Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2011 7:49 AM (in response to TheRealZap)Re: DT50 failed 1st time out
Thanks for responding again, I think I'll wait until the product is a bit older and some of these bugs are ironed out. I did notice theres another user on the support forum with a similar issue.
Pity, it was sounding pretty good!
Some points I have noticed for what its worth.
The amp is ridiculously and dangerously heavy (2x12) to omit two side handles is unforgiveable what is it? 88lbs? one one top handle? Crazy! Only took it out of the house once and already one arm is longer than the other -Come on Line 6 shelve the fancy software upgrades and get down to basics with some proper recessed carry handles, this is a two man amp.
Think the Tolex issue has been discussed to death on here but it doesnt look very durable and poorly finished at the corners and not even cap protected. £1350 amp with no basic protection - I dont think so.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2011 7:57 AM (in response to roaster)Re: DT50 failed 1st time out
yeah... even the 112 i have is insanely heavy... i mean... i'm considering casters for a 112!!! hahah
perhaps that's part of the non-monetary cost of a quality build... mine does sound great and has no issues...
the tolex does seem a little on the light side... i know it's not popular with the vintage look...
but i prefer the carpet style coverings like on the lowdowns.... just more rugged/durable.
of course the LD400, did come with the side handles and casters its a 210, and probably around the same weight as the 212-DT50
it really is amazing technology... hopefully you'll get around to trying it again when you are more comfortable doing so.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2011 12:09 PM (in response to TheRealZap)Re: DT50 failed 1st time out
sorry to hear you had issues with yours. i have the DT-50 1x12 combo, and have been gigging it HARD for months, riding it hard and put away wet, with no issues so far. it rides in the band trailer, endures heat and vibration on the road, many many setups and tear downs, and still not one issue yet.
but it's HEAVY. i think the only amp i have had that was as heavy as this one was a Mesa Trremoverb 2x12!
paired with the HD500, it's a really great gigging rig. even my drummer loves the sound of the DT-50 over any other amp i use. and that's saying something -- drummers usually don't notice!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2011 6:53 PM (in response to BobbyDeVitoM9)Re: DT50 failed 1st time out
I had a few issues or quirks out of the gate with mine. However with installing the updates (hope you did this) as well as edit updates I have had no (thankfully) issues since. It is extremely heavy I agree with handles and corner protection. The very first time I took my precious new amp to a practice I had ripped the tolex in 2 places and I swear I bearly bumped the thing. Sound wise I don't want to go back to anything else and it has been reliable machine since updates.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2012 8:52 AM (in response to roaster)Re: DT50 failed 1st time out
I basically have this same problem. Shortly after getting it, the volume started acting squirelly at a gig. I switched out guitars, patch cords, the XLR connection. Ended up running it almost at full just to get enough sound on stage (I am not a loud player) . Took it home and tried to get the problem to occure again and it was fine. Several months gigging, same problem. I bought an AES EBU cable, thinking that was the problem. Worked for several months, same thing. Last week, failed on stage completely. Had to run the HD 500 directly to FOH. I had gotten in the habit of carrying a back up amp to every gig! and I spent $2000 bucks on this rig and it dies at sound check for a gig with 2,000 people. Take it home = WORKS FINE! I am frustrated, ****** off. I have know idea if it is still under warrenty. The thought of dealing with all of that repair hassell, and it'l probably work just fine on the bench. Off to a gig today, will have to carry 2 amps again. Not sure what to do at this point.