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  1. http://line6.com/support/topic/21969-have-an-fbv-buy-this/
  2. It is about volume. And that is what sound pressure is. The twin has two speakers, truly, while my other amp has one (Fender Twin Reverb Custom 15") Summing the individual pressures created by the speakers yields the total perceived loudness and, of course, total speaker surface area contributes to the eventual pressure created. There are many factors that contribute to an amp's perceived loudness, to be sure; speaker sensitivities, running the power section while clipping in a tube rig (versus avoiding clipping in a SS amp), input gain, preamp gain(s.) I supposed I should rephrase the original problem. When I play my guitar using an "empty" patch, I can achieve a volume that is loud, but not acceptably so for live performance in the situation I mentioned. When I call up an amp model, I can increase the gain of various parts of the tone stack to increase loudness. When I add, say "EQ+Gain" pedal, I can (not surprisingly) increase gain and, therefore, loudness. When I add gain to various EQ channels, I further increase loudness. Etc., etc. I am looking for a hint or two to get from the empty patch volume to something approaching a Twin. My guitar is one of a few Jazzmasters. My only outboard effect is the Fender 6G15 Reverb tank, wired into the FX loop (before the amp sim in the signal chain.) My models of choice involve only clean amp sounds (Fender Blackface models, etc.) My gut tells me that if I was using a high-gain model like a Soldano or something, then I would have far less trouble getting a prodigious stage volume. However, I have no use for those grainy, distorted models. My confusion is compounded by the myriad ways that you can tweak the volume with this amp. When I am dialing in a sound I have seen lots of possibilities: amp master volume, amp drive, tone stack volume (via gain bass/mid/treble gain), overall amp volume (via gain), pedal volume (via gain), FX loop volume (via send/return gain), compressor volume (via gain), EQ volume (via the various gains), and so on... Maybe I should peg a lot of these and see what happens? In my chain, compressor, EQ, and FX loop are post-amp so I feel I could safely increase gains here and not get any modeled preamp distortion.
  3. Title says it all... I played live with my Firehawk 1500. Yet I need the amp to be even louder. We are a very loud band. I had some success with adding a pedal or an effect with gain adjustment in the parameters but, still, it's not quite enough to keep up with a sound-reinforced drummer and a bandmate's Fender Twin Reverb. I need some suggestions for getting more out of the amp, volume-wise. Part of my chain includes an outboard Fender Reverb unit that does cut my signal somewhat, due to its design. For the sound I want, I have it in the effects loop and have positioned it pre-amplifier. Any hints would be appreciated. Part of my ignorance results from the fact that the Firehawk 1500 has about 15 possible ways to control volume, it seems, and the obvious methods are scantly documented (or totally undocumented) in the Pilot's Guide.
  4. Speaking of buying extra things that probably should've been included with my FBV 3 footboard in the first place, I find that the Line 6 Pod XT Live/TonePort KB7 carrying case fits quite well. FYI. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JLL1RG
  5. Yes, I bought both lengths. They work splendidly.
  6. I recently acquired an FBV 3 floorboard for use with my Firehawk 1500. It came with a perfectly respectable RJ-45 interconnect cable. It would be great for a computer. Of course, it has a lot of memory and coiled up like crazy all over the floor. What a mess! Besides looking pretty stupid, the coils present a tripping hazard. And in no way, shape, or form is a polyethylene-jacketed Cat5 cable designed to withstand the rigors of regular stage work. I found a better one, and you should buy it now. Some deep Googling revealed a braided nylon jacketed RJ45 Cat 7 cable seemed like it might just be what the doctor ordered. Amazon Prime to the rescue, I had it in my hot hands in 2 days. It is vastly superior to the supplied cable and not too much coin. You are welcome. Cat7 Ethernet Cable, Vandesail® Cat 7 RJ45 LAN Network Cable High Speed Durable Nylon Braid STP with Gold Plated Plug (16ft/5m, Nylon Braid-Round Black): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019VSRQTO Cat7 Ethernet Cable, Vandesail® Cat 7 RJ45 LAN Network Cable High Speed Durable Nylon Braid STP with Gold Plated Plug (33ft/10m, Nylon Braid-Round Black): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019VSRQRQ
  7. Found one answer among the forum, here: press tap tempo button once to exit live edit mode. Would have been nice to read that one in the manual...
  8. This is a sort of open question, with perhaps many (or no) answers, but here goes: where is the detailed Firehawk 1500 documentation? The manual appears to save as much paper as possible and is helpful to get started. But only that. However, I have questions about my Firehawk amp that simply cannot be answered with it and a couple that come from reading it in the first place. For example, what are the various speakers used for? Can you change the way the signal is routed to the speaker array? The amp has five, or maybe six, volume controls! How and why do I use them all? What is "Live Tweak" mode? Is it the same as "Live Edit?" What purposes do the "Hum" and "Sag" parameters practically serve (I find no use for them)? The amp volume knob is stated in the Pilot Manual to have only two functional modes, but there appear to be three; what does the third do? There are lots more puzzles and I have only begun to use the gear this week; I am sure there will be many more. Someone please tell me that there is a detailed manual online somewhere. I can't find one. Or perhaps a series of videos, even. There is no way something this complex could only have eight small pages of instructions online or elsewhere. In the absence of documentation, I think it is time to start a wiki or something.
  9. I got one with my amp. It works well. Very simple technology, mind you, and probably almost not worth the price tag. But, still, very very nice. Seems rugged enough to complement Firehawk 1500. Makes patch switching bone both quite simple and less error prone than twiddling knobs or using the iPhone app. Time will tell if I can see these fancy LEDs and the backlit LCD at an outdoor gig. (Anyone have experience, here?)
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