Line 6, the well-regarded guitar gear manufacturer that just sold to Yamaha, has a new guitar amp that's going to give tube traditionalists—like me!—a migraine. Bluetooth?! iOS app? Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. OK, but let's not be luddites for the hell of it. What's Line 6's new Amplifi got to offer?
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Line 6, makers of digital audio gear that mimics the sound of ancient tube amplifiers, has a new line of hardware due this winter. Plug a guitar, bass, or mic into the TonePro, jack it into a CPU, and you have a clean sounding room along with a software UI that looks just like an amp.