I am not impressed. Not saying it isn't a good amp... there are lots of good amps. This is not a "better" amp than any number of other solutions (depending on what tone you want).
I wouldn't be too quick to make that assumption, but I know what you're getting at The cab-less modeling setups they switched to years ago (POD's, Vetta's, AxeFX) were for very substantiated reasons; to keep the touring shipping costs down, tonal uniformity, maintenance simplicity, and a clean stage. I'd be very surprised to see them take tube head setups on tour again.or maybe they don't since Meshuggah is using them now :lol:
All great points. :yesway:After having played with my Axe Fx Ultra, I would have a hard time going to something like that for a full time rig. I could see getting one if you had a sound proof studio or if you just had a lot of money lying around and gear is your thing. But let's face it, most of us spend all the money we have making the one rig we have the best it can be. I got the Axe FX not only because the amp models sound killer and the fx are unbelievable but I have 3 year old twins at home that don't care how good my amp might sound when they are trying to sleep at night. In my opinion, mic'ing an amp for recording has become antiquated for most people. I don't have time and money to spend on all the out board gear to make that happen. Re-amping for me is one of the most important advancements I have been able to use to improve my recordings. The amp looks killer but right now I have a hard time imagining my self ever getting another amp head again.
Just my 2 cents.
I can totally see your point. I'm just saying that for my situation (which is primarily a hobbyist and family man) the Axe Fx fit my situation better because I can't even pull out a guitar until my kids go to sleep. My band also rehearses direct through headphones 90% of the time so I'm not even using a poweramp or 4X12 most of the time.Hey Guys,
Thanks for the kind words about the amps, especially Josh. I've been deep in building and engineering lately and its been a bit of time since I've posted.
I can say that in my opinion deciding between an Axe Fx and an amp is not quite right. I love the Axe FX, and it's versitility is awesome. At the same time there is a place for a modern tube amp in metal, expecially one with so much connectivity that it can be seamlessy integrated into stage/studio setups. Connecting an amp like the Forza to the Axe Fx is a vicious combo...
In a perfect world, I'd have both.
That guy has an awesome style and that sounded pretty excellent. :yesway: