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Everything posted by chuckewheat

  1. Why don't you give it a rest there Charlie??? Seems yer "Ranting" too......... Or is this a private club for fanboys? After all....your just a regular smuck,like me,who's ego seems to have gotten out of hand., I'm not going to quit using the forum on your say so. Line6 reads the posts and thats why I've posted what I have said here. We is a user also. I REPEAT...IF YOU DON'T LIKE MY POSTS...DON't READ THEM. C W
  2. Well I wasn't addressing you per say. More like the orignal poster and Line6. It was a general statement and evaluation from a registered "USER", former or not, on an open forum site where everybodys opinion is supposed to be welcome. If you don't like what I have said, I'm sorry....an easy fix is to not read my posts. Be mature and realize that other people might have a different opinion than yours. I didn't think it was up to you to moderate the forum either. Agree to Disagree if you will. But it looks like others agree with the statement made. Now your sure....................C W
  3. I had nothing but trouble with BOTH my new JTV-59 and DT25 amp. Also a Spider-75 for my grandson that wasn't worth having. Yet, if you post a less than flattering response to another person that is having the SAME problems that I and many others were having...... and I find this very enlightening, a Product Engineer,ie:Digital Igloo, from Line6 comes online and passes out negitive votes 'cause he doesn't respect your opinion. Maybe you should work harder on making a better more RELIABLE product and not be so narrow minded when you get some negitive feedback. After All....It's supposed to be an "Open Forum" and that includes both the good and the not so good. The truth is that alot of customers are having REAL problems and the solution seems to be to try to keep any opinion you don't want to hear off the forum site? Yup, you have a core of happy users, but the truth is the Forum is loaded with alot more folks having problems than you seemingly want to admit. And all the while we,as consumers, are supposed to be glad that we bought stuff that has an obviously substancial amount of glitches, bad parts, bad firmware, poor support and a failing reputation for being reliable?? How much redoing and reflashing and rolling back and not working and paper under the knobs and sending in back for repair is OK with you???? One doesn't buy this gear so we can fix it at home when you provide a less than quality product. If you don't want poor evaluations here.....make better stuff! C W
  4. Don't you just luv it when NOTHING works as advertized???? Now everybody is going to come online and tell you to do the "HOKIE POKIE" and this and that, like that's what you bought and paid for..... JUNK loaded with too many faults. Love, Love Love, All C.W.
  5. I got so pissed off at my "Dream Rig" that I pulled into a electrical recycling center and threw the CRAP in the dump! Travel 2 days to a gig at a private party and yer S**T don't work when you get there??Good thing they don't make airplanes or sumthin' really important Thank God! I don't see the possibility of this stuff becoming vintage 40 year old gear that still works and you can still get parts for either. C.W.
  6. I know that I swore I wouldn't post anymore........ But it sure looks like another satisfied customer to me !!!!! I'm just sayin' E-mail parts only...wait for days....Months..... Effects board failure kills entire amp set-up.... Dream Rigs turn to nightmare Gigs.... HEEE! HEEE! HEEE! T-Boner!!!!****Will Personal Messenger 'Ya with times and dates TBA if that's OK??? Have to keep info private. Remember that I'm a guest at friends homes when we travel. Hope yer housebroke and have had ALL your shots. Reguardless, we will hook it up out there OCT. somehow..... Glad you had sucess with your latest outing. Have some Rasputin Imperial cold Little Brother, C.W. Will keep an eye on things as I need a good laugh once in a while....
  7. Just a note to everybody here in the lounge, As I don't have Line6 gear anymore, I'm gonna withdraw from posting on the forum any longer. Everyone here has been more than gracious to let me have my opinion and say my piece. I don't want to be the guy that just rags on stuff to be confrontational, or come off as a "Line6 Hater". If it fits your needs and you like it, then by all means use it! I personally just prefered different gear. I don't harbour any ill feelings toward anyone for standing their ground and hope that I leave here with the same respect that I have for all of my fellow musicans. Keep wackin' that axe.... Play every chance you get... And for heaven's sake..........................................PRACTICE !!!!!!! Later, C.W. Oct----T-Boner have yer A game on B)
  8. Woke up this morning with the news that Brother Johnny Winters has passed away. Put on "Scorchin' Blues" and remember this blues great if ya would. 70 is just to young and we're all poorer for his loss........... C.W.
  9. . Exclusive circles my man!!!!! Got you on my calender for Oct. Everybody likes their privacy, so keep it under yer hat! You might not believe who you have a chance to meet. I could name drop all day, but that just sounds cheap on-line. Sounds to me like you already know the scene...so be cool... I'll touch bases with 'ya then. C.W.
