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Flextone II FAQsmidi connect tone pedal control patch preset reset
Note: The Flextone II was released in 2000 and replaced by the Flextone III in 2003. The Flextone II is now a Legacy Product.
Q: What are the presets on my Flextone II amplifier?
A: The Flextone II are available from the manual download section. If you would like to return your unit to the original presets, please perform a factory reset (see the trouble shooting section).
Q: What editing software works with the Flextone II?
A: Line 6 Edit allows the deep editing of all the Flextone II presets.
Line 6 Edit FAQ
Q: How can I control my Flextone via MIDI?
A: Please check the Appendix C on your Pilot's Handbook, you will have a list of MIDI program changes and their relation with the Flextone channels. So channel 1A would recall program 1 on your MIDI device. You can either overwrite program 1 on your device with the effects you want to use with channel 1A or you can go to the preset you want to use and internally reassign that preset to MIDI program 1 (if your device offer that option). You can also set the Expression pedal on a MIDI controller to the MIDI CC# you wish to control - for example if you want to control the Delay Mix with it set the CC# to 34.
Q: How is the Flextone II different from the Flextone I? Are the older Flextone I amp models changed in any way, software-wise?
A: The Flextone II XL has more amp models, more editing capabilities, XLR outs, external speaker outs, improved tone, and an improved power amp stage. The models in the Flextone II are changed from the Flextone I models. The new models match exactly the models in the POD 2.0, so that patches made on one are completely interchangeable with the other.
Q: How can I find out which cabinet models are used by default for the amp models?
A: Hold down the save and tap tempo buttons at the same time and switch between the cabinet models. The manual button will flash off when the selected cabinet model is passed on the knob.
Q: What are the secondary functions for each of the Flextone II's knobs?
A: The secondary function for each of the Flextone II's knobs is as follows:
DRIVE: Drive Boost on/off
BASS: Delay Feedback (how many times it repeats)
MIDDLE: Delay Amount
TREBLE: Presence on/off
CHANNEL VOLUME: Volume Boost on/off
REVERB: Noise Gate on/off
EFFECT TWEAK: Tap Tempo time
Q: How can I control the "Delay Level" on my Flextone II when using the Delay in conjunction with another effect?
A: The Delay Level and Delay Feedback can be adjusted on the Flextone II by holding down the TAP TEMPO button and turning the MIDDLE knob for Delay Level and the BASS knob for Delay Feedback.
Q: Will the delay feedback on the Flextone II series repeat indefinitely if it is turned all the way up?
A: Yes. The delay feedback on the Flextone II series will repeat indefinitely if it is turned all the way up. To turn the delay feedback on the Flextone II all the way up, simply hold down the TAP TEMPO button while turning the BASS knob to 10.
Q: Does the Flextone II have a line out?
A: The Flextone II has a headphone jack that doubles as a good direct out. To utilize it properly, you should use a stereo-to-dual mono insert cable and use it as a stereo out into 2 channels on your mixer/recorder. If you need XLR direct outs, you may want to check into a Flextone Plus or XL.
Q: Which Line 6 floor controller(s) can I use with the Flextone II?
A: Either the FB4 or Floorboard will control the Flextone II, but we recommend the Line 6 floorboard. Please be aware that the Line 6 Floorboard and FB4 are no longer in production but may still be special ordered or found through used gear dealers.
Q: Does the Flextone II have an effects loop?
A: Yes, the Flextone II has a stereo unbalanced effect loop, located before the Master volume.
Q: What is an effect loop used for?
A: An effect loop is used for “line-level” input and output level devices. Many rack mount effect units are line level units, while most guitar effects are “instrument level” units meant to be run between the instrument and the amplifier.
Q: Can I connect an external pre-amp (i.e. Line 6 POD unit) to the Flextone II?
A: You can connect an external preamp into the front of the unit or the effects loop return of the Flextone II. Be sure to use a ¼” dummy jack in the instrument input to send the amplifier output to the speakers.
Q: How should I connect my speaker cabinet(s) to the Flextone II?
A: : Please see the following document (or your manual) for more information on connecting cabinets to your Flextone II.
Cabinet Connection and Ohm F.A.Q.
Q: What speakers are used in the Flextone II?
A: The Flextone II amplifiers shipped with Line 6 "tubetone" speakers, which were manufactured by Celestion. The speakers are 80 watts and either 8 or 16 ohms. See the Line 6 Store for replacement speakers.
Q: What is the warranty on the Flextone II?
A: The warranty on the Flextone II is twelve months from the date of purchase.
Q: How can I register my Flextone II?
Product Registration F.A.Q.
Q: How can I check the version of software on a Flextone II?
A:* Hold down the C button as you power up. The D channel will flash and then the SAVE channel will flash.
The number of D flashes = X
The number of Save flashes = .X
So if the D flashes twice and the SAVE button flashes twice, your version is 2.2.
Q: My guitar's sustain is cut off after several seconds. Is there a way to stop this?
A: This is likely because of the noise gate on the Flextone II. To turn it off, hold the Tap Tempo button and turn the Reverb knob down. To turn it back on, hold Tap and turn the Reverb knob up.
Q: How do I perform a factory reset on my Flextone II?
A: The factory reset for a Flextone II is to hold the A B C D Buttons while powering the amp.
Q: My amplifier will not store presets anymore. What can I do?
A: We use a 3v lithium coin cell battery in the Flextone II to store the user presets, a common replacement is the Panasonic BR2325-1HG. The current battery will need to be de-soldered and replaced with a new battery. If you are not confident in doing this replacement, it should be performed by an authorized Line 6 Service Center.
Q: My amp seems to be malfunctioning. What can I do as an end user?
Line 6 Amp Troubleshooting
Q: Where can I download a Flextone II manual?
A: Line 6 Manuals