I,m a tube man but holy!@#$ they sound good. What do you think?
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I agree with this assessment. I have an old Line6 Flextone amp and a POD XT Live. I can get a nice clean out of the Flextone (but not the POD XT) and great heavy tones from both, but I really can't get good blues tones out of either of them. It can't be done. I saw a guy I know on a gig with a Flextone III recently and he got one absolutely great medium heavy rock solo tone out of that thing (in a live band context). Nice, fat and singing - I was surprised. But blues tones, no.Originally posted by carltonh
I've always been able to tell the difference when I play it, and I don't like it for my style. Especially if you have a blues sound in your head, I was trying to get a BF Bassman sound and it couldn't even get in the ballpark.
That said, some players who use it sound great because they're style just works with it. Take Symphony X, which I love, they use it and have a great prog metal sound. I love their tone when I listen to their albums, I like them more than Dream Theater, but that's not my tone.
Bottom line: Line 6 don't play the blues. Blues don't play Line 6.
I'm just saying that in a live situation, I don't feel that it makes any difference if it is a tube amp or not. Most of the people in bars are liquored up, and could give a crap less about whether or not you are playing a real tube amp or not.Originally posted by Mastervolume
pretty much says it all.
Let's put it this way. You may not notice at first, especially if liquored up. But subconciously, you've probably already noticed, and the more people listen to you, especially you listening to yourself, the more you notice. Think of it like your wife/girlfriend slowly gaining weight. All of a sudden, it dawns on you, She got fat and ugly! In actuality, she was already fat, but you were horny and didn't notice at first 'cause of the liquor.Originally posted by HeeHaw
I'm just saying that in a live situation, I don't feel that it makes any difference if it is a tube amp or not. Most of the people in bars are liquored up, and could give a crap less about whether or not you are playing a real tube amp or not.