Re: Anyone using a Line 6 Flextone?
Cool. Thanks for the advice and help. I agree with Shogun about changing tones in a gig because I can imagine what he's saying. But perhaps you meant that you mix and match cabs/amps all the time, ...rather than meaning that you change setups with totally different characteristics all the time during a single gig.
The only time I could see that I would disagree with this as a general rule would be if you were doing some shows with cover songs from different genres and sounds (like me). If you have to play something jazzy or folky, and then play AC/DC, ...you might wanna change setups, lol. But as a general rule I think it's a good idea to stay with variations of the same distorted tone. I don't mind using a good distorted amp setup with a different amp that has great cleans like a Fender. I think I have read write ups on some big name players who have one amp and cab (or more of them, lol) for their dirty and distorted tones, ...and have a different amp right beside that stack for their cleans. But, they aren't all over the board during a show. They basically have similar cleans and similar distortions all night.
A lot of the time I've noticed that players change their tone by changing guitars during a show, but not amps. For example, Tom Morello (Audioslave and Rage A.T.M.) plays several guitars during one show, ...his Les Paul, his Strat, and another guitar I can't remember. When I saw Army of Anyone earlier this year (and they were freaking awesome! The best live performance I think I've ever seen/heard with the exception of Satriani, ...but he ain't singing.) the guitar player (DeLeo?) did the same thing by switching axes.