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I have a friend who is sold out on amp modeling such as the Line 6 Pod HD500 but I prefer the live sound of real amps and effects more. How can I convince him that amp modeling is just a fad and is less efficient cost and sound-wise? Also, what are some major downfalls of amp modeling?
I'm actually one for amp modeling. If you're very strict-budgeted and looking for versatile equipment. I mean, would you rather buy a Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier, Marshall JCM800, Soldano SLO, Bogner Uberschall, and Peavey 5150/6505 for well over $7000, or buy a box that comes close to the sound of those amplifiers AND include effects for about $500?
But just don't try to be a snob and keep him from buying what he likes because you don't like it. If he doesn't like the processor later on, he can just sell it on eBay or craigslist.
And from what I read, the Line 6 POD's are one of the more high-quality amp modelers.
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Ok, so some info on me. I am 5ft 1. I have a flat stomach and can walk really well in heels. I love trying new fashion tends, and shopping is one of my main hobbies. I wanna try to start being a model, but I'm a bit nervous. Other girls might be mean and make fun of me for it. Not sure. Give me some advice. Here is a picture of me? Please no hate comments because I am totally serious about this. I have a positive attitude and would not like rude people too ruin it. Thanks soooo much.
Also, where would I start? How can I find some nice places to try?
Natalie Portman was discovered by a modeling agent at a pizza parlor, but she'd rather be an actress. She's 5'3" and is now the new face for Dior. Mila Kunis is 5'4" also the newest face for Christian Dior.
Modeling is not just the pretty face or the height.
Check out America's Next Top Model, or Scouted on E! So you can understand what goes on behind the modeling business. They own you top to bottom. Meaning, no if's, and's or but's. It's a very demanding career, and if you can handle stress and ready to give them 120% then you're IN.
I thought I was a model material, until they used me for extra in a movie and modeled once for hair, and realized I don't want anyone fuzzing with me top to bottom and are 'forced to wear and dress like a clown."
In Vogue UK, now hires 13-14 year old models. But there's a documentary "Girl Model" too young, too thin on Vogue models, shown at SXSW and the Toronto International Film festival, highlights the search and scouting of young girls in the modeling industry. Teen models have no clue what they're getting themselves into. They're naive. They get free food, free alcohol, they are forced into prostitution, too many abuses, sexual, physical, emotional you just can't believe.
Watch "Girl Model" Https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/yqg8b
If you're a model, and are shipped to Japan, would you be able to understand Japanese, to sign the contract? One model in Japan, gained 2", was sent home. "the modeling business is corrupt.'
They also took a bunch of her photos, and she never got paid, nor did she ever saw them! She had to borrow money to support herself, pay rent, food, to survive!
Google: Models are eating tissues to stay thin – ex-Vogue Editor – a good read. Http://www.ibtimes.com/former-vogue-edit…
Read what one model says about his hair: "I work as a model and went through a period of work where my hair was constantly straightened for photoshoots and shows; after about two or three weeks of having my hair straightened almost every day my hair has evidently become so damaged that it's stopped curling about two inches from my scalp. The roots of my hair still curl, everything below that hangs limp and straight and dead. I've never heard of this happening to anyone else, nor has anyone else I've spoken to including numerous hair dressers."
I went to a Charm & Poise school, when I was in HS in hopes to land a modeling job someday . . . And that's something I carried with me all my life. Some agencies don't give you jobs!
The best way to deal with modeling agencies is by contacting your area that is local and have a good record through the Better Business Bureau, not online.
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Oh wise one: Is it better to have a cheap tube amp or a solid state amp with a VSTi modeler that can emulate tubes and many types of amps? They're about the same price. Thank you.
What cheap tube amp are you referring to? If you are doing cover songs and trying to emulate the original then I would suggest a " modeling" amp. If you are looking for your own " sound" then play through everything you can. Good Luck, and Happy New Year!
I personally like tube amps over " modelers" but that's just my opinion.