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Re: OT: FUZZ
On Jun 7, 2004, at 10:44 AM, Greg House wrote:
> --- "loop.pool" <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Hey Mark, much as I love the Line6 DL4, the Line6
>> emulator was horribly dissapointing!
> I may disagree with you on this one, Rick. My friend had a DM4 for
> awhile and,
> while I didn't like ALL the distortions it had, I did like several of
> them. I
> have yet to meet a multieffect unit of any kind where I actually loved
> in it, so I consider a few cool effects a successful box.
SO TRUE. I got tired of the quest of The One and I did buy one this
weekend used on ebay for $175. I was pretty impressed with a bunch of
it's sounds after checking it out at Guitar Center. (Would have walked
away with one, but all they had was a demo unit that looked like the
crap had been beaten out of it. All the pots sounded (physically) like
it had been played on the beach!)
I look at it this way: If I like 3 of it's fuzzbox models (I did
actually like more) then at $175 I'm paying less than $60 per fuzzbox
and I'm getting A) presets and B) compact footprint. For me, with
limited space that's important. Presets also really open up a device
for me. I like to step once, and then if I'm so inclined, kneel down
and start tweaking. (BTW, my legs ache from setting up that Vox
Tonelab!) The Line6 gives that ability to me. If I was a "purest" I'd
be lamenting about the lack of Germainium in the transistor and how
horrible it sounds to use alkaline batteries. I'm not knocking people
who do, I wish I had the time, space and money to be one of those
people. I'll go for the trade off if I feel the result is still good
to me. I know why Rick would be more descerning than I. That's his
bread and butter... wait, wtf am I talking about? Rick made an album
with stuff he got at Toys R Us! Hhahahah, he didn't like it because it
wasn't DAYGLO GREEN! ADMIT IT RICK!
Of course, I kid. I like Rick's Dayglo Green album.
But getting back to the Vox Tonelab SE, while I found it to have one
fuzzbox emulation that I dug, I really did find most to be really
similar and not very interesting. I feel like they were kind of thrown
in. Of course, this is not the focus of this box (nor is the 8 sec
looper) or why I bought it. I bought it because I wanted a really nice
tube amp simulator, which I feel it is.
> I remember a fuzz emulation that I particularly liked, I think it was
> the Big
> Muff emulation, and a couple of others. There was one with an octave
> down pitch
> thing that was just huge going into a loop. Made a cool rumble.
> All that said...I didn't like it so much that I felt compelled to go
> buy one.
> Perhaps that's the true test. <grin>
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