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Line 6 HD147 300W Guitar Amp Head   

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The super Line 6 HD147 Guitar Amp Head starts with models of 10 essential modern high-gain amps and 8 vintage power favorites. Then the Line 6 design...Click To Read More About This Product

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The ultimate shred machine.

The super Line 6 HD147 Guitar Amp Head starts with models of 10 essential modern high-gain amps and 8 vintage power favorites. Then the Line 6 designers took the best attributes of every great high-gain amp to create 14 Line 6 custom amps that are truly outrageous. With 300W of power, it delivers everything from the obscene to the sparkly clean with headroom to spare. All encased in a beautiful chrome chassis.

FEATURES
  • Evolved Tone
  • 8 coveted vintage amp models
  • 10 essential modern tones
  • 14 otherworldly custom tones from crystal clean to grinding mayhem
  • Mix and match cabinet models
  • Award-winning amp tone available at the stereo XLR direct outputs
  • Obscenely Loud
  • 300W stereo current based power amp
  • Thick 'n' fast low end
  • Miles of headroom
  • Premium Effects
  • 12 vintage effect models based on award-winning Line 6 Delay and Modulation Modeler pedals
  • Connectivity
  • MIDI compatibility allowing access to deep editing and the ToneTransfer Library (coming soon)
  • Add an FBV Shortboard foot controller:
  • Access to 36 presets on the HD147
  • Dedicated, hands-free channel switches
  • Dedicated reverb and FX loop On/Off switches
  • Wah / Volume pedal with toe switch On/Off
  • Expression pedal input for separate Volume control
  • Chromatic tuner
  • Program patch Naming
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Line 6HD147 300W Guitar Amp Head
 
4.6

(based on 49 reviews)

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Great amp but can't keep up...

I've owned this amp for about a year now. I played it a few times at GC and fell in love with the killer distortion and great effects. The problem I have is that...Read complete review

I've owned this amp for about a year now. I played it a few times at GC and fell in love with the killer distortion and great effects. The problem I have is that I play in a rock cover band with another guitarist that plays through a 50W tube amp. The HD147 can't even come close to keeping up with his rig. At practice I need to turn up loud enough to hear over the drums. I can get there but just barely. If I turn the amp up to anything over 5, it starts farting and flubbing my speakers (marshall 1960B cabinet). When our other guitarist plugs in, he has to turn down to keep from drowning me out. Don't get me wrong, it is a great amp and the versatility and overall sound quality is awesome, but don't try to keep up with a tube amp. It ain't gonna happen. I will be trading this amp in on a Line 6 HD100 MKII as soon as I get the money together. It will blow the doors off of the HD147 for volume, has tube tone, and is really quiet, compared to other tube amps I've played. Plus it plugs into my FBV MKII floorboard. If you play live, go with the HD100 MKII instead.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

why does line 6 even bother?

I don't understand how anyone can say that this thing sounds, reacts, feels like, smells like, tastes like or does anything else like a tube amp. I play in pit orchestras and...Read complete review

I don't understand how anyone can say that this thing sounds, reacts, feels like, smells like, tastes like or does anything else like a tube amp. I play in pit orchestras and have used everything from boutique combos to run of the mill tube amps to playing through a pod into the house pa. I love my pod for recording.. I hate it for everything else. and that's basically what this amp is.. a stripped down pod with a loud, brittle soulless amp attached. To try and make this review positive, I'll share my view about all of these digital models. I think that the engineers do well with ONE SLICE of the model. In other words, a Strat through a Marshall Plexi with the Strat at 8 and the amp screaming. But what do you do when you want to turn the guitar down? Or the amp? Or put a pedal infront of it? All these things aren't yet able to be recreated in a model. It's so difficult to use any of these things in a musical way. If you want to record, get yourself a Pod to double up tones on the tracks. If you come across a HD147, run it over with your car.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great amp but can't keep up...

By Charvel6

from Houston, TX.

Comments about Line 6 HD147 300W Guitar Amp Head:

I've owned this amp for about a year now. I played it a few times at GC and fell in love with the killer distortion and great effects. The problem I have is that I play in a rock cover band with another guitarist that plays through a 50W tube amp. The HD147 can't even come close to keeping up with his rig. At practice I need to turn up loud enough to hear over the drums. I can get there but just barely. If I turn the amp up to anything over 5, it starts farting and flubbing my speakers (marshall 1960B cabinet). When our other guitarist plugs in, he has to turn down to keep from drowning me out. Don't get me wrong, it is a great amp and the versatility and overall sound quality is awesome, but don't try to keep up with a tube amp. It ain't gonna happen. I will be trading this amp in on a Line 6 HD100 MKII as soon as I get the money together. It will blow the doors off of the HD147 for volume, has tube tone, and is really quiet, compared to other tube amps I've played. Plus it plugs into my FBV MKII floorboard. If you play live, go with the HD100 MKII instead.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Made for Metal and then some

By Kenny Medina

from Canyon Country CA

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful
  • Reliable performance

Cons

  • Discontinued

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Line 6 HD147 300W Guitar Amp Head:

