Not sure what you are missing here, but here are some details that justifies this set up for ME!How is this less gear and easier to carry than let's say a Fender Deluxe and a small pedalboard?
What am I missing here??????
All said, I will admit, I am STUCK at the moment on ONE preset in my new Axe FXIII (Ruby Rocket Growl - factory preset with minor tweaks by me for eq and input/output levels)!!! Hard for me to play anything else because it sounds so awesome to me (mostly with my McCarty 594 HBII - and it is his 1st birthday today) ;~)) Then I started trying different amps, cabs, different mics on those cabs and it got even better! I am sure I will find other presets that are more appropriate for certain songs (at least that is my intention), but I have only had this thing for two weeks and am just getting up to speed on the learning curve for this unit. Another factor is, I have only had two amps in my life (neither of them even close to anything impressive) and a couple of pedals so I am a baby in the woods playing with big guns. Looking forward to "blowing up" my sound to levels beyond what I currently think are possible!!! This is also a situation where I don't have to worry about anybody but the sounds I am making! So as a one man band, I want to be able to have unique tones for each song to give them a feel of their own!! Most of my set up time now (since I got this rack rolling with the mixer and axe fx in it) is setting up and micing my percussion stuff ;~(( But hopefully much of that will be alleviated in a couple of months when my Farmer Foot Drum (12 pedal custom stained to match my HBII) is completed! I too am just having fun and playing, and glad you are as well Tony! Thanks for the input on keeping it simple, I do respect that and your experience!!!OK.
First of all, thank you for replying to my post # 19 calmly.
Reading back over it I see it as slightly ... agressive, which was not my intention at all.
My apologies for the tone. I guess I needed a modeler there.
I was missing something there because I am a dinosaur.
I take 1 guitar to a job and play the entire job with it.
(Yes I take a backup just in case but 1 guitar, 1 amplifier and one small pedalboard.
The entire job, start to finish.
In a live situation I have found in my fairly large amount of years playing out
that all I need are a clean sound, a dirty sound and clean and dirty spinny sounds.
A bit of delay and reverb are nice but not needed, and a wah if the job calls for it.
I can do all that with 5 pedals.
I go with if you have a pedal on your board that is only used for
1 chorus in 1 song it's not worth it. Leave it home.
Recording is different, I will use everything in existence to get "that sound"
but in a room with a bass and drums, all kindsa noise
and 30 motorcycles parked outside. Naah.
I just have fun and play.
How is this less gear and easier to carry than let's say a Fender Deluxe and a small pedalboard?
What am I missing here??????