the other day after playing one in a local shop. I then went home and spent some quality time with my YGM3 and 65 DRRI,,,I couldn't do it. I realize that the Yamaha is meant to be compact and convenient, but I guess the tube guy in me still cannot justify spending money on something out of convenience. It is a very cool little amp, I just realize it will turn into a dust collector real quick.
     
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    Atta boy!:thumb:
     
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    I can relate to that. Mine went on an extended break. A blown transformer on my amp took it off the bench and put it back in the game. Now the love affair has grown even more. I think I'm enjoying it more now than I did when it was new. It may go back to collecting dust again here pretty soon, but I'm convinced I'll always be glad it's on the shelf.
     
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    Makes a nice, if overpriced, ghetto-blaster, no?:thumb:
     
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    Especially run through some powered monitors.
    Works great as an amp with a little more volume through the same monitors.
    Was told it also works great used like a pedal run into a one trick pony amp.
    I'm trying that next.
    The price tag has more than justified itself to me.

    Like I said, I don't call it an "amp" per say as some do, but I really like owning it.
     
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    So I finally took the plunge, and got one of these today. I tried them all out at the local shop, and ended up going with the hi-gain model, since the channels all clean up nicely anyway, so I felt it offered the most variety. They all exceeded my expectations, though.

    I can see my other amps getting pretty lonely for a while...

    :)
     
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    I have the Classic one, great tool! I use it all the time when playin at home.
    The Vox channel is just perfect.
     
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    Well, I'm starting to question my own thinking.
    Once again, I've been severely let down by yet another mid-price modeler.
    After reading scores of rave reviews, I'm left saying to myself "who can actually think this"?

    Point being, I've had several come and go. With each disappointment, I always do the exact same thing....go right back to my THR10.
    Controls are better, effects are better, models are better, headphone out is way better.
    It's just better!!! Period.

    Now that I picked up the trick here of running headphone out into a set of powered studio monitors, it's going to be even harder to knock it out of the top spot.

    I've said several times over a period of time that I don't really consider it to be an amp. A great tool, but not really an amp. Now I don't know if I think that's true.

    One thing I do know for sure, it's now dethroned several other amps.
     
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  18. Matty

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    I haven't touched my THR since I got my Amplifire. Only because I haven't needed a portable amp, but the AF sounds a lot better.
     
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    Damn Matty, now I have to do a bunch of research. I see they use the same processor chips as the Axe FX. :hmm: What are you running the Amplifire into Matty?
     
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    Studio monitors mainly. I got a pair of PreSonus Eris E66's. The AF sounds so damn good through them at any volume. And they are plenty loud enough to get the police knocking. :cool:

    Here they are...

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