Those that have followed my escapades in finding such a box will
Many of you are aware of the ease of getting a great recording by using pedals and and recording with amp simulator and speaker simulator boxes or software.
That has never been my first interest.
Lets face it ...99% of you use a combo amp. Often 30 to 50 watts with a single 12 inch speaker. The amount of players playing in a band using a Marshall type OD into that combo are in the thousands. Who hasn't been impressed by favourite recordings of artists that are playing a stack.
My point is a pedal that could turn your combo sound into a Marshall stack is invaluable.!!!
The sound makes you OD twice as fat and 10 times as exciting!!!
except 3 has a volume control for the headphone output and
a 30db pad for high outputs from your pedal board.
They all have AD/A's Natural Resonance Responce' The natural
resonance of a speaker cabinent with a closed back is a big deal ...period. The Marshall 1960 A with 4 x12 celestion speakers is the loudest and fattest. This is either neglected by the competition or poorly done!!
Oddly enough by moving the mic placement on 2
the Marshall type cab sounds fuller and more in your face then 5 The 5 does gives you a switch to choose a Brit sound to start
with? Tecnicially It is probably slightly more accuate to the actual sound of a Celestion as the GCS-2 is trying to give you
an Eminence/Celestion hybrid sound. The Vintage is quite simply the sound of an old Jensen in all of the models.
The Jensen has less highs and a chunky mid range.It sounds great with an open back cab especially when using the 10 inch
and a clean sound.
On the other hand I think AD/A did a truly Rock &Roll thing!
If it sounds good ...it is good. They let you exaggerate the sound
on the GCS-2
Result? A fatter sounding pedal.
On the other hand unless we had a side by side comparison
So ponder, ponder, ponder ...which should I get???
Well I decided that first I really want this to use live not to record. The GCS-2 does this as well as the the GCS-5 from what I can hear on-line. New it is the cheapest and since it was the first unit on offer the possibility of buying one for a good price used is possible.
So I bought one. I got it used for $84.00 USD as apposed to $200.00 new.
Be sure to return in 2 weeks for my 'Hands On'
The pedal is shipped and I should have it written up about here by ...Apr.14.
The cab simulators I have sounded passable on-line but not this good! So I have guarded but high hopes for this effort.