90s classic...

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90s classic...

Post by dezb1 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:53 pm

Bought this for £20 from a charity shop last week no psu so no way of testing whether it worked - didn't have a compatible ac/ac psu - new one from teh ebay arrived today and the unit is in full working order - £20 i remember how much i wanted one of these back in 1997 when £350 was too rich for a young Dezb1 - so £20 + £5 for the Psu and it sounds great - should be able to get close to all my Amp Farm settings from our studio for quick practice sessions:

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Re: 90s classic...

Post by cjs » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:41 pm

always confused the hell out of me and i'd always end up on flang w/ delay lol


get any good sounds out of it?

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Re: 90s classic...

Post by dezb1 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:53 pm

Did end up on Flanger quite quickly - I still need to download the manual

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Re: 90s classic...

Post by mbene085 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:49 pm

I remember those well. The concept just blew me away.

My personal experience with early modelers was that the distorted tones had absolutely no dynamic responsiveness and were quite joyless to play through, though you could get usable recorded tones out of them.

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Re: 90s classic...

Post by s_mcsleazy » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:00 pm

THE FUTURE*

*as seen by 1998

honestly. i started playing guitar around 2003 and they were still everywhere at that point. much like with most modelling stuff. i get the point but it's not for me. i had a line 6 toneport for a while and the earlier version of the program was pretty cool. the amp modelling wasnt perfect but it had a good amount of selection. then they stopped supporting it and left us with the way worse podfarm. it was like 40 amps down to 3.
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Re: 90s classic...

Post by shoule79 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:38 pm

I picked one of these up for next to nothing on a lark a couple years ago. I didn’t care for the sounds in the 90’s compared to my tube amps, but 20 years later it comes in handy as a late night headphone amp and something to record with when the kids are in bed.

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Re: 90s classic...

Post by leokula » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:20 am

I was so expecting a zoom 505 or a digitech grunge... this is more like 00's classic.
Jaguar > Jazzmaster :)

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Re: 90s classic...

Post by burpgun » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:38 am

Man, I had both the guitar and bass versions of these because I lived in an NYC apartment and couldn't use amps. People complain about the distortion tones on the guitar POD, but I always struggled to get a clean as nice as a real world tube amp. My strategy with both the guitar and bass units was to get as good a basic amp sound as I could, and let my pedal board do the rest. It worked out ok, but I do think I got more mileage out of the bass POD.

Both these units also helped me understand what kind of amps I actually like. Almost all the amps I had at that point were obtained with price as the determining factor, so I'd been on a run of Peavey and Hartke gear. The sims in these units helped me so much to understand what I actually wanted, so even now, it was a valuable experience.

I dug my guitar POD out recently as a practice unit when I don't feel like going down to my studio space. It's good for that, even now.

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Re: 90s classic...

Post by dezb1 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:31 am

leokula wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:20 am
I was so expecting a zoom 505 or a digitech grunge... this is more like 00's classic.
You obviously missed my last thread:


http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/vie ... 1&t=110381

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Re: 90s classic...

Post by leokula » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:47 am

dezb1 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:31 am
leokula wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:20 am
I was so expecting a zoom 505 or a digitech grunge... this is more like 00's classic.
You obviously missed my last thread:


http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/vie ... 1&t=110381
Oh the memories :-* do you remember you could get some txt files on the internet with thousands of presets from famous songs and records?
Jaguar > Jazzmaster :)

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Re: 90s classic...

Post by popvulture » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:11 am

Maybe it just wants to flange.

Let it flange.

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Re: 90s classic...

Post by dezb1 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:25 am

leokula wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:47 am
dezb1 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:31 am
leokula wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:20 am
I was so expecting a zoom 505 or a digitech grunge... this is more like 00's classic.
You obviously missed my last thread:


http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/vie ... 1&t=110381
Oh the memories :-* do you remember you could get some txt files on the internet with thousands of presets from famous songs and records?

I don't remember that but am now off to find it.

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Re: 90s classic...

Post by dezb1 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:27 am

popvulture wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:11 am
Maybe it just wants to flange.

Let it flange.
Let it flange, Let it flange, Let it flange oh Let it flange Whisper words of wisdom let it flange...

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