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    Calabasas, CA - USA
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    Guitar background: started as a classical guitarist and ended up going to college for Music. Lots of Metal in the early days (Iron Maiden, Dio, Merciful Fate/King Diamond, Kreator, etc.), was also a Shrapnel kid and listened to guitarists like Tony MacAlpine, Vinnie Moore, Yngwie, etc. Also listened to a lot of R&B and Blues guitarists due to the music store I worked in.

    Pre-Line 6: taught guitar and worked in a mid-sized music store. played in numerous original metal bands, lots of concert production.

    with Line 6: Started in customer service (codename: Line6Andy) and was a staff writer for Guitarport Online. Beta tester and tone writer for numerous Line 6 products such as POD X3, Spider Jam, Spider IV, POD HD, JTV, DT series, etc. Later became a Line 6 Product Specialist for in store clinics, store training and video demonstration.

    You can see what I am currently up to on twitter at: @line6aparedes
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    Edge Thing

    Here is an old Edge article we have used quite a bit, as well as using dual delays: http://www.amnesta.net/edge_delay/ along the same lines - here are some cool notes on how David Gilmour did similar delay settings - http://www.gilmourish.com/?page_id=50 have fun!
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    l6t presets plain settings

    unfortunately there aren't many places that are going to list just numerical values, perhaps you can find an older computer that you can download gearbox onto for testing?
  3. losing power in the middle of an update is a bad thing... Unfortunately this requires a trip to an authorized repair center.
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    MXR Distortion?

    you're talkin about an MXR Distortion+? I asked our head of modeling about that for when we are recreating artist tones (i.e. Randy Rhoads). he pulled up the schematics for the MXR and said the circuit is not really a full on "distortion" pedal like we think of these days, more of an OD. I was told the DOD 250 and Tube screamer would be good substitutes, so try the TS first and see how that works out.
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    Difference between Pod HD Pro and Pod HD Pro X

    wow - sorry to hear about the loss! +1 to all comments above. the X has a little more processing (and a slightly higher screen resolution to my eyes), but the functionality is the same. hope this helps get you back performing.
  6. another common trouble-shooting measure is to ensure everything in the audio chain is plugged into the same power source - meaning that your Helix (or amps/pedals) should go into the same power source as the PA that you'll be connecting to. This will help resolve many grounding issues that you'll run into in rehearsal/performance situations.
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    Problems w/ FBV3 Controller

    the only way I have been able to do this is to "add 1" to the FS assignments. I.e. - FS2 on the Pro X is FS3 on the FBV3, and so on. FS1is "hard assigned" to the looper, so don't plan to use that unless you are doing looping.
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    Highway to hel

    Angus & Malcolm were all about Humbucking guitars into marshalls - here is a tone template to help you out: http://line6.com/data/6/0a0643891075c57b6438b9832f/application/pdf
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    Problems w/ FBV3 Controller

    you are not lost, that is "how it is". the FBV3 is much newer than HD, and FS1 is now auto-assigned to the looper on/off (which would have been on FS5 on the 500X). that means everything is shifted over 1. (the "function" button is the setlist changer) I was originally a little bummed on this - I really like the FBV3 format/lights for use in my performance rig with my HD Pro X and was hoping this could be changed, but after speaking with a few people internally I don't see that happening in the forseeable future. the silver lining: I just reassigned where the buttons were I wanted to go and it works great - had completely forgotten about that situation until I saw your post, which means that you'll probably adjust pretty quickly/easily ;)
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    G90 issues/questions

    Trolley - sounds like you have firmware prior to the "RF2" release. you need an XDV 75 to update if you want the latest, but most Line 6 repair shops offer this upgrade service as well. personally I like running the latest software in RF1, as it uses four carrier waves (rather than two for RF2) - the product specialists sometimes call this the "kill em all mode". Ilynnnathaniel - sounds like there may be an issue with your TBP12 pack, try a different pack to see if you have the same situation. All Relay or XDV TPB6 & 12 transmitters are interchangeable (assuming you have recent software). I suspect that the battery door may be coming slightly ajar when you move, which is powering the unit off - but please confirm with another transmitter. if you purchased the unit new you should connect with your Line 6 distributor to look into a warranty repair.
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    Auto power off Relay G30?

    G30 needs to be turned off when you are not using it, or you will drain the batteries. for future use - the G70/75 has a sensor that will put it to sleep after it has nothing happening for a bit, and the G10 will go to sleep when not being used either. hope this helps!
  12. another potential option would be to use an external expression pedal (i.e. Line 6 EX-1 or Mission Audio), but you would need a shortboard for that (not sure what you are currently using).
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    Mic Selection

    A lot of great comments! One thought that may be helpful to some - I always think of mics as the following general categories: Dynamic - more "aggressive" sounding, often has specific frequency dips Condenser - more "even" sounding due to their design Ribbon - more "warm" sounding due to their design a pretty common studio trick for heavier guitar sounds is to use a dynamic mic a couple inches away from the cab, then a condenser mic a little further back. On HD you can accomplish this by setting the same amp up and changing out the mics on the cabs - and changing the cabs can be a fun way to shape tones as well.
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    LOST MY MODEL PACKS

    +1 to Skybone - back when I was in CS there was no way to "gift" model packs, I stand corrected - thanks for clarifying! re: what model packs came with what - there was the "basic" set that came with the guitarport & Toneport series. The XT series came with the "power pack" already installed (not able to transfer out). the XT Live also had the "FX Junkie" model pack "hard-installed" as well.
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    Tom Sholz a genius.

    that is a cool Rockman collection! +1 to MelThorpe - a lot of people used the Rockman modules to create "their" sound, including Def Leppard (all over the Hysteria album), Tony MacAlpine (Driver/Maximum Security Era), and even heavier bands like Fates Warning - the Awaken the Guardian & No Exit Album were a Rockman Sustainer module into a non-master volume Marshall. http://line6.com/data/6/0a06438910cc557b654e1d76e9/application/pdf the ironic thing to me is that Scholz actually used Marshalls on the first two Boston Albums, here is a tone template from various research we have collected over the years: http://line6.com/data/6/0a0643393d8a57b75fca1d68c/application/pdf I remember reading that he also used some pretty heavy compression and an an EV RE-16 mic, in his basement ;)
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