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There's dust on my tube amps.


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I was the biggest tube snob....but, things change.

Since I bought a Fractal AX8, a Positive Grid Spark and a Nux MG30 I haven't been playing my tube combo or head. I am still waiting for the mother of al modelers a Quad Cortex, that has been on order since December last year. I have found a couple sites for presets Chop Tones, and Develop Device that are great. IRs included. In the old days digital sounded thin/nasal, with woofy bass, but with my Nux MG30 through a pair of powered JBLs the sound is great! 

Anyone else experience this? My Quad Cortex is supposed to come in April...CAN'T wait. 

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Hey welcome to the forum Professor. I don't hear much from digital lovers here outside of SixStrings who plays out publicly with his Line 6 Helix. I also have moved into the dark side ( as die-hard tubers might say)  over the last few years. It began with the Kemper( though I have a Line 6 Pod HD 100 which I never have connected with) and followed it up with the Fractal Ax8. My band plays covers and I have found the units to allow me to cover many styles and tones without having a boatload of pedals. My tube amps are gathering dust as well. Both of my units generate very authentic rigs, but the convenience in gathering and assigning rigs is much easier with the Kemper. In addition, I can profile my own gear and add to the offerings. The aftermarket products are more numerous and easier to load with the Kemper as well. The tweaking required of the Ax8  rigs is overwhelming to me at times. I"d rather audition a rig and go with it in the Kemper....more time to play guitar. 

I'm sure you will enjoy the Quad Cortex. I have no experience with it, but as with all these products, there are positives and negatives reported on the various forums. Most however say they all are great options regardless. Have fun with it.

Greg

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I use a Line6 Pod HD pro x for everything these days and certainly wouldn't go back to a real amp. Digital modelling has come a very long way these last few years to the point where I can no longer tell the difference. I love the convenience that it gives me, just turn it on and there's the tone you love with no tweaking and fiddling. As Gotto say's, more time to play guitar. 

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I use my tube amp daily,  wife wishes I didn't. 

She'd hate to see the Fracal or Kemper price tag more

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Guess I'm lucky that my Mrs has as many guitars as I do 😅

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