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  1. @Ashman86by all means try this but I'm not sure if this will make any difference as the amp & cab are turned off. The manual says: "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." So unless you want to send a cab emulated signal out to the mixer or an FRFR, which you can't do with the Princeton anyway, as far as I can see there's no difference (other than a mono signal). I'd suggest using the Main Out but moving the delay to after the chorus. I'm not sure if the white block is the EQ; if it is, I'd place the looper after it so it's at the end of the signal chain. The EQ can be set to cut the high end and add bass and mid frequencies, so I'd use the EQ to help you get a better tone. Also check that the tube screamer isn't set with too much treble. However, check first that you've set Pod Go's Global Settings 'in/Outs' to 'instrument' and not 'Line'. If you're set to Line it might account for the more trebly tone. " Main Out Level: Choose “Line” when connecting the MAIN OUT jacks to powered speakers or mixers; choose “Instrument” when connecting to stompboxes or the front of guitar amps. When using a single speaker or amp, connect only the LEFT/MONO 1/4" jack.
  2. Well, we're now a month on from Line 6 saying that v1.40 was essentially done and that they were just ironing out some bugs. Can only assume that these bugs were more problematic than they first thought. Or perhaps they've decided to modify in some way what v1.40 might include. Either way, lets hope that we hear something soon from Line 6 're v1.40.
  3. I play in cover bands. I simply create a gig set and call the patch by the song name. Lets say I create a patch for rolling stones 'Brown Sugar' and I use the same patch for 'Honky Tonk Women'. 3 songs later My Gig set of patches places each one in gig set order, and I'll duplicate a patch where it's used again - so when I get to HTW 3 songs later, I don't have to worry about going back to Brown Sugar, or remembering its the same patch - I just go to the next patch which is HTW. It makes no difference if I've used a completely different amp model or effects set up to someone else's patch called Brown Sugar...if I think the tone I've created works, then that's all I need. If someone created a patch for something else and I thought, hey, that would work well for a completely different song, then I'll use it and rename it.
  4. It doesn't happen automatically - you have to set the snap shot name and the colour of the footswitch it relates to. Colour is only on the footswitch. It would be cool if Line 6 changed the colour in the snapshot window to correlate with the footswitch colour.
  5. Since v1.30 footswitches can be named and colour coded. Unused footswitches in snapshots can be set not to light up and you could name them 'empty'. So if you have done so and go into snapshots, you'll immediately be able to see, of the 4, which ones are 'live'.
  6. Agreed - but generally to sound better you'll want a wah at the front of your signal chain.
  7. And if anyone is looking for a double momentary foot-switch Bespeco do the VM32 - it has no LED's but does not require batteries. (I'm not 100% sure but I believe the end 'stands' are removable if you prefer to have the unit flat):
  8. My Bespeco units are FS-5U clones. The slider switches are deeply recessed and in all my years of using these (I used them with Boss units before ala GT3,5,6 etc) they have never ever moved and are quite stiff. Perhaps the switch type in the VM20 is more stable. But if yours are moving, it's a very simple fix - just put some blutac or similar in the switch cavity or tape over the switch so that it can't slide:
  9. Guys, I've guided before on this and you have to reverse your logic and the pedal settings. Set the max to 0 and min to 100 so that when the expression pedal is in toe down position, the volume is 0. Then as you heel back your volume will increase. It can't work the conventional way as the moment you touch the volume pedal it will jump to 100. Trust me, this works.
