Ok so here is a real, truly amazing secret to great guitar tones inside the box. It’s a secret because hardly anybody knows it.
I suppose it’s possible Logic’s amp simulator is lousy but I feel like with this product I could get gorgeous overdrive with any simulator on the market. And without this, it’s probably going to be a little lifeless.
You’re going to think I’m nuts, but get one of these:
I didn’t believe it until it was proven to me. You need your guitar’s electronics to interact with tubes. I don’t understand why, but a guitar into a DI just doesn’t sound beautiful. This will fix it the problem.
And the variable impedance allows you to dial “bite” into your tone in a way different from eq.
It’s a subtle difference, but this device gets your virtual amp sounding like it’s supposed to.
I almost hate to give up this secret, because I’m the only person I know of who uses this product for this purpose. But I’ll post an example of it in a moment.