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  1. Thanks, PierM. Yes, I do. I turned it off and the hiss is gone. I stopped using noise gates on my boards decades ago, as they deadened the sound. So I have very little experience with them. I'm somewhat new to the Stomp and modeling/multi-effects units, in general. Saw some videos with people using the gate at the beginning of the chain and thought it sounded good. Do you have a good link or general rule on any way I can set one correctly; or is the hiss the "tradeoff"?
  2. Hi. I did a search on this issue and only found posts about background hiss when not playing. That's why I added the caps in the title. I'm noticing a background hiss both through headphones and when playing through amps, but only when I pluck the string. When the note is dead or blunted; there's no background hiss. This is particularly evident with single pickups (standard and silent). Gets less so in the out of phase positions and even less so with humbuckers. But it's always there, all the same. I first noticed it on headphones in my practice space, upstairs. So I plugged the Stomp into a Quilter Mach 2 Pro amp in the same space and had the same issue. Moved downstairs to my main setup. Used a different outlet for the power and noticed it straight away through phones out of the Stomp (not connected to an amp). Plugged it into the UA OX that's connected to my Port City Pearl head. Same issue on both phones and into the amp. I used three different guitars. All had similar issues, though the one with the Barden Gatton pickups (humbuckers) was less so than the other two. I also tried different patches. Cabs and amps with and without effects and just effects. And no effects...totally clean. All with the same result. And, of course, the issue is more noticeable as you crank it up. I don't notice this issue when playing through any of my boards (which have no multi-effects or modeling units) or straight into the amps. Either on headphones or not. Thanks in advance for any tips/support.
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    HX Stomp FRFR

    That’s pretty much what I was wondering about and I appreciate the info. The sounds from the Stomp coming out of my Quilter are more than good enough to keep me happy for now. I was very happily surprised. If and when I want or need something that’s totally on the mark, I’ll start taking a look at some of the higher end stuff. Yes: “Thou getteth what thou shelleth out for”
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    HX Stomp FRFR

    Well here's a twist: It's been all headphones and a quick try and abandon on my Blues Jr up until now (haven't had it that long). So today I plugged the Stomp into my Quilter Micro Pro Mach 2 (8"). Didn't have the extra cable for the effects return handy, so I plugged into the front. Spent some time with it. Three EQs at 12:00. Had to do different adjustments with other dials on the amp for the FX vs DIR stuff (and according to the blocks) but it all came out sounding great! Posted that on a Quilter group and a few other guys have done the same for their different modelers. One guy likes it as much as his two FRFRs. Told me if I like it straight in then I'm gonna love the effects return. Think I'll stick with this setup for now. Save some $$$. Thanks, guys!
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    HX Stomp FRFR

    I'm a first time modeler, getting the hang of the HX Stomp. Been using headphones so far, both for practice and recording. I also play factory and self made FX presets through my various amps. They're impressive; but I'm starting to think it would be nice to have a small FRFR that will accurately put out the amp/cab DIR patches, which are really nice. Something for home, jams, and small club gigs. I'm looking at the Line 6 Powercab 112 and the Headrush FRFR 108. The 12" speaker on the Powercab is a plus vs the 8" of the Headrush...but I don't know how big a difference that makes; as I've not used an FRFR, before. The Headrush is smaller and lighter. And then there's the difference in price... I know the Powercab offers more features but I'm not sure I'd use them. My reason for buying an FRFR is to get the amps/cabs that I've set up on the Stomp through a portable amp. Not so sure that I need more added through an FRFR...unless I'm missing something. Thanks for your time.
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    Small Headphones

    Good to know, thanks. I like velour better than pleather. Especially for longer sessions.
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    Small Headphones

    Got the phones and they really are great. Very happy with them!
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    Small Headphones

    Checked them out. Just ordered a pair with an extra set of pads and a carry case instead of the soft bag. Very cool. Thanks!
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    Small Headphones

    First time modeler user. Got my Stomp and am so impressed. Excellent sounds in a small package. I'm looking for a pair of quality small headphones for when I'm traveling. Both for practicing and recording on my DAW. I like my Beyerdynamics, but it would be nice to have something smaller to put in my suitcase. The set doesn't have to be off the planet great, as I'll be keeping the dry tracks as well, which can be fine tuned with Helix Native when I return home. But I'd like them to be good enough that I'll be able to get a very good bead on what I"m doing in the first place. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
  10. Thanks. Perfect travel companion!
  11. Update! I decided to try a factory reset, first. Just resetting the presets didn't do the trick. Exact same 27 presets with no sound. So I tried a complete reset, including Global Settings and that solved the problem. I think I may have accidentally changed a Global Setting in my travels. It's so easy to accidentally brush against something or other while cruising around on the device. Anyway: problem solved. Thanks for everyone's help. datacommando: I've copied and pasted your solution into my Stomp Notes file. Much thanks!
  12. No…I didn’t try those ones out yet. These were FX, and DI. But thank you for trying to help.
  13. Lol…do you have this in a folder to copy and paste? Thanks. I’ll check it out.
  14. Thanks. I had a feeling that was the situation but didn’t want to act before knowing for sure. I used to be the tech guy for our six sites (when I was teaching) and I’ve seen similar messages. Don’t like to be a nudge but does that mean I should run the “update”. Even though I’m already using the latest firmware? Looks like that’s what you’re saying. Factory reset might be in the future, too. Also curious about the overwrite procedure. Just can’t figure out why I’d have lost those presets after they’d been working fine. Part of me was thinking thet they were using data from the previous firmware and were now outdated.
  15. Thanks, NBell. First thing I did last night was check the firmware. 3.11 for the the Stomp and Editor. Both the Stomp and Editor came as 3.11. All good there. I ran the rebuild and still have the same problem. 28 of the factory presets for guitar (not counting the 4 cables) aren't producing any sound. Same with some bass and acoustic presets. What's odd about it is that these presets were running without a problem previous to when I checked them out last night. I've had the unit for about 2 weeks, now, and this was the first time I noticed anything amiss. I just now checked out a video about updating. I ended up downloading Line 6 Updater.pkg (thought I don't think I need it?), but my computer won't run it because it says "Apple can't check it for malicious software. This software needs to be updated. Contact the developer for more information". There was also a section of the Update video talking about running an overwrite in order to fully integrate the newer amps etc. Said it doesn't do it automatically, as that would erase all my tones, IRs, etc. Again: I already had these presets working before...so don't know that that's the issue. Wondering if I should do that or if I've mistakenly changed something in Global Settings (I'm just now getting the hang of not touching anything "nearby" while making changes).
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