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Axe-Fx amp sim for metal rhythm comparison!

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Clark Kent, Nov 27, 2012.

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Which amp sim did you prefer?

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  1. Clark Kent

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    So I'm trying to decide which amp sim I'll be using and unsurprisingly the Peavey was the one I ended up once again. :) How about you?

    Obviously you can tweak every amp sim to sound almost like whatever you're looking for. However this comparison was GEN1 and amps straight out of the box with presence set to 0 on all amp sims and just a quick amp EQ to get them balanced.



    Amps included in this BLINDFOLD comparison are Peavey 5150, Bogner Uberschall, Marsha HBE and Mesa Recto in a random order ofcourse. The riff is played twice by all of these sims but which character do you like the most?

    Feedback! :)
     
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  2. TaylorG

    TaylorG Teh Groove Metuhl

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    First sounds like the Marsha, second sounds like the 5150, third sounds like the Uber, last sounds like Recto.

    Whatever the second one is, I mostly prefer that one.
     
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    Dude... ears of gold! :D WTF?
     
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    TaylorG Teh Groove Metuhl

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    Well, first has a low end roll off but a big pronounced mid-range, which pretty well describes every Marshall aside from a few.
    Second one has the same pronounced mid-range but more low end, which describes a 5150.
    Third has that extended bottom end and distinct ease of low mids, which is what I found a Twin-Jet to sound like.
    Fourth has that grainy, slightly nasally top end and round low end, characteristic of a Recto.
     
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    It was close between the marsha and the uberschall for me, I was surprised when I found out I disliked the 5150 the most :L

    I should really just buy a marsha and an uberschall, i'm a sucker for jerry cantrell and I always end up preferring these two over everything else in every blind test ever :L
     
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    I like the Uber and 5150 the best I think. All sound bad ass!
     
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    JeffTD Senhor Testiculo

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    This, pretty much. To me it went "nasal, open, deep low end + dry mids, grainy top end" in that order, which is basically Marshall, Peavey, Bogner, Mesa in a nutshell.

    Number 2 is my favorite, go figure.
     
  10. Clark Kent

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    Yeah, this is getting a bit irritating for me since comparing them makes me find a minor flaw in all of them. :D

    I think Marsha and Peavey had the best note definition and mid range so they win in that sense. I like the Mesa pick transient the most but don't completely like the presence character. Might actually be that Uberschall was my least favorite here.

    I must say that I did a volume drop test afterwards which is something not all would appreciate much but anyways Peavey won that one and Mesa was a close second.
     
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    The first and second were the best for me but overall I think I liked the first clip best.
     
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    would love to hear the Energyball in this shootout....
     
  13. Clark Kent

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    The presence on that amp is way over the top for me at least. Dunno if it's just the amp sim or the amp in real life also.
     
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    5150 4 EVAH ♥
     
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    No FAS MODERN?
     
  16. Clark Kent

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    Yeah that's one of my favorites also. Great attack in the low end. Should include it here..
     

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