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  1. remove the inner pair of power tubes, then try. if it still does it, put them back, then remove the outter tubes. If you have a bad tube, this test will find it. My HD100 had an arcing tube, which happened to be in the inner pair. swapped them both, works great. --edfardos
  2. Pink light in a tube typically means it has air in it (cracked). all tubes pink? that seems unlikely.
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    Line6 editor .sve file format?

    The Line6 Spider MkII editor looks great, but I'd rather quit playing my guitar than install Microsoft windows just for this (and no, it doens't work in Wine). I can easily send/receive patches by simply cat'ing /dev/snd/midiC0D0 and hitting "dump-current" on the Spider amp. But, unfortunately Line6 decided to obfuscate the patch in the sve file. Here's a .sve patch found in the forums: 00000000 53 56 45 50 00 00 00 03 7D 01 00 24 01 03 00 00 SVEP....}..$.... 00000010 00 12 00 06 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................ 00000020 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 41 43 44 43 20 4C 65 61 ........ACDC Lea 00000030 64 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 00 2B 00 09 58 88 4A E4 d .+..X.J. 00000040 6B D6 7F FE 62 7B 4A 66 00 00 57 B6 E9 58 19 BA k...b{Jf..W..X.. 00000050 02 58 00 C8 13 00 2E 5C 05 08 11 01 7F FF 42 AA .X.....\......B. 00000060 1C E6 02 7D 00 05 01 03 05 3C 00 02 00 00 08 09 ...}.....<...... 00000070 0B 00 03 14 00 11 0D 0F 11 14 00 00 00 00 2E E0 ................ 00000080 5D C0 38 56 00 2F 19 DC 00 00 00 00 00 00 16 37 ].8V./.........7 00000090 3D 72 00 BC 51 E2 00 00 0F 76 00 20 2E 1E 00 00 =r..Q....v. .... 000000A0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........ And here's the same patch dumped back to my pc from the amp: 00000000 F0 00 01 0C 12 08 7B 00 7F 7F 00 00 00 41 43 44 ......{......ACD 00000010 43 20 4C 65 00 61 64 20 20 20 20 20 01 20 20 2B C Le.ad . + 00000020 00 09 00 08 2A 58 64 4A 56 6B 7E 7F 01 7B 62 66 ....*XdJVk~..{bf 00000030 4A 00 00 36 18 57 58 69 3A 19 58 02 40 48 00 13 J..6.WXi:.X.@H.. 00000040 00 5C 2E 05 0A 08 11 01 7F 7F 2A 42 40 66 1C 02 .\........*B@f.. 00000050 7D 00 05 01 00 03 05 3C 00 02 00 00 00 08 09 0B }......<........ 00000060 00 03 14 00 00 11 0D 0F 11 14 00 00 14 00 00 60 ...............` 00000070 2E 40 5D 56 0A 38 2F 00 5C 19 02 55 00 59 3D 00 .@]V.8/.\..U.Y=. 00000080 00 37 16 72 28 3D 3C 00 62 51 00 00 00 76 0F 20 .7.r(=<.bQ...v. 00000090 00 1E 2E 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 40 20 0C 58 ............@ .X 000000A0 1D 00 40 14 F7 ..@.. It's not enough to simply trim off the "SVEP" prefix :( Anyone have a secret decoder ring to convert .sve patches to midi patches we can send directly to the amp without using Microsoft® Windows and the Line6 software? thanks, -edfardos
  4. Normally i set my channel volume around 12 oclock, but today, i cranked it to 5pm and expected it to simply increase the volume. What i discovered was that it also added significant overdrive, in a good way. Does the channel volume saturate the dsp, or the 12ax7 before the master volume? I'm wondering if my hd100 is somehow broken, or worse, if i replace a bad tube if this behavior will change. could somebody set their mk2 valve to twang-amber with drive at 2pm, then max out the channel volume and se if it adds more distortion and overdrive? (in addition to increased volume?). This is the most obvious scenario, other amp models dont really exhibit this behavior. Thanks! edfardos
  5. On my hd100 with four power tubes, i've removed the inner two tubes for an aparent 15% volume reduction. Be sure to rebias the amp if you do.