I've been through the whole evolution of tube amps with floor pedals, to rack gear. I've become a faithful Line 6 customer using the GuitarPort, then Pod XT Live Pro for years. I finally bought an HD147 for the simple fact that the XT is overkill for what I play and the models I use. Essentially I have all that I'm looking for in a simple set up with the HD147. Ability to run 4 4x12 cabs, currently running 2 in stereo with an FBV shortboard. Some complain on the number of effects, the onboard effects are awesome and modeled after many classic sought after effects. Once edited the amp tones with various cabs and effects combinations are numerous. The effects loop allows for additional effect if you have the need for more. Bottom line great tones for players looking for a High Gain amp, but still able to pull out some great Blues, Jazzy, and Clean tones.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Insanely loud

By elbastardo1

from Puerto Rico

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Comments about Line 6 HD147 300W Guitar Amp Head:

I've played this amp alongside Marshall's, Bugera's, Crate's, Carvin's, Mesa Boogie's, Peavey's, Engl's and this amp can hold its ground. Be sure to use the proper ohm matching and a stereo cabinet to get the full 300 watts, otherwise you ain't gonna cut it and won't be loud enough.
People who praise for tube amps have actually come to me and ask me if the amp has tubes, because it sounds so amazing. Each amp model is very different, some even require an overdrive or treble booster in front of the input to push the gain a bit further, and you really have to sit down and experiment to get a proper tone. Coolest thing ever is that you can save your favorite setting for each amp, so you can recall your favorite settings in manual mode. The only thing louder than this is the Spider Valve, but it is not as versatile as this one, and is uncontrollable, there's no way you can make that one sound soft for room practice.
While it doesn't have a huge arsenal of effects, it does have the essential stuff and great sounding. It does have many futures other amps lack. A bridge in the power amp section for running the 300 watts will make it nearly perfect, but it doen't have it. In order to squeeze the full 300 watts you NEED to use a stereo speaker cabinet.
Tough as a tank. I've toured with this baby for a whole year with no issues at all.
While is not a cheap amp, for the price the only thing comparable is a tube amp, which have costly maintenence and do not offer nearly half the features of this amp.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesomest.

By Chuck Norris

from Undisclosed

Comments about Line 6 HD147 300W Guitar Amp Head:

This amp is most likely the best in its price range, its got about any kind of sound you'll ever need, heavy and clean. Peeps who say this amp sucks and all that didn't take the time to tweak it or are obsessed with tube amps. And yeah, the presets suck, but if you tweak it long enough it's all worth it. Anyway This amp is LOOOUD. Can't even turn it past 2 where I live without the cops gettin mad at me lol. Tone is great,anything from Metallica to Pink Floyd is possible with this. Love this amp to death, you will to.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

LifeLess Solos

By gguitar

from USA

Comments about Line 6 HD147 300W Guitar Amp Head:

I needed a updated versatile amp to keep up with todays style of music. This amp does just that a very versatile amp. However, I noticed that it lacks in performance when playing at loud decibel levels. My solos do not breath life in this amp at high volumes the tone coloring and response is vague at best. So I use my tube marshall's for filling that void. All in all it is a good decent ampfor the studio or intimate bar settings but not to good at loud performance situations.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Almost there.....

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Line 6 HD147 300W Guitar Amp Head:

This head is really loud for one....that being said if your're going to run two 4x12 cabs in stereo....then this is your baby. The clean tones on this amp will go for days with the right combo of onboard and outboard reverb/delay effects. I found through thorough testing that neither the onboard nor the effests loop were sufficient for producing uncolored tone. But....when I combined the onboard effects (slightly) with ourboard effects through the efx loop I was quite pleased with the results. This amp really cannot produce actual tube amp "feel" and "sag" and all that other stuff. I play through a Marshall JCM2000, a Mesa Dual Rec, and a vintage 68' Bassman on a regular basis. All I can say is if you're going to record...use tube amps and mic em' up !!! Use the emulation stuff as well for secondary trax. Live...all I can is....LINE6 has nailed it as far as being a guitar player on stage. If you have the time and money for expensive and unrelaible tube amps then go ahead...but if you have limited cash flow and a discerning ear, get this amp. It won't let you down if you use that channel volume knob just right.

 
5.0

Guitar Amp Head

By Justin-h15yQ

from Clarendon Hills, IL

Comments about Line 6 HD147 300W Guitar Amp Head:

This amp sounds amazing, better than my PODxt, even better than my Vetta running 1.10 O/S. The first amp I have found that is easy to find a sound and yet so sensitive. Thank you Line6 for the perfect product. The direct outs are amazing, period. I can't describe the quality.

 
5.0

The sickest amp ever!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Line 6 HD147 300W Guitar Amp Head:

This thing sounds good plugged into anything.

 
5.0

Throw away your Mesa Boogie

By Mike E

from PA

Comments about Line 6 HD147 300W Guitar Amp Head:

Get out your ear plugs out, this amp is going to knock you over. I traded in my Mesa Dual Rectifier for it, that's all that needs to be said!

 
5.0

One BAD tone monster

By OleSprky

from Ypsilanti, Mi

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Comments about Line 6 HD147 300W Guitar Amp Head:

I can get any tone I have ever wanted out of this amp. I have owned a few amps in my 15 years of playing, including 2 Marshalls (AVT275 and TSL602 with a 4X12 cab under it) and the HD blows them ALL away! From crystal clear clean tones to the brutal monster of gain I just found by playing with the nobs, this amp can not be beat for the money. I am a convert to Line 6 now.

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