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Re: MY NEW TOY



It would stand to reason that the M13 wouldn't replace an amp modeler
as it seems like a congolmeration of all their stompbox modelers and a
bit more in one big box.  Kind of a cool concept, I have to say I
liked some of the sounds I got out of the fuzzbox modeler when I had
it (run in the send of my Vox Tonelab SE) and my favorite parts of Pod
Farm (kind of a software Pod) are the effects.

On Sat, Jun 27, 2009 at 6:46 PM, tEd  KiLLiAn<tedkillian@charter.net> 
wrote:
> Hi all!
>
> I spent the latter part of the afternoon today playing with my newest 
>loop
> toy, a Line 6 M13.
>
> I've researched these things for a little while now and contemplated 
>buying
> one for well over six months.
>
> Thanks Bill Walker for much good advice while I was looking.
>
> Then, last week, a deal popped up on Ebay that was too good to pass up.
>
> It arrived on Tuesday and I tested it out right away to make sure it was 
>not
> a DOA brick.
>
> Today was the first time I got to spend any serious time with it - just
> playing around so far, not programming - and the experience was simply
> delightful.
>
> I used a GK-3 equipped Tele and a Boss WP-20G set on hexaphonic "slow 
>gear"
> just to feed the M13 an interesting signal . . . and a pair of Mackie
> SRM150s to listen to give it voice and I really liked what I heard.
>
> I got a pair of the Line 6 EX-1 expression pedals too and enjoyed toying
> around with changing various parameters on the fly that way.
>
> Seems like a pretty straightforward box, all-in-all.
>
> After a long, looooong search, I think I've finally found a device that 
>can
> give me a simple, nearly all-in-one, guitar looping setup for those quick
> gigs that don't warrant (or permit) taking along my larger collection of
> gear (I'm thinking Santa Cruz mostly).
>
> As long as it is reliable, I think I've found a winner.
>
> Bill Walker is right about one negative about this device though, it 
>really
> needs a guitar amp to make it sound right tone-wise.
>
> Unfortunately I sold off all my combo amps and have switched to just 
>using
> the Mackie SRM150s for personal monitoring, and a pair of SRM450s for
> low-end and PA oomph - a system that is all together too clean and 
>devoid of
> guitaristic character to make the M13 really sound terrific.
>
> But for now it's what I've got.
>
> I am sure that it will be tempting to add several other gizmos to this . 
>. .
> my trusty Sustainic C for one, and the aforementioned WP-20G for another,
> and an EB volume pedal are what I'll try to stick to . . . if I can.
>
> As far as simplifying goes, I played a gig a couple of weeks ago with 
>just
> the GK3 Tele and WP-20G Sustainiac C and a pair of EDPs and Akiras and 
>had
> the best gig I've had in years.
>
> Yeah, I missed the Vortexes and VG-99, guitar synth and all the other 
>neat
> stuff.
>
> But I had a good time . . . a better time than most outings.
>
> I played for 4 hours straight in an art gallery wine and cheese setting
> (talk about a dull audience) and it was really guite satisfying.
>
> I'm looking forward to getting to know my new toy better in coming weeks.
>
> I think it's going to work for me.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Ted
>
>
>