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  1. So I am getting an HD500X for my 6505+ to use as a multi-effects unit. Since I love the crunch channel and the lead channel, I will still have a bit of tap dancing to do since the footswitch does not use a traditional midi cable. What I would like to do is have the HD500X be able to switch channels so that when I hit my lead patch, it will activate the lead channel, plus chorus and delay for leads, and then for my rhythm patch, I want the HD500X to activate the rhythm channel with crunch on and some reverb. Has anyone figured out a way to do this yet on a 6505+?
  2. Awesome. Thank you for clarifying. I had an opportunity to purchase a Firehawk, but I think I will hold out for the POD.
  3. So to be clear, as I don't own this unit nor the 500X, when I say patch, it is because it was my understanding that multiple effects have to be put in a patch. I don't plan on trying to go from Triple Rectifier distortion to Fender cleans using different amp models in one song. What I want to do is be able to go from using effects without modeling into my amp and be able to have a chorus and reverb on, and when it is time to do a lead, hit a single button to switch the effects to a boost and a delay without lag. This is simple that even my old crappy Digitech unit could do with no problem. It has been my understanding (which is why I came here to ask these specific questions) that in order to activate multiple effects, or deactivate multiple effects at the same time, you have to set them up in a patch. It has also been my understanding that there is significant lag (more than the 500X) in the Firehawk when switching between patches. That is why I'm here. I just want to know if the issue has been fixed. I've seen videos on YouTube of the issue, and it was at an unacceptable level. Now if there is a different way to accomplish this without the lag, that would be good to know. Thank you all for the help.
  4. Thank you for the reply. I have to admit, I'm a little put off by this. It seems like a major oversight to not have the capability to do what every other multi-effect can do. The whole point in getting a multi-effects unit is to avoid the stompbox tap dance when you want to turn on multiple effects at the same time. If none of Line 6's products can activate multiple effects at the same time without noticeable lag, then I will probably be looking elsewhere. Even the crappiest Digitech effects processors can switch without lag.
  5. I am considering purchasing a Firehawk, but I have a few questions. First, I will describe what my intentions are. I play in 2 bands. A metal/hardcore original music band, and an 80s glam metal cover band. I plan on using the Firehawk as my main rig for the hardcore/metal band utilizing the modeling software. For the cover band, I play a 6505+ and plan on using the Firehawk as an effects processor only. My tone will come from my amp and cab, but I will be using patches and stomp modes for my leads and other various needed effects for different songs. Additionally, I would like to use the Firehawk as a backup to my amp. My main question is whether or not the lag between switching patches has been fixed. I don't want there to be a noticeable gap between my base tone (amp's tone with a patch containing chorus and reverb) and my lead tone (patch with a boost, and a delay). Is the lag still an issue? Also, is the Firehawk practical for what I want it for, or am I better off getting the HD500X instead? From what i understand the HD500X does not have a lag issue between patches.
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