The name says it all! Discuss Steve's studios, your studios and gear set-ups, amps and effects here. This is not for discussing guitars (Steve's or otherwise).
Big Bad Bill
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Yes, I've never understood that. 'Tone seekers' go on and on about valve amps, octets, '12AX7 this' and 'ECC34 that' and then stick a transistor stomp box right in the middle of the signal chain or worse use the solid state stomp box for distortion! What's all that about?
boswell wrote:Of course the ultimate valve tone is often completely obliterated by many players once they've added all their digital/anlogue effects to the signal chain.
I've noticed a new brand of snake oil slipping onto the guitarists horizon- i.e. old germanium transistors sounding better that the modern transistors etc. And then, of course we get reissues of the Ibanez Tube Screamer with old style germanium trannies!
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I can fully understand that snake oil.......a Teutonic Cross Dresser would make my Tube Scream!
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Could this be because of what you're used to hearing on albums? Perhaps I'd think your Crate sounded great because of my experience.
Big Bad Bill wrote:
Oh I think it sounds fine for just practicing/jamming along to stuff. But for recording purposes/real sound quality the Vyper and stuff like my PodX3 win out. I'm gonna be home this weekend and my band will be recording a lot of stuff. When I have some downtime I'll make a video or audio clip of what I'm talking about.
Big Bad Bill wrote:
It sort of fizzles away prematurely. Even adding compression doesn't make it sound-well, valve-like. As I said, I've had limited experience with the POD being my main source of observation.
boswell wrote:How do you think it's different?
I know what you mean. I'm not sure what exactly contributes to this but it is definitely true on a lot of digital stuff. When actually playing/recording a demo thing it doesn't really effect the end result. But as far as "real amp" feel it is lacking.