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  1. Sure didn't see that at the time I wrote the post. Wouldn't have not commented, otherwise. But my apologies extended -- was just trying to help the OP get what he was looking for.
  2. Sorry, psarkissian, but your answer doesn't appear to be pertinent to the OP's question, which was about piezo pickups.
  3. cbrillow

    Amplifi and EX1 or FBV Express MkII

    You're welcome -- hope it works out for you!
  4. No idea about the potential for updates, but I would suggest not holding your breath... It's not clear to me what type of lag you're seeing and what you might find acceptable, however, I'll make a suggestion: Hit the preset switch and get off it as quickly as you can. I'm pretty sure that the preset transition occurs when the switch is released, not when it's initially pressed. So don't 'linger', holding the switch down... Hope this may be of some help...
  5. cbrillow

    Amplifi 75 update failed now won't work at all!!

    I have a similar history, although I'm now retired. I've been playing with 'home computers' since 1976, when I build my first one. (256 bytes or ram...) Think I can handle a firmware update... That's why I suggested giving them a call. I don't like to talk on the phone, and would rather use email support, but my experience with email support is that you can write a very thorough explanation of your problem, answering anticipated questions that they may ask of you in advance, and they still ask you if it's plugged in. It's as if they don't bother to read what you've written and you go through this stupid exercise repeatedly, telling them a step-at-a-time in response to their scripted questions, what you've already written! Maddening!! Good luck -- hope they're able to get you up & running. If you bought yours from a local music store, I'd consider a return/replacement. Or, at minimum, have THEM pack it up and send it to California, if that's the only solution.
  6. cbrillow

    Amplifi and EX1 or FBV Express MkII

    I don't think the EX-1 can be used directly with the Amplifi, as it's just an expression pedal. The FBV Express MKII can be used, but I think it's a poor choice, because it's very limiting in its ability to dive deeper into the preset settings. All it gives you is the ability to select preset A, B, C or D of the selected Amplifi bank. IMO, a used FBV MKII Shortboard or an FBV-3, despite the additional expense, is a far better solution. The Express is the equivalent of a 4-function pocket calculator, if you're old enough to understand the reference. Enhanced functionality on the other two devices will give you not only the A, B, C, D preset selection switches, but you will see a visual representation of the selected bank and preset, and there are also switches that allow you to turn off individual modules in the presets, like reverb, modulation, tremolo, etc.
  7. cbrillow

    Amplifi starts with only 4 Tone lights

    No, this isn't normal operation. It shouldn't require a double-hitch, hold-your-tongue-in-the-side-of-your-mouth, startup reset. It should just work. But then, this is Amplifi. All bets are off. For the record, my router -- which has both 2.4G and 5G bands -- is in the same room where I'm likely to use my 30, 150 or FX-100 devices. Haven't ever had a problem that sounds remotely similar to what you're experiencing. You might consider giving them a call, they will let you talk to a tech, which might get you farther, sooner, with a solution. The forum can be hit-and-miss. There is one Line 6 tech - psarkissian, who chimes in, and is helpful - but he may not get back to you soon enough to satisfy. You sound like you might be a 'new' customer -- give their tech support a try, with either a ticket or a phone call. They are pretty responsive. This forum is primarily a user-support venue.
  8. cbrillow

    Amplifi 75 update failed now won't work at all!!

    I'd suggest giving Line 6 a call on the next business day. (tomorrow, as I write this...) They will connect you with a tech who will ask questions and 'walk you through' the update process. No guarantee that this will work, though. It didn't for me - I still had to send mine in for repair, despite the fact that I had been doing everything exactly according to procedure, as was acknowledged by the tech I was talking to on the phone. He had me try it with 3 different computers, all of which were up-to-date and well within the specs that should have ensured success. Updating these things can be an absolute nightmare. Since yours is new, it should be handled without any charges. But that doesn't compensate you for the aggravation and loss of use when you should be able to enjoy your new toy. Good luck, my friend...
  9. cbrillow

    Save all Amplifi Settings to a Second Amplifi?

    Hmmmmm... not seeing a simple answer to this, but maybe someone will be able to help. I have a 30, a 150 and an FX100, and have managed to save some of the same presets to the same positions in all 3. It gets complicated because there's no option to save the entire setup as a 'bundle', like you might find on an old Pod device. Add that to the fact that you have to connect via bluetooth, and the different devices (in my case) have separate connections to my iOS/Android remote apps, and that they use the same Line 6 user ID. It's a lot to sort out... In your case, you're looking at having two TTs that connect with the same user ID. There's probably a way to get it done, but I predict that it's not going to be easy...
  10. cbrillow

    Updater ....it isn't!

