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  1. The old cabs IIRC had actual solid plywood construction. I have a old Duoverb 2x12 cab which is not particle board and yes it sounds great with a SV100 HD running to it.


    BTW with 2 4x12 cabs and a HD100 your ears would be bleeding even with ear plugs.  :)

  2. It depends a bit on what size and usage. I've the Ernie Ball pop in casters on a couple of heavy combos and haven't had any issues but I am not using the 2" wheels for going through a parking lot. :)


    I picked up a set of these: Reliable Hardware Company RH-9006-SET 2" pop in casters of Amazon for $16-17 and TBH I think they are identical to the Ernie Balls. They have held up well for a ~ 70 lb combo.


    Now if you are talking gig transport with some mammoth wheels then others will have to chime in.

  3. Hi everyone!


    I have the same problem.


    I tried to format it by installing the firmware v2.9 with a 2 gb SD card (FAT 16), but the screen kept frozen with the message: "Boosting from the sd card". 


    Could someone resolve this problem? What should I do? The technical support is very expensive.


    I hope you can help me. Thank you very much!


    Open Support Ticket with Line 6. This is a user forum and they may or may not see your message.


  4. I use the same cable a Znake. I have to connect it in/in and out/out for an odd reason but it works that way for most stuff.  Be sure to get the latest drivers for whatever usb/midi cable you use.


    There is a really good facebook group for the Vetta where you can probably nab some settings as there are active users there.

  5. Hmmm - well you would need to read up Section 6 of the manual (Edit: its for the config - inputs/outs). Even if you had an dual tone panned patch with only one of the tones selected, head phones should have picked up the stereo.  


    I'm am not going to suggest you open 'er up.  Sometimes if the tuner doesn't see a signal it can point to a bad jack. But you have signal in.


    But check your cables, batteries (if active PUs) and then connect the unit to Gearbox and see what the patch settings are.


    If nothing checks out you will have to reflash the unit and hope that does the trick.


    After that its submit a support ticket to the L6 Mothership time.

  6. Its a toughie, could be an internal component which would be a trip to the service center. But you should run through the usual procedures. Back up the patches, check all cables and connections, batteries - if using active pickups. The first thing in the signal chain is the tuner so check that the tuner is seeing a signal. But yes the PS can cause some odd behavior. Last but not least its time to reflash the unit.


    If no else can give you a specific fix it is Support Ticket time.

  7. I have played with a DT but just haven't bought one myself - too many amps as it is - but yes there will be further tweaking. You didn't think the answer would be "no" did you? :D  But add a Variax and it is one of the most versatile rigs out there.

  8. <snip>


    I'm just little bit tired of tweaking the hd I think this is why I'm looking into blackstar ID or katana


    I understand as I have fallen into the too much tweaking and too little playing trap. I'm in no position to point you one way or another with such a personal choice as that - FWIW I have dug out my old Floorpod and used it at practice yesterday and it sounded pretty solid for the generic tones I needed.


    If you are already skilled at the HD then you have jumped the first hurdle. If not then learning the HD and DT might be a steep learning curve.


    Sometimes there is beauty in simplicity.

  9. I always found that funny, real tube tone. Well why not just get real tubes instead. Why not let the SS stand on it's own tone. Even when using modelers I don't really care what amp they are supposed to sound like. I just use them for the tones I find that I like and can use.


    Same here my man. I have used SS Crates and Peavey amps that sound really good. But marketing is marketing. :)

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  10. There is a reason SS amps are always given the "real tube tone" label. Tubes do sound really good but it comes at a cost - maintenance, weight, locked into a speaker/cab design. Even then there are differences in the Class A or B outputs and the rabbit hole goes on and on (tube mfg anyone? or preamp tube ax vs au?).


    That said a modeler ran into a FRFR or good solid state power amp/speaker combo can be incredible as well.


    The modeling amps have selected the cab/speaker combo they feel is the best per $ to meet the goals of the end user. The trick is to find out if those goals are yours. So try them if you can, y-tube vids go only so far.


    For me - the editor ease is high on the priority list for modelers.

  11. Apples and oranges. The DT series is a "full" tube amp with selectable topographies. Combined with a L6 Modeler HD or Helix the Katana is squished under the DT's iron boot. Now if you are talking about price that is a different story. That said I do like the Katana the weight is light and the features are packed for a modeling amp but it is no DT.

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  12. Schon is a gear hound too and has went from everywhere from Hiwatt to IIRC Diezel <- current?  For a trip down madness street look up the Premier Guitar article on his rig rundown. :)


    I would try running a humbucker with the volume backed off if the single coil isn't quite thick enough.

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