Just wondering if I'm the only crazy bastard who got rid of high-end expensive gear in favor of cheaper, supposedly worse gear?
I've owned tons of awesome valve amps over time including a Messa Boogie, handwired Marshall clone, multiple Oranges, and just sold my Marshall 30th Anniversary 6101 combo (originally about $2000). It had 3 channels, 25w/50w/100w output, Celestion gold
200W speaker, balanced DI out, FX loop, input compensation, speaker damping, MIDI, and a whole bunch of other stuff most users have no idea about.
The problem? It was so expensive, and I'm not the wealthiest dude, so the constant worry of something blowing up and costing an arm and a leg was piling up, so I've been thinking of selling it. But that doesn't explain the Line 6...
I went into guitar center yesterday and they had a beat up Line 6 Flextone II
that cost under $150. I can honestly say after testing it that the sound was fat, smooth and in your face, and truly sounded just as refined as my Marshall. I didn't hear any transistor fizzyness and it responded nicely to small changes to the guitar's tone.
ABOVE ALL I would like to know if anyone on AF ever downgraded, and if you had any regrets?
In my particular case, I traded in my marshall for the flextone and almost 500 bucks in store credit. If my Line 6 sounds as good as it did that day (when it was already used) then I think I'm gonna be completely happy! If after a week, I start hearing nonstop fizz, you might see my name in the obituary...