There are only two problems I see with it
- Price, over $3500 if I bought it today
- It can not control my E530 without an external midi switcher that would add to the expense and possibly be a pain in the arse to set up
I am certain I have seen other multi FX units that can switch channels. I think the G system can but in terms of features, flexibility and value I'm pretty sure the Axe FX slays it.
So what are my other options? Are their any bargain options out there? Would I be better off with multiple units instead of trying to get a multi FX like getting a Decimator for example.
Here is my rig as I posted in the rig thread it's an E530 into a Torque TS115P that I got from the pawn shop cheap, it's a FRFR 100W powered 1x15 cab.
Reason 2 for posting this thread, to publicly declare my love for the ENGL E530 again. I know I go on about this thing all the time, I'm not done singing it's praises by a long shot. IMO the E530 really is a best buy product. It's cheap, it nails the ENGL high gain tone that I love and has good clean, crunch and lead tones as well (all the tones I need). Actually the more I use it the more it surprises me, yesterday after talking to Lee I decided to fuck around with Civil War and was blown away that I was able to nail Slash's tone with an Ibanez and an ENGL, guess who doesn't have LP GAS anymore
With the frequency compensation I can also record directly and what I record sounds exactly the same as what I hear out of the cab or my headphones and because of the inbuilt power amp I can practice or record with headphones (zero latency FTW) or run an cab without an additional power amp as you can switch frequency compensation on or off for the power amp depending on your needs.