Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp

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Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 2:42 pm

My two cents on this discussion: if you're playing live, and with tube
equipment, never underestimate the contributions of the power amp.

Regarding pod vs. v-amp, I've owned both, and ended up ditching the pod
because I never used it. The more overdriven the sound, the better the
v-amp sounds than the pod. The cleaner the sound, the better the pod
sounds than the v-amp --- excepting in-betweeny sounds, where the pod is
exceptionally good.

Most of what I do involves a guitar that's been distorted to within an
inch of it's life, and my experience is that the v-amp is hands down
superior in that regard. The sound is thicker, warmer, and has more
burn --- the pod, OTOH, sounds rubbery, and has a sort of glassy sheen
to the high end.

However, for in-betweeny to clean sounds, the pod smashes the v-amp.
That same rubberiness and glassy sheen makes for a really fat, plucky
tone for cleanish sounds. The v-amp sounds thin and anemic, light a
fire that's underfed, when it's not being driven.

I have no idea if that's at all what the product manufacturers intended,
but that's the way it is to my ears, at least.

--
Pete Bessman
http://gazuga.net
"So this baby seal walks into a club."

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[linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Lee Revell, (Sat Feb 18, 4:27 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Ross Vandegrift, (Sat Feb 18, 8:06 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Dana Olson, (Sat Feb 18, 8:59 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Jan Depner, (Sat Feb 18, 9:31 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Sean Edwards, (Sat Feb 18, 9:46 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Cesare Marilungo, (Sat Feb 18, 9:19 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Dave Phillips, (Sat Feb 18, 12:32 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Jan Depner, (Sat Feb 18, 8:52 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, fsmith, (Sun Feb 19, 11:19 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Sean Edwards, (Sat Feb 18, 4:38 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Lee Revell, (Sat Feb 18, 4:49 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Michael T D Nelson, (Mon Feb 20, 4:51 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Joshua Boyd, (Mon Feb 27, 10:47 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Lee Revell, (Mon Feb 27, 11:07 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Them, (Mon Feb 20, 5:16 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Jan Depner, (Mon Feb 20, 8:13 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Brett W. McCoy, (Mon Feb 20, 8:46 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Pete Bessman, (Tue Feb 21, 2:42 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Sean Edwards, (Mon Feb 20, 6:01 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Ross Vandegrift, (Sat Feb 18, 8:23 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, fsmith, (Sat Feb 18, 8:44 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Russell Hanaghan, (Sat Feb 18, 5:36 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Lee Revell, (Sat Feb 18, 6:09 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Nigel Henry, (Sat Feb 18, 7:38 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Lee Revell, (Sat Feb 18, 7:45 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Sean Edwards, (Sat Feb 18, 7:41 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Russell Hanaghan, (Sat Feb 18, 6:29 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Cesare Marilungo, (Sat Feb 18, 3:03 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Jan Depner, (Sat Feb 18, 6:32 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Cesare Marilungo, (Sat Feb 18, 6:54 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Lee Revell, (Sat Feb 18, 7:11 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Jan Depner, (Sat Feb 18, 9:25 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Sean Edwards, (Sat Feb 18, 7:25 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Lee Revell, (Sat Feb 18, 5:51 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Russell Hanaghan, (Sat Feb 18, 6:38 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp, Lee Revell, (Sat Feb 18, 6:54 am)