Currently Being ModeratedJul 2, 2011 3:14 PM (in response to hollis1003)Re: Where can I try a DT50???? Clearwater, FL
The Doug Doppler Series is very informative, concerning the DT-50 and HD 500 connectivity.
I was lucky to hear a DT-50 at a local retailer in the DC/Maryland area. Not long after, I ordered mine on-line from a Big Instrument retailer. They would have let me return in 30 days if I wasnt happy.I had a few issues with damage from UPS, but the retailer replaced it immediately, and all in all Im very happy with the DT-50.
I can assure you, it works equally well with Humbucker or single coils, and can accomodate Metal to Bluegrass easily.
The real thrill will be when you hook up your HD500 through Line 6 Link to the DT-50. All of your patches that you have already created will work great, with the DT-50 automatically configuring it's analog Circuits to match the Preamp/Amp settings within each patch. I didn't grasp this really at first. But I pulled up a "Brown Sound" Van Halen type patch, and the DT-50 changed the topology to IV, like a Bogner, and the triode/Pentode, and Class A, A/B modes along with my EQ settings, that I had been using when playing through my Tech 21's. I didnt do anything except select the patch. Then I selected a ZZ Top type Patch I had that was using an AC 30 type model. The DT-50 changed the Topology to III, and the Class, and Tube Biasing as necessary without me having to think about it.
The opposite works also. change the Topology, Biasing, EQ, and Mode etc on the amp to just how you like it, add any effects on the HD 500 then save the patch. Its awesome.
As you already have the HD 500, purchasing the DT-50 can make your addition of a great Tube amp very easy. And it will surely be loud enough to gig with your new band.
Good Luck with it.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 2, 2011 4:23 PM (in response to merman_96)Re: Where can I try a DT50???? Clearwater, FL
Thank you very much for the reply and the link.
I don't know if I'm compulsive or stupid but I went ahead and bought today at the store. Guitar Center has 15% off, free shipping, and 12 months no interest. So it only cost me $1090 with tax. If I don't like it I can return it to the store in 30 days.
I got the head, now I need to get a cabinet. I sold my friend my old Line6 4x12 with the speakers that aren't "distinct" but it wasn't the cheap spider one. Instead of the matching cab, I might get one of the ones with V30s since the matching cab has two V30s. They are on sale at Best Buy right now for like $530 or something and I know GC will match that.
Anyway, I can't wait to report back on how it sounds and works.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 3, 2011 7:59 AM (in response to hollis1003)Re: Where can I try a DT50???? Clearwater, FL
Cool ! I think purchasing the Head is a very smart move. It will be much easier to transport the separate head and cabinet than the 2x12 that I have. I'm sure what ever speakers you decide on will work well with the head. I like the combination of speakers Line 6 is using with the DT 50 series, although it seems quite a few users don't agree. Good luck. I am anxiously waiting to hear your review.
Btw, check out this link http://m.youtube.com/index?client=mv-google&desktop_uri=%2F&gl=US&rdm=4n18m1h1e#/watch?v=lBCquqwsmLs