Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by cbrillow

  1. That's pretty pathetic. You've been a very patient guy and deserve better treatment than this. Guessing that this is an independent repair service that's been authorized and (maybe) trained by Line 6 to work on their products. I would contact Line 6 by phone or email and bring this lack-of-service and follow-up to their attention. I suspect that they appreciate knowing how the repair facilities that they have authorized are doing. Maybe they'll light a fire under this unaccountable gang...
  2. cbrillow

    Amplifi 30 Gig Bag

    Nope, not the 30. The 75 and the 150 have this, but not the 30.
  3. cbrillow

    Amplifi 30 Gig Bag

    Hope it works out well for you...
  4. cbrillow

    Amplifi 30 Gig Bag

    The description and dimensions shown are unclear and ambiguous: This is an 11" x 9" x 6" shoulder bag with a large zipper compartment and 6 double snap pouches. The pouches work great for magazines, but this multi-purpose bag is perfect for any other equipment. Made from heavyweight canvas and Product Dimensions: 16.6 x 11.6 x 2.3 inches 'Made from heavyweight canvas and...' And what? Which set of dimensions is correct? 2.3 inches? What dimension is only 2.3 inches? Think I'd ask for clarification before ordering this.
  5. cbrillow

    I used Amplifi 150 at a gig and....

    This is a simple solution, but it does require a minimal amount of technical/soldering experience, and the ability to measure and adjust the voltage to 9Vdc priot to connecting it to your Amplifi 30. I used the 12volt battery from my Fender Amp Can as the input to the DC-DC converter in the following Amazon.com link: High Current DC-DC converter The battery used isn't critical, as long as it can supply 12Vdc, with adequate current to satisfy the Amplifi. The batteries used in computer UPS equipment work well for this. Just select the one that gives you the most current at a price that you find attractive. I also use a G10 running from a USB power bank -- works great! (and a magnetic breakaway micro-usb connector going into the transmitter)
  6. cbrillow

    Amplifi 30 Gig Bag

    Sometimes -- like after a failed Amplifi firmware update, which is far from a rare occurrence, as documented on this forum -- a trash bag would seem to be an appropriate choice...
  7. cbrillow

    Amplifi 30 Gig Bag

    I have the 16-can version, which measures 12.25" x 7.375" x 11.25" (31.12cm x 18.73cm x 28.58cm)
  8. For all the aggravation you've put up with, I would be insisting on this under threat of reporting the shop to the appropriate governing body for failure to comply with the law. You've been very patient -- they're taking advantage of you.
  9. cbrillow

    Amplifi 30 Gig Bag

    Here are some quick pictures. The names are pretty much self-explanatory, but if you have any questions, fire away. I wasn't able to locate the carrying strap I made from the Micro Spider handle, but one of the pictures shows the hook & loop connection on the side of the Amplifi 30. If I find the strap, I'll show what it looks like attached to the amp. Edit: I see that the filenames don't show up. So here's a brief description. Picture 1 -- Amplifi 30 inverted and snugly fitting in the case, with power supply and cables at the bottom of the cooler. If you're not comfortable with the snug fit, the blue hard plastic liner comes out, which will make for a looser fit, but also result in less protection from impacts. The liner is slightly tapered, so the amp will not go all the way to the bottom, which leaves some storage space for accessories below. Exterior view, showing Velcro closure strap and external pocked, good for cables, capo, etc. Bottom storage area. This tray is designed to fit at the top, to separate what you put up there from the contents on the bottom. (Nominally, beer or soda cans...) I've inverted it so that it fits nicely around the amp's perimeter and keeps it centered in the blue plastic shell. The 2" heavy duty hook & loop connection for securing the carrying strap/handle. (not shown)
  10. cbrillow

    Amplifi 30 Gig Bag

    I use an Arctic Zone cooler that I got from Wal*mart as a gig bag/carrying case. I put the power supply and my Relay G10 in the bottom, then invert the 30 and put it with the control panel facing down. There's a bit of a taper on the sides of the cooler, so the 30 fits snugly and doesn't go down far enough to touch the stuff stored below. And there's an upper tray that I invert, which keeps the 30 firmly centered. It's not a 'perfect' fit, but I'm very happy with how it works out. There's also a front pocket that can accommodate a guitar cable or tuner, if you need a little more space. For a carrying handle, I happened to have one from a Micro Spider. I attached 2" heavy duty Velcro pads to the sides of the amp and the strap. Works great! Maybe I'll attach a pic or two, if anyone's interested.
  11. cbrillow

