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  1. I'm not using super high-output pickups or anything (pair of Fralin unbuckers) but the difference is amazing on all amp models with input pad on. For single coils, I use Kinky Boost and it sounds great! Now I'm wondering if reducing the input signal further (i.e. from the input pad -6dB) is warranted. Anyone try this?
  2. This statement tells me everything that I need to know. You either: a) Have no clue what you're talking about at all b) Are a poor guitarist without a good ear/feel for things c) Are trolling Please reference the video link I posted earlier and tell me what you think. It's just one model (Soldano) but that alone disqualifies your statement above. To the rest -
  3. Does anyone know if it's possible to completely eliminate cab modeling / IR? I'm going into actual guitar cab and don't need that block so that would save some DSP
  4. I'm just trying to understand why they're set different to the default 5 on some models. Does this mean that to get the 'truer' amp model response that I'd have to dial back to 5 on those models? (even if a greater or lower value might sound / feel better per the Line6 engineers)
  5. Contrary to some of the above posts, I'm actually convinced that Line6 has the most accurate modeling (both in terms of modeling process and in terms of component / system model accuracy) I say this from personal experience playing some of the actual amps (please note, I don't use FRFR, cab simulation, IR etc. and run into SS Power amp into actual guitar cab). With this setup - it is unbelievable how accurate the tone AND feel is. My experience is born out in many videos online as well. Here's a recent one - Kemper vs Fractal FM3 vs Helix vs Mooer GE 300 vs HeadRush: which is the best modeler of a SOLDANO? - YouTube I'm actually not in favor of approach that NDSP Quad Cortex is employing - i.e. using neural nets etc. This to me, is the 'easy way out' - you can make a neural net do almost anything with the right neural net architecture. Line6 (and Fractal) on the other hand do component modeling (by and large) which is physics based. In the future I do expect neural nets to become more prevalent either as the base approach or as augmentation to physics based modeling. However, I always believe that you should start with actual physics-based modeling as the foundation for a truly sound model (I believe Neural also has component modeling on the non-profiled models). Where possible, I prefer to strive to improve the physics based model as that reflects the true working of the amp before employing any other techniques to minimize the overall error. Now, the fractal does give you a more 'polished sound' (courtesy the beautiful reverbs etc. on the Fractal units)...but that doesn't mean that it's a more accurate sound in terms of amp modeling. Everyone is really close to each other now.
  6. I'm curious as to how the sag control works - is it a common 'sag feeling' for a given sag setting (eg: value = 3 or 6) across all amp models or is it a modifier on top of the inherent sag characteristics specific to that amp? As an example - An amp like the Matchless DC30 model has some natural compression / sag when compared to a 'tight' amp like the ENGL model. So I would assume that with the sag set at '5' on both, that you would experience the innate sag characteristics of those models. But in many instances, I find that the default sag values across different amps are different from 5. Why would this be the case if the innate sag characteristics are already captured in base amp modeling (i.e. apart from the usage of the sag control). If the sag values are set as 3 or 7 or some other value as default in a particular amp model, does that mean that it is the sag control that is imparting the sag characteristics? Obviously this control works different on different amps (try Trainwreck model) but I'm not sure how / why the default is set a particular way to begin with.
  7. Thank you for this tip. Didn't know you could do the controller assignments thing!
  8. I actually haven't played through a MarkIV before - I'll check out some youtube videos to see how they sound. Hearing John Petrucci play through the 2C+ and the MarkIV sounded similar to me so I assumed they'd have the same general tone.
  9. I see the two volume controls that control each of the 2 5879 Pentode tubes but what about the power section? How do you toggle between the 6V6 and the EL84? Or is only one of them modeled? Anyone know?
  10. Got it - thank you. I've often heard the Klon Centaur being referred to as the most transparent overdrive which I didn't find to be the case with the Minotaur model. It doesn't have the TS mid-hump but it definitely modifies signal tonal characteristics (from what I can tell from the Minotaur) I find some of the others like the POT and Kinky Boost more 'neutral'.
