The guitarists landscape is changing. Apart from a lucky few that can crank their 100 watt amplifiers to achieve their sound, most of us have found that smaller valve amps turned up sound better than big amps turned down. Increasingly we are actually running these amp clean and getting all of our sounds from a select few (or many in some people cases) pedals.
Over the past few years computer technology has really played a large role in how we achieve the sound that is in our heads. There has been a noticeable shift in the gear being sold and what guitarist expect from it.
Amp modelling has gone from being a bit of a novelty that was baked into software 10-13 years ago, to being of mild interest, to slowly becoming one of the hottest topics in the guitar industry.
Companies like Line 6, Headrush and most notably Kemper have turned the traditional gigging musicians setups on their head.
But for some of us we still prefer the classic pedalboard setup but don't want to lug a hefty valve amp about the place! Having a board with your prized pedals on, ready to gig with at a moments notice is something a lot of us dream about. Continue Reading