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  1. Hello @all,

    my problem is, that when I start the firmware update, MIDI-ox runs for a while, the stops with an error, that no more buffers available and I should close some programs to get more RAM. But there are no other programs working.

    The M13 only shows "waiting on comand..." no other message.

    I have 8GB RAM on an HP Notebook with Windows 10.

    BTW: a sysex dump of the M13 works, also a backup transfer to the M13 works.

    Is there any help for me?



  2. First of all: What kinda amp you use?

    Amps with a clean and full range sound can be used. I would try to set up all my sound in a guitar output level. So the input of the amp doesn't distort the signal.

    If you use an real guitar amp with gain, overdrive and distortion, you will have to face the problem that you reverb, echo, chorus, filters sounds will be processed by distortion. I think that sounds ugly . 


  3. I played a real acoustic guitar (beside the JTV-69). Therefor I used the mic input for a constant micing of the guitar, the aux input for the piezo which I use for solo volume (in case of feedback problems with the mic in higher volumes).

    For the mic I used a vintage pre an eq and a little reverb. It is an easy think to dial in a mic and I don't understand the question.

    The basic use of the hd is surely as a pedalboard for elektric guitar.

    To use it as a pre amp for microphon recording sounds kind of abnormal. Therefor I would prefer a good mic, a tube pre amp and a good reverb unit.

    But still the above mentioned setup worked for me. I used it with my acoustic guitar trio, where I used the JTV for some slide-work (great with the tuning without tuning the guitar B) ) I only stopped to play the setup, because we sit on stools and I use the left foot for controlling the volume by a volume pedal. Expression pedal of the hd500 is on the left side. The distance of mic stand (to put the hd500) in front of me was to far. So I stopped using the  hd500, but the sound and handling of the mic was a real good thing.

    BTW I believe that the mic input is mostly for use with the talkbox fx ;)

  4. May be it depends on my pc speakers, but I can't hear any disturbing noise. some fx add a very little distortion to the sound, some add a little noise. If you use the standard setup for input: All inputs at 1 and 2 you can get some clipping. Best is use input1 as "guitar" and input2 as "Variax" (only input1 goes to the tuner, and the "Variax" is digital, hence less noise).

  5. The users with problems will shout the loudest! So you find the most! Digging deeper you will find, that most of the time the error sits in front of the hd.

    It is clever to buy no brand new article, because you will buy all brand new problems!

    There are bass amp models in the hd, Fender bass man (it is a bass amp, that is only used also as guitar amp) and the flipflop, i guess an ampeg model.

    The fx in the hd are corresponding with the price. Surely you can find better fxs for clearly more money.

    What glitches? bulllollipop! To me the hd works quite excellent, I like it!

    The unit works as good as you are able to handle it! Not more not less!

    I use the hd500 in live performance and use a lot of dual amp stuff! I always found a way to avoid DSP problems and I had really a lot of difficult dutys.

    e. g. Brian May sounds "A kind of Magic". bright and clean chorus, slight distorted and soft lead sound, dual voiced sounds and even variations of this sounds, all in one sound patch!!!

    I play a Digitech GSP tube preamp for many years and tried sometimes for a new gear, but never find any that cames near to the Digitech. But now I moved to pod hd500 and find it unbelievable!


    But if you will ask 10 people about the same thing, you will get 10 different opinions. Find your own opinion.

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  6. Thanks for the answer. I did unplug the guitar when I wasn't using it, but I guess I did play for those 10 or so hours the battery should hold. :)


    The downside is that it's not so easy to take the battery out and I need to apply a bit of force - I'm always afraid I'll break it. >_<


    I play in two band. In one band I use my JTV with a HD500 and a VDI-cable and I removed the battery. In the other band I play my JTV in a little amp (only for open tunes with the slide) and insert the battery. I unplug the guitar always, when not in use. So I don't know how many hours the battery works, but it's about 2-3 month (using the guitar with battery at least once a week).

    I think that the battery and the power consumption of the guitar is a well done thing!

  7. Also - some people have reported that they don't see much difference in battery drainage when in sleep mode vs. active mode; apparently there's not much saving of battery life. So I think the most effective thing to save battery life is to unplug.


    Yes this is also what I think. If you're in modeled mode the knob is still lightened. I guess the only benefit is, that signal path between the piezo and the electronic is at zero and the electronic has no job ;)

    And yes, best way is unplugging the cable. On the other hand it can make the plug wear out.

  8. so your saying your saying the editor is slow and toy-like


    Yes, the handling is bad.

    BUT this is only my sense! Other may feel quite opposite.

