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  1. Before rushing into the 4CM, what output settings did you use? If you're using 'studio' whilst at home with headphones/monitors it will sound good. But then when you plug into an amp, you really need to change to one of the other settings such as 'stack front'. Try the others too but 'studio' would be the worst in theory. The different settings allow the POD to adapt to the amplification being used. Secondly, the 4CM is great but I'd hate to swap it between different amps frequently. Plug in a POD to a JCM800, you can make it sound great. Then plug it into a Dual Rectifier and the same preset will sound like rubbish. They're very fussy about what you plug into, hence why going straight to desk might be better for consistency.
  2. I run dual path patches, using a DT Amp means I only use the 'pre' models so I keep the DSP a little lower. I'd probably be even better off with a HD500X but it isn't an issue really. Using a volume pedal set to zero in one of the paths allows me to toggle between Path A & Path B seamlessly; each with a separate amp and effects. I do avoid spring reverbs and tape delays on dual path patches but as the rhythm guitarist/singer I don't need such complex effects on basic tones. I have the odd patch set up for the more specific tones but there's only a few of them.
  3. Balls. Forgot about the L6 link and that the DT amp will not know what to do if Amp A is turned off. As a halfway point thought, volume pedal to mute Channel A and still use the same footswitch to turn off Amp B. That way topology is still controlled by Amp A? At least only one fx block is needed that way.
  4. I've owned proper 100watt Marshalls and never find the Dt25 lacking. I don't think it ever goes above 40% through a nice 2x12. If you're thinking of playing somewhere where you need more volume, you'll be running drums through FOH. By that stage, you'll want the engineer to have control of your amp by mic/DI anyway!
  5. What amp models are you using? I have no issues with some of the amps although it largely depends on the amp modelled. For instance, with the 'pre' DrZ model, I can't get a great saturated tone with the Dt25 & Hd500. With the Hd500 alone, in 'full' DrZ amp it sounds stonking so I'm guessing the power amp section of the 'full' model creates much of the gain. The same goes for the Vox amps.
  6. Ok, am I being dense here? How long has there been a control for the amp bypass volume on the HD500? Please don't say it's always been there..... Basically, select an amp model, turn it off and then you have the bypass volume level (I've never noticed it before). Why does this excite me so much you may ask? Well, put an amp in channel A with bypass volume to zero. Do the same for channel B but with a different amp model and set one of the footswitches to control both and you can toggle instantly between the two. You can have different reverbs/delays etc for each channel but the tails will carry over if they're put after the amp models (but still in separate channels) and there's no lag between switching. I had previously been using a volume pedal set to zero in each channel to do the same but it obviously uses two fx blocks so this discovery kicks butt all over that. It's absolutely perfect for my needs, I can go from a rhythm patch and straight into a completely different lead sound with huge delay and when I switch back, the delay tails carry over smoothing the change seamlessly. You can also use the toeswitch on the wah to do it, so that you've got a rhythm patch and when you hit the wah you get a different amp with different effects; switch off the way with the toeswitch and you're straight back into the rhythm tone. Before anyone jumps in with "But there's a mode that allows the tails to stay on", this is not the same thing. That is only within the same patch.
  7. I've always relied on plucking the string whilst tuning with the same force as when I play. When you pluck harder, the string pitch will be different to when you pluck lightly. But, regarding the POD tuner, my gripe that the 'in tune' window is just too big. The gap between the two lines on the screen which indicate when it's correct is simply to wide. Move towards either line and you'll easily hear the difference.
  8. I've got a DT25 and an HD500, before that I used the 4CM to connect the HD500 with my previous amp. I cannot think of one reason to connect the HD & DT with the 4CM. Everything the 4CM achieves can be done when connected by L6 Link.
  9. Just a word of warning, speaking as a long term live sound engineer, stereo is a troublesome word for small to medium gigs. It sounds great if the listener is in the ideal position between both speakers but for everyone that isn't (including the sound engineer) the sound can be less than desirable.
  10. I've just got back from a gig, so everything is still in the way but you get the idea.
  11. The door is dark cherry wood so looks nice enough and is the exact same size as my 2x12 cab and all you really see is your amp off the floor on four legs. Not saying there's anything wrong with what you've got but it certainly doesn't look better to my eyes, ultimately with mine there isn't anything to see.
  12. Sorry for the bump but I've an update. Male & female DC connectors, 7 metres of Van Damme two core cable, soldered and it all works perfectly. The snake is covered with heat shrink tube, with 6 cables within so it's a good balance between being not too rigid yet at the same time still being sturdy and robust. I've got a pretty complex setup but with this, I have a mini rack that sits between the head and cab and the snake is fitted within. It takes about a minute to plug everything in.
  13. chuberto

    Custom Tone

    Obviously somethings wrong but don't forget just how many patches are called Plexi, JCM or AFD..... No mention of Marshall anywhere!
  14. This maybe entirely pointless but everywhere seems to full of the following question "Is a DT25 loud enough to gig?" and the answer is usually something like "It might not have enough clean headroom unless you mic up". Ok, I've got a DT25 with a closed back 2x12 with Celestion K100s. With a heavy hitting drummer with a 7 piece DW kit, a bass player trying to knock the house down and a lead guitarist taking the paint off the walls, is my amp loud enough? YES! Does it have enough clean headroom? Well, truthfully I never use a pristine, clean sound, I always like a teeny bit of breakup but it can indeed do it, so again, YES! What number is the master volume on to keep up with these tinnitus inducing morons? 3. Yes, 3. It's loud enough. If you need louder, you're doing something wrong, like pointing the amp at your ankles and annoying everyone down the road. When I do play larger gigs, I'll mic up but the drums are also going through the PA so it's more about making it sound better out front than being loud enough.
  15. B&Q Kitchen cupboard door, 4 x B&Q Kitchen plinth legs/feet. I have this in my spare room and allows the HD500 to slide nicely underneath. Cost about £20.
  16. Thank you for your suggestion, it's a good idea. So much so, that I've been using something similar! I'm trying to move away from it now though, mainly because my set up has become so complicated. I'm the singer/guitarist in the band and have just gone over to in ear monitors. To make it easy to play different venues and without being a prima donna with the soundman, I got my own mini rack to independantly handle my own monitor mix. Due to my inability to get by without lyrics, I also have a laptop on the floor with a usb footswitch. It's all got horrifically complex now and I'm trying to make setting up as straight forward as I can. Hopefully this diagram makes a tiny bit of sense. PA______________________ | | Mic-----------------------------------Splitter box---------------- Personal mixer ---- Compressor---- Reverb----Wireless Transmitter | | (Cab Sim out) ----------------------------Power | HD500< | -----------Line6 Link-----------------------------------------DT25 Laptop------------------------------Power Basically, I have 3 XLR cables and two power cables in the snake. All the power adaptors are housed in the rack and this way, I can set up in minutes, with only a couple of loose cables required (guitar cable and DT25 to cab cable). It all worked perfectly, except the HD500 power. I've ordered some more manly, low inductance cable and connectors and will see if this works. The DC extension was incredibly thin anyway. I chopped up a short extension cable (from my days of individual pedals) and wired this onto 5m of half decent cable and it worked. Fingers crossed!
  17. If I take out the extension and plug the adaptor straight in, it works fine. I don't think I need to reset, just trying to find a way to use a dc extension.
  18. Hi, I built a cable snake for my setup (which includes in ear monitors & dt25 so was fairly complex). In the snake, I put a DC extension for the HD500 so that it can be powered remotely. When I tried it all out, the HD500 lights up by cycles through the Line 6 logo, black screen, Line 6 Logo ad infinitum. First thing I checked, the polarity. This is fine. Then the voltage. This is fine. Then the amps. This appears fine (altough my multimeter is a bit odd and the ampage isn't clear). I tried a different power supply (9V 3A) incase the resistance of the extension was an issue. It still doesn't work. Both the original and the 9V 3A supply both work plugged straight into the HD500, it only goes wibble when the extension is used. Any ideas?
  19. Thinking about the panning, I think it's a left over from an old patch. I had a few where I fed my cajon by a mic to channel B, through the looper and out to PA, an acoustic sound from my Variax to PA by the effects loop send and lastly the magnetic pickups to the DT25. It all got a bit complicated now I think of it!
  20. That doesn't relate to the scenario I'm referring to. I'm referring to the tails when you change presets, which definitely kill the tails.
  21. I never blend but it's pretty cool for avoiding having to use an OD to boost (which I struggle to get to sound completely neutral) or using another preset (thus loosing any delay/reverb tails).
  22. I'm not interested in any theoretical analysis of this. It works for what it does, I'm not claiming it to have a Mesa and a Marshall in one patch. It emulates having a two channel amp, where both channels are of similar nature. Regarding the muting of the right channel, I don't know. I have a Telecaster Variax transplant as well as other 'normal' guitars. Some of my patches route the Variax acoustic sound to my FRFR in combination with the magnetic pickups going to the DT. There're no volume issues between patches and I'm not lacking any overall volume with the DT25. It has no issue with a full live band and at home, it's practically unusable unless switched to LVM (ie. 'It's too loud, turn it down a nano turn and it goes off').
  23. Ok, I see what you mean. The GT100 has an octaver based on the Boss OC3. It doesn't actually analyse a chord and create a bass note, it just has some lo-pass trickery so that only the low notes are fed to the octave effect, avoiding the chipmunk effect when playing higer notes. It is still (in my opinion) doesn't do what the OP is asking for.
  24. This works nicely for me. Importantly, both amps are panned to the left in the mixer block as per the picture. Also, I realised that I do still have enough processor power for spring reverb!
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