What is your next guitar/gear purchase gonna be?

sirbuh

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I'm looking hard at an amp modeler. Right now, I'm on 4 sides of the fence between a Helix floor, a Kemper Stage, a FM3/FC-6 (since the FM9 is on backorder) and a Quad Cortex. I had the Headrush pedalboard and while it was fairly easy to program with the touchscreen, the 'feel' wasn't there for me. In the end, I sold the Headrush but I do like what modelers have to offer.
Have had everyone but the QC, jump in the waters fine.
 

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I'm looking hard at an amp modeler. Right now, I'm on 4 sides of the fence between a Helix floor, a Kemper Stage, a FM3/FC-6 (since the FM9 is on backorder) and a Quad Cortex. I had the Headrush pedalboard and while it was fairly easy to program with the touchscreen, the 'feel' wasn't there for me. In the end, I sold the Headrush but I do like what modelers have to offer.

I've owned KPA, Helix, AF3 (twice) and QC.

When I first got the QC (3 months ago) I was hooked. There was something about the modelling or the cab that just sounded a very slight bit 'better' to me.
I didn't play my AF3 for a couple of months and then went back to amps for a while and plugged in my AF3 in 4CM because it is sooooooooo convenient and the effects are superb.
I then started playing with the modelling again, downloaded FW20 and am back loved up with my AF3. Conclusion? I'm a gear tart...

The QC is good and has a lot of positives: Sounds good, easy to use.

QC negatives: more noise than AF3, less mature, does less, effects are not as good, fewer routing options, I hit the CPU limit a few times, fewer updates, buttons too close together - there's actually quite a lot of negatives. It's just not finished yet or even close to AF3 features, functionality and workflow wise.

Others may disagree, but as a lover of real amps and dabbler in modelling, I don't need 2 modellers and am thinking of selling the QC rather than the AF3.


Anyhoo - I came on to post my next gear - FC12 incoming! now the question is, should I sell the FC6 or have enough buttons to practice my dance moves with? :D
 

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Went from thinking about it to just buying one. My fiancé has been talking about wanting to take up singing again, and as her favorite styles are singer/songwriter and folksy pop and rock I thought we could do it as an activity together. So I acquired my first acoustic guitar here the other day. So I got me a Taylor BigBaby. Nicest playability (i.e. closest to electric) of the acoustic guitars that I tried, and with a kinda spunky "distorted" sound. Very pleased with this.
 

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I'm looking hard at an amp modeler. Right now, I'm on 4 sides of the fence between a Helix floor, a Kemper Stage, a FM3/FC-6 (since the FM9 is on backorder) and a Quad Cortex. I had the Headrush pedalboard and while it was fairly easy to program with the touchscreen, the 'feel' wasn't there for me. In the end, I sold the Headrush but I do like what modelers have to offer.
Out of these I'd go for the Helix Floor. It needs no extra gear, is easy to use and can do a lot.

To me the FM3+FC6 is a bad deal when you lose out on the FM9's extra DSP. FM3 is fine if you get something other than the overpriced FC footcontroller.
 

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I got a $3 USB jack and replaced the one in my MIDI controller so that it would stop disconnecting every 30 seconds. I guess that is something, lol.

I started buying some parts to build a VH140C Preamp based pedal. Oh, and some German Floyd bar replacements.
 

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Ordered a Zoom R20 digital multirack recorder. I've been trying to put together a simple DAWless recording setup. At the moment I don't have a good DAW setup (I used to have a dedicated Macbook with Ableton Live but when my partner's laptop died a while ago, I gave her that one to use and I've been too lazy to replace it) and since I spend all day on the computer, I kind of just don't want to deal with a computer if I'm doing music anyway.
 

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Placed a decent sized thomann order. 50+ bits and pieces.

I did include a wireless unit, a new decent gig bag and a sennheiser e935 so there's a few decent goodies as well as the necessities.

And I'll finally shut up about contemplating a wireless in my posts in this thread!
 

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Not a new purchase per se, but retolexing...


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