It's absolutely a modeler. This is simply a big step up from the SpiderValve, which was pretty cool IMO. I think this is a really neat product, but I'll admit the clips in the demo videos on their website weren't blowing me away. Would love to demo one at a GC when they come out.It's surprising that Line6 did something that's not modeling.
There's definitely modeling in there.I think I heard the video wrong then. I thought it was all analog and the switches change the reactions of each "amp". They kept saying "like a Vox" and "like Marshall" etc.
How do HD modeling technology and tubes work together?
Each one adapts and adjusts based on what the other is doing. For example, at high volumes the HD amp modeling technology "backs off" to allow for the natural power-tube distortion to take over and color the tone. At low volumes, the opposite happens. As a result, DT50 yields outstanding "sweet spot" tone at all volume levels.
It's funny that everyone says that, since I don't know anyone around here that hasn't had trouble with Line6 products. My AX2 was in the shop twice, since it kept blowing power caps. I've seen three Flextone II heads die live--two of them lost something in the power section, leaving the guitarist to run direct, while another one just refused to ever turn on again. I've seen a Vetta and Vetta 2 completely die on their guitarists at gigs. I've seen three POD Pros scramble their memory before soundcheck. Ty Tabor lost a POD Pro three of the five times I saw King's X come through (when he was using them). A guitarist for a band we play with puts his Spider Valve head on the floor with a fan pointed at it, or it overheats (he said it went into the shop once for burning out this way). My X2 pedal wireless just got shipped back, since the transmitter quit transmitting. That was my second one, since the first one was DOA. Between Mike and I, we have been through *five* of the transmitter cables.On a reliability standpoint, out of all my friends that've owned Line6 stuff including me, only one of them had an issue with something, and that was his own fault.