    I have a 5 year old XP Lenovo Laptop with a dual core cpu. It is a little old, may be. The USB port is 2.0 and I feel the communication between pc an hd is slowly.

    The design of the HD Edit-Software is a little bit like the handling in the HD. No scalable Window ...

    For me too kittenish.

    But at least, it's only my perseption! I'm working the whole day with computers and software. There's quite a standard of handling that is not provided by HD Edit.

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  9. JC 120 = Jazz Chorus 120! This is the only correlation. It's true, some Jazz guitar player my use the JC, the most of them I know and ever seen in a live show don't use the JC 120. Sound is too cold, weight too heavy.

    Back to the subject.

    A modeled musical equipment will never ever hit the sound of a real amp or instrument! But the state of the art is breathtaking!

    It is much better than pumping money in boutique amps and handling tons of equipment (if you don't have your own roadies) :lol:

    I'm 57 years old and broken-backed. I like to to take my HD and some cables in my bag  and my JTV gigbag over my shoulder and travel to my shows :wub:

  10. the hd editor is much more convenient and easier to use.


    I may say, that is really a question of subjective preferences.

    I don't like to work with the HD Editor, Moving the graphic knobs with the mouse behaves like a toy or a computer game, less usability. No undo, no reload of the old values. The access to the footswitch assignment or assignment of parameter to the expression pedal is slowly and uncomfortable.

    Sorry I can see any benefit or working with HD Edit except the backup of all of your sounds and setlists!

    To create new sound I place my HD upright in a shelve and work distinctly faster than with HD Edit!

  11. Well I think I have the power issues sorted out.


    However I now have a major issue with the 'A' and 'D' string ringing out. I noticed the problem when I was doing some finger picking on the top 3 strings in an alternate tuning. For example, when picking the 'G' string at the 2nd fret (producing an 'A') the 'A' string rings out at the same time in sympathy. The problem is if you're in an alternate tuning e.g. one semi-tone down, then this is very discordant. It happens with several strings in various places on the neck.


    I have raised it as an issue with Line 6 and I'm now awaiting a reply. Has anyone else found a solution to this problem?


    Sorry, but I think you should open an new thread.

    Another problem = a new thread.

    Some people scan only the subject. If they find a subject where they have experience, they will answer. Otherwise, they won't even read!

  12. Old string means fatigue of material and dirt in the winding. Your string will lose sustain and harmonics. The dynamic and vibration of the string will surely affect your sound. The overtones will be provided by the model and rather not affected.

  13. I use input 1 Variax with a tuning, input 2 set to Variax Mags. Put a panner in front of channel a/b and pan by the expression pedal between a Variax model with tuning and your Variax magnetic PUPs with surely no tuning ;)

    But in this case you may not put an mono fx in front of the panner!

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  14. Hi, you should mute the stereo channel B in the mixer.

    you can also put all fx in front of the amp and the amp before the a/b path, Every fx that you use after the amp, you can put after the a/b path.

    If you use only one output the stereo signal is mixed down to mono. But it is reported here by some guys, that the mono output is better if you put every fx in channel a and mute channel b!

    Check it out, what is you favour!

  15. I don't agree with the numbers being thrown about here. If the hd500 was 90-95% as good as a tubescreamer, then why is a tubescreamer worth about 25% of the hd500? With tons of amps and pedals thrown in there, you'd think the price would be sky high if the quality was equal.


    LOL :D if you buy all parts of a car to put it togehter by yourself, the car will become unpayable!

    What you doing is a naive fallacy and nothing else!

  16. I agree to evilmikehoo and jws1982!

    I played a lot of boards and processors. Most of the presets was unusable to me. Even I played the wellknown Digitech GSP 2101 for several years. Great sounds with my telecaster. Then I switch to a LP-style guitar with humbuckers and wasn't satisfied anymore . The HD500 is great tool that I now own one year. And still I'm learning every time when I create a new sound. This is not a out-of-the-box board!

    It is the same as you buy a good tube head. You need the suitable cab. Then most of the time you have either a good clean sound or a good distortion sound. Now you start trying different pedals, processors, cabs and maybe guitars ...

    I play guitar for about 40 years. Years of searching for the real sound. One year ago I bought the HD500, 6 month ago a JTV-69 and for the first time I feel that I have everything I need in my hand!

    But I also went through the advanced guide and meambobbo's tone guide. This is essential to understand the HD500. Not only that I don't use the presets, even I alter the amps: other cabs, other mics.

