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  1. quadcabby

    Problems with G10

    I had this problem last night with my guitar going straight into the drummers IEMs. No matter how many times I re-paired the G10 transmitter, I couldn't get it to move to another channel. This has happened a lot with this unit, sometimes with my mic and sometimes with the bass player. I always leave it to last to remove the G10 from its dock and the re-pairing doesn't clear it. Starting to become a PITA! Great idea but the lack of channel switching is becoming a real problem for me, working in a setup with 3 wireless guitars, 2 IEMs, and 3 wireless mics.
  2. Here you go. http://line6.com/support/topic/13447-input-output-volume-drop-problems-solved/ Quadcabby
  3. Hi Hank, Yes this is a common and known problem. There are a few older threads here that will take you through what you (probably) need to do to cure it, together with one that even has pictures of a bad earth fix. It does involve opening your mixer up, so make sure that, you are confident enough, and back all your data up before you start. If I can find the threads I'll put a link on here. We have found that if you turn the master off to avoid damaging your speakers, then turn the offending channels trim encoder flat out a couple of times it can be a "quick" fix whilst onstage, but it's not good practice, and doesn't always clear the issue. Quadcabby
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    Hmm.M20d is fab but...

    It's a common issue but if you're reasonably competent with a screwdriver and a soldering iron, and take your time, it can be sorted permanently and cheaply. Did 3 0f mine, rental desks, about 18 months ago and they have behaved pretty well since. We have one that locks up when it gets too warm, so I've put fans in the back of the rack mounts to keep them cool. I'm in the UK so if you're not feeling confident PM me and I'll see if I can help you. Good luck!
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    FB3 Cable. Anyone make a better one?

    Hi, I have some 3 metres in stock if they're better. I'll pm you with price on both.
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    FB3 Cable. Anyone make a better one?

    US isn't an issue. They are all pre-assembled and available in 0.5, 1, 5, 10, 15, and 20 metre lengths. They have industrial grade connectors. They are a product I researched as I to was fed up with the poor quality cables supplied with the equipment. I use them to link to my Spider and also to connect a router to our hire rigs M20D. Been trying to put up pictures but can't seem to get it to work so I pmd you with some links!!
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    FB3 Cable. Anyone make a better one?

    Whereabouts in the world are you. I supply touring grade cables that have an outer jacket similar to a standard guitar lead. Sadly they're only available in a pale blue, but you can't have everything!! They coil up nicely too. I use them myself between my foot pedal and Spider Valve. I'm in the UK but can post overseas.
  8. Contrary to the Line 6 announcement that its software works with Sierra, it isn't working for me!!! Have trashed and re-loaded a couple of times but it will not open at all. I have the new "Monkey" installed and working fine with all my other Line 6 stuff. Any ideas gratefully received people. Thanks.
  9. This is more of a heads up as I too use the Apple ethernet adapter to non Apple dual band router setup. My M20 shares a rack with 2 Line 6 XDV wireless mic units and whilst my iPad connected no problem, we started to get mic drop outs, which wed never had before using the adapter/router. At first we thought maybe outside interference but the solution was to disable the 2.4Mhz side of the router and run in 5Ghz only. We've done some pretty big gigs since with no dropouts.
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    L3m bag replacement wheel.

    I have to agree with SiWatts69. We too have been using the bags, both L2 and L3, for 3 years now. I am anal about the treatment of my gear and have had no problems with them thus far. I don't doubt that as with any product there will be a "lifespan", but I do everything I can to make that as long as possible. On rough terrain we carry them, as I don't want the amplifier subjecting to heavy vibration. I do have an issue with the bags for the subs as they drag on the ground and are fraying on one edge. I am currently in discussion with a manufacturer re an alternative sub cover. If it works out I'll post up here.
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    Vocal Effects

    I'm with SiWatts69. I too work with a wide variety of bands and I always trust the presets with maybe a little tweaking here and there. Agree totally with keeping the FX out of the monitors....it will squeal like the proverbial!! I have used the other effects, slap back delay for some rockabilly bands and vocal doubling and chorusing to thicken a weak vocal. All are good quality but just don't over do it. I will say now I am a guitar player, but I get the most trouble from guitarists who insist on having their backline so loud I can't get enough level in everything else without feedback issues. "We" are a nightmare. When the whole thing is miked up the backline is just a monitor guys!!!!!!
  12. Loving the wine article... :D...and the Tuesday, Wednesday thing! I guess I can't get my head round how a bunch of electronics, particularly those that are modelled are going to sound different if you put them in another holder. I've transplanted a couple of 500s into different body shapes and woods, but they didn't sound any different afterwards!! As you say 10% subjective and a little like wine tasting!!
  13. No to start that whole debate...but are you saying DSP modelling tones are altered by the woods their electronics are housed in....really?
  14. I love the M20D but I suspect that Yamaha purchased Line 6 for its own interests. We will more than likely see a Yamaha branded product as the item to supersede the M20, with a L6 Link compatibility to appease those who've spent money on equipment with this feature. As soon as the Standard appeared some of the JTV models were discontinued and I can see that trend continuing. I have spoken with local dealers who have been completely ignored by Line 6 since the Yamaha take over, even though they had spent large amounts (over 30K in one instance) to become Line 6 dealers within months of the take over. It's bad practice but seen as great business. I still love my Line 6 gear and hope I'm just being overly cynical.
  15. I play in a 5 piece and we've advertised for a sound man with absolutely no success. Equal terms with the musicians but when they do show up, most don't want to either work with, or learn how to use the M20d. That said we use electronic drums and the drummer always gets asked why he uses a practice kit!! £6k practice kit!! I use a variax and the disdainful looks I get from a lot of the purists are unbelievable. So my good lady has learned her way around the M20d and now, when she is able, runs the sound from an iPad. If she's not available the only option is do it from the stage! Where you based Stu?
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    Wireless Variax?

