For those who are not familiar with this amp, it's from Yamahas first generation of modeling amps.
I bought it in 98 after trying all the other digital options at that time, and the Yamaha won hands down.
It was developed with Alan Holdsworth as a 'consultant' and he used them until Yamaha stopped producing them.
The motorized knobs on the front made it to the most user-friendly amp ever!
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I've been using it as my home rig, but it's not been used since the KPA arrived...
So I thought it would perfect for me to train my profiling skills on.
I might be able to get my hands on a friends Matchless amp and I'd like to have done some profiling before that...
And I might bring home my live rig, a H&K Switchblade stack, to profile. But it's a bitch to transport...
I realized that I didn't have my SM57 at home, so I used a AKG D550. This one is originally designed for bass instruments, but I remembered that I once had to use it live to mic a guitar amp and were quite impressed of the result.
And I think it did a splendid job of translating what I heard in the room to a KPA rig.
I've only done 3 profiles so far, one of the Clean 1, Clean 2 and Drive 2 models of the Yamaha.
They are on the Rig Exchange now as "JM DG80 ...".