phoenixv Posted July 29, 2014 Share Posted July 29, 2014 Hey fellow HD 500 users. It's been about six months ago that I was on the forum, asking for suggestions to make my HD 500 sound good with my amps. After trying everything and exhausting all the ideas that I got, including Line 6 from tech support, I gave up and put the HD 500 in the closet. Now I am just about to trade it for a couple of stomp boxes and at the last minute I just can't give up on it. I *know* the HD 500 sounds great, otherwise there's no way, thousands of intelligent musicians would be using it, and I know when I first bought mine and played it through a Zinky Blue Velvet, it sounded amazing. But playing it through my Mark I Mesa Boogie and Mojave Coyote HG (neither of which have FX send and returns) It sounds horrid. Thin, tinny, hollow, and on the Boogie, ultra low volume even with the Boogie volume cranked up. So before I trade it for three stomp boxes, someone please throw me a line. How can I save my HD 500 and make it work? Is there something wrong with the unit itself and it needs to be fixed; is it just my amps; is there an amp I can buy, something inexpensive, but good, that I can play it through and make it sound great? I can't stand the idea of throwing away a great piece of gear for a couple of pedals when I know there must be a solution. Any help will be highly valued. And for the record, in the last round of trying to make it work, I did all the factory resets, tried different set ups with both my amps, and nothing worked. And I don't mean 'it sounded bad' in a subjective, subtle way, I mean it sounded terrible as in a thin, tinny, hollow, sound and in the case of the Boogie, with no volume coming through at all. If anyone can offer a solution that works, I'll get my wife to make cookies and mail them to you! Thanks! Phoenix Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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