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  1. I found the FBV2 manual....

     

    "• Function 1 & 2 Footswitches (Shortboard only): By default, these toggle the Comp effect and Amp on/off, respectively, within the current preset."

     

    still need to find out why they arent saving with the preset.

     

    After some messing about, seem like function 1 *sometimes* turns the amp model on and off, and function 2 does boost the signal like a compressor might do if set as such but does not affect the compressor display on the screen. Seems to be looping through 3 settings. Very weird.


  2. BACKGROUND: I've recently picked up a Bass Pod XT Pro as i wanted to go to a rack setup for bass after my Hartke head crapped out. I played 100's of gigs as a guitarist with the guitar Pod HD Pro and a tube power amp and absolutely loved the ease of use at the gig and the tone too. Just turn on the rack, plug in your FBV, and all your tones for all the songs are right there at ONE press of a button.  Wah and Whammy right there as well. Amazing cleans and distortion to match a high end tube amp if you play your cards right. Love it.

     

    So anyway, now I have this Bass Pod XT and an SS power amp and so far am impressed. Have my first bank of presets set up and will tweak my tone a bit more at practice of course, but so far so good.

     

    QUESTION: I'm using the FBV 2 (full size controller) and just updated to latest firmware. I can't figure out what the Function 1 and Function 2 buttons are doing. They seem to be working as boost right now? I can't see either button actually turn anything on or off on the actual pod unit in any menus or on the lighted buttons. If i turn say Function 1 off by pressing it a few times, then save my patch, it comes back on if I reload the patch. This matters since the button seems to affect the tone (I could tweak either tone to live with it, but i'd rather figure this out). I have checked out the Bass Pod manual and i'm not having any luck. EDIT: Turns out function 1 turns the model FX loop on/off manually if you are using the FBV Mk2 shortboard with the Bass Pod XT Pro.

     

    FYI I'm not using manual mode, or at least don't intend to - I use patch a,b,c,d in whatever bank i'm in - and the pod is working this way at the moment by hitting bottom left 4 footswitches.

     

    TL;DR: What do Function 1 and Function 2 buttons on the FBV2 board with the Bass Pod XT Pro?

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  3. Just picked up a 5153 50w. I was sold by the fact that the fx loop is midi switchable.

     

    Now according to the manual, the patch footswitches on the pod hd will NOT send cc messages (required to control 5153 fx loop) unless in pedalboard mode. So to me, that means in patch mode I can only change amp channels (controlled by midi program change message).

     

    I have an amp gizmo as last resort, but would love to ditch it. Any way to send both program and control messages in patch mode by pressing one footswitch?


  4. Excellent, I was leaning towards a dual or tri rec so it's good to know it works well with Mesa stuff.

    Note that the older rectifier amps have parallel fx loops (mine did at least), so you'd need to do a serial loop mod for those.

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  5. The problem I am having (especially now I have global eq) is that the HD500x is giving me every sound I ever need which is no good for my G.A.S. I guess the search goes on to find an excuse to buy something new!

    I had the same problem...i missed buying new amps and whatnot, but the pod hd was just working....

     

    Try what i did...i put a tube preamp (hafler t3) in the pods fx loop. I was amazed hom much better my already good tone (from the models) became when using the preamp instead. Loving my tone now.

     

    The best part is the pod hd pro is still the "brain" of my rig, doing all the switching and fx along with still using models for clean tone, all controlled by my fbv. I put a mini amp gizmo in my rack to convert the pods fixed patch midi messages to relays for the hafler. Now my only problem is gassing for other preamps, even though the Hafler is perfect for my needs.


  6. Wow, i had a Rocktron V 100 and 300 and they never got this hot, even in a fully packed rack. I'm currently running a tube power amp and don't have any heat issues. I would consider moving on from that power amp if it was me - just sounds like something is not right. I moved on from the V300 just because I was hell bent on going tube, but the one I had seemed to work pretty well without heat problems - then again I didn't have it all that long.


  7. Line 6 is a funny funny company.. The LAST thing I would do on a Thursday night before gigging all weekend is start flashing firmware and diving deep into my gear... Have fun guys, I'll catch up on Sunday.  HAHAHA

    You and me both..but at least we have the choice! Plus i have another new piece of gear this gig, dont need two new variables!

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  8. If you're talking about the exp pedal on the pod, try tightening the allen bolt very slightly before calibration. This will help keep it in place for a longer period of time before it loosens again and starts to fall under its own weight.

     

    Thanks i 'll try that - it's on the FBV controller but must be similar pedal i'd think


  9. My main problem with pitch glide is the pedal calibration is constantly changing on me. So all the way down may be 0.5 instead of zero, rendering me out of tune until i re-edit the patch. I've calibrated but it seems to happen soon after. Maybe i need a new FBV.


  10. I like replies like yours mainly because i can take a beating(and i usually deserve one). ;)

    Makes me realize what I am not seeing.

     

     

    I am a pretty busy dude I know. 11 hr a day tooling Engineer(including drive), two kids, two bands and

    a recording project. So I have to be ultra efficient at all my hobbies, as i usually can only enjoy and work

    on them when the kids go to bed...... <_<

     

    :D  I have taken my fair share as well on various forums, learned plenty that way. If i may add something possibly constructive, i might ditch the dual amps and double track or re-amp in a recording scenario to save DSP, if this has not already been suggested (probably has)


  11. I appologise for my ignorance. So glad it was pointed out.... ;)

     

    I will try to understand more, in the future, without complaining.

