Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2010 2:44 PM (in response to guitarplayersdad)Re: Flextone HD 300 watt head
The Spider Cab (http://line6.com/cabinets/spider.html) would be ideal for that head as it won't colour the tone too much.
He will need to download Line 6 Edit and install it on a computer and you will also need a MIDI interface to save the POD tones to computer and install them on the Flextone.
As for the tuner problem, try isolating the problem by trying the floorboard with another POD to see if the problem is in the POD or the Floorboard. Also try a different cable (but if all other controls are working it probably isn't the cable). Once you have isolated the problem you can get the offending device repaired at a service centre see: http://line6.com/service_centers/
I hope this is helpful.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 18, 2010 12:01 PM (in response to Crusty_Old_Rocker)Re: Flextone HD 300 watt head
Thanks Crusty, My only concern with the cab you suggest is that it only runs in stereo. Being a FOH techy myself, this is not a feature I am very fond of. Having to mic up both sides of the cabinet to try to capture all the nuances. I would rather it had the ability to run mono as well. I will take a look at this cab all the same at a local guitar store assuming they have one to demo. Thanks for the trouble shooting instructions. As it turns out the tuner function seems to be working OK. He told me last night that the tuning doesn't match the tuning of the guys he plays with because they have a chromatic tuners.......what the! I have no idea......to me a tuner is a tuner! Your either in tune or your not.......I understand the drop tuning and all that but now he wants a chromatic tuner......granted the guys he jams with are much older than him and have all the high end gear and I don't want him to be embarrased but jees man Why is a chromatic tuner so much better? hehehehe! Thanks Again!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2010 7:29 PM (in response to guitarplayersdad)Re: Flextone HD 300 watt head
Unless you're a purist I wouldn't worry about what cabinet came with it originally. They sound fine mated together but I would say let your son find his own, take him to the local guitar store and try out the cabinets. I also own an original Flextone HD and mine sounded really great through a Mesa Boogie cabinet. Let your son explore each cab and go from there.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 18, 2010 12:33 PM (in response to VikingFirebeard)Re: Flextone HD 300 watt head
Hey Vikingfirebeard, Thanks for chiming in. I thought about taking him down and letting him pick one out but the last time I did that he picked a Jupiter over a Conn. Not that the Jupiter hasn't done it's job but the Conn is generally known as being superior. Oh yeah, he plays the alto sax too. I'm a bit nervous he will pick out junk and then i'll have to pay for it all over again in about a year. It's hard to get him to focus when we go gear shopping.........he just wants to stand and stare at the Les Paul Silver Burst Custom hanging on the wall. Ha! It's good to know that you like the mesa boogie with that head. I gravitate to Mesa gear.....but in general I don't normally see guitar players mixing gear......I wasn't sure if that was like the cardinal sin among guitar players or not. Thanks Again!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 18, 2010 9:41 PM (in response to guitarplayersdad)Re: Flextone HD 300 watt head
guitarplayersdad wrote:I gravitate to Mesa gear.....but in general I don't normally see guitar players mixing gear......
Mostly due to big endorsements, those of us who aren't endorsed or can't afford to buy matching gear go for what we like, buy what we can now and save up for later!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 18, 2010 1:50 PM (in response to guitarplayersdad)RE: Flextone HD 300 watt head
Both Crusy and Viking are correct here. The original cabinet for the Flextone HD (412S - http://line6.com/legacy/412S_T.html) is no longer shipping, but you still may be able to find this cabinet at a local dealer. You can also try the Spider Valve cabinet (412VS - http://line6.com/cabinets/) to see how your son likes that with the flextone HD.
Be aware that the original Flextone HD did not have MIDI in, so you will not be able to transfer the tones.
Hope your son enjoys the head!