Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2012 1:13 AM (in response to drappoc)Re: HD500 tone sucks when not using amp models
Hmm that is a little strange. The only thing I'd suggest is checking that your impedance controls aren't defaulting to their lowest setting, as that would have the effect of dulling the sound. I find a setting of 1m or 3.5m really brightens things up. Although I can't see why or how that setting would have been changed. Still worth investigating though. You can get to it by pressing and holding "View" and going to page 3/9.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2012 10:29 AM (in response to drappoc)Re: HD500 tone sucks when not using amp models
After much digging and hair pulling i finally found what was zapping the tone!!!!
It was in the global output settings..... the high pass and low pass filters were set to 50% thereby cutting high and low frequencies by half leaving the guitar sounding all middley and nasal. I set both filters (attenuaters) to flat and hay presto.... a full frequency guitar sound and without the need to use any amp modeling.... oh my goodness I am a happy chappy now.
CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHY LINE6 WOULD HAVE THE HIGH AND LOW ATTENUATERS SET AT 50% AS A DEFAULT??????
It just don't make sense
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2012 12:59 PM (in response to drappoc)Re: HD500 tone sucks when not using amp models
. I set both filters (attenuaters) to flat
please let me know what are the 'flat' setting you have adjusted to. it would be a great help
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2012 9:19 PM (in response to pratikb)Re: HD500 tone sucks when not using amp models
if you press and hold the View button you enter the system setup menu.
Go to page 4 (using the up and down keys to the right of the view screen) and you will be in the output setup section.
multi function knob 2 will attenuate the low frequencies and 4 will attenuate the Highs.
I found that they were both set to 50% which means they cut the volume of highs and lows by half.
I am a professional sound engineer and we refer to these as high pass and low pass filters (a high pass filter will cut all frequencies below a set frequency point allowing all frequencies above that point to pass unaffected and a low pass filter will cut all frequencies above a set point and allow lower freqs to pass in the same way.
if you turn knobs 2 and 4 respectavly either fully clockwise or counter clockwise (i forget which but it is just a matter of trying one and if it dont work go the other way) you the display will say Flat. at this point the highs and/or lows will pass freely without any cuts (or attenuation)
i hope this helps you as it did me