Opinions on Sansamp Classic or GT2 vs. POD? - Through a Fend
I played recently at a jam where I let someone else use my pedalboard and '65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue. *The amp has a great clean tone, but putting a TS-9 and a DS-1 in front of it doesn't really give me the tones of a Marshall, a Bassman and a Boogie.
* Since that guy was using my amp, I used my POD and plugged it into the keyboard player's amp (Roland Kc-100). *We both thought the POD had a killer tone and I have previously tried the POD through a tube amp's power section (Hot Rod Deluxe) and didn't like the fact that I had to create different *patches for headphone vs. amp useage. * Through the keyboard amp, I could just use the patches I made through headphones and they sounded pretty good (good enough for my budget, anyways).
Now I am jealous of the versatility of the POD and want to have a Boogie tone, a JTM45 tone, a JCM800 tone and a Bassman tone in addition to the Deluxe Reverb's natural tone. * Since it sounded so good, I am _almost_ ready to ditch my '65 Deluxe Reverb and get a pair of Roland Kc-300's for the POD. *(forget flextones, that way I would have to upgrade the flextone AND pod and I like playing the POD straight to PA at my regular weekly gig)
So will a Sansamp save my amp? *I have heard that the tri-OD *is made for putting in front of an amp while the Classic and Gt-2 both have speaker simulations, but the classic has the best clean tones of the 3.
Does anyone use the sansamp classic or Gt-2 in front of a tube amp as a stomp box? or should I try the tri-od instead? *I am leaning towards the classic since I hear it is the best. *The cool thing is that the classic and Gt-2 can both go direct to the PA if my amp blows up and I don't have my POD with me. *If the samsamps do the Boogie/Bassman/Marshall thing pretty well then I will stick with my tube amp.
(Edited by ashlock at 2:41 am on June 29, 2001)