Originally Posted by jacksonplayer
Problem is, I don't think I would be able to outright trade my Mesa and roadcase for an Axe II and Power amp. I don't have a whole lot of cash to throw at gear right now and found a guy looking to trade a Standard and poweramp in a road case. 10 IR slots is more than enough for me as I tend to use the same few IR's when recording demos. I found on the fractal forum there was a guy converting Axe 3 IR's to work with the Standard and Ultra. I understand that the stock IR's in the Standard are the weakest link. I don't necessarily mind tweaking to find the sound that I want or learning about weird hacks to get where I want, just I know if I am given limitless possibilities in a box, i'll end up never committing to anything so maybe the standard is best since it's more limited on options than the others?
The other thing is there is no way in hell i'm shipping a big rack/amp road case and local deals are not too easy to come by for what i'm wanting.
*edit* I'm kinda against going to one of the pedal units because I know that i'm Not going to be able to go DI to FOH at a lot of shows. We play a bunch of shows where we're only able to mic the vocals and if I have to run a power amp for a lot of shows it just makes sense to have a rack unit and a controller. Seems like less cables to setup since the rack would be ready and i'd just need to plug in one cable to whatever midi controller i'm using.
*edit 2* You know what, I think i'm over thinking it and really, one cable from an Ax8 or something to a poweramp isn't all that bad. I don't know why I was thinking it would need more but it really wouldn't. Still though, it looks like if I sell the Mesa/Case I would have just enough for either the Ax8 or as a stretch the Kemper Stage (which sounds fucking incredible!).