  10. . Hi John, I wouldn't have even given it a try if I didn't think that it didn't have potential. Thing is.....I got the "Sound of Silence" instead of "Double Trouble" one too many times. Yer S**T don't sound like anything when it don't work. :angry: Mine was "Magic" too. :blink:......It would do stuff you wouldn't believe.....so I made it vanish..... ;) T-Bone has it right.....You make the gear sound good.......not the other way around. Keep playing and having a good time, how you get there isn't important as you well know. If you get the sound you need with what you have, then you have accomplished your first major goal. The world would be boring if we all had identical tastes and opinions and played the same gear 'cause we'd all sound the same. Good Talkin' with Ya'll C.W. B)
  11. . We just left there after 2 gigs at private parties for the "Rich & Famous". That's pretty much what we do as we are a bunch of retired "old pro's" that vacation around in our motorhomes and hobnob with the financialy endowded. Somebody has to do it!!!!!! Looks like we're back in late Oct. so I'll P.M. Yer A** and we will see if we can blow it up then. Sounds like you might fit in with the boys. We'll keep the particulars private though. Time to hit the Highway, C.W.
  12. T-Bone!!!! You got me Brother! I laughed so hard I had to go change me pants. Maybe we will get a chance to set down and chop some heads somewhere sometime...I'd like that! Why be OLD & Experianced without an opinion???? One bandmate calls the new stuff "Witchcraft".... At least I'm not that bad. It is really too bad about your ears though... :huh: Can you hear me now????? :D Have Fun, C.W.
  13. . Can I have that '72 strat that yer not gonna use anymore????? I'll bet that it sounds better than your 69 on the mags. You can just make up another make pretend one on your computer. The whole system that you tout so proudly only tries to copy the sound of the guitars, amps or effects that were produced by the orignals of each of those items. The Variax doesn't do anything orignal by its self , alt tuning on the fly exception here, other than combine all of those into one unit that is computer controlled.The AC30 amp sound isn't created by any Line6 product, or any other amp setting, none of the guitar models are different from the originals,nor are any of the effects that you use. Yes, you can craft a different set-up in Workshop, but that still is a copy of what would have been hard built in the day.If the orignals weren't great you wouldn't be trying to reproduce them. You'd be inventing something new never been done before. Also piling on the effects doesn't make one a better guitar player. Stick to the meat and potatoes and really play dual leads, makes a better show, unless you play alone?? And if you like the acoustic models??? You need your hearing checked. The benefit of having everything all in one, Swiss Army Knife, is generally over ridden by the weakest link cascading failure syndrome. Never the less, If your a techno head, you can play around and entertain yerself forever with this gear, and it's great for that. I think it tries to do too much and is overloaded with S**T that most people will never use and that it just gets WAY to compilcated for the average user. The main difference in opinions seems to be either those that like high tech gagets,and fiddling with them, or Old School Players who have found their set-ups and music genre's and are comfortable in where their at. We don't need to try and sound like ten different bands, or have every effect known to man to play a show. Who has the talent???? You? or your IBM?... Givin' you a + John cause you seem like a knowledgable guy and I like blabing with ya. We're gigging several private parties and are kickin' it on the coast and traveling for the next week. HOT here in California, so the ocean is nice. Trip ends in Washington at a big winery...so life is GREAT. Still will adopt that Strat for 'ya though if you throw in that Fender Prosonic Combo!!! Regards to All, C. W.
  14. Anything that tries to be everything all at the same time is just a copy of the orignal models or guitars that it is trying to mimic. The "Real Deal" would be an orignal of one of those having been handmade by craftsmen, not a computer program that strives to reproduce them. Bo Diddley's handmade shoebox axe is the "Real Deal". Is it the best guitar ever made? No! The Variax will NOT give one the different feel of each indivual guitar...Neck, wood, weight, set-up, fingerboard, fret action, scale length or any of the variations that exist between them. I enjoy the different feel that I get when I pick up my Tele or Strat or LP or Casino, or Taylor acoustic. Also, I"ve never had a "Real Deal" guitar blow up a bunch of computer parts or have so many glitches. A string, a switch or pot, but never total failure. Easy fixes. I'm sure that you know what I meant, but I hope your dream rig doesn't let you down anymore than what it already has according to your posts. I've said my piece, I support all my fellow musicans out there, no matter what you play or use as your favorite rig. I don't care if it's a comb wrapped in wax paper for a harmonica. Heck, I watched a guy with no arms play a guitar with his feet once. Let's all get together, jam and have a cold one. I'm going to the beach............................ Chuckie