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    Valve Hd100 Tubes

    If you replaced the tubes then the amp needs to be rebiased. If you dont the idle current will be higher in some tubes, possibly making them hotter. Have it done by a tech unless you are used to working around lethal voltages even when its unplugged. Itll sound better too with no crossover distortion. edfardos
  7. Oh, and until there's a real Linux client, you can easily backup and restore individual patches like this: backup a patch: cat /dev/midi1 > patchname.bin <press "Dump Current" in midi menu on device> ctrl-C restore a patch: cat patchname > /dev/midi1 tone changes, panel displays patch name save the patch into a slot in a bank (hold down a letter button) You can even edit the patch names in a hex editor if ya like. It'd be nice to know what the rest of the numbers mean in the sysex data, but, Line6 doesn't appear to want to support new operating environments like Linux. --edfardos
  8. I've got the Line6 Edit software (Spider MkII) running in wine, and there is some midi communication according to the analyzer, but it cannot send patches back and forth. Other windows-midi software works fine, so I don't think it's my cables/setup. Here's my notes, in case somebody wants to pickup the ball. It appears to be opening the correct midi ports, but the Line6 software has no way of specifying a port, so make sure your first linux midi ports connect to your device. in order to make the audiophile the first midi device run: # rmmod snd_seq_dummy (gets rid of midithrough) # aconnect -o client 16: 'M Audio Audiophile 24/96' [type=kernel] 0 'M Audio Audiophile 24/96 MIDI' # aconnect -i client 0: 'System' [type=kernel] 0 'Timer ' 1 'Announce ' client 16: 'M Audio Audiophile 24/96' [type=kernel] 0 'M Audio Audiophile 24/96 MIDI' in/out both map to 16:0 in bugtrace - so that's good run it like this: WINEDEBUG=+midi wine SpiderValveEdit.exe $ WINEDEBUG=+midi wine SpiderValveEdit.exe p11-kit: couldn't load module: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory fixme:wincodecs:PngDecoder_Block_GetCount stub fixme:thread:start_thread Started native thread 00000041 fixme:thread:start_thread Started native thread 00000042 fixme:thread:start_thread Started native thread 00000043 fixme:thread:start_thread Started native thread 00000044 trace:midi:ALSA_midMessage (0000, 0064, 00000000, 00000000, 00000000); trace:midi:ALSA_MidiInit Initializing the MIDI variables. trace:midi:ALSA_AddMidiPort OUT (0:System:kernel:0:Timer:0) trace:midi:ALSA_AddMidiPort IN (0:System:kernel:1:Announce:0) trace:midi:ALSA_AddMidiPort OUT (16:M Audio Audiophile 24/96:kernel:0:M Audio Audiophile 24/96 MIDI:90002) trace:midi:ALSA_AddMidiPort MidiOut[0] name='L"M Audio Audiophile 24/96 MIDI"' techn=1 voices=0 notes=0 chnMsk=ffff support=0 ALSA info: midi dev-type=90002, capa=0 trace:midi:ALSA_AddMidiPort IN (16:M Audio Audiophile 24/96:kernel:0:M Audio Audiophile 24/96 MIDI:90002) trace:midi:ALSA_AddMidiPort MidiIn [0] name='L"M Audio Audiophile 24/96 MIDI"' support=0 ALSA info: midi dev-type=90002, capa=0 trace:midi:ALSA_MidiInit End trace:midi:ALSA_midMessage (0000, 0035, 00000000, 00000000, 00000000); trace:midi:ALSA_modMessage (0000, 0064, 00000000, 00000000, 00000000); trace:midi:ALSA_modMessage (0000, 0001, 00000000, 00000000, 00000000); trace:midi:ALSA_modMessage (0000, 0002, 00000000, 0032F20C, 00000054); trace:midi:modGetDevCaps (0000, 0x32f20c, 00000054); trace:midi:ALSA_midMessage (0000, 0036, 00000000, 0032F440, 0000004C); trace:midi:midGetDevCaps (0000, 0x32f440, 0000004C); trace:midi:ALSA_midMessage (0000, 0036, 00000000, 0032F41C, 0000004C); trace:midi:midGetDevCaps (0000, 0x32f41c, 0000004C); trace:midi:ALSA_midMessage (0000, 0036, 00000000, 0076B0A8, 0000004C); trace:midi:midGetDevCaps (0000, 0x76b0a8, 0000004C); trace:midi:ALSA_midMessage (0000, 0037, 0032F3EC, 00145CA4, 00030000); trace:midi:midOpen (0000, 0x145ca4, 00030000); trace:midi:midiOpenSeq Outport port 0 created successfully trace:midi:midiOpenSeq Input port 1 created successfully trace:midi:midOpen Input port :1 connected 16:0 trace:midi:midOpen Created thread for midi-in trace:midi:MIDI_NotifyClient wDevID = 0000 wMsg = 961 dwParm1 = 0000 dwParam2 = 0000 trace:midi:ALSA_midMessage (0000, 0039, 00008000, 0076B110, 00000040); trace:midi:midPrepare (0000, 0x76b110, 64); trace:midi:ALSA_midMessage (0000, 003B, 00008000, 0076B110, 00000040); trace:midi:midAddBuffer (0000, 0x76b110, 64); trace:midi:ALSA_midMessage (0000, 0039, 00008000, 0076B150, 00000040); trace:midi:midPrepare (0000, 0x76b150, 64); trace:midi:ALSA_midMessage (0000, 003B, 00008000, 0076B150, 00000040); trace:midi:midAddBuffer (0000, 0x76b150, 64); trace:midi:ALSA_midMessage (0000, 0039, 00008000, 0076B190, 00000040); trace:midi:midPrepare (0000, 0x76b190, 64); trace:midi:ALSA_midMessage (0000, 003B, 00008000, 0076B190, 00000040); . . . trace:midi:ALSA_modMessage (0000, 0003, 0032F3BC, 00143F94, 00030000); trace:midi:modOpen (0000, 0x143f94, 00030000); trace:midi:midRecThread Thread startup trace:midi:midRecThread Thread loop trace:midi:modOpen Output port :0 connected 16:0 trace:midi:MIDI_NotifyClient wDevID = 0000 wMsg = 967 dwParm1 = 0000 dwParam2 = 0000 trace:midi:ALSA_modMessage (0000, 0005, 00008001, 0076F858, 00000040); trace:midi:modPrepare (0000, 0x76f858, 64); trace:midi:ALSA_modMessage (0000, 0008, 00008001, 0076F858, 00000040); trace:midi:modLongData (0000, 0x76f858, 00000040); trace:midi:modLongData dwBufferLength=6 ! trace:midi:modLongData F0 7E 7F ... 06 01 F7 trace:midi:modLongData destination 16:0 trace:midi:MIDI_NotifyClient wDevID = 0000 wMsg = 969 dwParm1 = 76F858 dwParam2 = 0000 trace:midi:ALSA_modMessage (0000, 0006, 00008001, 0076F858, 00000040); trace:midi:modUnprepare (0000, 0x76f858, 64); trace:midi:midRecThread Thread loop trace:midi:midRecThread Thread loop trace:midi:midRecThread Thread loop trace:midi:ALSA_modMessage (0000, 0004, 00008001, 00000000, 00000000); trace:midi:modClose (0000); trace:midi:MIDI_NotifyClient wDevID = 0000 wMsg = 968 dwParm1 = 0000 dwParam2 = 0000 trace:midi:ALSA_midMessage (0000, 003D, 00008000, 00000000, 00000000); trace:midi:midStop (0000); trace:midi:ALSA_midMessage (0000, 0038, 00008000, 00000000, 00000000); trace:midi:midClose (0000); trace:midi:midRecThread Thread loop trace:midi:midRecThread Thread loop trace:midi:midRecThread Thread loop trace:midi:midRecThread Thread loop fixme:ole:RemUnknown_QueryInterface No interface for iid {00000019-0000-0000-c000-000000000046} trace:midi:midRecThread Thread loop trace:midi:midRecThread Thread loop trace:midi:midRecThread Thread loop trace:midi:midRecThread Thread loop trace:midi:midRecThread Thread loop trace:midi:midRecThread Thread loop trace:midi:midRecThread Thread loop trace:midi:midRecThread Thread loop fixme:midi:midRecThread Unexpected event received, type = b from 16:0 #pressed send on device trace:midi:midRecThread Thread loop trace:midi:midRecThread Thread loop .... the third to the last line is me "sending" a patch via the tap-tempo button on the HD100 head. I desperately want to get this running on Linux. Windows isn't an option for me anymore. fwiw, -edfardos
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