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post Oct 24 2019, 10:12 AM
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Sounds good to me, the industry is really determined to kill real amps smile.gif


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post Oct 24 2019, 02:50 PM
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I'm interested.

You can also disable the IRs (and load your own) or also disable the amps and just use the IRs.
Strymon gear is top notch and at $399 list, that's very competitive.
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post Oct 24 2019, 03:46 PM
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Uhm. But these are REAL amps biggrin.gif
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post Oct 24 2019, 03:47 PM
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Sounds great!! I was planning to replace my Jekyll & Hide from my smaller rig and get a Helix stomp. This pedal is another cool option to make it AMPless. biggrin.gif

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post Oct 24 2019, 07:33 PM
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Amps? What are those! smile.gif Spiff pedal! Next years version will have full suite of FX and cost half as much smile.gif

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post Oct 24 2019, 08:44 PM
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I do not have GAS!! biggrin.gif


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post Oct 25 2019, 07:49 AM
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Focused on cleans, I'd wait to see how it compares to a HX stomp.


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post Oct 25 2019, 10:42 PM
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QUOTE (Mertay @ Oct 24 2019, 11:49 PM) *
Focused on cleans, I'd wait to see how it compares to a HX stomp.


Dig into the Iridium page via the Strymon website ... https://www.strymon.net/products/iridium/
Scroll down to "amps we've always wanted" and select Punch Amp. It gets into cranked (and modded), non-mv Marshall land. It also has an overdriven Vox AC-30 model (Chime Amp).

I've been waiting for a modeler/profiler type of amp or pedal that only focuses on 3 or 4 amps without effects - "just gimme the real sound of a few classic amplifiers". Strymon pedals start at $299.00 list. At $399 I doubt this will get cheaper (unless you buy used).
I really want to try one but I'd only ever use it for recording or possibly a gig where I'm not allowed to use an amp. *Casino lounge gigs a lot of the time. I suppose If I demo it with a decent set of headphones and one of my own guitars - ?
What do you guys who record a lot at home think?
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post Oct 26 2019, 06:15 PM
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QUOTE (klasaine @ Oct 25 2019, 09:42 PM) *
Dig into the Iridium page via the Strymon website ... https://www.strymon.net/products/iridium/
Scroll down to "amps we've always wanted" and select Punch Amp. It gets into cranked (and modded), non-mv Marshall land. It also has an overdriven Vox AC-30 model (Chime Amp).

I've been waiting for a modeler/profiler type of amp or pedal that only focuses on 3 or 4 amps without effects - "just gimme the real sound of a few classic amplifiers". Strymon pedals start at $299.00 list. At $399 I doubt this will get cheaper (unless you buy used).
I really want to try one but I'd only ever use it for recording or possibly a gig where I'm not allowed to use an amp. *Casino lounge gigs a lot of the time. I suppose If I demo it with a decent set of headphones and one of my own guitars - ?
What do you guys who record a lot at home think?


There are cool sound demo's on youtube (their official channel) for each amp, I give high score for the balance of the tones but the breakup felt a bit compressed on video's. Not muffled or anything but made me a bit unsure on that aspect, at-least leaving me waiting to hear a comparison to helix (the stomp is more expensive but you get the fx so might be considered a better buy for some). Impulse cab.s can be changed or eq'd but with processors not much can be done for breakup character so I always focus most to that.

I didn't read the manual but from website it can't record from USB out (doesn't have soundcard functionality). Some will consider this as a bummer, as A/D conversion and possibly going through a preamp will increase noise-floor of recording. Personally I don't mind that if the preamps are decent (even cheap soundcards have good preamps these days), despite a little noise might give a beneficial recording tone too. And you also get direct-monitoring (no latency) from a hardware unit which is also a big plus.



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post Oct 29 2019, 08:48 PM
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post Oct 29 2019, 10:34 PM
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Both sound great. In my opinion, really great! I perceived a difference but not a 'better'. *I hear a little more pick attack with the Strymon.
It comes down to what you prefer or "need".
I prefer no effects (other than spatial) with my amp/cab sims and I don't need or want anything other than the three classics.

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QUOTE (klasaine @ Oct 29 2019, 09:34 PM) *
Both sound great. In my opinion, really great! I perceived a difference but not a 'better'. *I hear a little more pick attack with the Strymon.
It comes down to what you prefer or "need".
I prefer no effects (other than spatial) with my amp/cab sims and I don't need or want anything other than the three classics.


He likely used the same ir cab.s so seems like a solid comparison. I liked the strymon a bit more but yeah both are great smile.gif curious about more drive sound comparisons which likely be more revealing.

A friend of mine is saving for a Kemper (for stage use), he really liked the sound but can't give-up on preset benefits of a processor. It's been many years since I played on stage but have preferred processors for less tap dance (with hardrock often boost or delay must go on/off quickly).


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post Oct 30 2019, 01:25 AM
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That amp stomp is an entire pedal board depending on ones needs. If one were a "pedal guy" there are many spiff programmable stomp controllers for non midi stomps. Basically a bunch of effects loops in a pedal controller. Still forces a player to stick to one preset per pedal, or buy more than one of said pedal. But still, the amp pedal and a chorus would be all some folks need.

QUOTE (klasaine @ Oct 29 2019, 05:34 PM) *
Both sound great. In my opinion, really great! I perceived a difference but not a 'better'. *I hear a little more pick attack with the Strymon.
It comes down to what you prefer or "need".
I prefer no effects (other than spatial) with my amp/cab sims and I don't need or want anything other than the three classics.
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