Favourite amps in your modeler/profiler

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What are your favourite amps in your modeler/profiler(s)?

(All brands welcome, amp models and captures/profiles, too.)

In my FM9, my favourites are (in order of discovery):

Solo 100 Rhythm (SLO100 Crunch)
PVH 6160 Block Crunch (early 5150)
Friedman BE100 v3
USA Lead (Mark IV)
Cornfed 50 (Cornford MK50 II)


Others I’ve enjoyed are:

FAS Rhythm
Citrus RV50 (Rockerverb 50)
Recto1 Orange
Cameron CCV

Out of all those, I think the Cornford MK50 might be my modeling “forever amp” and seems like the perfect mix of Mesa and Marshall + something cool of its own.

From others I’ve owned:

L6
Placater Dirty (Friedman BE100)
Mandarin Rocker (Orange Rockerverb 100)

Kemper
M. Britt Silver Jubilee profile


General info:
I use crunch channels at slightly higher than AC/DC level gain and boost with a Timmy or SD1 when needed. LP with humbuckers or occasional Strat (sss).

ISP Stealth Pro SS power amp + Mesa Horizontal Recto 2x12 or Trad 4x12.
 
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Fractal:

MkIIc++
Mark IV
JP-2C's
Triple Crown
Lonestar
Band Master
Friedman Smallbox
Morgan AC20

Helix:

Revv Red and Purple
Rectifier
Mark IV channels
BE100 channels
Plexi Jumped
Dr. Z

Amplitube 5:

Satch JVM
Rockman (yeah, it's a Rockman, but it's fun)
Triple Crown
Mark IV
Mark IIC+
Dual Rec
TA-30
California Tweed
Dr Z Maz
 
On the Axe III, the Brit Brown is my go to amp for my core tone. It's got just the right gain structure for what I go for without needing a drive. But there are dozens of other amps that I can use just as easily for the same Marshall type tones.

I'm spending a lot of time lately with lower gain amps like the Fenders, Plexis, and Class A types, getting some fantastic front pickup tones. Fractals updated compressors are working great for this.

Really, with the Axe III it's an easier matter picking out the few amps I don't like than all the ones I like.
 
Fractal

These are kind of always in the mix

/13 FTR
Mesa Triple Crown
Marshall SV20
HK Triamp ( custom tweak Soldano SLO / JCM800 hybrid )
Fender Vibrolux
Marshall JVM OD 2
5153 blue
Bogner XTC

Line6

Vitriol
Matchbox
Placater
Orange rocker verb
Lonestar
DrZ

Atomic
Deluxe Reverb
5150

Boss
Xmod
Xhigain
Natural
 
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ooooff really hard to pick the standouts out as some companies just do everything so well across the board.

Fractal:
- Dirty Shirley
- Brit JM45
- Brit 800
- Brit 1959SLP
- Recto 1 Red

Line6:

- Placater
- German Ubersonic
- Matchstick JUMP
- Brit Plexi Jump
- Cali Rectifire

Neural DSP (Plugins):

- Fortin Nameless
- Henson
- Plini
- Gojira

STL

- Tonality Josh Middleton
- Tonality Lasse Lammert
- Amphub (Bogart Ultrasonic Blue, Krater Dimed Plus, Lancaster VR100)

Amplitube

- Vintage Metal Lead (2203)
- SJ50
- Brit Silver
- Mesa Mark IV
- Mesa Mark V
- Mesa Mark III
- Mesa Mark IIC+
- ENGL E650

Softube

- JMP 2203
- Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555

Mercuriall

- Euphoria
- Dual Rectofire

Audio Assault

- The Crown
- Shibalba EX
- Bulldog

Nembrini

- MP1 PRO
- PA Dirty Shirly
- PA Suhr SE100
- PA Fuchs Train

I have to say, after doing this list, Fractal basically do everything really well but the thing that makes me enjoy it is the ability to tweak the circuits. I think if it was just the models, as good as they sound, I'd have sold it by now. But the ability of diving in and tweaking bright caps and gain stages and diode clipping is just too awesome and unparalleled with anything else out there. Helix stuff is great across the board, but those models are the ones I go to a lot (I like them all and they're all mostly just as accurate as fractal to me). Its a little more no nonsense, but it covers the basics well. Amplitube fills some nice gaps where the previous ones lack.
 
Srsly... AXE III:

Recto 1 Red
USA Lead Bright
Thordendal Modern paired with Energyball
FAS Modern
JP2C- any
Solo 100 Lead

So yeah, mostly modern high gain-types, but weirdly enough, I don't care for the Tri Axis models.
Did it ever sound as good as the amps it was supposed to “model” though?
 
Helix:

Essex A30 (AC30): makes a split humbucker sound very Strat-like, probably because of its more scooped sound. Addictive sag when pushed hard.

Placater Dirty: Modded Marshall high gain goodness that can dial back to a nice light grit. All of the mids.

Badonk: High gain without the low mids. A good range of low end from none at all to plenty of it.

Honorable mentions:

Derailed Ingrid
WhoWatt
2204 Mod
Solo Clean
Ampeg SVT4 Pro
 
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