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#41 astric69

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 11:34 AM

I have looked through the forums but didn't fully find any info on this:

 

When using the FBV Shortboard or even the bigger one with 2 pedals.....   Do the lights light up when you change to the different A,B,C,D buttons?

 

I didn't know if the new firmware was going to make that part work yet or not.    I had the longboard with the two pedals working pretty good before the firmware update but the lights always just had patch A lit up and the tuner was funky too.  I haven't had it back to test it after the firmware but I have the shortboard to test and it just says FBV MKii  on the display but when you press the different patches or banks they work great.  It is just kind of hard to know what bank you are on.

 

 

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#42 nYdGeo

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 10:55 AM

moonK9, on 03 May 2014 - 10:08 PM, said:snapback.png

I bought the shortboard for my 150 and soon returned it. While it seemed to work SOME, for the $199.00 I expected it to work seamlessly, which it does not. See some of the responses above for verification of this.

Now with the iPhone app completely unuseable, I'm seriously questioning why I ever bought the 150. Without the floor control (that was promised would work in the initial ads for Amplifi) it's almost useless live. Since my 30 days have passed, I'm stuck with this now.

 

Good news is the app works great now!

 

That's not much good news.  I had high hopes for the AMPLIFi, but now understand how useful it may be to a student, and how useless it is to a musician.  There are numerous issues.  First, there is a USB for 'future use', but no PC app interface as there is with their Pod series and most anything else.  Second, while I have no issue with Apple products, believing that they are in fact great options, they are not the only options. I'm kinda tired of Line 6 doing everything Apple, and here with the AMPLIFi line, literally no other option.  This product is useless unless you have an iPad on a stand next to you, and you must stay next to that stand.  Even in a practive environment, I'm all over the place.  That's why I bought their Line 6 wireless for my guitar rig, so I can jump around.

 

Of course, you may are satisfied with using only four presets with very little control from the pedalboard...rediculous.  I was looking for the perfect little brother for my main rig (G50 wireless -> Bad Horsie 2 wah -> Line 6 Pod HD500 -> BBE -> MosValve -> Genz Benz 2x12").  Could have considered this if we could use the Bluetooth/multi-functionality if I was able to Line 6 link my Pod to it, but nope.

 

This is a great bedroom or apartment setup where the AMPLIFi is sitting on the floor with the guitar on a stand next to it, with the mandatory iPad on the bed of coffee table next to that.  I guess that's its target and that's fine, but I wish they'd made a version that's a little less of a toy.  If the 150 was available with a Pod HD Pro X built into it and cost $1000, I'd buy it and the shortboard.  I could control it, set it up and really use it in a realistic, practice/jam session environment.  Hell, done well enough you could probably use it for gigs, going out of it directly into the house sound.

 

The few things that these do that are in fact very cool indeed just do not overcome the limitations that make it useless to a working/serious guitarist.

 

P.S:  The answers to all of the questions above and more should be available in the product information.  We shouldn't have to learn it ourselves, and or learn it from other customers after the fact.  The section on iOS for these units should specify clearly that the ONLY control access is via iOS device.  That would have prevented me from wasting a bunch of time looking into it, and would have spared me having to write this.


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#43 adamcb

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 01:03 PM

Hey everyone,

 

Purchased a Amplifi 150 over the weekend and the FBV Mk II Shortboard today. Enjoying both a lot. The firmware update for me took almost 90 minutes BTW...

 

I looked thru the forums but didn't see an answer to these two questions:

 

1) Is there any purpose (at this time) for the "Function 2" button on the pedalboard? Everything else works as intended (including the tuning screen where some folks noted it was haywire in the past).

 

2) Is there any need to update the firmware on the pedalboard? I frankly don't know which version is on it, and seeing everything is working (sans the Function 2 button), just curious if there were any new features.

 

You know, if they made the ability to control the transport (play/pause, previous/next) of the music playing on the iPad with the FBV, that would be AWESOME.

 

 

Thanks in advance...

 

Adam


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#44 jwomack

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 01:23 PM

Just curious, is it possible to customize the order of the 100 presets came with the latest firmware (beyond copying them to the User presets?) I'd like to move those that I use most together and there are more that four so they are easier to get to on the Shortboard.

 

Thanks,

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#45 Dariusz

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 12:57 PM

My understanding is the same. You can change the 4 presets but not the individual fx. But my amplifi is due with me soon so I will be trying my fbv mkii short board with it to confirm

 

Hi, I have an older FBV shortboard foot controller (not MKII) compatible with PODXT that it can be used to Amplifi 150? 
Thank you and waiting for answer

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#46 TheRealZap

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 01:09 PM

It will work fine.

 

 

Hi, I have an older FBV shortboard foot controller (not MKII) compatible with PODXT that it can be used to Amplifi 150? 
Thank you and waiting for answer

 


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#47 gfcurtis

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:01 AM

I am experiencing a significant delay when switching between presets that use different amp models.  Both Amplifi 150 and SBVMkII firmware have been updated.  Im really loving this amp, but the delay would pretty much make it impossible to use live (at least if I wanted to switch to differnt amp models in the same song).  Im new to Line6 hardware, so maybe this is not just an Amplifi thing?


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#48 Triryche

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:25 AM

IS this while an iOS device is paired?


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#49 gfcurtis

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 03:00 PM

IS this while an iOS device is paired?

That's it.  The pause between presets is much improved when I don't have a device paired with amplifi.  Too bad for now though.  In my head it would be fun to have an ipad on a mic stand during a show.....just to be fun.


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#50 jasonwomack

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 10:07 AM

Just curious, is it possible to customize the order of the 100 presets came with the latest firmware (beyond copying them to the User presets?) I'd like to move those that I use most together and there are more that four so they are easier to get to on the Shortboard.
 
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