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As of 0:10 in this video, Devin Townsend of [Vai](http://equipboard.com/band/vai), [Front Line Assembly](http://equipboard.com/band/front-line-assembly), [The Wild Hearts](http://equipboard.com/band/the-wildhearts), and [Strapping Young Lad](http://equipboard.com/band/strapping-young-lad), talks about his effect units and other equipment. The Stereo Simul-Class 2:Ninety power amp is located in the top rack.more
I just recently picked up an Axe-FX II and decided to pair it with a Mesa/Boogie Simul-Class 2:Ninety power amp. Unlike some players I love having the stage volume from my cabinets and hate relying on most venue monitors, so I run the Axe-FX as a preamp/effects unit. I run this rig in stereo since I am pulling double guitar duty. The thing that’s great about this setup is that it allowed me to get rid of the two guitar amps I had been lugging around as well as eliminate other problematic issues like a/b/y stereo splitter (to run two guitar heads), pedals, patch cables, buzzing noises, batteries etc. All this nonsense is taken care of by the Axe-FX II now.more
Mesa Boogie Simul class 2:Ninety is a dream power aplifier. More than stereo soul, the 2:90 also has brains: the intelligence of Smart Power puts you in control. Three voicing jacks take their cues from the TriAxis External Switching Jacks under midi or can be triggered by any tip-to-ground switcher. Deep extends the bottom for huge low end; Half-Drive knocks down the watts for a low power clip; and Modern brings forward an aggressive top end for tight tracking crunch.
Simul-Class magic comes from the pairing of two separate and different power amps working together simultaneously to produce one gorgeous tone. For each channel, one pair of 6L6s operates in Class AB delivering punch and headroom. Meanwhile, the other two impart the sweetness and warmth of mystical Class A circuitry. So if you're a finesse player seeking three-dimensional refinement, you'll want the Simul-Class 2:Ninety as the foundation of your rack tone.