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  1. If it helps any, don't bother using amp modeling if using a piezo in an electric. I found that it makes it sound much less acoustic sounding. I installed the LR Baggs Bridge-X in my Strat and have been messing around with different self made presets for a few weeks now. I didn't bother putting the preamp in because that's what I'm using the HD500x for.. I've gotten some great tones out of it so far. EQs will be your friend in helping shape tones.
  2. They definitely are diverse amps. I had a JCM 800 for a few years.. The 1959 Model 100 watt head.. No master volume. No gain knob.. Was balls to the walls loud. It was ear piercing by the time you got it loud enough to overdrive it.. Sounded great though. Sold it because I was getting this. Sold my Triple Rectifier because I was getting this, too. Selling my Fender 140 tube head, because I have the 500x. It can do Mesa grit, Marshall dirt, Fender clean.. So, no need for me to have those amps sitting here collecting dust. I'll still have my handful of tube amps.. I have 3 of them left and 2 I definitely won't ever sell. Ultimately, if I start gigging on a large scale again.. I'm going the tube power amp route and using the 500x as the preamp. Get myself one of them ISP rack noise reduction units.. A spare power amp.. Probably a Rocktron Velocity.. Wireless.. 1-2 other things.. And I'll be set.
  3. Have you tried to drag and drop the icons? I don't have an Amplifi.. But that's how moving most things in apps on the iPads and iDevices work.
  4. http://line6.com/customtone/profile/RNRage/ I uploaded it twice by accident.. They're identical.
  5. Absolutely.. Give me a few minutes, just sat down to eat dinner.. I'll quote your post again and reply with the link so you get a notification. Agreed.
  6. Yea, that's the full amp model.
  7. Thanks, I appreciate the compliment!
  8. Couldn't have put it any better, myself. At the same price as the M13.. I'd say definitely go for it. You can use it the same way as you would the M13 if you don't want the modeling.. Plus side, you have modeling if you ever want, need, or feel the urge to experiment.
  9. Here it is. Brit J-800 Model with the default Cab (Brit T-75). I am however, using the 409 Dynamic rather than the off-axis 57. The amp model EQ is tweaked. The Amp and Cab parameters are tweaked. I used absolutely no FX from either inside the pedal, plugins, or DAW. No EQ tweaks aside from the ones done on the actual amp model within the pedal. https://soundcloud.com/rage2012er/jcm800model-3 I'm using the modded Strat in my avatar picture. Using the bridge humbucker which is an EMG HZ H4 passive pickup. Hope this quickie clip helps in some way, shape, or form.
  10. Give me an hour, I'll post a quick sound clip.
  11. Just to clarify, I don't think the model is spot on. I do however, think that you can absolutely tell that it is trying to model a Marshall.. And personally (IMO, YMMV, ETC) happen to think that it sounds good.
  12. I've had no issues with the JCM800 model.. Sounds fine to me.
  13. Either the FBV Express or FBV Shortboard. Both will give you some control over the amp.. More so the Shortboard than the Express.
  14. I haven't had any issues getting that kind of tone, either.. I'm in a cover band that does a lot of modern rock.. Think Nickelback, Godsmack, Disturbed, etc. You just have to coax it out. I sat down for nearly 2 weeks just exploring features and trying to get every possible tone I could out of it. I've gotten Jazz, Blues, Rock, Hard Rock, Metal, and more or less.. Everything in between. You just have to learn how to tweak it and you're set!
  15. It's gonna be tough to find them at $199 shipped other than Sweetwater. There's one for $250 on eBay, used. I'd recommend still placing the order through Sweetwater. Great customer service.
  16. That's odd, my friend just ordered one from them last night, haha.
  17. The 500x definitely doesn't fit all amps. I've tried it through quite a few now. It seems to love my Mesa Boogie Subway Rocket.. Hates my buddies Mark V. Hates my JCM800. I've run it every way you can imagine. It actually sounds pretty damn good run straight into the front of my Boogie, running on the clean channel.. Just using the 500x for FX.. Have a bank of sounds set up just for that, actually. It accepts my little Blackheart head reasonably well, too. I'll add that in for stereo sometimes.. But I usually just run it direct into my PA. It sounds decent running the output through my Boogies FX return in the Loop.. But it's godawful quiet. No master volume knob that controls the poweramp.. Just 2 individual channel volume knobs.. Bummer, because I'd use that setup exclusively for playing live. I'll just be running it 4cm and using my amps clean channel, though.. If I drag an amp out. FWIW, and I haven't read all the pages here, just the first.. I've had a lot of success using the 500x's OD and distortion models for Blues type gain.
  18. Sweetwater. Not only will they send you everything you need.. They even send you flippin' candy!
  19. I'm going to have to say yes, since the Blackstar has a MIDI input. Line 6 Gurus.. Chime in?
  20. If you don't already own the stereo power amp you intend to use.. It's probably a safer bet to purchase a guitar head. Something like the Spider IV HD150 or the Fender Mustang V head would suit you best and they both have built in FX. You could power both cabs with either head. Both heads function best with an 8 ohm load from the speaker cabs.. And they're both stereo heads.. So you would plug the outputs of either head, to each 8 ohm input on both speaker cabs.. Then plug your guitar in and you're good to go. The Spider head does not include a footswitch.. You'd have to also purchase the FBV Express or Shortboard. The Mustang V Head includes a 4 button footswitch.. And for an additional 30 dollars, you can buy the 2 button footswitch and use both of them together to give you a little more freedom as far as switching capabilities. The Spider IV150HD is $400.. Plus an additional 100 for an FBV Express.. Additional 200 for a Shortboard. The Fender Mustang V Head is $300 and includes a 4 button footswitch. Additional 30 for the 2 button. Each has it's perks and each is lacking somewhere. Spider has a lot better foot switching capabilities. Fender is a bit cheaper to buy. Both IMO, sound equally as good, just at different things. The Spider is better at high gain.. Fender better at low gain.. I can keep going but it's completely subjective. Do your homework if you can't go try them in person, and see which one would fit your playing style better. My 28 cents. Also, Colonel makes some great points. Good advice.
  21. The VooDoo Labs GCP would work, yes. You're going to need to figure out what kind of signal chain you want to run.. As in, what exactly are you going to use the Korg A3, TC Electronic 2290, and POD Pro X for? I see a lot of your pedals are either drive pedals or echo/delay/verb pedals. This will ultimately make them easier to incorporate into the rig as they tend to fall towards the start or end of your FX chain if you're running your effects in a typical format. You have 8 audio loops on the VooDoo Labs GCX Audio Switcher Rack. A loop for each of your 8 stand alone pedals. You're going to need a second GCX to control amp channel switching (you will probably need to make or purchase a special cable for this to manipulate the footswitch input) and for your rack units. As far as the rack units are concerned.. There is some MIDI wizardry involved.. And I can promise you that by the time you have your setup all figured out and running how you want it.. You will be a pro at MIDI code. That however, I am not. You're going to have to program each of the rack units to switch on and off effects at the press of your GCP switches. My guess is that you'll set up the GCP to select certain banks of effects on and off as you press switches.. Ultimately switching your amp channel and everything else, as well. This is about as far as I can take you as far as information goes.. I'm not great at MIDI.. I know the basics, but not well enough to feel comfortable giving advice that I can't say for sure that it is correct. I had a keyboard buddy who was a pro at it and helped me (alright, he more or less completely set it up) get everything sorted when I had my touring rig. Perhaps this link will help you understand the VooDoo Labs GCX better.. And better understand how the routing options work. http://www.voodoolab.com/gcx.htm Ultimately, you're looking at a somewhat expensive endeavor. Will probably cost you around $1200+ if you end up getting everything brand new. Keep in mind that you can get 2 expression pedals to use with the GCP as well. I'd recommend ones from Mission Engineering.. They work rather well. Personally, if I were doing it over again, I'd get a tube stereo power amp, 2 tube preamps, an HD Pro X, an ISP rack mount noise gate, rack mount wireless, and an MKII Shortboard. The FX are great in the POD units.. And the simplicity would win me over.. Complicated rig days are over for me. 4CM the Pro X and call it a day. 1 cable out to the front for the Shortboard.
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