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  1. Are you just running a 1/4 in -into your modified GR-55 jack? Does your variax have a gk 13 pin output? your image looks like you are still running the 13 pin.
  2. Its hard to keep perspective with the "lack of knowledge" on todays modeling technology and the stigma others may have... So in the vein of keeping the good blood between you and the bass player here are a few more "common sense" issues that need to be pointed out. 1) If you played a venue without a appropriate monitors you are already screwed... your vocalist is the one that everyone should be the most concerned about if that is the case... I haven't played a venue without monitors in a long long time... even the smallest clubs have them. if they don't, you need your own, or go IEM. 2) I get the fact that he may be used to the Sound Pressure Levels pounding on his chest, but once you guys have worked on getting your levels acceptable (meaning- just above the drums) your sound will improve immensely. 3) Like others have pointed out... clearly, he is in the dark with how prevalent modelers are now in live situations...point him at a few of the bands and add this guy to the list -Richie Castellano of Blue Oyster Cult. 4) This has been said as well, so just repeating good advice- get a good monitor for your self... I went with the L6 L2M, there are more affordable options but this one works great... I can place it behind me like a cab, but I prefer to use it as a monitor and go direct to the house PA. It works fantastic, and I have never heard one of my band mates complain about my levels (or lack of amp). I used to blow their heads off with a Marshall 1959... I just think they are all thankful now!
  3. oh ya... i probably would not need my backpack any more either.
  4. I may be interested... we should talk. I have a ton of OH Ir's as well so not concerned with them. More concerned with shipping and the fees incurred there. My floor unit is also at 2.1 and has been flawless. I am in the Seattle area so that may give us some indication of shipping fees.
  5. I agree... quick tunes between songs are a breeze. The last fix was awesome on the resolution indication.
  6. That is very similar to one of my setups. Let me know if you have any difficulty. The JMP-1 is a killer preamp- very versatile.
  7. I will have to throw this out there though... I believe the factory presets have been tweaked a bit in the latest firmware... scrolling through them tonight I am finding some of the old ones that I would not give the time of day sounding pretty sweet...
  8. ok... maybe just a bit thick...i dont get the lollipop thing? Is that a reference to something specific?
  9. C'mon man! spill the beans! What, a new Petrucci head maybe? Gotta be good!
  10. Wow, call me simple... Load up third party Ir's and have it your way... just like the commercial says. And if you prefer a stock cab, well great you saved yourself some dough... it sounds like you may have third party Ir's so that part is real easy.
  11. My experience is that the Helix responds to my guitars "more like" my tube amps do. In previous L6 modelers my guitar was a much smaller part of the equation to the tone. I could never get away with running my strat in place of a paul in my tube amp... but when it came to my POD xt or HD500 the guitar was "homogenized" enough to get away with that scenario pretty easily. The good part- the realism in the Helix is pretty amazing; the bad part- I hate switching out guitars, Lol, and buying a Variax with the stable of guitars I have just seems silly. Tom
  12. Good Stuff. Ya, no buyer remorse here. My L2M, bag and Link chord all got here Friday as promised, and I took it from the Fedex guy straight to practice. I have very little tweaking to do at all. Most of my patches were created through a decent set of studio monitors and they translated beautifully. There is plenty of head room, and the best part... my guitar is "more reactive" with the speaker in a monitor position. I was having a real difficult time getting the sustain and "riding the edge" of feedback that I get from my amps... I was really missing that. This weekend I was screwing around and ran stereo out to a G150 power amp driving two marshall 4 X12's (both wet) and ran the L2M dry as my monitor.... holy Crap! It was one of the most monstrous sounds I have ever gotten -this coming from a guy who has been running stereo with two plexi's for the two decades! Lol
  13. I'm supposed to get My L2M, carrying bag, and a new cable Friday... That will give me one week to tweak my presets before my next gig. This is going to make all the difference between lugging out the old 1/2 stack or going direct from the Helix... this could be really cool!
  14. Good advice. I had read that previously and sprung for the bag too, ease of transport and protection for less than 90 bucks was a no brainer. Getting the bag is what force my hand in going with the m vs. the t though...
  15. Good stuff, that sure helps... i don't like second guessing my choice- even before the Fedex truck arrives! Lol I think this (and a second one-when i can spring it) is going to be awesome.
  16. Good info... Based on that train of thought i just sprung for the L2M, I think this will help dial in the the sound I "expect" to hear FOH. If all goes well I'll have this setup dialed in for our next show... 05 Nov at Studio 7 in Seattle (shameless plug fro anyone who want to check this rig out in action- Lol). First big gig going ampless... what a trip. tom
  17. Well, doing a bit more research I see that the L2, L3's are all ply... throws out my concern for the "plastic box". Thanks anyways, although there isn't much on the Friedman's available here.... oh well.
  18. Quickdraw

    Volume Block =1%

    Sometimes its the little things... have you set the pedal on full output, then saved that preset? The only time that has happened to me was doing a quick save with the pedal rolled off... after recall... well that's exactly what I get... rolled off.
  19. I know.... subjective as hell, but I really need to hear from the guys who have the experience with these units to help push me over the edge. This new era of plastic cased powered monitors is not to impressive to my ears... really tired of sounding like a kazoo... I believe the Friedman gets around this... do the L2T's sound like a thin plastic box or have they gotten around this? Thanks a lot for you inputs!
  20. Wow, Great job! Your singer has some serious pipes!
  21. I experience something similar with high output hum-buckers into over driven amps only. I have been living with it, but there is a fuzzy prevalent presence that is there. Ive done exactly what you have done to minimize it... and have settled on no pad (same thing... by the time I get the drive where i want it the sound is back), auto impedance typically selected, and i have knocked the Lows and highs out... which has effectively tamed the bulk of it. The rest (unfortunately) I have been stuck with. I would love to compare my unit to someone's who is not experiencing any of this...and "critically" listen to see if there is a difference. I can be pretty damn picky about my sound. Something else that has helped quite a bit... going wireless... crazy, but it has acted the same way as shielding works in a high emi environment.
  22. This is the sound you would get if your amp (head/ pre-amp) was not feeding a speaker cab or IR... that can be pretty hideous... just like a distortion pedal into a sound card... Do all the pre-programed presets sound this way also?
  23. My old Late 90's GSP 2101 does, does a good job of it too! Want to buy it? Lol
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