For so long when when choosing a tube amp you’ve had to settle on one “brand of sound”, whether it be Marshall, Mesa Boogie, Orange, Fender or anything in between or beyond. But with the release of the Line 6 DT50 (along with the DT40 head unit) there is now more options to choose from in the one amp.
Line 6 have long been known of doing away with tubes altogether and instead employing the use of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) to open up a multitude of sonic options. However, with their latest amp release, they have teamed up with re known Amp designer Reinholt Bogner to produce something very unique.
In essence the DT50 is a 2 channel boutique amp that beautifully combines the precision of analogue circuitry with high definition modelling. The amp has 4 voicings, each of which, at the flick of a switch, reconfigures the analogue components of the amp, changing the feedback topology to behave like the amp that is being modeled.
The voicings are based on four of the most recognizable classic amp sounds: Classic American Clean, British Crunch, British Chime and Modern high-gain distortion. The usual EQ settings give you further control to create great sounds with all tube warmth and clarity.
Check out this video from for an up close look at the DT50 and hear just what this amp is capable of. It’s sure to be aural heaven for tube amp buffs. Enjoy!
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