Line 6 Flextone II Head
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Line 6 Flextone II Head

Flextone II Head, Modelling Guitar Amp Head from Line 6 in the Flextone series.

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iamqman 06/10/2011

Line 6 Flextone II Head : Recensione di iamqman (content in English)

"Don't waste your money"
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These guys seem to continue to pump out modeling amps. Line 6 is a money making outfit. They have successfully taken over the amp modeling world. They have found a good niche in the music gear market and taken pretty much over the modeling stuff. They are a great company and make some fantastic products. I just cannot get into this amp modeling world.

You cannot make a digital preset sound like a Bogner XTC or Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier. No amount of processing power can recreate those tones. It simply cannot be done. I have played almost every type of unit that has come out by Line 6 and i always like their stompbox effects and there PODs for effects purposes but their amp modeling is just terrible. It is unnatural and just purely processed sounds.

UTILIZATION

FLEXTONE II HD SPECIFICATIONS


Amp Models 32
Digital Effects 16
Cabinet Models 16
Factory Presets 4
Factory Presets w/ Floorboard 36
User Programmable Channels 4
User Programmable Channels w/ Floorboard 36
Direct Out XLR 1/4 inch
MIDI/ToneTransfer Yes

SOUNDS

The only amp models that I like in this batch are the Soldano, Bogner, and Vox amps. The other ones sound thinner and metallic sounding. The vox amps can take effects well and so the tone is a little bit more tolerated. The Soldano and Bogner have so much gain that is kind of masks that you are playing a digital amp. This amp is one that has the power and versatility of the POD series units but in an amp form. You get basically all that the POD has but you can blast it through their speaker combo. You can't dial the processing out of it but this is a little bit more audibly pleasing. And of course the Mesa Boogies are thicker sounding but still thin in comparison to a real Dual or Triple Rectifier.

OVERALL OPINION

These are relatively more expensive than the spider series but around the same price as the Bogner versions. I would go with the newer ones since they have ramped up their processing power and tone in the new models. These are old technology and don't work in today's modeling standards in my opinion. You can still find these used in places for right around $600.