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  1. Thanks. I’ve been considering going MIDI with the Stomp. And thanks for mentioning default snapshots. Did a little digging and found out the default is the last one you made changes to. Didn’t know that.
  2. Hi. I’m getting into writing tunes that move between presets. Each preset with three snapshots. Is there a way to program a move to a different preset where you land on a specific snapshot or do I need to set up the snapshots so that the one I want to land on has to be in a specific location?
  3. Firmware’s up to date. I’ll give the cables a closer look. Also thinking of backing everything up and reinstalling the software. Thanks. :)
  4. Hi. I set up the TT2 so that FS4 is a boost (off of the Output Main) and FS5 is the tuner. All was well for the past year or so but now the tuner isn’t happening (FS4 boost still works fine). I’m using a two prong stereo cable. Don’t know what would’ve made one punk out on me. Haven’t driven a tractor over it or anything. Thanks in advance. I like the tuner option in that spot.
  5. gitapik

    HX Stomp FRFR

    I've been off the forum for awhile, MGW...so didn't see this post. I don't have any experiencer with using multiple amps. Have always been a single amp player. W/D/W sounds like a good idea, though. Have you tried it out, yet?
  6. "ridiculously awesome" Lol...that was a bit school-boyish, but I'd just come off of an hour of playing with it and remembered why I love it so much. It's a great board. Except for the Mastermind and Volante; I'm very familiar with all the pedals. MIght sub a fuzz for the Timmy, though. I can get a good light OD with the XTS Multi-Drive. I haven't gigged since 2/22/19.Two serious accidents have forced me to reinvent my technique, twice. But I've been successful and will be out there, again, soon enough. Very happy about that. Hard work establishing new muscle memory but it can be done. I've been using this board specifically in the studio. Sounds great through my OX and with a miked amp/cab. I'll take it to gigs and rehearsals, but for jams and small venues I sub pedals in and out of a small board, according to the genre. Tack a couple on the side if necessary: It's just that I'm so impressed with the Stomp. Thinking I can use it with my Quilter for jams and small venue gigs. Was thinking the Helix would work well both live and in the studio but I can also use the Stomp and then convert that dry signal over and use Native to get it more precise, if necessary.
  7. That’s a lot to quote but I want you to know that I read and absorbed the whole thing. Great points. I took my big board out of it’s case tonight to make sure I was doing the right thing, putting it up for sale. I decided I was NOT doing the right thing. No knock against the Helix. I am now a huge Line 6 fan. The Stomp is a keeper and who knows what down the road. But my pedalboard is ridiculously awesome. I’m just gonna have to put serious time into learning the ins and outs of the Mastermind. And if I can’t, I’ll sell it with the base board structure and make a simpler version, using the pedals I have and maybe a simpler controller. This is an excellent community. I’m glad I posted this. Sometimes we need discussion to reach an informed decision. Thanks, everybody.
  8. Yeah…this is true. And its been one of the main reasons I’ve shied away from multi effects units for years. My other option is to ax the Mastermind and Volante and set everything up on a smaller board. Get a different smaller footprint delay with some presets. The size of this rig makes me opt for my smaller board for jams and gigs (which is in the cards in the future). So it basically stays in the studio. Don’t mean to create controversy…but does the Helix have maintenance issues?
  9. Well…my board is pretty much everything in one box. And with a lotta cables. I know I can switch pedals…but it all comes down to the same thing: different sounds connected to a controller. And the array of effects, amps, and cabs in HX is just as varied as the kinds of pedals I would buy. (I do realize I’m 3/4 talking to myself, here…but thanks for the input. Part of the process)
  10. ...but I could use some talking through. I got the HX Stomp a little over a month ago. The idea was to have a travel companion for practice, recording, and jams. Took some time, but I've definitely gotten better at setting up my presets. Up until recently it was all about the headphones...and all has been going according to plan. I was (and still am) extremely impressed with the sounds and ease of use. Then I plugged the Stomp into my Quilter Micro Pro Mach 2. The 8" speaker serves well for electric/acoustic guitars as well as PA systems (Pat Quilter's a pretty smart guy). It sounds so good. Honestly: I don't get the "won't give you that amp in the room" phrase. The Stomp through that amp absolutely rocks the house. So here's my "big" board: The sounds are awesome, but the Mastermind, serious as it is, is nowhere near as intuitive as the Stomp. And there are a lot of wires to trace when there's a problem. And it's heavy and bulky to transport. Thinking of dismantling it and getting a Helix. Honestly never thought I'd say that. Total valve amp/stomp pedal guy who loves his sound (I don't play many covers). But I've still got a nice small board and could make another with a few of the pedals I'd keep (Semaphore Trem will never leave my side). It's just that the sound possibilities with these multi-effects modelers is far exceeding my expectations. So I know that, in the end, it's up to me...but I could use some talking through. It's a big step for me.
  11. Hah! That did the trick! I can still hear a very faint background noise with some settings, but for the most part it's much much quieter than before. Thanks! Thanks, Schmalle. I'll give this and the one in the video a look. Much appreciated. Thanks, PierM. I was noticing the hiss with all my presets from clean to high gain. It really had gotten worse, recently. The factory reset and reinstall that rd2rk recommended did the trick, fortunately. I do, however, still notice very slight background noise while picking with some settings. Nowhere near what it was before...but I'm wondering if what you're saying is that the noise gate reduces the noise before and after the note is sounding...but not during the time the signal is coming through? So that it becomes noticeable because there's not pre or post noise to compare it to? Anyway: thanks for all of your input.
  12. 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"?
  13. 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.
  14. gitapik

    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”
  15. gitapik

    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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