Axcess BS-2

Discussion in 'Gear Reviews' started by Jerich, Aug 28, 2004.

  1. Richardscuro

    Richardscuro SS.org Regular

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    Drew,

    I definitely agree with you. First, modelling does not sound exactly like the originals. The funniest part is that I am the worst critic of clean tones. So much of what I play is high gain that if I am playing clean, it is usually with a lot of chorus and delay. I also play in a band where we not only do 2 rhythm guitar tracks, but also double those tracks with distorted keyboards and record bass tracks with overdrive.

    I think recording guitars direct with physical modelling gear has allowed me to do is get much more inspired solos down on our recordings. I am not sure why but I think my solos sound better when recorded direct with physical modelling technology than they did when I was using an actual amp.

    The one thing I will say is that most guitarists are loyal to a fault. I mean hey, if I payed $1,000-$2,000 for an amp I would hope that I was so jazzed about it that I would believe that the amp "I" bought was the best way to go for all of the other players out there as well.

    Secondly, you are right. It is all ice cream. To each their own, That is the great thing about being a guitar player today. There are so many options at our finger tips to help us discover our own styles and voices.

    Lastly, I have to agree with you on your final point I do love my Mesa too. :hbang:
     
  2. The Dark Wolf

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    What an old thread! I actually found this on Google while trying to help Kiowa Driver with his C-7 Blackjack positions 2 and 4 settings on its 5-way switch. I promise, I was not trolling, or looking to start shit. :flame: There's my dislaimer!

    http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/showthread.php?t=3514

    Drew, you're a great dude, and I'm a dick to post this, but it just made me laugh. You said the above, when talking about studio equipment? :lol: An English Lit degree will probably make you more generally well-informed than Jerich's music degrees, but I think a guy with a Bachelor's of Music and a degree in recording has you beat when it comes to recording technology and the like, even with a music minor, at least degree-to-degree. That's 2 degrees, completely music-related, to 1 and a half degrees, only the half being music-related. I guess you needed a math degree! :lol: (J/K) Punky Drewster... were you drunk when you wrote this? :lol:

    :cheers:

    PS Dick-swinging contests, to quote Shannon, are always so much fun :lol:

    BTW... 5 minutes with Google... a few people who use the POD and/or Line 6 stuff

    http://www.andysneap.com/equipment.html (Andy Sneap is the Nevermore producer)
    http://remixmag.com/artists/remix_return_funk_renegade/index.html
    http://mixonline.com/livesound/tours/audio_nickelback/index.html
    http://mixonline.com/mag/audio_bunny_brunel/index.html
    http://www.jameseller.com/studio.html
    http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/2005/06/15/williams.html
    http://mixonline.com/news/audio_secrets_randy_bachmans/index.html
    http://www.line6.com/news/general/126
    http://www.steelbender.com/corner10.html
    http://www.berkleemusic.com/promo/promokit-display?promokit_item_id=2018074
    http://www.integritymusic.com/worship/advice/0402.html
    http://remixmag.com/artists/remix_devil_may_care/index.html
    http://remixmag.com/mag/remix_forest_trees/index.html
    http://mixonline.com/mag/audio_steve_dahl_home/index.html
    http://mixonline.com/mag/audio_dido/index.html
    http://mixonline.com/livesound/tours/audio_radiohead_2/index.html
    http://mixonline.com/mag/audio_garbage_2/index.html
    http://mixonline.com/mag/audio_david_lowery_cracker/index.html
    http://mixonline.com/mag/audio_robert_cray/index.html

    I'm sure there' s lots more. ;)
     
  3. 7slinger

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    Linkin Park? You've got to be funking kidding me...one of the many reasons I avoid the radio whenever possible :noway:
     
  4. 7slinger

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    BTW, every night when I come home and play through my Line6 Flextone3 combo, I long for my dualrec half stack sleeping at my practice space. I am brand new at recording, am learning as I go, but I haven't found a tone direct from my Line6 that comes anywhere close to an SM57 on my Mesa...and all the crap about who's smarter because they have a degree, screw that: I graduated with a bachelors with people I wouldn't let pump gas into my car
     
  5. eleven59

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    I rarely use my Line6 amps direct. If I do, it's for clean tones (comes out sounding really really nice actually) because distorted tones just sound bad when run direct.

    That being said, I have no complaints about my Line6 amps for playing live or recording with the speakers miked.

    And thanks for those links, I love looking at studios gear lists and pictures and that Andy Sneap link was beautiful.
     
  6. The Dark Wolf

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    I actually like hybrid setups- both direct and mic'd. Find it works really well.

    And NP on the links, TH. I'm da man! Just glad you appreciated 'em. :hbang:
     
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    old threads never die they just get more interactive. Thanks guys !!!
     
  8. Vince

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    No doubt.

    BTW Jerich.... MESA > Line6









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  9. Jerich

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    mesa is/are an aquired taste....I think they are too one dimensional...but i also do not like JP tone but respect all the music and stuff he does. I have never been a recto tone guy but there is a certain mid range tone that comes from a High gain mesa that i just cannot put my liking on...Of course a JCM 800 from the hey day used to bother me too eheheh!!! it sucks having my ears. :wallbash: ..and may i venture to say I like to sound like no one else ((F)) the same tone as my hero B.S. I have never wanted to sound like anyone else. :agreed:
    Ok :bowdown: YJM :bowdown: at one time but it was a Tribute to him!!! (hate the man not the talent) :mad:
     

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