I love the look of these vintage Fender amps modelled in Boss pedals. No idea how they sound (it would be a miracle if they get the spring reverb right) but they look ace...
Posted by Tom Whitwell.
I'm loving the blonde tolex on the bassman. See the giant image at: http://www.harmony-central.com/ProductImages/Large/000008206.jpg
They're a bit weird as a product proposition though: if they're modelling the amplification and speaker characteristics then you're just going to stomp over that when you drive an amp with 'em. Might sound cool, but it won't sound like a bassman.
On the other hand for recording the market is already saturated with modelling products. Would perhaps be nice if you could turn off the speaker emulation (making the reasonable assumption that there is speaker simulation)
That's the beauty of the new Torq controller -- it makes freakish simulated Fender amps in cheap Boss pedals start to look *good*.
I never expected to be in an army of M-Audio haters for Tom. Tom, any marching orders for us? Like, can we march on the Irwindale, California headquarters, rip off some product prototypes, burn the plastic shells, and then return them in lovingly-crafted cases made of aluminum and polished wood?
I saw both the pedals being demo'ed at NAMM and I thought they sounded pretty good. They were running them into a JC120 and then A/B'ing them with the actual Fender they were modelling. It's a horrible environment to actual listen to gear, but the JC with the pedal sounded pretty close the real thing sitting next to it.