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  • SS vs. Modeling

    Which do you guys prefer? No tube options here, I'm thinking along the lines of a Line 6 vs. high end solid state like a Peavey XXL? Any opinions on either?
    Peavey XXX w/EL34's
    Peavey 5150 (JerryP Modded)
    Peavey 5150 4x12
    Ibanez SZ 520QM (Amber Sunburst)
    PRS Santana w/EMG 81/60
    Ibanez RG 7420
    Ibanez 7221

  • #2
    Re: SS vs. Modeling

    peavey amps and high end just dont' go together for me... so with that said i would go with the line 6 out of those 2
    boreddddddddddd

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    • #3
      Re: SS vs. Modeling

      Chi3f said it for me man. Toss Roland into the mix also.
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      • #4
        Re: SS vs. Modeling

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        Amps: 3rd Power Dream Solo 4 '68 Plexi/Port City Wave 2x12
        FX: Skinpimp Faceplant/Skinpimp 3OD/Flyin' Dragon


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        • #5
          Re: SS vs. Modeling

          I use L6 amps and am very happy with them. I hear good thinks about the Tech21 too. I would also mention Vox Valvetronix.

          J
          Low wattage rocks!
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          • #6
            Re: SS vs. Modeling

            I like modeling amps more than most solid state amps. I mean modeling amps
            ARE solid state amps, so why not have a digital preamp rather than a stale
            transistor preamp trying it's best to emulate a tube. There's a few exceptions
            but I find the Vox Valvetronix AD60 or 120, and the Flextone and Vettas,
            to be much better sounding amps than any solid state amp I've played.
            Originally posted by Boogie Bill
            I've got 60 guitars...but 49 trumpets is just...INSANITY! WTF!

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            • #7
              Re: SS vs. Modeling

              Originally posted by Gearjoneser
              I like modeling amps more than most solid state amps. I mean modeling amps
              ARE solid state amps, so why not have a digital preamp rather than a stale
              transistor preamp trying it's best to emulate a tube. There's a few exceptions
              but I find the Vox Valvetronix AD60 or 120, and the Flextone and Vettas,
              to be much better sounding amps than any solid state amp I've played.
              Gearjoneser next time you stop at a music store, just for giggles try a Randall Cyclone. Not a bad SS. I have tried the other lines of Randall SS amps, and to be kind they sound to digitally. The MTS series are incredible though. I use two RM4's and a RT2/50. I love the versatility and being able to replace tubes easily.
              Egnater M4 (2) Recto, Blackface, Plexi
              VHT 2502
              (2) Randal XLT 4X12
              (2) Jackson SL2H USA Soloist (SH-1n, TB-6b)
              Jackson SL1 (Classic Stack, Classic Stack, TB-6b)
              Keeley TS-9 Mod Plus & TS-9 Baked Mod
              http://www.robertkeeley.com
              Line 6 Echo Pro and Mod Pro
              Chandler Digital Echo Delay

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              • #8
                Re: SS vs. Modeling

                I like Randall amps, a lot. I've been thinkin of gettin one of those 200 watt half stacks from Musician's Friend 'cuz it's like $750 for just a loud distortion amp.
                green globe burned black by sunn

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                • #9
                  Re: SS vs. Modeling

                  Of the two, I prefer L6 for the tonal variety. But don't sell peavey short. Solid, roadworthy gear. Built by musicians for working musicians.
                  Romans 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:13; 10:9-10

                  Teknon Theou

                  Complaining that there are hypocrites in church is like complaining that fat people use the gym. Where else would you have them be?

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                  • #10
                    Re: SS vs. Modeling

                    Originally posted by LesStrat
                    Of the two, I prefer L6 for the tonal variety. But don't sell peavey short. Solid, roadworthy gear. Built by musicians for working musicians.
                    I agree. If I were playing a lot of shows back to back, I wouldn't have a second thought about Peavey gear. I do wish it were a little better sound quality in the lower end of their market though. A 5150 head or combo is high end and sounds better than many of the Marshalls I've owned, IMHO. For high gain, I love that amp. I've heard good things about the XXL as well, but I've never used one. I've liked the Line6 amps that I've heard, but I haven't checked out the vetta 2, the vetta 1 was ok.

                    Farkus
                    2007 Strat ('78 bridge, a2 Pro neck)
                    1976 Strat (Antiquity 1 set)

                    Fender, Mesa, Marshall Amps

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                    • #11
                      Re: SS vs. Modeling

                      you can't go wrong with a tech 21 (120 in my case) or a valvetronix!!!

                      i love my 120...3 channels...models the ones that count...fender-marsall-mesa...and is just overall well built and great sounding amp...of couse i haven't played alot of amps (ignorance is bliss...LOL)...i've played several though...and i scored my 120 for $500 bucks used, that was a steal!!!
                      Originally posted by jeremy
                      God hates bad guitar tone
                      GUITARS: Schecter Saturn, Takamine, Ibanez Mandolin
                      AMPS: Traynor YCV40WR/KT77s, VHT Special 6, Marshall AS50R
                      EFX: Line 6 G30, Fhusk CS-3, Emerson EM-Drive, Emerson Paramount,
                      Keisman Earlybird, EB VPJr, Empress Tape Delay, Hungry Robot Lil Gazer

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                      • #12
                        Re: SS vs. Modeling

                        I actually prefer SS to tube. I tend to get more low end response from SS. However I have to admit that the 5150 is still a kick ass amp. Randalls are awesome too. I have solid state Marshall that I'm pretty happy with.
                        Ibanez AX7221
                        Ibanez RG120 (Invader/Bridge)
                        Marshall MG100HD
                        Marshall JCM 800 Cab
                        Danelectro DC-1 Chorus
                        Ibanez DE-7 Delay/Echo
                        DOD FX25b Envelope Filter

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                        • #13
                          Re: SS vs. Modeling

                          vox tonelab!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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                          • #14
                            Re: SS vs. Modeling

                            We auditioned and hired a new guitar player for our band Thursday night. He was playing a Peavey Transformer 212, and I gotta tell you, I was very impressed with him and the the amp. He was getting PDG sounding heavy distortion with gobs of feedback at low volume, and the crunch and cleans were nice too, especially the cleans. What I heard of the effects sounded ok too. His sound meshed really well with my JCM 800 and we really hit it off musically. But back to my point, you can knock Peavey if you want, but they make some pretty good sounding stuff for the money IYAM.
                            Pandemonium
                            Ultimate Tone Member
                            Last edited by Pandemonium; 04-03-2004, 03:38 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Re: SS vs. Modeling

                              I own a Vetta II head and love it. I couldn't get into the Peavey solid state amps.

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