  10. No - the up/down, mode, and tap tempo switches are non-assignable as control function switches in preset mode. In stomp mode the up/down switches become assignable but the mode and tap tempo remain non-assignable. However there are other options: Option 1: you could use snap-shots to achieve 4 different settings to give you your ABCD selection, and still have the up/down pedals function to move you through the patches or banks. Option 2: You could also keep the Pod Go in 6-stomp mode and connect 2 external momentary pedals and setting Pod Go to still give you patch/bank up/down Option 3: You could use Pod Go in 4-stomp mode, leaving the up/down switches to move you through banks/patches Option 4: Alternatively, and this is what I do, if you connect two additional momentary external foot switches and set Pod Go to FS7/8, you can assign functions to these that will engage in any mode including patch mode. So you might set FS7 to raise amp gain and/or kick in a distortion pedal, and FS8 to kick in eg modulation with an increase in delay mix etc - you can set FS7/8 to do anything that the FS1-6 footswitches can do but with the advantage you don't have to go into stomp mode to engage them. This gives you 2 out of the 4 you wanted - and that's certainly better than none! However, FS7/8 aren't visible in the Pod Go window. Here's a pic of my set-up with 2 x Bespeco VM20 momentary non-latching switches - the cable is a stereo Y cable - the end that plugs into the Pod Go external pedal input is TRS stereo (TRS=Tip, Ring, Sleeve) and the 2 that go into the VM20's are the mono connectors (one is Tip, one is Sleeve I think) you can tell these by the different colour casings (one red, one black). The VM20's require no battery connection but have no LED's. These are clones of the Boss FS5-U and are less than half the price. The Boss FS7 and FS6 can switch between latching and non-latching ('momentary') modes but both are more expensive - in non-latching mode the FS7 will function perfectly without needing an external power supply but if you want to see the LED's then you'll need to buy a separate PSU for it (it's compact so there is no room for batteries). I'd advise against the FS6 as it's a pain - you'll need batteries (it has no built-in outlet for mains power) and it won't work in any mode without these, and if you leave cables connected it will drain your batteries! There are other small 2-foot-switch options - whilst compact, I prefer the Bespeco/Boss style as these have silent switches, sit well on the floor, and are a bigger target especially when gigging. Hope this helps.
  11. Confirmed - Boss is fixing it under warranty. They say that they were always going to cover it and this was down to an unfortunate miscommunication from the two separate Boss employees.
  12. When I bought my Pod Go almost 2 years ago, a big consideration for me was the knowledge that Line 6 customer support was very well regarded and arguably second to none. The real test of a good company is how it looks after its customers, particularly when things go wrong. The following is my post on 'The Fretboard': "If anyone is thinking of buying a Boss GX100 or other Boss MFX unit, you might want to be aware of the following situation that is being discussed on the Facebook GX-100 User Group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/327789275972520/posts/392049729546474/?comment_id=392580119493435&notif_id=1655155489532725&notif_t=group_comment_reply Putting aside for the moment opinions on tone, and feature comparisons on different gear, I'd just like to comment if I may on something which at least for me, is fundamentally important. What happens if you buy a new MFX and something goes wrong - will you get the right support? An important issue especially if you are a gigging musician, is reliability and customer service. Boss has a deserved reputation for solid build reliability, but I think most everyone will agree here that Line 6 Customer service is second to none. I've just been contributing to the current thread on this FB page that is both surprising and worrying...by all means read this yourself. A guy in the US has just bought a brand new GX100, and went to update it before he used it, to the latest firmware. Unfortunately he accidentally disconnected it during the update and his GX100 is now bricked. Now, that can happen and modern units should be resilient enough to reset and recover. However, Boss has told him that the main circuit board will need to be replaced, and because this was 'his fault' it isn't covered under warranty. Now, I and others have challenged this and told him to go back to Boss because this simply sounds ridiculous. First, we are talking a firmware upgrade that has gone wrong, and none of us can understand how this could impact the physical circuitry. Second, regardless of whether he accidentally disconnected, the whole point of customer support is to provide support. If an MFX seriously can't recover from something like this and if Boss sticks to its guns, this is going to be of real concern. I think everyone here will concur that this would never happen with Line 6. First, they will nearly always be able to unbrick the unit, and second they would always deal with it under warranty. We'll need to see how this ends up, but no customer should be put under undue worry or stress and have to fight for support on something like this. So, regardless of opinions on different units, for me one of the key things I considered when buying my Pod Go 2 yrs ago was the very strong Line 6 customer support, it's global support infrastructure, and the commitment it has to its customers. Boss has launched a great new unit at a great price point. But if it doesn't support its customers something like this can seriously damage customer confidence. Having just looked on its website, there isn't even a telephone number (I wanted to speak with Boss UK about this). Regardless of how good the GX100 might be, or any product, if the customer support is not there, I wouldn't touch one with a barge pole! in the meantime, I've flagged this situation to Boss UK to see if they might have any influence with Boss US to help this poor guy. " Having just paid $600 for the GX100 that he's not even played yet, Boss have quoted him for repair $235-$240 ($172 for board and the rest is labour). 4-6 week wait on the parts. Now whilst Line 6 can have its 'moments' on certain issues, it's customer service is not one of the areas where you'll see too many complaints. So before thinking of buying any MFX or other piece of gear, by all means compare features and consider tone, processing power, single v dual routing, merits of touch screen, UI, ease of use etc etc. But before parting with your hard earned cash, I'd strongly recommend you also carefully consider the manufacturer's track record on customer service how you'll be looked after if something goes wrong! No company is perfect, but I'd like to think line 6 would never treat a brand new customer like this. UPDATE: To be confirmed, but I believe that Boss have now reached out to him with a view to covering this under warranty. If so, I'm genuinely pleased for the guy, and delighted that Boss has seen sense - but what an ordeal to go through with a brand new piece of gear!