    I posted in ideascale looking for a way to control patches wirelessly over bluetooth. Line 6 have implemented bluetooth on so many products now with huge sets of parameters that it's surely possible to make the Variax wireless and still control it frorm, for example, a Firehawk, Helix or HD 500 with either an add on or an upgrade to new unit? I use a line 6 wireless system with a Firehawk but I have to change patches on both the guitar and the foot pedal. Would be so much more convenient to just change patches. Also I've found the VDI cables to be a nuisance on stage as they're nowhere near as robust, flexible or forgiving as a quality guitar lead.
  17. Hi Ryan Only line 6 branded products work on the L6 Link protocol. Hence if you wish to use other than Line 6 speakers as monitors you will need to keep them out of the L6 Link cabling. You can however mix your monitors and have some wired via the Link and others (need to be active) directly from the monitors outs. So lets say we have 2xL3 speakers as FOH and 1xL2 as a monitor and then a couple of other brand active monitors. Set up would be from M20 Line 6 Link out to in of 1st L3 (FOH) then out from there to the L2 in (monitor) and out to the 2nd L3 in(FOH). The desk would see the L2 as monitor A. You then have 3 monitor outs left to assign as you see fit to your other brand active monitors. If you added a second L2 as a monitor then the M20 would add it as monitor B leaving you 2 other brand outs and so on. I do this regularly Just be aware that the M20 assigns the L6 monitors by their position on the cable run although I believe you can change that in the M20 set up. I haven't got that far in yet!!
  18. Hi, I play in a 6 piece covers band. 1 Fem & 4 male vox, Yamaha electronic kit & Tyros 5(through a rack mount DI), Spider 2 Valve (DI'd), Peavey Bandit (Micd) and Bass (DI'd). We use an M20d with 2 L3s, 2 L3t, and 2 L2t as monitors for front of stage with a couple of active wedges for keyboard player and drummer. We do mainly corporate and function work as we're too big for most pubs. Had the Line 6 rig for year or so with no problems until NewYears eve when we had a particularly important gig with a good agent coming to see us with a view to pushing on in the new year. Started our first 45 mins set and had a great sound until about 6 songs in, at which point the keyboard channel (linked stereo pair) suddenly started to hiss, Really loud, and no keyboard sound. No matter what I did, other than turn the channel fader down, would stop the hiss. When I checked the trim level it was stuck maxed out even though I run auto trim (Godsend). I turned the fader down and moved the Tyros to another channel and patched the guitars through 1/4 inputs to free up XLRs for the Tyros, and we finished the set. During the interval I rebooted the M20d and the problem cleared. I put everything back to how it should be and we started the 2nd 45 mins. Again after about 5 songs, same problem. Rebooted 3 times before it cleared. Our 3rd set was fine though I did reduce the gain on everything just in case I was the problem!! Question is, has anyone else had this problem or if not any ideas as the rest of the band have no faith in the set up now and want to go back to our old system of Behringer desk with Peavey amps and speakers and I'm getting a bit too long in the tooth for all that weight and wiring!! Happy New Year everyone!
  19. Is this issue fixed with the latest version of El Capitan?
  20. The footswitch can be assigned to different functions but not to behave as a monitor out, which is what I think your looking to do?
  21. Can anyone tell me if it's possible to use the onboard compressor to "duck" or reduce a music source when a microphone is used. If so how? We sometimes provide a dj service and it would be seriously handy but can't figure out how to do it on the M20D. Thanks.
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    OK, thanks guys. Guess we'll have to strap the trusty old Behringher compressor back in the rack. Seems an odd omission from the M20d software but hey ho can't have everything I guess!
  23. Just a thought I had whilst working two bands at the weekend. I had used all the inputs on the M20 and saved the first setup and I then had and remove all the input XLRs and Jacks, then plumb the second band in on a separate "snake and do their setup. I had to do this 6 times during the evening. We use the L6 link for our output to the speakers. When we were stripping the rig down it occurred to me that It may be possible to use a second M20 or indeed any other mixer but use the outs into the first speaker in the line at which point the L6 link would take care of the rest? Has anyone tried this? Is it feasible?
  24. Hi Si, Just using Belkin protectors. We use one for our electronic drum kit as well. I totally agree with your views on PAT testing. I used to work in the tool hire industry and if for example a drill was used for 10 mins and returned it would have to be re-tested!! As for gear such as ours then I'm told by the guy that that does ours that it is an annual requirement and only due after the first 12 months of date of purchase. If it's less than a year old then showing the purchase receipt is sufficient to meet any insurance requirement. We did this many times in our first year of ownership. I too am anal about how cables are wrapped and how the equipment is handled. If you look after it then it should last a long time. Also agree that a lot of venue electrics could do with a good make over!
  25. Thanks for the update. I've been using surge protectors with no problems but didn't want to comment and seem like a smart a@se!! Only ever buy decent ones anyway as some of the places we play have mains that leave a lot to be desired and this kit costs way too much to risk a surge!! What really gets me is how many places want to see the latest PAT test certs when their stuff could do with a bloody good overhaul.