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Axe II sims still need work!

smilefan

Experienced
Axe II amp sims still need work!

I have some issues with some of the amp sims I'm hoping can be addressed:

The AC-30 sim. When I crank the Master to '10' and play it for an hour,
there are never any flames or smoke like the vintage originals I've played.
Could this be an oversight in the programming?

The Twin sim. When I play the Twin sim it has a nice even sound dispersion,
and I know this isn't right. I gigged with a BF Twin for 5 years and its the
'beam-iest' amp known to man (little ambient sound dispersion, all sound tending
to project, very energetically, in a straight line forward). Guys who gigged with
Twins used to refer to the first 300 feet in front of an on-stage Twin as,
"The Kill Zone". Players used to joke that Fender should put a warning label on
the front panel stating, "Face Towards Enemy".

The Plexi models. I really have a problem here. I've tried turning the Master
on all the Plexi models to '10', and I can't seem to get any hearing damage
like I could with the originals. What kind of Plexi, worth its salt, doesn't
give you tinnitus?!

Great job on the sims in general, but it seems we still have a ways to go
for absolute authenticity!
 
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MikeyB59

Power User
Very funny post.

I realized I'd never be able to use the BF Twin I had for most gigs a few years ago when I was playing a gig where the soundman at the club got too wasted and I had to go check the board and sort things out. I was trying to figure out what channel things were in. I had the bass player play my guitar and I realized I wasn't even in the board and was cutting through the room like a razor blade. My Twin was only on 3 and my drive pedals still sounded a bit thin. It was then that I realized that in the size places I was likely to play (and given that I was just a guitar player, not THE guitar player in a trio), the Twin would never get to breath and I'd be spending $ for an amp I couldn't properly use. Moved on to Deluxe Reverbs, Vibrolux and Music Man Sixty Fives. Much more sane levels.

I sure love it when someone who knows how to use it plays a Twin and gets it where it sounds good.
 

VegaBaby

Fractal Fanatic
Guys who gigged with Twins used to refer to the first 300 feet in front of an on-stage Twin as,
"The Kill Zone". Players used to joke that Fender should put a warning label on
the front panel stating, "Face Towards Enemy".
haha ! yeah...Johnny Winter during the 70s comes to mind.
 

smilefan

Experienced
And the SV Bass sim! When I used to carry my bass player's Ampeg SVT head
into our van, I thought I was herniating a disc in my back. That NEVER happens
with this Axe sim. Perhaps a new Firmware version will correct this omission!
 

Jupiter

Inspired
The AC-30 sim. When I crank the Master to '10' and play it for an hour,
there are never any flames or smoke like the vintage originals I've played.
Could this be an oversight in the programming?
I agree...this amp sim should have 3 lives maximum...after the 3rd blow up an "insert coin" message should be displayed...


The Twin sim. When I play the Twin sim it has a nice even sound dispersion,
and I know this isn't right. I gigged with a BF Twin for 5 years and its the
'beam-iest' amp known to man (little ambient sound dispersion, all sound tending
to project, very energetically, in a straight line forward). Guys who gigged with
Twins used to refer to the first 300 feet in front of an on-stage Twin as,
"The Kill Zone". Players used to joke that Fender should put a warning label on
the front panel stating, "Face Towards Enemy".
Check the manual, page 732...beam blockers and plexiglass amp shields are modeled and built in for this specific amp...


The Plexi models. I really have a problem here. I've tried turning the Master
on all the Plexi models to '10', and I can't seem to get any hearing damage
like I could with the originals. What kind of Plexi, worth its salt, doesn't
give you tinnitus?!
Again, check the manual, page 961...virtual ear plugs have been modeled and are built in for this specific amp...


Jeeeeeez, nobody reads the bloody manual these days huh?

:D
 

claudel

Experienced
I have some issues with some of the amp sims I'm hoping can be addressed:

The AC-30 sim. When I crank the Master to '10' and play it for an hour,
there are never any flames or smoke like the vintage originals I've played.
Could this be an oversight in the programming?

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Great job on the sims in general, but it seems we still have a ways to go
for absolute authenticity!
The AC30 sim is definitely missing that melting-wax-in-the-tranny smell.

Perhaps Cliff's saving that for the III
 
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