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Throwing myself again at the mercy of you all. Scoured youtube and google, everyone seems to use the Highway100 for clean only, but great overdriven sounds from original DR103 on the tube.

 

Tried creating my own for early Townshend and Lifeson overdrive but mine always sound rubbish, tried screamer, tube comp, tube drive, blue boost..any ideas please?

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In not a fan of the HiWay model. I think line 6 may have had a dud that they modeled.

It is too quiet even with the channel volume cranked. And it never gets the drive that I've heard the actual Hiwatt get.

The Vox models are much better for that Who Live at Leeds tone IMO.

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hurghanico sure plays a mean pinball... very nice...  

 

I also have had good results with this preamp and my DT25HD and 2X12 with no cab sim.  Sounds good alone and then for some bite use the tube drive or for more heavy use the Line6 distortion.  

 

Without the DT it probably won't sound so good through headphones or PA...

 

 

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Throwing myself again at the mercy of you all. Scoured youtube and google, everyone seems to use the Highway100 for clean only, but great overdriven sounds from original DR103 on the tube.

 

Tried creating my own for early Townshend and Lifeson overdrive but mine always sound rubbish, tried screamer, tube comp, tube drive, blue boost..any ideas please?

Crank the amp parameter master to 100% SAG 50% Hum 50% Bias 0% Bias X 100%

use a noise gate first/ decay 0 threshold 50% Next a tube compressor/ threshold 30% drive 25%. Distortion tube driver drive @ 50% output 100%

then I put fx after the amp cause I like the cleanness the signal has. 

The tube compressor really brings out the fire in all the amps. 

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Crank the amp parameter master to 100% SAG 50% Hum 50% Bias 0% Bias X 100%

use a noise gate first/ decay 0 threshold 50% Next a tube compressor/ threshold 30% drive 25%. Distortion tube driver drive @ 50% output 100%

then I put fx after the amp cause I like the cleanness the signal has. 

The tube compressor really brings out the fire in all the amps. 

Check out my Andy Timmons Chrunch http://line6.com/customtone/tone/223109/

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I absolutely adore this HD500 amp model, cranked it screams that is a delight..

maybe you have only 1 active input, I don't know..

 

personally I get a wonderful tone connecting a Gibson LP Junior bridge PU model to the Hiwatt amp model..

for distorted parts a boost comp works very nicely with this amp..

 

if you want check my recording:

https://soundcloud.com/hurghanico/pinball-wizard

and the settings over there

Hurghanico, I would love if you tell me what guitar models with which amps you are using (e.g. Hiwatt with Gibson Jr). Can you please?

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