Why aren't pros using their amps?
Ya wanna know something funny, when I saw Van Halen last time (about 1995 I think) he had a huge stack of 5150's on stage. *None of them were mic'd though. *After the show, my friend new one of the security guards, and we walked around the stage (not on stage) and got a really good look at all the gear. *Well, in behind the massive 5150 stack stood Eddies Bradshaw rack, plugged into his old faithful marshall amp, the only one mic'd. *I just kind of laughed at my friend who had just bought a 5150 stack to try and get Eddies sound.
I can't explain why alot of guys wouldn't use the dirt on their amps but you know what, I don't either. *I use a rack full of sh*t and enough stomp boxes to keep me dancing all night long. *Why, because I have yet to find an amp that sounds right to me without all the extras, that and I really like having stuff. *It's kind of a disease with me, I just want one of everything. LOL