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  1. Also runs on Mac OS X & OS 9. For anyone who works for Line6: any plans to expand to iOS?
  2. Just bought an iPad mini and would like to be able to run Workbench HD and Spider IV Edit from it, no matter where I am. I understand I'd have to have an interface with Lightning/USB port conversion. Has anyone done this?
  3. Don't know anything about the VDI, but the pups on my 59 are passive, as I can play those with no battery (physically) in the guitar. YMMV
  4. Great advice above, but one thing no one seems to think of: before you change anything, save the factory settings, either one at a time (preferred) or as a bundle. It's nice to be able to roll back if you need to fix a major problem. Remember that you have two Custom banks, with several "slots" on each, where you can store your special guitars. I don't know about others, but I don't create many custom guitars; however, I DO put the guitar models I use in the order I use them, so switching, let's say, from an LP Special to a Rick12 or National Reso for the next song is quick & painless. WHATEVER you do, take your time, play it a LOT, and enjoy! That's what it's all about. :)
  5. I'm with radatats on this one. I have the SpiderIV75 in my bedroom, and I can drive ANYBODY out of the house with it. I seldom crank it past about 4 (once in a long while, it goes to 5), and I'm about half deaf already, so, if your ears are any better than mine, it'll be more than you'll ever need for home. If you're taking it onstage at a medium/large venue, THEN you'll need to take the headphone out into a larger amp. Oh! That mp3 input is great! I plug my computer into that and jam with it from iTunes, and that's the ticket to some great sound - the bee's knees! B)
  6. The handshake idea is good, but you're right: it's one for ideascale. Yes, you CAN cancel the auto-download. That's what i usually do. I've (almost always) saved the previous changes in a bundle, so I just cancel the auto-d/l, load the bundle into my JTV-59, make any changes I want, then re-save the bundle. Takes less time to do all that than it takes to wait for the auto-d/l. Or you can do the same thing with any preset. Makes life a little easier. For me, anyway. Good luck and have fun with it.
  7. Why can't L6 just model a bass on the JTV line? Love my 59, but WOULD like the ability to duplicate (or even approach) the sound of my Washburn Force 5. Or, maybe, a Fender P5.
  8. What I've been doing (w/no HD500, but straight into amp) is 1) connect to the computer, bring up WBHD, and let it do its thing with the d/l from the JTV (59 in my case). That d/l happens only once per day/session. I make my mods and upload from the guitar to the computer, and then save the preset(s) I just changed. I listen to the results of the change; if needed, I then make the next mod and re-save it (just the preset), and then listen again. I do this until I have what I want. I DON'T end my WBHD session until I'm finished (for the day). I sometimes tweak the adjustments I'm making several times, but only have to put up with the "Auto/Connect D/L" in WBHD the first time of the day. I know this won't work for those of you using the HD500X, but if you're going straight to the amp, I think it's the ticket for an easy, trouble-free mod session. edstar, while using the HD500X, you CAN just save the preset, do your WBHD session, saving just that one preset, until you're happy with it, and then, when you're ready, load the bundle, then load the 'finished' preset, and re-save the new bundle. Now, when you start your new session, just 'Cancel' the auto-download, load the bundle, and do it (your session) again. Hope this made sense (it does to me). If anything is unclear, let me know, and I'll try to clarify it. Hope this helps.
  9. Took a couple o' weeks. Should've taken MUCH less, but was trying to do things I don't normally do (like play lead WAY up the neck), so it took me a while. You're right: it IS a mid-range axe - I just wasn't thinking that way. You're also right about the quality of production between the various East Asian countries. Just wish L6's "other" factory was Japanese.
  10. Shouldn't the Korean axes go to Line 6 for QC before being shipped to dealers? If so, that could, indeed, be the s&d problem. If, however, L6 isn't QCing the axes before delivery to dealers, that's a major corporate mal-decision. I just sighted the neck, and it is, indeed, just a wee bit crooked (maybe 1/64th off?), but the problem can, I think, be cured with a new nut. I'll be taking it to a luthier I know. I think I want him to narrow the string spacing just a touch, leave the 6th string placement where it is, keep the depth on the 3rd thru 6th strings as they are, but deepen the cuts for the 1st and 2nd strings. That, IMHO, would make this a beautifully-playing guitar. Comments?
  11. Don't think so, Charlie. It's only on those two models; the other acoustics, the resonators, strats, teles, LPs, etc., seem to be just fine (no rattle), so it must be in the modeling.
  12. The problem I'm having with acoustic sounds from my 59 is string rattle on the 6th string (low E), no matter HOW easily I "hit" it. It seems to be limited to the J-200 and the D-28. The others seem to be okay. Any suggestions (other than not using those two models)?
  13. Actually, mainly Country and Gospel (Country Gospel, Southern Gospel, some Bluegrass Gospel), but also beginning to learn some Blues, just to widen my "pallette" a bit. I'd like the ability to leave the rhythm playing a bit and throw in a little lead now and then. I don't want an eight minute solo full of shred, but a few, very minor riffs eased in between phrases would be good, I think.
  14. "...very slow or light vibrato can be lost entirely" and noted "subtle stepping effects...on slow, wide bends." Personally, if your vibrato is THAT slow or light and if your bends are THAT slow and wide, maybe you might want to rethink/alter your technique. I haven't found a need for those techniques (I don't do rock, metal, etc.), but, as in all matters musical, YMMV. ;)
  15. Well, I finally notice a "problem" with my 59: the nut doesn't seem to be cut just right. The 1st string (high E) is a bit too close to the end of the fret, and I've pushed it off the end a couple of times already. If they'd reduced the spacing just a touch and centered the strings on the fretboard, it would be better. Plus, the E and B are a little high (the nut wasn't cut quite deep enough), causing those two strings to be out of tune when using chords down near the nut (Dmaj, Amaj, etc). However, I'm STILL a happy camper (more or less) with my (still fairly new) JTV-59.
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