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Thread: Some PRS 513 action here using a Two Notes Torpedo Loadbox

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    Some PRS 513 action here using a Two Notes Torpedo Loadbox

    Saw this in my YouTube subs from Sweetwater.
    Two Notes Torpedo Live Digital Loadbox Demo - Sweetwater Sound

    I am not to familiar with what these boxes do, so it is interesting to watch it.



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    Pretty cool unit. Definately gives you a lot of options.
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    I just pulled the trigger on the CAB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kine View Post
    I just pulled the trigger on the CAB
    Cool hopefully we get a review and yah a DEMO too maybe huh?
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    What are you going to use in front of the CAB?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lgk1208 View Post
    Cool hopefully we get a review and yah a DEMO too maybe huh?
    Most definitely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woundtight View Post
    What are you going to use in front of the CAB?
    I'll be testing some of my pedals in front... and after! Recently I grabbed that Plimsoul so I'll check that out ahead of it. I'll experiment a bit with some others. Mainly just try my pedal board ahead of it unless it's time based stuff which I'll put after.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kine View Post
    I just pulled the trigger on the CAB
    Excellent piece of gear. Congrats. I want one to run my PRS to preamp/pedals for recording.

    Pete Thorn review / demo.
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    That Pete Thorn demo is wicked!! I don't have the M4 unfortunately. Looks like you can get good tones using other gear though...

    I didn't really like the tone he got using the Bogner Red at the end there. However, I checked Sweetwater and they have a couple demos of the Bogner pedals that show off their tones better IMO. So maybe it was just the settings that Mr. Thorn had that I didn't like. Cool lookin pedals!
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    I almost dismissed these products after hearing the demo of the Marshall - I thought it sounded toneless. But after hearing the Pete Thorn demo, I gotta say I'm impressed.

    Evidently the Marshall demo guy actually chooses to set his amp up to have that generic tone (that you can easily create with any digital modeler or software).

    It's funny, this whole modeling universe is a moving target.

    I remember in the late 80s getting my first Kurzeil with the built in piano samples. It was incredible! No one had ever made a product with such lifelike piano sounds. I used it on a Budweiser spot, and the audio post engineer mixing the ad turned to me and said, "That's a great sounding piano, how'd you mic it?" And his jaw dropped when I said it was a Kurzweil sound. Now of course, it would sound absolutely primitive, compared to my 36 gig sampled Steinway sound. And I'm sure that in a few years, that, too, will sound primitive compared to the latest-greatest of whatever will be on the market.

    I remember when the POD came out, people were nuts for it. My studio rat buddies and I all bought them. Very exciting, until we couldn't get the tracks to sit in a mix as well as going with a real amp...

    So I guess my dilemma as always is, do I spend a grand on a load box/modeler or put the money into a great mic or mic preamp that will never go obsolete?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    So I guess my dilemma as always is, do I spend a grand on a load box/modeler or put the money into a great mic or mic preamp that will never go obsolete?
    I think it just depends on your needs. This seems to get good (hopefully) tones without needing to mic anything. So someone needing a more quiet setup may find this useful.

    That being said, it always seems difficult to me to dial in "my" tone with any type of modeler. It just never sounds like the real deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kine View Post
    That being said, it always seems difficult to me to dial in "my" tone with any type of modeler. It just never sounds like the real deal.
    I know exactly what you mean. That has been my problem from Day One with this stuff.

    But I think this box sounds absolutely terrific, based on the Thorn demo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    But I think this box sounds absolutely terrific, based on the Thorn demo.
    I agree, this was the vid that I watched last night that sold me on the product. Pulled the trigger this morning on a lil amazon delivery! I know I wont get Thorn's sounds but it seems you can get some very usable stuff. I have some thoughts on where this may be useful.

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    Sounded pretty cool in that Pete Thorn Demo.

    But if I got one i'd spend forever tweaking... And tweaking... And tweaking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikegarveyblues View Post
    But if I got one i'd spend forever tweaking... And tweaking... And tweaking.
    Definitely a concern. That's one reason I didn't ever get an Axefx. I had a Rocktron Voodu Valve some time ago and it was just such a pain to work on. I'd just get lost in the menus.

    I'm hoping this lil box will be a bit more straight forward. Plus, using some of your own pedals should help with being able to get a familiar sound. I'm hoping anyway...
    I'm referring to the C.A.B. btw...

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    Geez, you guys are killing me.
    I have been looking at the Torpedo Live for some time. Just pulled the trigger on one and I should have it on Monday. Tone Report, soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woundtight View Post
    Geez, you guys are killing me.
    I have been looking at the Torpedo Live for some time. Just pulled the trigger on one and I should have it on Monday. Tone Report, soon!
    Nice. Keep us posted.
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