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Ned Ward

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Re: The Fender amplifier wars - Everyone is welcome..
« Reply #90 on: August 11, 2014, 12:44:48 pm »

Gene - while I'd never ever suggest a modeling amp over the real tube deal, our keyboard player has a Hammond B3 and Leslie at home, but he gigs with a Roland VK8-M and likes the sound as do we. Sounds very good indeed and with a Ernie Ball volume pedal and all his cables fits in a suitcase.

Our backs thank him for his decision. It's not the same as a Hammond, but in the right hands the Roland sounds great. Waving your hand over the D-Beam for the Leslie speed control is also fun.
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Re: The Fender amplifier wars - Everyone is welcome..
« Reply #91 on: August 11, 2014, 12:57:35 pm »

while I'd never ever suggest a modeling amp over the real tube deal

Despite owning a nice vintage WEM valve (tube) amp and being a big fan of valves who also builds valve audio equipment, for the last ten years I have been using a Line 6 Flextone modelling amplifier.

Whilst it might not do to well in a head to head comparison with the real thing, it is actually very good. 

I also like the fact that it has a tape echo emulation and tremolo (which are all the effects I use) so I can use the guitar connected straight to the amp.  I hate having effects boxes on the floor so this is perfect for me.


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Re: The Fender amplifier wars - Everyone is welcome..
« Reply #92 on: August 11, 2014, 02:30:07 pm »

Gene - while I'd never ever suggest a modeling amp over the real tube deal, our keyboard player has a Hammond B3 and Leslie at home, but he gigs with a Roland VK8-M and likes the sound as do we. Sounds very good indeed and with a Ernie Ball volume pedal and all his cables fits in a suitcase.

Our backs thank him for his decision. It's not the same as a Hammond, but in the right hands the Roland sounds great. Waving your hand over the D-Beam for the Leslie speed control is also fun.

I agree - I own a Hammond XK2 and Leslie for my gigs if a player doesn't have the right rig or for the occasional backline/PS gig but "Torpedo" works for one of the premier Hammond refurbisher companies right here in the burg - Keyboard Specialties - http://www.b-3.com/   and he never leaves home without his road worn B3 and 2 Leslies.  The Michael Allman Band carries on the tradition with the old school gear on stage.  (Gregg Allman's son)  I on the other hand will gig with a slab keyboard in a wedge if that's what they wanna play.  ( 2 different bands)
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Re: The Fender amplifier wars - Everyone is welcome..
« Reply #93 on: August 11, 2014, 04:03:20 pm »

Got it. Last thing you need is having your keyboard player stoned to death for heresy...
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Re: The Fender amplifier wars - Everyone is welcome..
« Reply #94 on: August 11, 2014, 05:34:40 pm »

I have to agree with Ned about the Roland B3 sounds, but nothing sounds like a B3 and a pair of Leslie's. Nothing.
 
 
Correction: B3
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Re: The Fender amplifier wars - Everyone is welcome..
« Reply #95 on: August 12, 2014, 05:44:42 am »

i'll just slip this right in and knock them old rusty fenders out to pasture.
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« Reply #96 on: August 12, 2014, 07:25:05 am »

With what??
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Re: The Fender amplifier wars - Everyone is welcome..
« Reply #97 on: August 12, 2014, 07:51:05 am »

With whatever is behind that thing!


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Re: The Fender amplifier wars - Everyone is welcome..
« Reply #98 on: August 12, 2014, 01:59:45 pm »

I have to agree with Ned about the Roland B3 sounds, but nothing sounds like a B2 and a pair of Leslie's. Nothing.
Agree.
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Re: The Fender amplifier wars - Everyone is welcome..
« Reply #99 on: August 12, 2014, 08:05:05 pm »

i'll just slip this right in and knock them old rusty fenders out to pasture.

Time to call on some friends for reinforcements…

http://ampwares.com/amplifiers/fender-super-twin/



don't forget the EVM's
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