Which Modelers Will Stand the Test of Time?

Discussion in 'Modeling Amps, Plugins and Apps' started by JayFreddy, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. 3-Chord-Genius

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    The ones that will stand the test of time are the ones the look the coolest. It's that simple. There are a lot of different modeling amps of varying sound quality, but the ones that will be classics are the ones that look classic. Examples: Fender Mustang, Line 6 Flextone. The ones that look stupid, regardless of how they sound, will be looked at as toys in a few years. Examples: Line 6 Spider, Peavey Vyper.
     
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    I agree.
    Visual style is a bigger factor here that people give it credit fo.r
     
  3. GrantR

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    "Which modelers will stand the test of time" ? Who really cares ?
    I'm old enough to have lived through the tube, ss, and modelling era, and know that with my passion for guitar playing, that I will never ever really quit having GAS issues. I use modellers now, as they are cheap and sound good to my ears. I'm not into playing guitar for snob or collecting reasons, I just love the things - particularly Tele's - which is all I own now. But amps will come and go . . . as they improve, or something else takes my fancy. It's entirely irrelevant to me if a cheap modelling amp will last the test of time.

    just my 2.674 cents worth . . . :)
     
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    Kemper will stand the test. I think the Cybertwin hold up very well in terms on tone. Once they stopped making them the hype fizzled but to my ears the are better sounding than most of the new modeling amps.
     
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    I've had a Digitech GSP 1101 rackmount it stays home and minds it's business yes I just bought a second on a back up should they stop making them also for running 2 complimentary
    amp models together.
     
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