#1
I'm in a rut with what direction to go next. I play various styles of music, hence needing an extremely versatile amp head, and my Line 6 Flextone HD almost is up to par except the tone is kind of thin (solid state, duh) but I would like to reinforce the current sound I have already achieved without dumping the Line 6 head. I have another cab so I considered running a tube head into that cab and running both of them from my a/b/y switch but I've heard you run into some phasing issues with that. What would be a good step to take? I've also heard that those tube-driven pedals dont really do much for overall tone. Maybe a tube power/pre amp?
#2
You could try a tube power amp. The VHT power amps are fairly popular for this purpose.
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#3
I would be willing to bet that the Line 6 doesn't take pedals very well.

You could try to look into a tube power amp, if you have a line out. Also, you could leave the Line 6 at home, and get a dedicated amp for whatever style is dominant in your needs (like your metal band or whatever).

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#4
it is a myth that SS amps are thin(at least as a total generalization), just like any other amp you have to give them the support. if your tone is thin then try a big closed back cab with speakers that add low end to your signal, and then balance that with the other cab you have. all of a sudden you may have a more full sounding rig.

ps. i wouldn't worry about phasing issues, tube driven pedals aren't total gimmick but they also aren't a tube amp in a box. also, try making effects on the line 6 a little more subtle, you may find a little less gain and a little less effect mix will add more depth(i don't know how you use effects, just blind advice).
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#5
raijouita- I have heard of these but they might be outside of my budget.

deathbydestroyer- you are correct in your assumption, even though it has an fx loop, it doesnt sound that good. I like the idea of running the line out, so would I just run the line 6's line-out into the input of the tube power amp?

gumbilicious- I have owned a few tube amps and in comparison, the tone of my ss is pretty thin. I have ran it through my 4x12 closed back cab and it sounded pretty good but still lacked oomph.
#6
Quote by tfrost1988

gumbilicious- I have owned a few tube amps and in comparison, the tone of my ss is pretty thin. I have ran it through my 4x12 closed back cab and it sounded pretty good but still lacked oomph.


well, i can't argue with that.
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deathbydestroyer- you are correct in your assumption, even though it has an fx loop, it doesnt sound that good. I like the idea of running the line out, so would I just run the line 6's line-out into the input of the tube power amp?

yup
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#7
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