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  1. When you say it's gone, do you mean it's greyed out and not available to select, or do you mean the icon itself has gone. If so, just in that patch or in every patch? Is it the same in both Pod Go Edit and the unit itself? UPDATE Just seen your pic and post on Facebook. As I suspected, you meant It's greyed out not disappeared ie you ran out of dsp to select it. First, you must make your posts clearer as you'll confuse people. Second, you really must read the manual and watch some vids to help you better understand how Pod Go works.
  2. It's TRS so it should be balanced - but odd the ad doesn't actually say balanced (you'll notice the GAK link made it clear), hence I'd be inclined just to double check with them.
  3. It seems to me that you likely have some software corruption. I recommend: 1. you back up your patches & do a reset back to factory again. 2. If the above doesn't resolve the issue then I recommend you re-install v2.0 & factory reset after the re-installation. 3. If none of this works you should then raise a ticket with Line 6 customer support.
  4. @silverheadsaid "And I don’t believe there’s any difference between a speaker cable and an instrument cable" - huge, HUGE difference! If you get it wrong you can damage your speakers! Guitar cables are unbalanced microphone cables are balanced Speaker cables are unbalanced BUT they are heavier duty with thicker gauge wire because they carry a heavier load In theory, unless your FRFR and Pod Go are more than say 10m away you can use an unbalanced guitar cable and it shouldn't make a difference. However, I recommend you use a TRS stereo balanced cable ( I use a Stagg balanced stereo TRS cable) because some guitar cables simply don't give as good signal strength and sound. Note: A powered FRFR speaker is NOT like a guitar speaker cab, so you do not use a speaker cable. See this video: And this one: And this is good to understand balanced v unbalanced if you want a bit more techy savvy.
  5. When upgrading firmware, did you reset back to factory as recommended by Line 6? (backing up patches first, of course, to re-import). This is essential to get rid of any code 'remnants' from previous firmware versions that can cause odd behaviours (think of it as a 'clean install' when upgrading a PC's operating system)
  6. When you updated did you reset back to factory as recommended by Line 6? If not, back up your patches and reset back to factory.
  7. No it hasn't. The Prize Drive has only just been introduced in Helix v3.70 and as Pod Go has only just had its big v2.0 firmware upgrade, on past timescales I doubt Pod Go will receive this update for some 4-6 mths. Even then, not all the goodies in v3.70 will come into Pod Go because of its DSP limitations. So even assuming Pod Go continues to benefit from future upgrades the Prize Drive might not 'fit' into Pod Go.
  8. Nope, it's not you - it's a great update and really makes a huge sonic difference!
  9. Adding further to @silverhead post: The back up that the upgrade does is an all or nothing backup. I still do this BUT before I do anything I also back up every user patch, factory patch & IR individually so I can import back & can get into the settings of any individual patch I want because I'm saving each patch as a separate .pgp file. See here how to do this, and this guarantees you won't lose your patches even if the 'bulk' back-up done by the upgrade process didn't work for any reason. Now, its recommended after the upgrade to reset Pod Go back to factory by pressing buttons C&D whilst switching Pod Go on. This will do two things. First it will upgrade the factory patches to the new cabs. Second, it will clear any residual unnecessary code. Pod Go is essentially a computer so think of it like this - on a PC, if you upgrade from windows 7 to windows ten, you can keep all your settings and programs or you can clean install for best results - so a Pod Go factory reset is like a clean install. "Now, if you import back the patches in the way I do, you'll put back all your user patches and IR's. If you've changed factory patches and want them back, you can still do that but now you can pick & choose which patches you import back. I had a load I didn't use so it was quite cathartic to only bring back what I wanted. If you create an 'all or nothing' backup (as you should) before doing the update ie the backup that Pod Go edit creates, that backup will include the old factory presets in the Factory folder ie without the new cab models. So if you do the factory reset after updating (again, as you should), & re-import the 'all or nothing' back up, you'll overwrite the new factory presets with the old ones unless you do the following simple procedure. All you need to do is expand the Presets tab under the Restore from Backup dialog and uncheck the Factory box. This way the old factory presets will not be included in the restored backup, and the new factory presets with all the new cab models will remain. Voila!"
  10. You have to upgrade your Pod Go firmware through PG Edit - make sure (bottom left of PGE) that you are logged in to your Line 6 account & that your PG is safely connected to your computer via USB.
  11. But the PG/PGW can't run off batteries?
  12. I've made similar comments here and on other guitar forums/facebook groups. Line 6 commitment to customer support & upgrades was a huge reason in 6/2020 why I chose Pod Go. The GX100 didn't come out until later, and the ME90 was only quite recent. The ME90 is a good unit (one of my best friends has one - it's fine for him as he only uses 3-4 patches) but its useless for my needs as a gigging guitarist doing a lot of covers where I typically have 8-10 patches. And that is because it has no patch-naming which is essential for me. I set patches up in song name order (doesn't matter if some tones are duplicated) so I don't have to remember which patch is which and get lost. Just having patch numbers only went out with the ark - even my Vox Tonelab SE & LE from 2004/2007 respectively give patch-naming. I think it's an absolute cheek though that Boss make you buy the PSU separately!
  13. Yes, its in the manual (p37) - go to global settings>ins/outs>Mainout (3rd knob along) and change it to pre cab/IR BUT people mis-understand this. Per p7 of the manual its only for when you are going to BOTH FRFR and a guitar amp ie sending different signal chains to each at the same time ie you are using Main Out to go FRFR/FOH and Amp Out to go through a guitar amp (typically through the FX loop return). But if you have FX after your Cab/IR they'll be cut-off to your amp too, so if you want those going to both, you'll need to move the Cab/IR to after the FX. Ideally you want two independent signal paths but of course Pod Go doesn't have dual routing so this is a 'half-way' house option but it's not ideal. 20. AMP OUT This unbalanced output is meant to send directly to the front of your guitar amp. By default, it reflects the same output as the MAIN outputs (except in mono), but it can be globally switched to be tapped off directly before the Cab/ IR block. This way, you can send a cab-emulated signal to your mixer (or FRFR speaker) while simultaneously sending a non-cab-emulated signal to your guitar amp. If you play through an amp only, still go through Main Out but just take the cab model off if you are going through the FX return or if you are gong through the front of the amp ie going through its pre-amp stage, you might want to turn off the amp model too & just use Pod Go for FX (that's exactly what I did at last Saturday's gig).
  14. @trainguyditto, last Saturday - had my PG since June 2020 and gigged it for the first time. Had to travel by undergroud so weight was a big factor as was quick set-up & pack away as we were only on for 30 mins (one of 4 bands on the night). Playing through an unknown backline so set up 3 patches as effects only with no amp or cab model, display set to 6-button stomp mode with a clean volume & gain boost on each patch, and scrolling up/down via external momentary switches. Worked beautifully, gig went really well with loads of compliments on my playing which was nice. But I haven't gigged with amps for years. My set up is normally a vox Tonelab LE or SE straight through FOH and/or through 1 or 2 Headrush FRFR108's. At my age & with a bad back I simply can't schlepp big heavy amps around any more and the Headrush's give me a consistent sound every gig. Both Headrush's together are 38lbs which is lighter than my gigging amps that vary between 43lbs and 58 lbs on their own. and I'd still have to take a pedal board or floor controller and maybe even an extn cab, and then its all the connections & cables to set it up, pack it away. I'm just too old & I want things easy now. I might even try my next gig with the Pod Go but my biggest bug bear with it is the power supply that is completely un-gigworthy although I do have a spare that's actually better than the Line 6 PSU, although both are horrid 'wallwort' types,so we'll see.
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