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  1. Sold it for $200. The interesting thing is the buyer reports a lot of these amps on the used market no longer have their vintage Celestion 30 speakers. Mine still did.
  2. OK here's my acoustic guitar chain for POD HD Desktop to PA: Connections: Acoustic GTR->POD INPUT->POD OUTPUT to DI Box to PA (DI Box only necessary if you need XLR to a snake, but go balanced 1/4 if you can connect directly to the board.) POD Chain: Dynamics Red Comp (Sustain 38, Level %85) -->Amp Class A-15 Pre (112 BlueBell, 409 Dynamic mic) --> add your own blocks of chorus->delay->reverb in that order
  3. I've been using Pod HD Desktop direct to PA for years (same engine as POD HD500x). I set it for Studio/Direct mode and all of my presets have amp sims. I mainly use a super strat style guitar and also an actual acoustic guitar. When I change guitars, I just change to the bank of 4 presets I need, so you may not need to change setlists unless you have so many presets that you HAVE to go to setlists.
  4. In the last year at family/party/house jams I noticed most metal/rock players bringing Boss Katana amps. They sound great, they have a small footprint, and they're not heavy.
  5. Ah ok, I just took that 'Why on earth' question a little too literally. I see what you're asking. Good points.
  6. Pianoguy: 1,) I agree 2.) Great question 3.) Although I've been using PodHD desktop direct to PA for years, I actually just bought a VOX AC15 as an alternate setup to sit in as a guest with other bands where I don't know if the PA/monitor will be adequate (or operators of it), and for jam sessions or house party jams. For those situations, I used to bring PodHD desktop w/FBV along with an Alto 10 monitor, but it was a lot of cables and cumbersome setup. So there's an example of some situations where the option of a real amp can be beneficial. Having said all of that, I would never 'move on' from PodHD because I'm still going to mainly use it for the right gig.
  7. While reading your question I was thinking to myself that's the perfect feature of the Line6 DT series amps, and right then I read that you sold it. NOOOOOO!!
  8. My SV 212-MKii Bogner is in great condition, but I no longer have a working FBV footpedal for it. I tried to sell it with an official L6 case for $250 US, and got no bites on local FB and CL sites. It made me wonder if the lack of a pedal to control it has become the major factor, or is it that big, heavy, and loud amps are no longer needed in today's gig venues. What do you think?
  9. The subject of this thread reminds me of a question I once got at a job interview for technical support: "Can you explain what the internet is to a child"? , but I digress, there have already been good answers to your question about the the preamps, so I'll let those stand...
  10. Received the screw and this part works perfectly.
  11. To answer your question, I would go with HX Effects, as anything more would be overkill for acoustic guitar, both in terms of features, cost, and footprint. Personally, for acoustic duo acts, I use a Line6 POD HD Desktop with the small FBV pedal on a semi hollow body acoustic for coloring leads with a bit of drive and spacious triad rhythm accompaniment for another player. He plays through a Fishman ToneDEQ which is perfect for most acoustic guitarists that want simple knobs for compression, EQ, reverb/delay, chorus/vibrato, and Lead Boost and monitor. We use both units direct to PA.
  12. Yes, maybe it will be available in an upcoming 'Explicit Pack' which also contains some effects used by '2 Live Crew'... LOL
  13. Thank you codamedia & soundog, those are good options! honorable mention to datacommando for trying, which I also appreciate. :-)
  14. Can the HX Effects control which output the final MONO signal goes to? For example, Output Left or Output Right? I checked the manual, and this forum, but didn't see anything clearly addressing this. Maybe there is a better way? I'm thinking of getting an HX Effects for use with a single guitar and amplifier in MONO and wondered if it can be used to eliminate an A/B/A+B output box. I have a VOX AC15-c1x guitar amplifier that has 2 inputs. One is generally for clean tones, and the other for overdrive/boost tones. Unfortunately, the amp itself has no way to switch between the two channels, other than pulling out the 1/4" cable and plugging it into the other channel, which means I need an A/B/A+B box to switch between both channels (or have both channels on at the same time A+B). If I could eliminate the extra switcher box, that would make for a cleaner/easier setup/teardown.
  15. napynap

    parts list?

    Smashcraaft is correct. I was referred there from the L6 website, but it can be difficult to find the part, so here's a great link for all of the L6 parts at Full Compass. edit: Hmmm, maybe this is what you are looking for?
  16. Yeah Phil_M, Spaceatl, and joel_brown are right, no sound card needed. Your computer sounds old simply because it doesn't have an onboard sound chip. Use your hard earned cash to a new computer build. Everything will be faster from CPU to memory. Put your OS on a SSD. The motherboard will have a soundchip built in, and you can still use your POD as an interface for multitrack recording until you decide on a dedicated sound interface with more features. For what it's worth, I like Focusrite 2nd generation.
  17. I called L6 support, and they provided excellent customer service. The screw can be ordered at part# 30-00-0122 The screw size is 10-24 x.07 ovh philips ni pld edit: it looks like the part# is actually 30-00-0151 for Spider IV, but they look exactly alike, I'll place order and update here.
  18. I've lost one of the screws that holds the handle for my Spider Valve Mkii 212. As you all know this is a very heavy amp, so I really need that screw. The closest I could find would be a Metric M5,0.8 or a Standard 10,32, but neither is exact. What's the exact screw size and where can I get it? (Home Depot and Lowes don't have a match. Thanks! P. S. I couldn't resist making that title, so please no trolling. It's a great amp!
  19. The 'Beer' issue is why I use POD HD Desktop, because that already happened to one of my FBV controllers. Just because it's a private party doesn't mean it's appropriate to bring those party goers on stage...but I digress...
  20. First, Thank you for your service! In my experience, owning several POD's throughout the years, and reading Line6 'Pilot Handbooks' and 'Advanced user guides', I have always found that their manuals are really good. Some of their products are so deep that it can take a while to really understand the manual, but having the patience to do so has allowed me to get the best out of their products. When I'm not quite sure about something, I visit these forums, which you did, so great job there! The greatest L6 user knowledge lives here!
  21. If another musician plugs into the PA and it affects your sound, then the PA is not being operated correctly. Kindly ask to plug into a different input channel in the PA while the engineer figures out the issue on his/her end (it could be a bad PA mixer channel or a coaching opportunity for the engineer).
  22. OK, I'll go with that. I'll try to get adapters. It will save me some space in the container I keep it in. Thank you.
  23. As I said, I have combed through the manuals and documentation and do have the PDF. Please show me where it says the 1/4" outputs are balanced. I haven't been able to confirm for sure anywhere.
  24. I've run POD HD Desktop direct to PA for 4 years in all kinds of venues and it worked great! Yes, I did take time really dialing in my tones before I did it. I always use a direct box because I have not been able to confirm for sure anywhere in any manuals or documentation that the 1/4" out is actually balanced.
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