     

    Everyone, thanks for the tips, tricks and sugestions. :cheers:

     

    i will ponder all incite that has been offered, i suppose I can try overdubbing solos

    as well.

     

    Since I use my amp's sound live, 75% of the time, I should be able to max out the effects

    needed for that set up.(removing amps and fx loop block)

     

    A friend contacted me about the line 6 rack FX's that he uses in tandom with others, like a BBE bass maximiser,

    and is going to school me in how he utilizes it for his live and recording sounds. He has an older model, and loves

    the line6 rack stuff.

     

     

    cheers

    rick

    Fair enough rick, i may have gone a little overboard there! I hope you are able to get the tones you want....thats really what we all want, apparently your tones need some serious horsepower!!! Good luck!


  12. in this order

     

    hard gate / line 6 distortion / vetta wah (open slot) < Dual amp plexi's > preamp eq / hall reverb / analog flanger / digital delayy

     

     

    You've got all that out of one $500 box and you are complaining because it can't add more? That's a pretty heavy load for a single amp patch even, let alone dual amps. As soon as I add a second amp, I am aware that not many more FX will fit in a patch. That's a heck of alot to process. 

     

    As for other boxes not giving you DSP limit, it's because they do not allow the freedom to add so many FX. They have set parameters for you to work within set up to prevent you from reaching the machine's limit. Pod HD, on the other hand, allows you to use the DSP however you wish -  it's due to this freedom that the message is required.

     

    I'm am just floored at some of the complaints i see with the DSP limit. It has never been a big issue for me, but if it was, i'd understand that my situation was getting extreme and required some additional gear to pull off.

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  13. I haven't downloaded it yet. I won't be using it. 

    'Room shaping' is why sound men get paid. 

     

     

    For the record: 

    I don't use an amp. I go straight to the PA. 

     

     

    That's pretty much my attitude as well. I prefer to try and get my tones with as little additional EQ as possible (99% of time just amp model EQ). It saves me from the "endless tweaking" ordeal. I usually run the Pod to a power amp and guitar cab that gets mic'd, and if the room sounds a little different, I'll live.

     

    It's nice to know the global EQ will be there if i ever need it, but don't plan to use it.


  14. Update on this - got the mini amp gizmo, which receives the midi signal from the pod (can save a patch for each preset, all banks) and converts it to relay switching for the preamp or any tube amp with footswitch control. I had to make a custom DIN to TRS cable to go from the gizmo to the preamp.

     

    Once it was hooked up, it took about an hour of messing about with the different settings (momentary, grouped, , either, or, both, etc) to finally get it working with the pod patches. Apparently the Hafler T3 switching circuit is not very standard - but by george i've GOT IT!! So.....now i change patches on the pod HD, and the preamp goes to the channel i need -  crunch or lead (not using clean on the preamp, using pod model instead).

     

    line 6, for your next flagship, PLEASE INCLUDE 1 or 2 PROGRAMMABLE AMP RELAY OUTS - that would really save so much trouble for those using the unit with analog amps!


  15. Quote

     

     

     

    there are no architectural differences they use the same gen.3 ADI  SHARC ADSP 21369 the only difference is the HD500x runs 67Mhz faster

     

    HD500 333Mhz 666 MAC's (max) 333Mips (max) ADSP 21369 KSWZ-2A (333MHz) no longer made

     

    HD500X 400Mhz 800 MAC's (max) 400Mips (max) ADSP 21369 KSWZ-6A (400Mhz) still in production

     

     

     

    Interesting that the clock speed and MIPS are identical, so these processors spit out one instruction for every tic of the processor. Sounds reasonable, but i was always under the impression most modern processors don't line up this way. 


  16. To be fair, the day Line6 announced the 500X is the day they introduced a sense of substandardness to the HD500 owners out there, intentionally or not.  It's that way with everything (it seems) these days.  

     

    As for the bugs, then I'd say the same differences that caused the delay would make bugs in the X line irrelevant to the HD500 series by virtue of DSP architectural differences personally.

     

    And on the same point, those that are just interested in having a box that does what they need it to aren't bothered that they released a new box with updated footswitches and more DSP (which I pretty much never run out of). It was not enough of a hardware update to get that inferiority complex going for me. Thankfully, we'll get the update too so basically everything is good!

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  17. Ah it seems the mini amp gizmo will work since my Hafler has a TRS footswitch control input. I think when i have some extra money, i'll give that a shot so i can fully control every aspect of my rig via bank switching from the Pod.

     

    Unless of course, the upcoming update miraculously adds bank midi program user assignments!


  18. You would think - but lots of kit has mapping on the receiving side as well.

     

    My now boxed and gathering dust Marshall JMP-1 for instance both maps incoming MIDI PC to internal patches, but also remaps them outbound as well, and that only has a 4 character display and was built in the 90's.  

     

    Yeah the Mp-1 I tried before worked well like that, could just assign a patch for the signal being sent from the Pod for each bank, up to 127 patches i believe. Too bad i didn't like the way it sounded - Pod models were better imo. Unfortunately on the Hafler T3 the MIDI assignments are fixed, which aside from this issue is great as I don't have to worry about a battery and whatnot. It's a very simple unit.


  19. Dang, if that Midi event processor did 64 patches (16 pod banks worth of patches) id be all over it. If running two, you would just run in the boxes series right? The one box would ignore the messages that the other box converted i suppose. Thats getting pricey. Hmmmm.....

     

    Edit: since some of the messages coincide with what i need them to be, 32 may be enough. Ok...my poor wallet. Thanks again.

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