I just updated to 2.0 and think all models except Spank sound better than 1.9.
There is a big difference in the output of Spank vs all the other models and the tone lacks the personality of my stock US 10 year old Strat with rosewood neck. I think the 1.9 was actually closer to the real thing, especially the neck pickup. And I didn't have to turn my amp of 2-3 notches to get the same volume as the Lester model (or my actual Strat). Maybe the firmware update didn't take properly? Is everyone else's Spank 2.0 this quiet? I updated twice and the Spank is still ALOT quieter than everything except the Tele's
I changed 2 of the Tunings after the first update and they did not get overwritten after the second update. So does the update only effect the Models?
And the volume of the modeled Strat is 3/4 the volume of my actual Strat. Maybe thats the difference between a 50's Strat and a newer one?
Sorry for so many questions in my first post...
Still not sure if I want to go back to 1.9. I probably used the Spank position 5 more than any other model. But it's just not as fun now.
I hate spending a lot of time tinkering, but I guess that's the only solution to getting the best of both worlds. The Lester sounds pretty close to my 15 year old LP.
Maybe Line 6 is working on another Strat model for those of us that feel like the 2.0 Strat has let us down....
I want to stay with 2.0 for now but I did 2 things to patch the spank. I used the presets of a guy who made a weird patch to fix the bug in position 2 that only use one pickup sometimes. And 2nd I raised all 5 positions by 5db in workbench hd. Still softer than LP but it's more what it should be. It was way to quiet compare to other guitars. A strat should have the same output than a tele and in 2.0 it's not the case.
Are you using a JTV89? Most of the complains I saw was 89 users...