  13. Wasn't sure if that was just being humerous or if it was a real quote from somewhere?
  14. Assuming you are on Pod Go v1.30 have you installed Pod Go Edit v1.30 on your computer?
  15. Line 6 don't publish them I'm afraid and they are very secretive about them.
  16. Regardless of comments above and regardless of language issues (which I do not accept!), a simple 'thank you' for the effort made by @grdGo33would have been the right thing to say when someone has gone out of their way to try to help you. Good manners are not language specific. Nuff said.
  17. Sorry, the 'U' was a typo. The Boss FS-5U (u=unlatching, i.e. momentary) is the Boss equivalent of my Bespeco VM20 and neither of these need batteries (they have no LED display either). The FS7 is powered by an external mains power-supply that you have to buy separately. However, when used in unlatching ('momentary') mode (which is what you need with Pod Go) you do NOT need to power the FS7 (i.e. you only need a PSU if you are using latching mode and/or want to see the LEDs lit). Re the FS6 I had thought it was similar to the FS7 re power requirements, but having looked at the spec I think you're right in that it does need a battery to function in any mode, which is a bit of a nuisance as you need to remember to disconnect it when not in use or you'll drain the battery. If you're not fussed re LED's and want the bigger foot-switches, it's difficult to beat 2 x interlocked VM20's (or 2xFS5U's but these are double the cost, at least in the UK)
  18. Circuit board copyright? What utter bunkum. No one's asking Line 6 to divulge it's circuit board diagrams. All they need to do is acknowledge the issue and give a simplistic overview e.g. we remove a capacitor and do a minor adjustment to the wiring. Hardly giving away trade secrets!!!
  19. On the contrary, I think this should be made as public as possible. Line 6 should be upfront with its customers and shouldn't have anything to hide.
  20. Many folk like the smaller 2 button pedals because they are compact and relatively inexpensive, and for home use these are fine. Personally though, for gigging, I prefer the Boss or Bespeco clone pedals for several valid reasons. 1. The pedal switch is smooth and silent with no click 2. On a dimly lit stage they are a bigger target 3. My 2 Bespeco VM20s slotted together give good spacing between the footswitches whereas I find the switches on small 2 button footswitches too close together, even for my small size 7 feet, and 4. The flatter Boss/Bespeco pedals are more stable; unless mounted on a pedal board some folk have found that some 2 button types can be wobbly when you step on them which can be off putting at a gig. But whatever works for you, of course.
  21. Eric Klein of Line 6 has confirmed that Pod Go 1.40 is essentially now done but there are just a few pesky bugs that need sorting out. So not too long to wait now.
  22. The FS6U only requires a battery to see the led's; no battery is required to function as a non latching pedal. I use 2 x Bespeco VM20 non latching switches that slot together, clone of the Boss FS5U, with metal casing, but less than half the price of the Boss: https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipPP5Z0WQrVrxIoEha07lYkyXkH0GntledLO42nt
  23. My best understanding is that they are removing a single capacitor that appears to be the culprit.
  24. @grdGo33Behringer pedals are buffered and inexpensive. An EQ700 or TO800 (I have both) only cost £20. I've had mine years and these have been as reliable as any other pedals I have including Marshall & Boss. The EQ700 is a clone of the Boss GE-7 and the TO800 is a TS808 tube-screamer clone that uses the original 4558 IC and MA150 distortion diodes as in the original Ibanez tube screamer TS808.
  25. Standard warranty is 12 mths but some retailers offer longer - Yamaha gives 2 yrs as standard. As this appears to be a design issue, the manufacturers warranty is not relevant and Line 6 should repair your Pod Go regardless. Contact Line 6 support.
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