Post by sumgai on Jun 8, 2016 17:29:19 GMT -5
I didn't mean that wood has no effect, I was aiming more to point out that wood is only one factor - no snarkiness intended!
At the end of the day, every part and piece on our guitars, and everything we do to them, all contribute to what we call That Elusive Tone. Whether or not we agree on any one particular aspect of how to achieve this tone is not subject to debate, for as you say, it's all up to each individual, period. Anyone arguing with that factoid is grinding the wrong axe, IMO.
Indeed, if any part is swapped out beyond the body exchange, then all bets are off as to which way sounds "better".... cheap has it correct there. Tough to do, especially with those guitars that require the strings to be removed in order to lift off the scratch plate - who wants to restring a guitar with used strings? Those winds around each peghead make this a difficult task at best, eh? But if we don't use the same strings as before, well... see the first sentence in this paragraph.
Which brings one back to modeling.
As to latency, that's supposed to be an issue with synthesizers, not with modelers. I realize that there might be some equipment out there with which I am not familiar, I'd be an idiot to claim that I've seen everything ever made in this segment of the music world. It could be that your particular device was from an era of older technology, or it could have been poorly setup/adjusted, I can't say. But for at least the last 10 years or so, Roland, Axon, and possibly Shadow, have had no issues detectable by either ear or yeoman-grad instrumentation.
Taking the industry gold standard, the Roland GK-55, reports are on the order of 2-4ms latency, possibly excepting the low-E string, where it might be as much as 5-6ms. And I need to emphasize, this is for driving the synth portion of the unit, not the modeling portion - therein all users report no discernible latency at all.
The TIBOTIA (Truth In Bragging On The Internet Act) requires me to state that while I use Roland exclusively, the Axon units are reputed to have even less latency, on the order of 1/2 to 1ms while driving a synth. Yes, that means they can detect the proper frequency in less than one full cycle. Quite a feat, but everyone that has one won't part with it, except perhaps under great duress.
There you have it, or at least as tidy as I can deliver it. HTH