Currently Being ModeratedJul 17, 2012 6:09 AM (in response to drdamski)Re: Switching from Full to Pre Amp Models in HD500
However when I change from "Brit J-45 Brt" to "Brit J-45 Brt Pre" all of the volume and tone settings on the amp jump to default settings for that model, losing those that I had previously chosen.
Can anyone suggest a way that I can do this without having to note down all the amp knob settings for 16 different pre-sets?...
Unfortunately there is no way to override the default amp/preamp tone stack settings; they are applied whenever a new amp/preamp is selected. I think your note-taking approach may be best in this case.
On the other hand, I am not sure that the same settings you use for the Full amp model will actually sound the same (tone-wise) when you switch to the Preamp model; you may want to do some tweaking (maybe a lot?) to the Full amp settings. I would do the note-taking approach on a couple of presets first as a test. You may decide it's not worth using the exact same settings after all, and that it's just as easy to tweak the default settings as the Full amp settings to get the Preamp tone you want.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 17, 2012 7:17 AM (in response to drdamski)Re: Switching from Full to Pre Amp Models in HD500
You could just turn the master DEP right down. This should be the same as using the pre only, although in practice it doesn't sound identical. It does mean you don't save on DSP but I rarely have problems with that using a single amp.
Personally I've started to use the full models with the master DEP on 30 - 50%. I don't run my DT25 very loud, so it helps the tubes out!