[Bazookajoe_666] Saturday, November 07, 2009 4:48:12 PM
The Vetta is like 2 or 3 times the price of MKII. And from the specs and stuff I read, it just seems like it has a tone of stuff you'd never use or need. Although the footswitch that you can get for it to control all the built in pedals sounds fuckin sweet.
The Vetta is awesome. It`s a digital amp. It has tons of power , no matter the load you put on it (4,8or 16ohms) . Tubeamps require that you match the load by a switch on back, no big deal though. With the Vetta, you can have doing a emulation of any Marshall on the left channel and a emulation of a Mesa Boogie on the right , or vice-versa!! Any combination you can think up, it`ll do. It has all kinds of "pedals" stored internally andwith the foot controller you can get for it. That`s really all you will ever need. It would be like having a rackful of gear on your backline.
Just get two cabs for it so you can explore in stereo.
I tested one out a few years back and ended up staying several hours trying all the diferent things it can do. And I still didn`t get close to exploring it all.
The Mk II`s are tube, and that is my favorite for tone. But if you want the Vetta, go for it, you won`t be sorry.
Bazooka Joe wrote:
Still my Spider 3.
I've been kind of interested in getting a new amp for a while and then I saw you guys talking about the Spider Valke MkII amp.1,500$ isn't a half bad price.
What do you guys think of the Spider valve MkII COMPARED to the Vetta? There both Line 6.
If your first amp was a Line6, what are you playing thru now?
Bazooka Joe wrote:
My first amp WAS my Line 6 Spider 3. It can do anything I want to basically. There great amps.
But out of all the 400+ present tones, they all suck ass except like 4 of them.
Checkout the Line 6Spider amp series. THey are fantastic at simulating the great tube amp voicings.
they are cheap. THey sound great. Tubes rule. Check out line 6 as an affordable option. I has brought me desired results
Sadly, I don`t have either of my Marshalls anymore, priorities changed so they had to go. I have been in the market for something smaller for a long time now, all tubes preferably, but without breaking the bank.
K2M is right on the BBE, I had one and they make such a difference, really livens things up. I also had the GE-7 that I used to mainly boost my top end for solos.
The HM-2 you have is good, you don`t have to run it WFO, they can be used as an Overdrive . with good results.
At one point I had nearly an all Boss setup consisting of a
Compressor, EQ, Digital Delay, Chorus. I also had a Dunlop Dimebag model Crybaby, Rocktron Silver Dragon Distortion and a Hush pedal.
I still have the Silver Dragon, and I also have a Boss DS-1 that was given to me by a member of the board here. Occasionally I plug into my son`s little Fender amp and use the DS-1. Otherwise I use my newly attained Behringer V-amp 2 with headphones. I can plug in the Mp3 and wail away.
J.D. DIAMOND wrote:
What kind of pedals tdo you use with your Marshall guitardude? I have a MG 100 HDFX half stack that my roomate got for me last June and I have an old 1984 boss Heavy Metal 2 pedal and a boss equalizer GE-7 pedal that I use,this gives me an extra metalic crunch thats clear ect... what would you recomend me getting or using?
Back when I was doing gigs, I would set the volume on my Marshall (JCM 800 2205 model)at 4 and that was plenty. Occasionally, when we played a larger venue , I would do 4.5 , but that was mainly for my own sound and being able to hear myself adequately.
The JCM 900 that I had briefly a couple of years ago, was about the same as it was a 50 watter also. That one only saw action at a friends shop building where we (old band mates from several bands would get together and play) and never needed to be cranked up much.