I wanted to know how my different amp sim plugins sound in direct comparison: I have Amplitube 3 and 4 from IK Multimedia, Guitar Rig 5 from Native Instruments and the VGA2 from Studio Devil.
In this video I compare the different Leslie emulations that I have: VB3 built in Leslie, Logic X, Amplitube 3 and Guitar Rig 5.
I compared some of my Vintage Icon guitars with my James Tyler Variax: a Les Paul Goldtop with P90, a 335 model, a Strat and a Tele.
I compared the V2 Variax HD update with the previous version V1.9. Les Paul with P90, ES-335 , Stratocaster and Telecaster.
IK Multimedia Amplitube 3 sounds really good to me. This is a little demo of some newer amps. And Amplitube sounds good even if you don't play metal music ;-)
I compared the modeling sounds of the JTV-69 and the Variax 500 (Strat, Les Paul) with the magnetic pickups and the acoustic guitar models of the 8 year old Variax 500 with the new James Tyler Variax: