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    Dino says nay to the axefx bandwagon

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    Well, tone is subjective. Having owned both, the Axe-Fx fucking destroys the Pod HD, but he's certainly entitled to his opinion.

    I've had both Axe-Fx and POD HD—one cost $2,000 and I know a lot of the nerds like it because maybe somebody like Dweezil Zappa said it was cool. But with the POD HD, obviously you're going to get a lot more for your money
    This probably got him mad street cred at the Juggalo thing.

    It's a great system, but you're not going to hear any difference between it and POD HD as far as tone.

    He's not saying "nay to the bandwagon", he's talking up a company that gives him free shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post

    He's not saying "nay to the bandwagon", he's talking up a company that gives him free shit.

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    I'm a massive Dino fan as you all know, but this did strike me as "Free shit, act nice"


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    I tried both as well, and own the HD Pro. The tones and models on the Axe are indeed more robust, and has much more models, effects, ways to route and tweak. But the differences tonal quality are really subtle in reality, and the only ones who are actually going to notice the difference are us uber-critical guitar nerds sitting in our bedrooms/home studios. In a real live situation within a full band context and particularly if there's another guitarist grinding away - no one in the audience is going to hear a difference, or care really.

    As much as I love many of the killer sounding amp models in the AFX, and I wish there were more in the HD (there are more coming a rep told me), another aspect I liked better about the front panel on the HD was it's immediate user-friendliness. The front panel on the AFX is too busy, and for an old-school coot with rapidly degrading vision like me who quickly wants, say, more bass right now - I can just turn an actual knob that says 'Bass', instead of trying to locate it and tap-tap-tap-scroll-scroll through this NASA control panel quickly, without having to go and put my glasses on...which isn't very metal, is it?

    And it's about 1/3 the price. You can score it, an FBV Shortboard controller, and a reasonable rack power amp for the same price as an AFX 2. Good enough for me

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    I have no hand in either camp, but I'm just gonna say that while Dino is a mighty fine player, I've never thought to myself "Ooh I wanna sound like Dino on purpose" . Kinda like dime bag. The nicest thing I can really say about his tone is that it doesnt cause the food in my fridge to go bad faster.
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