Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2012 10:13 AM (in response to paligulus)Re: Tubes go Mid gig - options?
I have a DT50 and a HD 500. I have 2. Setlists with the same patches but one is set up with pre-amp settings(for DT 50) and one set up with full amp models(for direct to PA) If the tubes take a sh*t switch over to other setlist go direct out of HD*** and keep playing!!!!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2012 12:13 PM (in response to bartpuglise)Re: Tubes go Mid gig - options?
I have the same thing. I also use the full amp models to practice at home, plugging an mp3 player into the POD.
Also, if the POD HD takes a dump I can play straight through the DT-50 if needed.
With the DT-25 you can go into Low volume mode (LVM) and then you DO NOT have to have the speaker connected to get the direct output to work. However, you will not be hearing real tubes. If you are using the tubes it MUST BE plugged into a speaker or a "load box". If you do not, you will damage the amp.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2012 5:26 AM (in response to bartpuglise)Re: Tubes go Mid gig - options?
I thought about having two setlists initially, as I already have full amp models with my HD300, which I go straight into PA. I will do this anyway - thanks.
However, if I switch to Low Power Mode, can I still use the DT25 if the tubes blow? That way I can still use the speaker as monitor?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2012 6:11 AM (in response to paligulus)Re: Tubes go Mid gig - options?
you can also, have the amp serviced and order matched set tubes, so that you have spares that can be swapped without being re-biased/serviced....
i don't think that this would be a common scenario... so you might be over-thinking it a bit.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2012 7:50 PM (in response to paligulus)Re: Tubes go Mid gig - options?
Anyway, if the tubes blow in the amp mid gig - what is the best option?
I would say if this happened to me I would think about changing equipment manufacturers asap... I would hope that Zap is correct in that this prob. isnt very common.