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Re: Small Modelling/Effects Amp (15W) recommendations
12/14/2009 9:07 PM
Inactive Member wrote:
Yeah, Peavey's are good, but they're really old styled amps (From what I've always seen and heard) that don't really embrace the solid state technicalities that many other amp companies have. I really think for sound quality, the Line 6 might not be the way to go, but for just starting off, then this it is perfect because it lets you find what you want out of a bigger wattage amplifier. The Roland MicroCube is actually really good for it's size, and it's really portable and small, but again, it doesn't have as many effects as the Line 6 does built in. Of course, you may not want that many effects, but tonal range might be what you're looking for. The Line 6 only has gain, treble, mid, and bass, like any other small low-priced model amplifier, and many larger ones as well. It all comes down to what you really want for the guy, tonal range and versatility (Roland and others) or effects (line 6).
Plus, after owning a Line 6 for a while, I can tell you they are VERY susceptible to feedback and static caused by fluorescent lights, electronics, and magnetic fields. Really, I wouldn't think it would make much of a difference on the guy, just starting out, but later on it could become incessant and annoying.