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Re: Bill Walker's amp modeler

Hi Mark
I heard that the Johnson can be quite complicated to
program what are your experiences with it?I guess it
depends of which model you have,no?
--- stanitarium@earthlink.net wrote:
> > It just stands to reason that eventually computing
> power and good
> > software would eventually be able to model a tube
> amp effectively.
> > It's a complex system, to be sure, but hell my ex
> girlfriend got her
> > doctorate writing code that modeled gravity wells
> in black hole
> > situations.  Anyway, I swear by my Johnson.  It's
> less fragile, quieter
> > and more powerful than my Ampeg Reverbrocket, and
> it has great tone.
> > When I got the Reverbrocket I did A/B tests, and I
> swear some of the
> > models on the Johnson sounded embarrassingly good.
>  I've also heard
> > people who use vintage tube stuff exclusively that
> sound like crap.
> > 
> > Part of me waxes nostalgic about what's sure to be
> the end of tube
> > amps, but the other part realizes that tubes are
> the result of a pretty
> > nasty manufacturing process (so are microchips but
> they're not
> > disposable like tubes are) and will for sure be
> ever harder to get as
> > time goes by.  Oh well.
> > 
> > Then again, every time I hear Andre Lafosse play
> out of that
> > Mesa/Boogie he uses I think, "wow, such tone..."
> > 
> > Mark Sottilaro
> well mark, i guess that ol' addage is
> correct-"unreasonable people can
> disagree"
> usually the arguements i get into are about the
> weight of the amps and the
> price of tubes and amps and the fact that tubes wear
> out. its hardly ever
> about where tone is king.
> your use of the word 'model' is good.
> from webster:"a miniature representation of
> something."
> the final arbiter for me is -either you hear and
> feel it or you dont.
> if yo dont then dont waste time,money and yer back
> on vacuum tube
> amplifiers.
> stale
> (i agree that bill has a great tone going...not that
> it couldnt be mo' betta
> w/ totally tubular technology.) 


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