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Looking for a 2x12 modeling combo

Discussion in 'Modeling Amps, Plugins and Apps' started by Richie Cunningham, Nov 1, 2020.

  1. Richie Cunningham

    Richie Cunningham Tele-Afflicted

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    I’m looking for a modeling amp in a 2x12 combo format. It will go in my living room to provide some variety in amp voicings and digital effects. If possible, I’d really like to have front-facing controls. Any ideas?
     
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    Fender Mustang IV ver 2.

    But...a 2x12 for a living room amp? That is huge for a living room amp!


    I officially hate you.

    ;)
     
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    Line 6 Helix.

    I picked up a Helix LT recently and it's amazing. Tons of amps and effects that are fully customizable and sound great.

    Add whatever speakers you want and you are set.
     
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    The Boss Katana 100w 2x12 combo,

    Simply one of the very best. Huge love for Katana.

     
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    Not a combo. I use for recording and home use a Yammie HD100 duel head. Any speaker. It works brilliantly and intuitively at any volume and is loud enough gig.... if you wear a mask.
     
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    Fender Cyber-Twin, Vox Valvetronix AD50-212 if you're into antiques.
     
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    212 combo in a living room (you didn't mention the real estate of the room)? Well, we see 80" flatscreen with overpowered entertainment centers in ridiculously small rooms too, so go for it!

    One more for the Mustang IV. I don't own one myself, but I've heard it and find it impressive.
     
  8. Richie Cunningham

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    Good, good. What else do you have with front-facing controls? 72573A47-72BC-48A1-9CFD-ECE999282A3E.jpeg
     
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    I have two Marshall 4x12s in my living room... :oops:
     
  10. Richie Cunningham

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    What’s the big deal about a 2x12 in a living room? I’ve had that Randall in there, and the world hasn’t ended. No complaints from my neighbors. I can get the sounds I want at any volume.
     
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    The OG—Line6 AxSys 212, of course! Bargain basement prices too, I’d bet.
     
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    Another Katana recommendation from me. Although, the 50w 1x12 I have is freaking loud in a confined space...

    I also used to have a Marshall 4x12 in the living room, but that was a loooong time ago. No master volume controls on the amp either. Pardon...?
     
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    There is the Roland Blues Cube Artist 85W 2x12. I have the 1x12 version and it’s an awesome amp. You can use the 0.5W setting for bedroom/living room use.

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    The simplest with front mounted controls is the Fender Champion 100 and Champion 100XL. Clean channel, and modeling channel with a lot of amp models and lots of effects, with no menus or computer tweaking involved. There's also the Katana already mentioned.
     
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    Fender Champion 100 XL looks like a good choice. I think I will order one.

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    What made you choose the 100XL over the 100? It has fewer amp models and effects than the 100 I believe. I was wrong! It has a lot more amp models than the 50XL.
     
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    Soooo.... Mr. Cunningham... (ahem) What’s the story on the stuffed pigs?
     
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    I love modelers. I've had a Line 6 Flextone II and III, and borrowed a buddy's Vox that I also loved. I have a Pod that I struggle with but it's ok.

    Conversely, a pal had a Fender modeler several years back that was unrelentingly horrible. I'm not sure what model it was, but it sounded worse than any guitar amp I have worked with in ~30 years of playing and recording guitar.

    My fav in the Flextone II. Sounds great, and unlike the Flextone III you don't have to fight with it quite so much. That said, the key to getting Line 6 modelers to sound good is to bypass the speaker emulation. It kind of seems obvious - model a amp into a emulated 1x12 and then into a real 1x12 and you get very spiky and non-musical sounds. Bypass the emulated speaker cab. and it's a different game altogether. My current amp is a Flextone III, but I'd be at least as happy with my Flextone II that is currently in storage.
     
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    Line 6 also makes speakers designed for the unit. I believe one is a 212
     
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    I just picked up a Flextone III 2x12 for approx $100 U.S. I haven't had a chance to dig in to it yet...any tips?
     
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