robbieb61 Posted September 5, 2017 Share Posted September 5, 2017 I've had my JTV 89F for a little over 3 years now.Very excited to get it in the beginning. Beautiful guitar, fast playing, etc.Spent a ton of time in Workbench the first year playing with models. Trying to get some semblance of equality in volume, etc.But in the end...the mag pickups on the guitar just blow away all the models. Including the model of the mag pickups that come on the 89f!The mag pickups just always sound more "ballsy" and have more depth and character than any of the models.So for two years I just said "screw it" and used the mag pickups and the only model I used was the acoustic guitar models.So last night I sat down with it again and opened up Workbench. I erased all of my presets for the guitar and started fresh with factory settings.Man...the models sounded so weak. They could barely get any tone out of my Helix. Just sounded thin and terrible.So I boosted up the guitar model presets all the way to +6db. That gave me a little bit more volume and allowed the modeled guitars to hit the Helix hard enough to start sounding decent. But again...all I had to do was switch off the models and go back to the mags on the guitar and BOOM there was all my tone and sustain.So I guess my question is...I wonder if Line 6 has sort of stepped away from "guitar modeling" (nothing new except their Shuriken)? Is it possible that guitar models simply will never be able to perform as well as the real thing?I hate the thought of that because my original idea was that I was going to have multiple guitars onstage with multiple tunings all by just using my JTV 89f :( 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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