Discussion in 'Digital & Modeling Gear' started by patrick2099, Apr 6, 2015.
What are people's thoughts on the new models so far? I am especially interested in the new JCM800.
I am interested too but they don't seem to have posted a demo video. Its just as well because Paul Hindmarsh could make a peavey bandit sound great and I would want to buy that too.
Not to mention Sean Halley. He is insanely versatile.
Some guy put a 5150 demo up on YouTube, sorry can't link it
I've spent maybe 45 minutes noodleing through them. They look promising. JCM has much more gain than previous model.
Is the 2.6 firmware going to be available to standard HD500 users relatively soon?
Yes. I don't know when exactly, but the firmwear guys and QA are super busy making sure there's nothing wrong..
Should be pretty dang soon.
I bought the whole bundle.
Pete Anderson model is my favorite so far.
New JCM800 2204 sounds cool, I tend to lower the gain to get an AC/DC type sound.
Big Bottom and Variac'd Plexi are very cool.
The Bogner Shiva sounds very similar to the Dr.Z with my typical setup. I may need to tweak it more to get a more unique sound.
I haven't dug into the other models very much as of yet.
can i get these models for the FX100 or are these HD only?
Hmm, not sure if you are kidding in regards to the Peavey Bandit? It doesn't take a professional guitarist to make a Peavey Bandit sound great. It is a TransTube-based amp, after all, and has been one of the very best sounding, all analog, solid-state small combo amps for many years.
Thanks everyone. Maybe I'll pick it up this weekend, when I have more time to mess around with it. I am really hoping to see some videos of the new JCM800, with a little less gain than what I have seen so far before buying it, though.
Jon Spence makes an old Peavey Bandit 65 from the 80s sound cool, even if it's not "tonally classic."
I have a soft spot for old SS Peaveys because they were everywhere when I was growing up. Peavey was a rite of passage, in a way.
I have now lived long enough to see both the Peavey bandit and the Pod ver 1 become vintage.
I have now, no-sh!t, officially, seen everything.
Not to mention a transtube Bandit makes a very good sounding power amp for modelers. It even bests a few tube power amps I've tried.
I get his point about Paul Hindmarsh though. Not only could he make a Peavey Bandit sound like the world's greatest amp, he could do it using the one-string guitar Jack White made in "It Might Get Loud."
Looks like a few new (to me) demos are up. Not sure if these have been posted before, but I missed them if they did.
An improv using the Pete Anderson Custom
And a djenty 5150 demo
Actually just saw two more new to me ones. Both are on the heavy side of things:
And another 5150:
Yup, I'm excited to try the vintage pack - from the demo of the Pete Anderson, it seems like I might have a couple new go-to amps.
Yeah. I even felt remorse I had sold my TT Bandit LOL
Metal metal metal *yawn*