just use your tonelab.I have a Fender Mustang GTX100, a Line 6 POD HD300 and a Vox Tonelab (desktop unit). Wondering if there's a modeler better than the Tonelab, as the GTX100 doesn't sound much like a Vox. Don't really want to lug the POD around, and it doesn't sound better than the Tonelab to my ears on AC30 emulation. Possibly the new POD Go, which I kicked around before buying the Mustang GTX100. Other than the Vox emulation, I like the sound of the Mustang overall. Open to all suggestions...smaller and cheaper is better for me!
I prefer the Matchless to the AC30 in the 11R for Vox type tones, but I'm not looking to replicate an AC30 as much as I'm just using an EL84/vox flavored tone that works great for me.
Infamous?Doug from Doug and Pat show just announced that Kemper profiles oh his infamous AC 10 SRT are available.
Loaded them Last night and just checking them in the headphones they can definitely stand up to my best VOX profiles from Michael Britt or Tone junkie(66 AC 30)
My favorite amp in my 11 Rack.. see , I do like some digital gearI know some guys dislike the Vox models in the Helix, but I like the Essex model and use it quite a bit. I find the Top Boost model in the old Avid Eleven Rack to be excellent as well, if you’re on a budget. You can find an Eleven Rack used all day long for $250.
I would really like to be able to stick with this approach. I'm kind of commited with the jtm45 model on my fm3 atm... but after reading this thread I went to try the ac30 # 2 of the AB livegold pack and its so wonderful I just can't ignore it. With so many great sounding amps I can try to at least stay on one model a day I guess... good problemasI use exclusively the AC30 Fawn model from my Line6 HX Stomp, and I'm using it just for everything, gigging, recording, practicing... Sounds like a real AC30? Nooo, but that's not the idea!!!, sounds like an AC30 recorded with a mic and heared by studio monitors, or frfr or headphones, and is there where a HELIX, or an axe, Kemper, etc., can sound the same but with more flexibility and possibilities.
It doesn't mind if you use an helix (floor, lt, Stomp or Go), or other modeler, the differences are in the workflow, support, updates, UI,... the sound and feels are near identical if you expend time to learn.
I’ve stuck with the Brit Trem model almost exclusively for over a year (the JTM45 in FM3 is very similar to it - I compared them a few weeks ago). I started trying some other amp models, and it’s a lot of fun. I forgot how much I enjoyed that vox chime and upper mids. I also forgot how much I enjoyed great fender clean sounds. Live, I’ll probably stick with one amp model most of the time as it simplifies things. But at home, I’ll be using more models now I enjoyed them more than I realized.I would really like to be able to stick with this approach. I'm kind of commited with the jtm45 model on my fm3 atm... but after reading this thread I went to try the ac30 # 2 of the AB livegold pack and its so wonderful I just can't ignore it. With so many great sounding amps I can try to at least stay on one model a day I guess... good problemas
The Matchless DC30 is essentially a boutique version of the AC30. In the helix my favorite "Vox" is the Matchstick Ch1. I find the Vox models are either way too bright or way too dark. The matchless is just right and it takes pedals in front of it really well. Plenty of chime when clean with the right amount of mid range honk and it sounds great as you turn up the gain. Not really a fan of Ch. 2. its too dark with too much gain.