Originally Posted by Guitarlos2
Line 6 amps though -
good for practicing but they just can't nail the real thing. What the heck is up with its rectifier model?? Doesn't even sound close. Versatile yes, covers all bases very well without need for another amp?? no no no
im going to have to disagree here.
the value of a line 6 is not in its accuracy in tone, as close as it gets, itll never get above a B+. its value is in versatility. i play in 5 bands right now: latin jazz on mondays, standard jazz on tues and wed, top 40 rock (hate it but it pays the bills) on thurs, and rocky blues on fridays, i also teach and am a jazz performance major in college.
my gear consists of my carvin with a floyd and 2 evolutions (i will soon be buying either a UV777BK or and MC or GR if i can find one used for a decent price) and an Epiphone Joe Pass with duncans with my line 6 flextone iii. my uncle has a mesa markIV head with a custom speaker cab with altec speakers with hemp cones, and it sounds great, but it takes a while to warm up to sound good, tubes are expensive to maintain and is a pain to carry around.
if your a gigging musician, the line 6 offers a light, versatile package that sounds damn good, even though its not 100% accurate. the fact you can carry all your gear in and out in 1 trip is a great asset to ones back and makes clean up time much easier.
of course, if i was a pro musician, and could afford to maintain a high end tube amp and haul around a half stack or large combo and could bring all my effects or maybe a small rack with me i would in a heartbeat. but for a gigging musician where versatility is a must, and you dont want to break your back every night, and you want to sound great, the line 6 is the perfect avenue.
direct recording is easier and sounds better with line 6 too. i tried the mark iv head direct and it sounded like crap. if i was using mic's of course the mark would sound better, provided it had the right environment and was warmed up.
the bottom line 6 (ahahahahahahah pun intended
) is that the line 6 amps are beyond perfect for the gigging musician who wants to sound great and doesnt want to bring a ****load of gear with him/her.