Bear with me on this if it is a silly question.
I much prefer the sound of recorded guitars than "amp in the room" so I'm trying to curate a setup based on either preamps or a modeller through cabinet IRs for home playing (there's no point me considering any live or public playing requirements).
But they tend to sound quite pristine rather than like the albums I enjoy playing along to so I was wondering if this is why they often come up short.
Sound example of what I mean is The White Stripes Elephant album, which was recorded through ribbon mics and into an 8 track tape recorder and therefore has a slightly different sound to those recorded in the modern method. A bit distorted, is it saturation? Maybe some compression? I dunno.
Anyway, do you guys know of anything I could whack at the end of the guitar chain that might do that to the sound? Are there IRs for that?
Are there combinations of effects I could do it with? I have an HX Effects which is living very much on borrowed time but if it could do this then it might be worth keeping it.
I know of the Strymon Deco but I believe that only does mono to stereo not stereo input.