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  1. This is a 'fool me once' scenario. The life of my G10 battery is pretty degraded, but still works. (kinda, sorta...) Updating the firmware would be like entering it into hospice care. When it dies, it will be replaced, but by something other than Line 6.
  2. They want you to buy another one or send it to them and pay to have it 'fixed'. I bought one that's now on its last legs, and I have not updated the firmware, which would undoubtedly render it useless. Truly garbage-can worthy, but that's such a waste of $. I have two iPads, one of which is 9 years old and it has great battery life. Apple seems to have its stuff together about the care and feeding of rechargeables. Line6? Not so much. My JTV-59 battery started to fade quickly, as did the one in my G10.
  3. As long as the cable has the correct 1/4" connectors and doesn't have an open or short, it should work, regardless of length. As an experiment, can you plug your guitar directly into your amp using this short cable? If it works that way, it should work just as well with from the output of the receiver to your amp. Maybe make certain that the plugs seat correctly in the jacks, and aren't in some way impeded by the angled ends.
  4. I've done some similar experiments, powering a Variax 600 from a 5-volt power bank with an adjustable DC buck that gives me the correct supply voltage. In my case, the DC buck has a 9V battery clip that plugs into the guitar replacing the 6-AA cell battery pack. Works just fine. Your solution is conceptionally-similar, simulating power on the ring of a TRS plug on an XPS footswitch. I have one concern, which may or may not represent an actual problem. Psarkissian may weigh-in with an official position, which would probably be a 'Don't do it', but here's my concern: When you connect the TRS plug from your Variax to J1, the tip - which carries the output signal from the guitar electronics - will be briefly connected to the 9V battery voltage from J3 as the plug is inserted into the jack. The output electronics of the Variax may be such that this isn't a problem. For example, if it's a capacitor-coupled connection, the brief DC voltage connection to this pin would be blocked. An output buffer could also provide similar protection. The bottom line is, I don't know what's connected on the Variax innards to the Tip of the TRS plug, so I'd be careful. If I were to proceed with a connection like this, I would assure that the 1/4" TRS guitar connector to the Variax was fully inserted before any connection was made to the battery at J3. Just one guy's opinion...
  5. Good deal! Always happy to try to help. Sounds like you're well on your way. Hope you enjoy your experience!
  6. Haven't done exactly this, but I think it would work out fine, under certain circumstances. I think the most critical factor would be your role as a guitarist in this instance. If you're just adding rhythm to the mix, you ought to be able to easily find a setting that will work for you. Getting a suitable lead tone might take a little more experimentation and effort, but is certainly doable!
  7. I apologize if this isn't terribly responsive or helpful, but I would honestly advise you to return it and buy something else. I liked my G10 when I bought it in 2017 and used it at home for practicing and at a couple of gigs where I sat in as a substitute guitarist. I thought it worked ok, but a recording of the show had unexplained bursts of noise in a couple of places that could have been from my guitar, but it wasn't conclusive. The band's 'leader' commented that his previous experiences with Line 6 2.4gHz wireless devices weren't good. Still I gave my G10 the benefit of the doubt. After that, I went through a period where I didn't use it for quite a while, and when I did, it started to act up -- most of the times these days, after I've charged it, I can plug it in and it will not have an output, despite the green 'connected' LED being illuminated. Most of the time, fiddling around, plugging and unplugging, flicking the microswitch several times, will eventually rectify the no-sound situation, but not always. I have not updated the firmware, after reading complaints about the reduced playing time, which is the best case for those who did that. Worst case is, exceptionally short battery life or bricked device. I would not purchase this product again.
  8. It's not exactly clear to me how this is relevant to the original post or the previous responses. There have been a number of complaints about the reliability of Bluetooth connections with the Amplifi series, but that doesn't have anything to do with wifi or wifi routers.
  9. Welcome to the forum, Pablo. I am the owner of three Amplifi products: FX100, 30 and 150. Of the three, I like the 30 the best. It sounds great for a small practice amp. However... this series never really 'caught fire' and has been virtually abandoned by Line 6 in recent years. They may be still selling them, but it doesn't seem that there's any active development. Hasn't been a firmware update in a couple of years. If you use Apple devices, there's a decent chance that an iOS update at some point will be problematic with the Amplifi series, as Line 6 probably won't provide an update to keep it running. I would strongly consider something else. There's a 'new kid on the block' - a 40-watt practice amp that has virtually all the features of the Amplifi 30, plus a couple of new functions missing in the 30. It also plays music and backing tracks via Bluetooth and has a large contingent of downloadable tones from 'the cloud' - just like the Amplifi. The one huge difference is, this amp is at the BEGINNING of its development cycle, not a virtual orphan, like the Amplifi. There should be improvements and enhancements on the way. It appears very unlikely that anything new will be added to the Amplifi line.. There's one key advantage of the Amplifi series: it can accommodate a floorboard/foot pedal to change presets on the fly. But it will cost another $150 or more unless you buy a used one. The other device, at its introduction, doesn't support a foot switch, but enterprising users have already developed one, so we may expect the manufacturer to make one available at some point. I won't mention the name of the competing device, out of respect for Line 6's forum guidelines. But it should be easy to find with a search -- the newer device is one of the hottest things going in recent months.
  10. And thank you for reporting your success -- hope it helps someone else who runs into this problem!
  11. Ouch. Bad enough to have trouble with the Amplifi 150. Were you also rewarded with reduced battery life for 'updating' your Relay G10? My sympathies...
  12. I think that's a pretty good assessment. For anyone wanting to play 'live' with the Amplifi, a floorboard is far more versatile and less frustrating! You'll have easy access to 100 stored presets, and the ability to turn effects on and off, as well. Nice to hear from someone who's enjoying his Amplifi 150!
  13. cbrillow

    Bank selection

    I have the FBV Shortboard MKII, and have used it with Amplifi 30 and 150. Changes banks, switches presets/channels, and allows you to turn on & off Stomp, Modulation, Reverb & Delay. Also has volume/Wah pedal. Not really sure what you were asking, but that's what mine does...
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