Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2011 10:53 PM (in response to jimdavenport)Re: New MkII HD 100 - Looking To Get The Low End I Get From My Spider II
A good quality cab will tighten the low end up considerably. Also, you could download the old firmware version 1.17 from the downloads section and use Monkey to load it onto the head. The amp models on the original firmware were more bass-heavy.
Why do you need more low end though? I run an HD100 mkii as well, and it has more low-end than I ever need. If I turn it up to where it sounds low-end heavy when I play by myself, then it sounds terrible when I play with the band. It covers up everything else in the high bass register, muddying the sound. Let the bass guitar handle the low frequencies. If you play with a band, I'd recommend you dial in your sounds together and make sure you're playing is tight with one another. That's when you'll get a killer rhythm sound with plenty of low end. If everyone dials in their sounds alone, then comes together as a band, it'll sound like crap.
I'll stop writing now....
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2012 9:10 AM (in response to jimdavenport)Re: New MkII HD 100 - Looking To Get The Low End I Get From My Spider II
01-21-2012 my amp died. turns out my MkII HD had some weak tubes in the amp and one finally blew as well as a fuse inside. the repair guy said the first thing to go is the bottom end of your sound when you have weak tubes. so I've been playing this amp for two months with bad tubes. guitar center was using it as a floor model so it seen some miles before I got it. called line 6 they sent me to STAGECRAFT (www.stagecraftrepair.com) had it fixed in a day and didn't cost me anything (12 month warranty) now it sounds better than it ever did with good bottom end and a hell of a lot closer sound to my spider II 212 combo. MkII HD comes with them Russian tubes but the way the guy at stagecraft dialed it in he said I could switch to a matched set of 6L6 Power tubes. let you know how that turns out when I do it.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2012 9:03 AM (in response to jimdavenport)Re: New MkII HD 100 - Looking To Get The Low End I Get From My Spider II
my amp just died again. 03-10-2012 tube poped and i took it back to the repair guy. waiting to hear back, he thinks it might be a short some where. its the same socket as last time first power tube on the left looking at it from the front of the amp. so ill post when i find out more.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 6:56 AM (in response to jimdavenport)Re: New MkII HD 100 - Looking To Get The Low End I Get From My Spider II
Got my head back sounded good for two weeks and then started to sound too distorted. Changed All the tubes This time to grove tubes, and that did the trick. the stock tubes where the main problem all along. (four matched GT 6L6 GE (rating of 5) and two GT-12AX7-R) cleaned up the sound big time. Then i got a 412VS Cab and that finished it all off. Now Im happy with this head. After 4 months of working out the problems (All new tubes and getting a new 412 cab) Not the plug and play I was hoping for and expect in a Brand New Line 6 Head