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AG500 distortion vs. sansamp distortion

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by nysurf2772, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. nysurf2772


    Jun 20, 2005
    how do the distortions compare?

    Is the AG500 a tube emulator or just a distortion?

  2. rayzak


    Jan 13, 2001
    Louisville, KY
    Distortion. But you can get a nice, tubey growl at lower settings. I love mine.
  3. Poon


    May 20, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'd like to revive this thread. Something I'll find out soon enough, but it is an interesting question and topic of discussion.
  4. JGR

    JGR The "G" is for Gustav Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 29, 2006
    President, CEO, CFO, CIO, Chief Engineer, Technician, Janitor - Reiner Amplification
    Haven't tried the AG500 but the SansAmp RPM will crank some serious distortion while the RBI will give you more of an overdrive/grit. I have both and find they have some of the best sounding dirt for bass.