Modeling Done Right
Just got the amp a few days ago and love it. The modeling in this amp is far better than any other modeling amp or pedal I've heard yet. I've been playing for 33 years and this is the best amp I've ever owned. It's very simple but extremely flexible. The built in effects are pretty good with reverb that spills over from patch to patch. Patch changes are quick and smooth. I don't know how faithful the models are to the original but they sound good and that's all that really matters in the end. These amp models don't have the digital harshness most amp models have. They are warm and smooth sounding. At least as smooth as a Marshall with EL34's can sound. The only real downfall is that the midi in only recognizes patch changes and not any control change messages. But if you use a multi effects unit with midi like I do it's a perfect match. Another note is that the emulated out works great for blending with the miked cabinet sound to give a big warm sounding live sound. Overall a great warm, loud, versitile, modeling amp with real tubes in both the preamp and power amp.