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Robert,Comment added on April 04, 2010
I would be interested in a short demo of Line 6 amp using only camera mic. This would be a give a more equal comparison to your earlier demos of amps. I think clean sound is where it would even the comparison the most, as I believe the camera mic adds it's own limiting and compression.
Larry, I look at amps as different flavours. The Spider Valve MkII is different than all my other amps. Having all the effects built in, and the ability to store a large number of user-defined patches is very useful. It's also a tube amp, which the Vox isn't. The Mack has no features but good tone. I guess an amp like this tries to do both, and the result is up to the listener.Comment added on March 30, 2010
I must admit I am not happy with some of my demos - they don't sound as good as the amp does in real life. I think I messed up on microphone placement. I used a separate mic for this, whereas on the Vox and older Mack demos, I just used the microphone built into the camera, which sounds and works quite differently. In other words, it's hard to compare the tones that way. I suppose I could do another demo of this amp with just the camera microphone instead, if anyone is interested?
Hi Robert,Comment added on March 30, 2010
How do you like this Line 6 amp's tone compared to:
1 Your Mack
2 Your former Vox AD50vt
I have listened to some of your old video's with the Vox, and I think the tone that comes across is at least as good (in its own way) as the Line 6. The Vox, to my ears, is a little more edgy, a bit less refined, but in a good way. I Have the Vox (and some others), and like it quite well.
Thanks for all your good licks and information.