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#1 nakoaarnold

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:33 PM

In the past I have owned both the MKI 2x12 and hd100 head and never experienced any issues with them.

I recently picked up (2nd hand.. I am a lowly retail manager struggling to meet bills, so new isnt always an option.) a MKII Hd100 and FBV MkII. I traded my dearly beloved 6505+ for this set up to better accomodate my bands needs. I am experiencing the 100ms cut out when switching between presets ( a to b, b to a, a to c.. and so on).I know this topic has been beaten to death, but I have to find a solution because the amp is useless for me at this point. I simply can not perform my bands songs in a live setting with this issue. After reading into it, it seems that that MKII users are the most affected by this. I have updated the firmware to 2.0, and then re-installed it as well. FBVII is up to date as well. What can I do? I took this amp as a trade, and i wont get the resale value of my 6505+ if i put it on craigslist. I want to keep it, ive got some incredible tones saved, but i simply can not use it with the delay between channel settings.


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#2 napynap

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 07:57 PM

It's an artistic compromise, but I have had some success by chosing similar amp models for switching presets in one performance/tune.


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 07:08 AM

the issue has to do with the channel volume...The workaround is channel volumes are above 60% or higher...This makes leveling the patches a bit difficult and the master gets really touchy...If that doesn't work for you then you might have to move on to something else.


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#4 nakoaarnold

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 10:35 PM

Ive tried the channel volume trick as well, but no solution. :(
I dont understand how an amp that costs nearly 900 new can be allowed to have such a critical flaw. B
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Posted 03 July 2013 - 10:51 AM

Your best bet would be to rollback the firmware...Amp models sound better anyway...

 

If that isn't fast enough for you, time to move on to something else I think...


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#6 esibanjack

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 01:01 PM

This flaw (and a few others) would seem to be inexcusable until you remember who Line6’s target audience is..........the bedroom player. These issues would be deal-breakers for most gigging musicians, but when was the last time you saw anyone live who was using Line6 gear? The bedroom player is by far the largest purchasing demographic of musical equipment (and it’s not even close), and Line6 has done a great job of marketing their products to that sector.

 

I’m sure the flaws with the SV line were unintentional, but why would you expend time and resources to fix them when 99.9% of your customers don’t have an issue with them? It would be like Chevy recalling all 2013 Corvettes because of the one or two guys that are experiencing brake fade at their weekend-warrior racetrack sessions.

 

For what they are and what they are intended to do, Line6 products perform beautifully, and at a very reasonable price. How much would it cost you to get the real Mesa sound that the SV gets 98.5% correct? How much more would it cost you to also get the Marshall, Fender, etc. tones that the SV also does a fantastic job replicating? And all of the effects? $900.00 is a bargain, even with the flaws......IF you are using it for it’s intended purpose.

 

It’s not pro gear, and at their price-point, I don’t think anyone should assume they are trying to complete in that arena.


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 05:14 PM

the delay in changing patches is 1/10 of a second. i know this is a problem you are having. i don't understand why that delay is, which seems a very short time to me, is so critical in your usage.  


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 10:43 AM

This flaw (and a few others) would seem to be inexcusable until you remember who Line6’s target audience is..........the bedroom player. These issues would be deal-breakers for most gigging musicians, but when was the last time you saw anyone live who was using Line6 gear? The bedroom player is by far the largest purchasing demographic of musical equipment (and it’s not even close), and Line6 has done a great job of marketing their products to that sector.

 

I’m sure the flaws with the SV line were unintentional, but why would you expend time and resources to fix them when 99.9% of your customers don’t have an issue with them? It would be like Chevy recalling all 2013 Corvettes because of the one or two guys that are experiencing brake fade at their weekend-warrior racetrack sessions.

 

For what they are and what they are intended to do, Line6 products perform beautifully, and at a very reasonable price. How much would it cost you to get the real Mesa sound that the SV gets 98.5% correct? How much more would it cost you to also get the Marshall, Fender, etc. tones that the SV also does a fantastic job replicating? And all of the effects? $900.00 is a bargain, even with the flaws......IF you are using it for it’s intended purpose.

 

It’s not pro gear, and at their price-point, I don’t think anyone should assume they are trying to complete in that arena.

 

Quick, Somebody better tell the pros to stop using Line 6 gear...You are not the first person to make a stupid assertion like that...and you will not be the last. It doesn't mean you are stupid...just your assertion is.


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#9 esibanjack

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 01:01 PM

Sorry if my post came-off as being anti-Line6, but I believe I speak the truth. While I love my Line6 gear (Spider IV 75w and SV100HD), they aren’t pro quality. I don’t have an issue with this because I knew it going in, but I can understand the frustrations of those who purchased the SV line of amps expecting them to perform better than they did when trying to use them live. The sound drop and/or “pops” when switching channels, the super-sensitivity to voltage changes, the overheating, etc., etc., are non-issues for the vast majority of bedroom players, but they make them unsuited to use in live settings. Again, I don’t have any issues with this because you can’t expect to have no compromises with an amp in this price range. If we were talking about a high-dollar Mesa, Marshall, Fender, etc., etc., these issues would be inexcusable (and most likely quickly rectified by the manufacturer).

 

The only real issue I have with Line6 in regard to the SV line of amps was their misleading ads and literature that suggested that they had tubes in the preamp.


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Posted 09 July 2013 - 01:59 PM

Sorry if my post came-off as being anti-Line6, but I believe I speak the truth. While I love my Line6 gear (Spider IV 75w and SV100HD), they aren’t pro quality. I don’t have an issue with this because I knew it going in, but I can understand the frustrations of those who purchased the SV line of amps expecting them to perform better than they did when trying to use them live. The sound drop and/or “pops” when switching channels, the super-sensitivity to voltage changes, the overheating, etc., etc., are non-issues for the vast majority of bedroom players, but they make them unsuited to use in live settings. Again, I don’t have any issues with this because you can’t expect to have no compromises with an amp in this price range. If we were talking about a high-dollar Mesa, Marshall, Fender, etc., etc., these issues would be inexcusable (and most likely quickly rectified by the manufacturer).

 

The only real issue I have with Line6 in regard to the SV line of amps was their misleading ads and literature that suggested that they had tubes in the preamp.

all the amps in this line have these flaws, correct?


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#11 esibanjack

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 11:11 AM

all the amps in this line have these flaws, correct?

 

That's my understanding. I have the SV 100HD, and the only issue that I've encountered (knock on wood) is the sound drop when switching channels. I compensate for that by running the clean guitar signal to a second rig (Digitech 2112 w/power amp and separate speaker cabs), which does a pretty good job of filling in the gap.


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