Quick appreciation post:
There’s a reason why Thursday nights are some of my favorite parts of the week. In the midst of good and bad, I’m thankful to have places to worship with friends I love. Also, making great music and loud noises is never a bad feeling. “Loud is more good,” as some might say.
That’s it for the gross stuff, I also wanted to do a quick shoutout to the Line 6 HX Stomp. The reality of my current life stage is that I can’t always blast an overdriven amp whenever I want. Some living spaces/situations just don’t allow for that. To get around this conundrum, I’ve been on a long search for the perfect silent practice/silent stage solution. Don’t worry, I still don’t think anything can beat the feeling of a tube amp turned up hitting you right in the chest, but hey, a weekend rocker’s got to be practical too.
Tonight, I misplaced the power supply for my HX effects, which was a total bummer; I had so many reverbs and delays prepared. I quickly slapped together a patch on the Stomp and knew I needed to have an amp sim, a reverb, and delay of some sort. I hooked up the Stomp to my Macbook and quickly threw together the patch. I even got fancy and did a dual amp setup. Before I knew it, I was up and running with the rest of my pedal board. It didn’t sound terrible, either. I’ll have a full review up at some point, but tonight I can say that I definitely appreciated how fast I was able to set everything up and get playing. Spoiler alert, the amp sims on this little guy are no joke. I need to play this thing more, but stay tuned for the full review, this is sure to be a game-changer for how I make music.