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HD "mini" - just amps
by scheater5 on 2012-12-01 09:17:10

Ok, here's a request I haven't seen before and it's something I'd like to have.  I would love an HD unit that could do dual amps like the 500/pro, but that's it if it could come in ANY cheaper than a 500. 

Basically, I'm curious if anyone else would be interested in such a thing. 

My logic is this, for anyone who cares:

For me, it's an issue of practicality.  I could afford a Kemper or an Ax FxII, but with how much money I'm making from gigs right now I could not afford to replace them - and we all know gigs are rough on gear.  My sounds, especially with my original band, are pretty straight ahead, but I could solve alot of problems live and be able to get through a show if either my HD500 or the "mini" goes down.  I'm more interested in the HD line's style of total patch changes than the M series "traditional" style, so having an HD500 (or even a 300) with the amps in another unit midi controlled would be so awesome.  Basically, I'm curious if anyone else would be interested in such a thing. 



Re: HD "mini" - just amps
by Octo777 on 2012-12-02 08:35:00

scheater5 wrote:

My logic is this, for anyone who cares:

For me, it's an issue of practicality.  I could afford a Kemper or an Ax FxII, but with how much money I'm making from gigs right now I could not afford to replace them - and we all know gigs are rough on gear.  

That's what gear insurance is for.....

I pay less than £10 a month for £3000 worth of gear at the moment which includes full cover for when gigging (i.e. it's not just covered when at home or in lock up), in vehicle cover, £1million Public Liabillity insurance and £10,000 Personal Accident cover....



Re: HD "mini" - just amps
by scheater5 on 2012-12-02 19:52:02

That sounds awesome, and I wasn't aware that gear insurance could be so cost effective - but that still doesn't eliminate the problem of a piece of gear dieing at a show or on a tour.  I doubt even gear insurance could get me a new Kemper for a show tomorrow.  I'm guessing by the lack of responses that this isn't a highly sought after idea, but it makes sense to me.



Re: HD "mini" - just amps
by TheRealZap on 2012-12-02 20:15:48

if you're just looking for a backup why not go 1:1 and just get a used hd500 (about the price of a 300)?




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