    Start with one sound, perhaps clean. put a litte reverb at the end and go through the amps. Start with the BF Double, try different mics to her their different sound. Then choose different cabs. Keep in mind normal input ist most of the time smoother, Vibrato/Bright, brighter most of the time a little louder.

    Find one or two clean amps that fits you flavor and start your sounds with them.

    Then do the same with the distorted and hi gain amps. They are more difficult, because of the great variety. I found the Treadplate is very multifaced. Dial the Drive down to 0% it is still loud enough, but the sound is nearly clean with some crunch. Dial up to 70% percent you have hi gain sounds.

    For the distorted and hi gain sounds I use most of the time some Screamer or Tube Drive in front to get more warmth, fat and sustained sound. Less drive and Output is enough.

    So this was my food for your brain and for your expedition through the world of digital modelling. Have fun!

  17. I never heard "ugly high frequency sounds" .

    My setup JTV-69, HD500 direct to Mixer (earphone at home, pa in rehearsal room and live performance).


    What guitar you are using?

    Is this sound also audible with no fx assigned to the patch?

    Is this sound audible on earphones?

    Checked all cables?

    Checked your DT25 if no problem?


    BTW: the mid focus eq leaves the mid untouched. It only cuts the high and the low frequency.

    Keep the hi-pass filter at 0%, all low will pass the filter.

    Use lo-pass Q at 60-70% to get a notch filter, then slowly dial down the freq to find the disturbing frequency.

  18. I think that i'm not able to allow you undestand what i'm saying.

    This is my problem :



    how many time i have to say to you ? if i post some personal photos they will be the same of  that in the link.

    I think that should be line6 to make the corrections in there products before sell them.


    thanks for your willingness in help me.


    Sorry, your telling bulllollipop.

    You told us, that your problem with your JTV was a broken trus rod, after the replacement of the neck a misalignment of the strings, what could be caused by a wrong angle of the neck. The linked post deals with noise by the wiring of the piezos around the trem. There is no correlation to misalignment of strings!

    Next thing is: You have problems with your Italian dealer, not with Line 6. They have to give you warrenty of the sold items and even he will not send your guitar to US for repairing, but will have a certified service center for this issue. So quarrel with your dealer and go to a lawyer if your instrument is still not in order.

    Next thing: Not Line 6 sold you an older guitar, but your dealer does.

    Next thing: You have no right to insist on the absolut newest production date! But you have the right to withdraw from a deal, when the product is faulty! A guitar will not mature, but a good tonewood will sound better by age. This is caused by some changes in the structure of the wood.


    So please come to the right decision and start a court battle with your dealer, if you thing you have the right. But stop nagging around here. A lot of people tried to help you, take it or leave it!


  19. Hi mathius, what kind of amp you use as monitor?


    first of all try studio/direct as Melissiah wrote, because sometimes it sound real good.

    If it don't sounds good to you, you can use stereo channel.

    Assign a full amp modell on channel 1 and route it to the FOH.

    Assign a amp modell pre with "no cab" to channel 2 and route this to your amp.

    Perhaps this will fit your need.

    good luck ;)

  20. Sorry it took me so long to get back to you.   I have changed the impedance and it didn't seem to matter.   I have also taken the DT25 out of the equation with no change.   The only thing that improves the problem is changing the input from Variax to Variax Mags.  That seems to clear it up alot but then means I can't use any of the models and alternate tunings/capo etc.     I am not equipped to record the sounds it makes but will try to do something soon.  It seems to mainly be noticable when you do a slide from one fret to another on the E string (next to the B string).


    seems to me like it could be a problem with the piezo. The best thing would be to give it to a service center, specially if you still under warranty.

  21. you should inspect the groove with a magnifying glass, if there is any sharp-edged damage. You can try to remove this by a sandpaper, but carefully you can injure the nickel-plating. If your guitar is under warranty you better contact your service center.

    A friend had the same issue with an Epiphone LP-style guitar, the groove was to narrow, so strings broke always there. He had to send his guitar to service, 'cause couldn't repair it.

  22. On my hollow bodies I use .011-0.048 "The Rod Strings" made by Pyramid. I'm not sure if they are available in US.

    Even I like Thomastik JS111, flatwound, .011-.047.

    For my JTV-69 (bought in 12/2012) I have not yet found my favourite string. The OEM D'addario are to ordinary to me. I tried Thomastik Power Brights .010-.045 which I play on my other hollow body LP-style guitar, too soft, no bite. At the moment I play Dunlops Zakk Wylde .010-.046, sounds good, but problems with the justification of octave. Octave is much to low and you have to move the bridge pieces of  E, A and D string too extreme.

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