  15. . The Chuckewheat agrees with the Big Chas......Thanks Brother! Believe me we travel with back-up gear and an equipment tech at all times. No sense posting a demo video of the PRS Archon for John though...it's FULL of tubes and stuff, 5 seperate gain channels alone, and it would still be hooked up to my antique "ol pedal board" anyway. I would also like to bring up the fact that we can fix our "old stuff" ourselves, but all of the Line6 gear had to be returned for repair and or replacement that seemed to take forever.Poor parts availability on the road. That time lag wasn't something that works for us and you can't use it while it's at the repair shop! I only had my 59, for a little over a year and as I said, it bricked updating, the updates sucked,string volume issues, poor palm muting and not quite the finger picking responce I need, the models started popping, it went all wookie and had to be reflashed 3 or 4 times, the 3 way switch quit and I thought the frets where to high to what I was used to. The amp was the highlight, but not better than what I already had. My opinion was that the gear was just average at best and not of the quality that we have the luxury of having and playing as a band. . If you like it, PLAY it! If you don't play it, get rid of it! If yer happy with a Dream Rig...GREAT! It just didn't turn out to be my rig. But also notice what the greats play......The Real Deal. Oh Yeah, and analog pedal boards. Play Loud, Play Proud, Bluesbreakers
  16. Hey John, Remember even KIA has a luxury model !!! Just kidd'n with 'Ya....you seem to have a good sense of humor. Kept the Stage Source set-up so it's good. On the road for 2 weeks, "See You on the Radio" Chuckie
  17. That's why there are Rolls Royce,Fords & Chevy's & VW's. Different strokes for different folks....... I can afford the good stuff and can tell the difference.... Just got a new PRS Archon amp...........WOW! Glad you like your gear and wish you all the best too. I guess that I honestly never really liked having to F around with a computer all the time. Plus my 59 went south 3 different times on me. If you can't afford better stuff.....buy a Kia. But it will never be a Rolls.......... Now, where's my 68 Custom Shop Les Paul???? With Respect to All, Chuckie
  18. I just got rid of the same stuff that you have for sale. Can I ask why you made the decision to sell yours? I found mine to be totally unreliable in a live performance situation and switched back to my old gear. Which by the way, sounds much better and has never quit on me during a show. Besides, the actual guitars and analog effects sound better than some modeled reproduction and are MUCH less complicated to use and don't require sitting at your computer all day trying to get your stuff to sound right. I'd rather use my time PLAYING music than fixing up another lame update or problem with this stuff. If one likes to diddle around endlessly with your gear, than this stuff is for you.............. Chuckie 40+ years lead guitar & live blues band performer
  19. computer junk..... Went back to REAL guitars and amps&analog effects. Modeling will NEVER replace a well built axe, too many variables. Done with the constant stuff associated w/Line6, updates & products and ???? support. Much more depth and body back to our sound without a MONKEY being involved.................... Now everything actually works! And I don't need an expert anymore, 'cause I ain't got no questions HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY !!!!!! Gotta go.....We're booked solid. See You On The Radio.............. Chuckie & The Band
  20. 1. 1,9 to 2.0 2.JTV-59 3." USB Death Dongle"---which failed and actually bricked my guitar. 4. Adjusted all affected models in Workbench HD after being returned from Line6 Service. 5. Only noticed it on Spank & Tele Mods. 6. Did not have any volume issues w/ 1.9.....Came installed at time of purchase. Not even going to try 2.1, I feel safe with what I've got working right now and I sure as heck WON"T hook up with "The Death Dongle" again for up-dates. Will use my partners HD500 or just call it good enough.
  21. When I made a post about getting a manual with my new Spider IV-75 all I got for my efforts was the posting of negitive votes on my profile by the Company "Experts". Seems here that I'm not the only one who thinks that getting a REAL manual with your gear isn't too much to ask. Heck, they could have a DVD in the box with all the info and instructional video's included for about .60 cents a pop. I just bought a VACUUM CLEANER for goodness sakes and it had a complete DVD included. I think the last thing people want to do after buying new stuff, is to put it down and then have to search for instructions and manuals on-line. Then when you get a manual they are poorly written and hard to follow in my experiance.
  22. This reply is for Tony Reese,Line6 Customer Service Manager : This is the post that attempts to hummiliate one of your customers on-line. I find this type of behaviour totaly unacceptable and a misuse of ones privledge to be an "Expert" on this site. If, and I repeat IF, it was warranted all all, it should have been approched by Personal Message or private E-Mail and attended to by yourself personally. I am offended by this seemingly public flailing by one of your Company Representitives. Chuckewheat
  23. We aren't being allowed to talk to each other. That's the issue here. We are monitored and censored so that anything that isn't a glowing review is being deleted and or removed. We don't need or want a response from an "Expert" every time. Sometimes we want to talk as users or fellow musicans or maybe just to blow off a little frustration. Nope, Mom shows up and sends us all to our rooms or spanks us in public. Maybe you should include some training in with the requirement to become an "Expert"? Like customer relations? Respect for your customers? A civil tone would go a long way....so would some free space to use the forum as intended. Chuckewheat
  24. The worst part is, the "experts" are the forum....with no supervision from Line6 so they do and say what they want. The first thing they need to change in my opinion. Customer support is POOR at best. More bad votes for me I'd expect......
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