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Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment' started by sylcfh, Jan 14, 2017.
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Built in boost, reverb and I'm sure it has a noise gate in the software settings.
I know it's a slightly different market, but this has more features than the Mooer preamps. This does it for me.
If it's less than $300, it could be worth looking into. The only problem is that the market is becoming so flooded with amps & pedals that really good ones are getting lost in the shuffle.
Yeah, this is pretty specific. People who want flexibility, but don't need all the menus on the unit itself.
Just verified that you can load 3rd party IR's via USB. Awesome. Now just have to wait to see if amp models can be loaded, as well.
"I'm here and will happy to take your money in exchange for an Ampli-FireBox soon!
Of course we'll be giving more info as we get closer to NAMM but I'll give one nugget right now: You can load 3rd party IRs via USB. Stay tuned!
So, Straight from Tom King.
So if loading 3rd party IRs via USB is all it can do I guess it already has a nice piece of the market if it cost less than Two Notes Torpedo CAB pedal
And it'll be a more complete solution. Every other cab sim pedal lacks power amp emulation, so we're stuck.
My guess is that you'll be able to load a single (maybe two at most) amp & IR at a time. The AMT Pangaea is probably closer to what you're thinking of. The only problem with those is trying to find someone who sells them in North America (it's probably a bit easier on the other side of the Atlantic).
This pedal is most likely close to what the iStomp pedal, the Neunaber Slate and the Hotone Xtomp are. You can load one of a hundred or so different effects into it but you can only use one at a time. Whenever you want to change the effect, you have to hook it up to a pc/mac/iphone and use software to load in a new effect. With the Firebox, instead of effects, it'll work with amps. There have been a few 'amp only' pedals in the past but that was quite some time ago. Zoom had the 503 Amp simulator and Line 6 had the AM4 Amp modeler that had little to no effects included. However, the quality of amp sims has come a long way since then so it'll be interesting to hear what this one sounds like.
Well, you forget to talk about how it sounds... Features don't make a product, how it sounds does. Doing better than the torpedo is a tall hurdle.
This is aimed at a different market than the torpedo. You guys comparing them are doing the Apples versus Oranges thing. It will be an amp modeler first and foremost.
It's not much but here's a few more details..
I read on another forum that it can store up to 3 IRs in the internal memory. Might be a bit of a sleeper this year for sure..
Testing this pedal out and recorded some clips:
Still digging this box:
Hmm, been looking for a solution for running direct. Been using a GT-100, the effects are fine, but the amp models are just okay. Maybe this would be a good solution to run in the loop of the GT in a psuedo 4CM. It looks like it is easy enough to turn off the cab sims to run to a power amp and speaker should the need arise.
Anyone tried anything like this? Too bad the AFB doesn't have MIDI, but I understand the idea was to keep the cost down. The red Amplifire would the solution for MIDI, but probably be total overkill with the GT, definitely more than I want to lug around.
FWIW, I do have a Mooer Powerzone preamp, it sounds good, not quite the tone I'm looking for, the JCM900 might be more to my taste, but the AFB looks like the more versatile/practical/cost effective choice, for the price of 3 of the Mooer mini preamps, you get 10+ amp sims, IR loading, boosts, etc...
Have one on order, should be here next week (dang UPS holidays ;-)