    I would just add that it's often suggested that users connect to a rear-panel USB port if they're using a desktop computer. Those are generally connected directly-connected to the motherboard, and are usually capable of supplying more power to the port than front-panel USB connections, that are connected via small cables. Good luck to both of you -- updating these things can be frustrating, risky and expensive!
  11. cbrillow

    Line 6 Amplifi bluetooth

    Some of the firmware updates have dealt with improvements to bluetooth functionality. While it's not actually 'necessary', if you experience any kind of a problem and seek assistance from Line 6 or here on the forum, you'll probably be instructed to update to the newest firmware. After my experience with turning a newly-purchased amplifier into a boat anchor, I'm not disappointed that there have been no recent firmware updates made available for Amplifi. I am not really in a position to judge the component or physical construction quality of these units. My nervousness is related to how long they might last before some type of expensive electrical failure. Especially since I don't use mine often. It would really be a downer if I turned it on and it didn't work.
  12. Very true. However, the required supply in this case produces AC volts, not DC.
  13. LOL -- I dunno. I'll be -- gulp -- 68 next month... I agree that there probably aren't many times you'd want to be changing reverb types, but when you do, it's nice to be able to do it by stomping on a switch, not reaching for a knob, giving it a twist, checking out the result, then tweaking a little more. To each, his (or her) own!
  14. I have been using Line 6 products, ranging from a Pod 2 to XT Live to the Amplifi series, for many years. And Variaxes, too. In general, there are only a small number of the included models, amps and effects presets that I like and use regularly. Too many choices can be overwhelming. (and I'm already overwhelmed...)
  15. Think you could have stopped right there. There may be a situation where you need to switch quickly to a special effect with a different reverb -- like 'cathedral' -- which has vastly different characteristics than a simple spring unit, and that would be very difficult to do in the middle of a song when the only control is a global reverb setting.
  16. The page you referenced is somewhat misleading. The main picture that first came up is of a 9V DC supply that is of a different physical size, configuration and voltage type than the XT Live requires. There is a picture and a link to another power supply under the line that reads: "Los clientes que vieron este producto tambiƩn vieron" That supply outputs 9V AC, which is what the XT Live requires as its input power.
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    Line 6 Amplifi bluetooth

    To answer your question, I bought a used 150 about a year ago, and haven't played it very much at all. But I'm not looking to sell it at this time. I bought mine from a pawnbroker and got a pretty decent deal. But the firmware version wasn't current, and it failed the update in a spectacular fashion, necessitating sending it across the country to Line 6 for repair. Although they generously comped the repair cost, I had to pay over $100 for shipping, which took away some of my excitement over the price I initially paid. If you look through the forum, you'll find a number of complaints about the Amplifi series having difficulty with firmware updates and bricking. I like the concept of Amplifi, but don't have a lot of confidence about their longevity.
  18. cbrillow

    Line 6 Amplifi bluetooth

    Can't give a definitive answer - can only report my results with Amplifi 30, 150 and FX-100: I have not had connection problems or dropout issues, once connected. That stated, I've not used the bluetooth extensively. Are you planning to buy a new 150 or a used one?
  19. Thanks for following up on your issue. It's helpful for others who use this forum to learn...
  20. Does anyone know if a JTV-59 can run Workbench HD connected via Pod XT Live VDI connection? The Workbench Pilot's Guide is ambiguous: "Any other Line 6 device with a VDI input will also work. This includes the POD HD Pro, POD HD 500, POD X3 Live, POD X3 Pro and Vetta II. Those devices, when connected to your Variax with a Line 6 VDI cable, will also provide power to your Variax." The first line giveth, but the second may taketh away... I do have the USB interface that came with my JTV-59, but it's never been used, whereas I used to use the XT Live with my other Variax guitars and Line 6 Edit before the JTV. That was a long time ago...
  21. Thanks -- I have two 'proper' VDI cables with Neutrik connectors -- one that came with my 500 way back when, and a Planet Waves cable I bought later on. Also know to connect to the rear USB, which are direct mobo connectors. We'll give it a go...
  22. Have you looked at the FX Junkie Model Pack? May not be what you're looking for, but take a peek...
  23. I have the most recent firmware on the JTV. Thanks for your efforts - looking forward to the verdict.
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    Amplifi FX100 for wah and whammy

    I agree. Amplifi has some nice features -- notably the ability to stream a backing track via Bluetooth while playing along live, but the woeful lack comprehensive control via footswitches on the FX100 make it a poor choice for my use. My old POD XT Live is more far flexible for the kind of use you've described, plus it will power my Variax guitars via VDI cable. Amplifi can't do that...
  25. I have a floorboard that I used to use with a POD 2 bean. Shall we check compatibility with the XT? I have a friend with an XT and I can verify its operation, if you're interested. Will let it go for a reasonable price...