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  1. We'll have to agree to disagree. A good friend and his business partner bought in to a Line 6 dealership to use the Stagescape system for hire purposes, a very costly exercise about 12ks worth as aI recall. This was approximately 12 months before Yamaha bought Line 6. Once they made the purchase they immediately withdrew support for established Line 6 dealers and changed the requirements to be a dealer. Yamaha said that if they didn't have a storefront they couldn't have access to the equipment at dealer rates and that included spares for the stuff they'd already purchased. As a hire company they didn't need a store front, just a warehousing facility. They sold it all off about 12 months ago, at a significant loss and now use L D Systems stuff. That's what leads me to believe that Yamaha do have the final say with Line 6.
  2. Yamaha have put all the "ball park" presets on their TF range which came out a while after they purchased Line 6. I found the move to it real easy, but it does a whole lot more and the build quality seems good.
  3. It is an ongoing issue for me. I have a client that still hires this mixer and I open it and clean all the ribbon cables and sockets before every hire. This is a 2014 model and it first had the case grounding issue and I did all the mods on post on here way back in time, but still found that the ribbon cable joints oxidise and need cleaning regularly. As I said in my post last March, sell it and get yourself a TF1. Great idea that for me is just not relevant anymore, particularly since Yamaha have no interest in pursuing what is a rival to there range of desks!
  4. I've used G50 for ages. Only time we had problems wa when we used wireless lighting or remote mixer access via an on stage router. Went back to wired lighting and switched the mixer/router to 5Ghz only, problem solved! Get no problems with any other wireless equipment and Line 6 stuff. Also be wary of creating an "antenna farm" in your rack, and if you have a lot of units then maybe look at an antenna distro unit. RF Venue are pricey but great to clean this type of thing up.
  5. I bought a 500 when they first came out, and it's still great. I play live a lot and I bought a JTV as soon as they came out. Alternate tunings and not carrying a truck load of guitars had a really strong appeal. Interestingly I still get other players asking what it is and where'd I get it! As you all say this technology is 20 years old and still not mainstream. My only fear is that it may go the way of the Stagescape as far as Yamahas interest goes. Maybe we sit back and wait for the guys at Line 6 to buy it back a la Steve Jobs with Apple.
  6. I know this is an old thread but the drivers in these things, tops and subs are all Celestion, though you'll struggle to get them from anyone bar a Line 6 dealer. As to torque settings, a main dealer I spoke with said the reason they're given is to stop the screws from tearing out of the wood and plastic, and in his experience has little or nothing to do with sealing. He says the gaskets are so good on these he doesn't change them! Incidentally the torque on the L2 and L3 tops is 33lb ft, he was good enough to tell me that.
  7. I'm going to be selling up at the start of May. I have 4 x L3s and 4 x L3ts complete with Line 6 bags. All in good condition with some small marks from normal use, save one L3t which has some cosmetic damage from an idiot who thought he would help! Speaker works fine and you'd have to have the damage pointed out. Also have an M20D which is flight cased and has acrylic cover. Before I hit eBay etc, I just wondered if there's any interest here? Have the original boxes for all these items, and I'm in the UK.
  8. We run a lot of wireless for our 6 piece band. We had trouble with an ADJ airstream bridge which used to drop our bass players G50 signal, and my G70 walked all over our TF1 link to the iPad. We too changed the TF1 and iPad to operate on 5Ghz and it cured the problem. However I moved to the G70 from a G10 because the G10 took a liking to our drummers IEMs and would not leave that channel for love nor money. Annoying as I preferred the plug in transmitter to the belt pack for sure. Will keep an eye on the forums before I risk the G10s....just in case!!
  9. This problem will re-occur. Unfortunately the connectors go bad about every 6 months. Get a TF1, the build quality is different league, and it has a load of features Yamaha blatantly "bought" when they took over Line 6!! Only thing missing is the L6 Link, but for the reliability I can live with that.
  10. Been using the TF1 for recording just recently. Downside is it won't "talk" to Logic but works easily with, the Yamaha owned Nuendo supplied with the TF1(go figure)! The recordings are way way better from the TF1 than the M20D. I had hedged my bets and held on to the M20D and 4 of each L3ms and L3s, but I'll be taking pictures of these shortly and they'll be up for sale! I don't like the way Yamaha operate, but they do make good gear and there are a lot of features in the TF series that look like they've been taken from the M20D. It's very simple to use even for the novice. Only downside is its footprint but I can live with it!
  11. If you're in the UK there is only one service centre, and they will also supply parts. It's a painful process getting spares or service and they're expensive! E & M Electronics 10 Peverel Drive, Granby Milton Keynes, MK1 1NL +441908375699 line6@eandm.co I have an L2T that doesn't fire up anymore. Doesn't seem to be any power to the board, so I'd guess at the power supply, but guessing can get expensive real quick. When I rang the service guys they want £150 to diagnose it and if the power supply needs to be replaced then it's another £80 odd pounds for the part. Add shipping and insurance both ways, and your into nearly £300.00. Mine are all out of warranty now too, so I may as well open it up and check it myself.
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