I totally agree: B5 isn’t cutting through as VB3II but this was not what I wanted to express. I found out that B5 is good for blues and soul and doing a very good job with lots of character here. But always when it comes to hardrock it simply fails.
(Old) VB3 on the other hand has this special sound but for me a bit too - lets say: mellow. So I tried to combine it with IK Multimedia Leslie and voila - it had the bite I always was seeking for working perfectly for hardrock.
So my comparison was to test VB3II against this combonation and here VB3II lost the race (at lesst at first glance).
I could probably combine VB3II with IK Leslie. But than I ask myself: is there really a gap to fill (soundwise) or would the only advantage be to leave jBridge away (mapping the x86 version of VB3 to cantabile x64) and be x64 now completely (VB3 is the last plugin not working as x64). Decisions, decisions …