  11. I'm using full amps with (cab modeling disabled) into SD170 into actual guitar cab.
  12. Thank you for the suggestion - I'm definitely not doing the FRFR thing or headphones either. I've found that both of these are too much of a compromise with respect to the amp-in-room tone and feel. Wasn't a big fan of the PowerCab either when I tried it. With FRFRs, you have dial in low pass filters, Q, slopes etc. and I dealt with enough of that when I had the Boss Nextone. I now run PodGo output into SD170 into actual guitar cab with cab-modeling disabled. The SD170 is a little expensive for what it is but the end-result is near perfect with superb tone and feel. Something very special about this combo - I've owned owned some expensive amps in the past (Mesa Mark 2C+, Bogner Duende, Ceriatone stuff etc.) but I'll honestly put this rig up against any of that. The key is actually volume - esp. when you get that speaker break-up going! (which kind of defeats the point of modelers but I look at it more as a solution to acquire a large number of amps, effects in a compact format than as a low volume solution).
  13. I'm not interested in running a million things in my chain like it's possible on Helix. I stick to a few effects for my chain which is why I got the Pod Go (and it was a great $400 decision!). The Pod Go does 90% of what I want it to do and is set up the way I like it (wah, volume etc.) However, I'm hoping that we can still get some of the updated amps (like Princess)! Leave it to the user to make the tradeoffs on what he can run given the limited DSP on Pod Go but do give him the latest, updated amp models (i.e. new amp models + any updates to old models). This makes a big difference to me - I want the power and incredible accuracy of Helix amp modeling - but I don't need the power, signal chain flexibility (and added cost!) provided by the actual Helix.
  14. Would like to get the Princess....and maybe some of the new drives. Not interested in the Poly stuff as it clearly won't fit. Also hopeful one day for a Bogner Ecstasy model!
  15. Seriously....the amps sound stunningly accurate to the real thing - both tone and feel. Vox AC15, Fender DR, Marshall Plexi, Soldano - I'm playing through SS power amp into guitar cab and I'm absolutely blown away by how good they are (maybe it's just me and I'm just late to the modeling party?). The Detailed Ingrid model (Trainwreck) alone is incredible - beautiful touch sensitivity! I feel the same way about the drive pedals - extremely accurate. My only points of critique / suggestions are the following - a) Mesa Mark Model - something about this sounds a little off to me. I used to own a Mark 2C+ and the model seems off from that (I know different amp - I was also playing real amp into EV speaker and now I'm playing modeler into Greenback equipped cab). I only feel this way about this particular amp model. b) Minotaur - It seems it rolls off the low end end too much when engaged. I've never owned a Klon Centaur so not sure if this is how the pedal is in real life as well (i.e. not the most transparent with respect to bass frequencies) c) Dynamic Sag Option - I wish there was an option for the sag levels to go up a little automatically when the master volume is cranked higher (or maybe that's already taken care of in the amp modeling?) d) 1-1 Volume Mode Option / Switch - It would be great if the tapers on the knobs on the actual amp were modeled exactly the same in this mode of operation. That way, I could, for example, go to a '2' on the amp and the equivalent '2' on the model and know that they were the same. e) Bogner Ecstasy Model - Wish there was one! This is a unique amp and difficult to dial in equivalent tone and feel from some of the other modeled amps. Would love it if the Blue channel were modeled here! Note - I'm playing through the Pod Go which is my introduction to Helix Amp modeling but I'm really amazed at how far things have along in the modeling world and how great they are!
  16. On my Pod Go, I notice that for certain amps - like Brit Plexi Brt - I only have the preamp model but not the amp model. Does this mean that there is no power amp modeling on these amp models?
  17. Thank you - you're's just the clicking sound that I was hearing and the tone wasn't changing. Thanks!
  18. I have a question around how you go about fully disabling the cab modeling since I'm going into SD170 into actual guitar cab. Even after I disabled the cab model, it appeared that changing mic selection changed the tone. I was wondering how that was possible if there's no cab to mic up in the first place? Am I doing something wrong that's obvious? For now, I've loaded an empty IR model in place of the cab but still not sure if that has disabled any cab modeling.
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