A question for Mr. Doty,
After watching your series (excellent!), I still can't tell how similar the tone of the Sub Phatty is to the Little Phatty. In your time spent with the instrument, how close would you say the Sub comes to the Little Phatty?
I'm a long time lover of the Little Phatty sound. I planned on buying one and then heard about the Sub Phatty launch and began investigating it. I love the Sub, and there are many elements that are absolutely brilliant for its intended use in my studio. However, there's still an immediate warmth and roundness to the Little Phatty's sound, that I''m not always hearing in the YouTube demos for the Sub Phatty. That's not a knock on the Sub Phatty. It's simply a different instrument (an evolution?), and the demos of course focus on those differences. I know Amos said in the NAMM preview video, that if you have the mixer knobs at 12 o'clock, you can dial in those smooth classic tones. It was a beautiful rich sound, but it was still hard to tell if the warmth my ear loves, was still there in the same amounts.
So, for a guy that was sold and has money in hand for the Little Phatty, would the Sub Phatty be an evolution, capable of producing those same Little Phatty tones as well as a whole new world of sonic possibility? Or is it a totally different instrument?
I realize I may end up buying a Sub Phatty and maybe a Slim Phatty. But I'd rather just buy one and be done with it.
Can't wait to A/B these in a store if possible.