Peavey 6505 vs 11 guitar amp modeling platforms! (Axe Fx III, Helix, TH-U etc.)

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  1. Guitarjon

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    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
    Pod Farm isn't too bad for it's age huh? ;)
    I haven't actually played through each one this time so I won't be able to say much about the feel thing.
     
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  2. CautionHot

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    Glad I sell my real 6505 to keep my Helix Rack tomorrow ..
     
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  3. Guitarjon

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    Wait a minute, maybe I saw yours for sale on tweedehands.be?
     
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    I preferred the AXE III in a mix and the TH-U and x50 isolated. At the bottom: Bias, Revalver, Amplitube.

    Didn't like Pod Farm isolated, but better in the mix than I expected.
     
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  5. Guitarjon

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    What did you think of Helix?
     
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    In the mix the Helix and TH-U are tied for second after the Axe.

    I also gave Revalver another listen. Still not liking it isolated, but it does sound pretty good in a mix. Of all the clips the biggest difference between mix and isolated in the Revalver.
     
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  7. Guitarjon

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    Yeah, those wobbly dynamics are less Audible in the mix indeed.
    I need to try that plugin with an external IR loader again.
     
  8. CautionHot

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    Yes absolutely :) I sold the 6505 yesterday and it's a not regret decision. The 6505 sounds really really good but I'm moving so I need more space. I still have the Single Rectifier left though
     
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  9. Guitarjon

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    Very cool!
    I wonder how that single recto sounds in comparison to a dual?
    I got a mini recto a few weeks ago and it sounds different from my big dual recto.
    It's a little more tight and refined.
    It's going to be fun to compare those 2 soon...
     
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    You're lucky because I had the Dual Rectifier few years ago. I bought the Single Rectifier because I missed the sound of the DR. You know.."That recto sound" that everybody love. I sold my previous Recto because I thought it sounded great for the rythmn but not that much for the lead. The Single Rectifier is completely different. It sound really good for the lead and for the rythm aswell. The only thing I think it lacks is the second orange channel of the DR. A friend of mine have the mini recto but when I tried it I didn't like it. It's a little bit more "flubby" and less precise from what I know about the rectos.
    IMO the single rectifier is better than the dual. BUT nothing beats the Recto recording preamp into a 2:90 Power amp.
     
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  11. Hank Habanero

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    Damn, the Helix was pretty much spot on. And people say the Helix doesn't sound real...

    I would love to see more of these tests from you, great stuff!
     
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    I've given up on BIAS again. It's far less CPU-intensive than Helix Native, but it's just awful with sound brittle and fizzy. I've moved back to S-Gear while I wait for the FM3.
     
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  13. Guitarjon

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    Ok, that does it, now I need to make sure I try a single rectifier one day!
    For now I'm super pleased with my solo head but honestly as of right now I prefer the sound of the mini recto as it's tighter and more focused sounding than my big one.
    I can't wait to compare those 2 though, just as I'm going to do with my 6505s.

    I almost never use the orange channel but maybe I should give it another go.
    The red channel just sounds more open and I prefer the way the presence responds on that one.

    Thanks!
    More similar videos are definitely coming!

    Yeah.... I'm sorry man.
    I regret spending money on it tbh.
    The concept of their plug-ins is very promising though.
     
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    I ALMOST bought the $100 upgrade to BIAS Amp 2, but between your video and other stuff I've been seeing, I passed. I had been really trying hard to get BIAS Amp 2 to work for me, right down to spending a lot of time with the Amp Match BS, but then I'm like "crap, I forgot I own S-Gear too", reinstalled that, and holy smokes!! Even the presets are great! Mike's Marshall Plexi is just fricking outstanding.
     
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  15. Guitarjon

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    S-Gear still remains great!
    I don't believe it's the most realistic amp modeler but it has a very gentle and polished sound, which is nice!
    I hope Mike decides to add some amps and pedals one day.
     

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