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  1. How the heck could you be a member since 1969 ???

     

     

    JUST ASKIN"

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    Variax repairs in Canada

    Simple Question. Just thought that I'd try to tell you why it didn't work after you put it in. Shawn
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    Variax repairs in Canada

    AHHH ! My favorite subject ! HOWEVER .......I'm no longer allowed to discuss the facts in public. Just a little heads up tho'.............even if you put the mainboard in yourself.....it still has to go in to get it programmed. The new mainboard is blank as I understand it. At least yer not in Australia. Shawn
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    FBV Express MKII

    What are you controlling with the pedal???? There are NO up-dates to be had for the pedal itself.......you use the connection thru the pedal to up-date whatever that it is that you have it hooked up to, ie: Spider Amp, etc. Any assignments as to pedal functions are controlled by that unit alone and not the pedal itself. Read the manuals....not much, if anything can be done to the pedal itself. Shawn
  5.                                  "Dirty Deeds and they're Done Dirt Cheap"

     

     

     

                         Wow!  After 4 years, now I'm some kinda' Secret Agent ?

  6. I don't think larger service centres that you might get a picture of in your mind exist - well not in Adelaide at least My sick sense of humor compels me to ask "Where is the other one located ???? In a brokedown trailer out at the nearest Billabong ??? A "Service Center" without any parts and just one guy, is just a fancy term for a "Waiting Room". I've been in more than several dozen one man repair shops, in more than one country, but NONE of them were ever touted as a "Service Center" for a major flagship brand. Especially in a major city. The bottom line here is Bsewart is the only one who should be happy or disappointed. Another week has gone by.......so keep us informed will 'Ya ? Have you heard anything? Parts on the way ? Has L6 USA actually stepped in and helped at all ? Shawn
  7. Models/amp/cab sims...everything worked much better for me going direct/FRFR. You also need to learn and spend some time in Workbench HD to get the models to sound their best....took me a while with the 500X too. Rocks it now tho'. Anything acoustic just didn't cut the mustard for the reasons stated. Hope you get what you need....but a nice new GOOD acoustic/w/pick-ups at your disposal is never a bad thing ! You'll never have a problem that more new gear won't fix.........LOL ! "HONEY ! ................. I NEED a new Taylor 814 "........O.K. ? Shawn
  8. There are many reasons that trying to make an electric guitar PERFORM like an acoustic is a waste of time......... Even after going full FRFR, the first thing that any experienced player will notice is that the missing factor of the actual presence of the guitar itself. An acoustic is a live thing..you can feel it...not a deadstick electric in your lap while you hear something else entirely through your speaker/amp. Try Alt Tunings and it gets even worse. You learned or were taught to play by listening to the instrument itself, and now the disconnect is something that I could never get used to.Then everyone will tell you that you need to change your playing style, ie: "Pick Softly".."Use a Soft Pick", ETC, ETC, the list goes on and on. I play a 500X FRFR "Dream Rig" after trying to sort out the same things as yourself, but now for any acoustic sets I just go direct with a real acoustic guitar. Latest is a Muiderman OM. Wow! Model that ! The Doctor knows his stuff ! I'm gonna say that if your a person that is looking for the acoustic to work as a mainstay, experience tells me that you won't find it foots the bill. Try an accompanying percussion finger line on your Variax....Go ahead...I'll wait. And that's just one thing out of a long list that you won't be able to replicate. Try out an E-Bow and a slide sometime.... AND...Last but not least....I've never had any reliability/service/ parts issues with ANY acoustic guitar that I own. Never. Try the powered speakers out if you can rent or borrow 'em. But approach it as an acoustic player first if that's what you use or need the most. Not Visa-Versa. You'll be a lot happier. "Good Enough" also means you will never get any better than this.................Hope that ain't 'yer goal ? Shawn
  9. Adelaide is the Capital of South Australia. It is the 5th most populous city in Australia. It is the most centralized population in Australia and holds 75% of the Southern population. It has a population of over 1.4 million residents. It is a very modern city with a vibrant economy. They build and launch warships, Chrysler and GM built plants there,have a large manufacturing and defence industry, have many museums, They hold International Arts Festivals, and many others and are the center of a major wine industry. They are ranked as one of the top ten cities in the world to live in, and are ranked as the most desirable place to live in Australia. Doesn't sound like you live in the Outback...sounds more like San Diego, Calif. They are also the home of a one man Yamaha/Line6 Service Center that's in the back of a guy's house. Not to bash someone that I don't know, but there is only so much one person can do, and it's more like a "Service Dude", than "Service Center" just by definition. I have no idea how many places sell Yamaha/L6 gear around there,or how much is sold, but this sounds highly inadequate given the region that would encompass the service area. Is this the only one anywhere around? Plus, a simple phone call or e-mail should confirm if a replacement board is available. Should also be much easier to just replace a defective item than to jerk the customer around while he waits for what ? When ? So, if you think parts are hard to get....try someone that would have a ZERO L6 parts inventory. If you needed something as simple as a knob...it would have to be ordered..."Special", from I don't know ? But Yamaha/ L6 stands by the "Everything is Rosie Here" fantasy while the customer knows better. Now just imagine that your gear is no longer under warranty, 1 year, and you get to foot the bill while you wait, and wait. You're going to need the "Best O Luck" along with any other Yamaha/L6 users in your area. Shawn
  10. First, I have to say that you have to be one of the most patient, nicest people in Australia. I'm all for giving some body the benefit of a "Little" doubt....but this is just plain ridiculous. "The repair centre is just one guy working at the back of his house.".........REALLY LINE 6 ???????................SPEECHLESS !!!!! You said before that " I can't wait !". Looks like you're in for more of that. They might be waiting for some guy in a pushcart to come by with the mainboard from China.............? I'd like to know where the H E L L is the guy's amp ? He paid for a new amp.....not a back room refurbished one . You get a discount to buy those. Wow! I'd be jacked up and hopping around like a kangaroo with his arse on fire ! What else do you want to buy from L6 now ??? Australia is well covered.....choke, choke, puke.... Shawn
  11. So...Friday has come and gone in Australia.....any news? Mainboard in stock? New unit being sent ? Has anybody from L6 been in contact with the Service Center? Or.....Zippo ? Shawn
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    Spider V and FBV MKII Express Features

    You're gonna need a controller anyway ....the Express has the least features of the FBV's How much time have you spent with the manuals? You need to check the other FBV's features with the Spider 5..they might not do it either. FBV /Spider manuals and Spider Edit manuals take some time investment on your part. Until you go "There" you really have no idea what the set-up will or won't do. And the Spiders do alot as I'm finding out myself with a Spider IV75. There are no short-cuts, just hasty decisions. Shawn
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    Variax Standard Charger LED Decoder

    If this helps anybody, Charging Specifications: Input voltage 12 to 18 VDC Charging Method Constant current/Constant Voltage Charging Current 1000 mA Trickle Charge Current 100 mA Standby Current 20 mA Shawn
  14. 7 hours ago, psarkissian said: Main board for which?? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There's a real confidence boost.. I Repeat, Best 'O Luck Mate. Shawn
  15. ??? bsewart is still going thru that......sounds like
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