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Hollowpoint wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:26 pm
I've been thinking of ordering a Spark but just talked to a friend who said his was dark and boxy sounding and doesn't compare to his Vox Adio Air.

Has anyone else had that problem? Or I wonder if there could be some dud units out there.

Most people seem to love them but I also saw this issue raised on the PG forums https://forum.positivegrid.com/topic/39 ... -US&page=1
Initially a little bit, but all the presets seem to have insane amounts of reverb. Dial it back to subtle and it sparkles some more. The glassy preset is for sure glassy!

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I've seen another issue people were complaining about, bad grounding, getting little shocks through the strings!

I've noticed nothing like either issue so far but only really briefly used it...

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My app crashes when I try to share my preset to the cloud, need to check if my DNS proxy is blocking it first but might be an issue otherwise...

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Interesting, it didn't crash when I wasn't connected to the amp...

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I just had a play with one this afternoon. I thought his was really dark sounding too, it seemed almost impossible to dial out the bass/low mids.
I thought this review were pretty close to what I was hearing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUA9MDomWXY

Most of the other reviews seem to have been recorded via USB. Still really tempted to pick one up.

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It is a practice tool though, so does it really matter that much ? Its not like it has to cut through a band or anything. Perhaps its EQ'd like that so your guitar sounds reasonable jamming along to Spotify/Apple Music.
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Just spent the day playing, through headphones as the wife was in a mood. I was having to turn the tone knob down playing bridge jazzmaster, it certainly doesn’t have impossible to dial out bass with headphones anyway.

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sizzlingbadger wrote:
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It is a practice tool though, so does it really matter that much ? Its not like it has to cut through a band or anything. Perhaps its EQ'd like that so your guitar sounds reasonable jamming along to Spotify/Apple Music.
Nah you're right it doesn't. I ordered one this morning! :D

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Had an ad in an article I was reading saying Last Chance Discount: https://www.positivegrid.com/spark?utm_ ... gJIMfD_BwE
I'm not buying, but maybe if you are, this will help?
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HackSaw wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:17 pm
Just spent the day playing, through headphones as the wife was in a mood.
Maybe that's why she was in a mood :lol:
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hamo wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:33 am
Had an ad in an article I was reading saying Last Chance Discount: https://www.positivegrid.com/spark?utm_ ... gJIMfD_BwE
I'm not buying, but maybe if you are, this will help?
Sounds like the 1am infomercials, limited time only.
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But wait, that's not all! Order today and you'll get a free set of presets that nobody in the M&R department thought was any good :crazy:
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jeremyb wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:49 pm
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Not the kind of thing I would use, but must admit I like the aesthetics of them. Looks great :thumbup:

Does it feel/look decent quality or is it all pretty plasticy?
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Mini Forklift wrote:
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jeremyb wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:49 pm
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Not the kind of thing I would use, but must admit I like the aesthetics of them. Looks great :thumbup:

Does it feel/look decent quality or is it all pretty plasticy?
Its got that premium look and feel about it, its way heavier than I expected too! Nice knobs too :mental:

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yeah the look and feel are pretty nice apart from the little music volume that seems to be much maligned. But given how much a decent bluetooth speaker to stream music through costs, it's pretty amazing what you get for your money here.

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