if you had to use a modeling combo amp on a gig...

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  1. BigSB

    BigSB Member

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    Mustang series?
    Vox?

    I'm talking about the off-the-shelf stuff, not the boutique axe-fx level things.

    You're called to sub or sit in... there's a modeling amp in the backline. What do you hope it is, what could you live with, what would send you screaming?
     
  2. jds22

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    Peavey Vypyr Tube 60 with Sanpera pedal.
    I could cover a lot of ground with that rig.
     
  3. SteveO

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    I would hope for a Marshall JMD-1, but I could live with anything as long as I had a few minutes to set up a few basic presets.
     
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    My Marshall JMD-1 50H.
     
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    I don't know if it counts as modeling, but the Blackstar TVP series look like fun.
     
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    DOHH! I own one and didn't even think of that. But yeah it's up to the job for sure.
     
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    I could be satisfied with either the Mustang or Peavey Vypyr and one 'Fat' pedal such as a Fulltone FB-3. I just don't trust the 'computer based' modelers switching on-the-fly....I've had bad experiences with that. (Latency and crashes)
     
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    Never cared for modeling amps. they seem to disappear when played with a group.

    That said, I've heard good things about the Mustang amp.
     
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    I would bring my GSP1101, but given your options, VOX. If it had to be a combo, I would get a Vypyr.
     
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    I played at a church that had a Flextone Dual Tone (Duo Tone?) set up with a small pedal board and it wasn't bad and I wouldn't mind doing it again.
     
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    By George, that's about the only one I would use. Been through many ss amps since I was a kid. The TVP gets that tube warmth without all the digital compression that cheaper models employ.
     
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    I've gigged on and off with a blackstar id60 for the last year. Sounds great to me.
     
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    Done more than a few gigs with a Roland Cube 30, and it sounded great!

    Jim
     
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    The first generation Vox Valvetronix (the blue one) is a nice gigging amp.
     
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    Not a modeling amp, but I gigged with a Blackstar ID60. What an amp that is
     
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    A Line 6 would send me screaming, a Mustang 3 I could live with if I can take the time to tweek the stock pre-sets, which need tweeking!
     
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    I totally agree with this. My Vypyr can indeed cover a lot of ground. Mine just got to be too unreliable for "real" use. I just wasn't a big fan of it rebooting in the middle of a song.

    But, some very nice sounds come out of that amp.
     
  20. Rod

    Rod Tone is Paramount Silver Supporting Member

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    This... Or a Blackstar ID60
     

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