    Loop in Amplifi

    No. For now, you'll have to use an external looper/pedal. Unlikely that this will ever be added to existing Amplifi firmware, but never say never...
  12. Good information for now and the future. Would like to see this made a 'Sticky'....
  13. You might try to be a little more informative about your problem...
  14. cbrillow

    Advice about the Amplifi FX100 and TT

    With the TT and a foot controller, you would only need bluetooth in the event that you wanted to stream music from the remote app to the TT -- like a backing track to play along with. (There are other ways to accomplish this, as well...) Another thing to keep in mind is that there is a fairly significant delay when changing between presets from the remote app. With the foot controller, there's virtually no delay, but you'll find that the patch change triggers when you let OFF the footswitch, not when you first press it down. So you don't want to hold the button down for any length of time.
  15. cbrillow

    SD card image Amplifi 75

    Good luck, mate! Hope you get your Amplifi fixed-up and love it when you finally get to play with it!
  16. cbrillow

    Advice about the Amplifi FX100 and TT

    You're essentially correct in that the preset banks are only represented as numbers on the FX-100. The presets do have names, though -- which are visible when you're using the Amplifi Remote app on your iOS or Android device. Still, being limited to seeing, for example ''09" on an LED display isn't all that helpful in remembering which presets you have and and which one you want to use next... An alternative to the FBV 3 is the FBV Short Board MKII, which should also work with the TT. Like the FBV 3, it has alphanumeric display that shows the name of the currently-selected preset. I have one that I use with an Amplifi 30 and a 150, both of which are very limiting in a performance setting without a flexible foot controller for selecting sound presets. A significant advantage of using a foot controller instead of the FX-100 is that the foot controller has additional switches that allow you to turn on and off individual effects --- reverb, modulation, compression, etc -- within each preset as you're using it. The FX-100 simply has 4 switches to select one of 4 presets in a given bank of 4. The FBV Short Board MKII is no longer in production, so you would have to locate a used one if it were your choice. The good news is, this could save you some money. I found mine at a local pawn shop for $100 USD, and it was in excellent condition and works flawlessly. In case you missed it, the FBV switch displays have multi-color LEDs, but they only illuminate as red when used with the Amplifi series. This may or may not be a function of the Amplifi firmware, and may or may not change in the future. (Line 6 hasn't given any indication that I've seen...)
  17. cbrillow

    SD card image Amplifi 75

    Thanks for the information and suggestions! I've saved your post to a pdf, just in case it 'disappears' from this thread. At this point, any such investigation is kinda low on my priorities list, but I'll keep you apprised of any future developments from my end.
  18. cbrillow

    SD card image Amplifi 75

    Intriguing subject, especially in light of a thread I read some time ago wherein a user suggests that a trashed or faulty SD card may lie at the heart of a lot of seemingly-bricked Amplifi devices that won't reset, won't boot or won't update. It may just be anecdotal evidence, but it's worth some investigation, in my opinion. Some questions come to mind: If the SD card doesn't have an identifiable file system, how does one read and write to it, in order to 'study' or duplicate the contents. Is there model-specific information in the SD card image, or is the same data set used for all the Amplifi devices. I own a 30, a 150 and an FX-100. I would be willing to do some poking around if someone can identify the method by which I can read and transfer the contents for backup purposes. It would also be helpful to compare the data with the Amplifi TT and 75, neither of which I can get my hands on...
  19. cbrillow

    Variax Pedalboard?

    Anything's "possible", but this would be a daunting task, to say the least. It's not something I'd try. Separating the piezo pickups and the modeling electronics into separate enclosures is imaginable. But the model selections are made with a combination of the 5-way switch, the rotary model selection switch and there are volume & tone pots, as well. How you would incorporate those controls into an existing pedalboard is not quite within my grasp. I'm thinking you'd come up with a difficult-to-control beast, if it worked at all. I think a better solution is to pair a Variax with one of the Line 6 floor processors that can change Variax models with each preset.
  20. The Variax acoustic models sound better -- in my opinion -- through an acoustic amp or another type of amplifier with a more flat range & flat response than a conventional guitar amplifier. Some players use a keyboard amp, which also has a broader response than a guitar amp. Others like to play straight into a mixer and PA or HiFi stereo amplifier.
  21. cbrillow

    How to Play .wav files like Jam Tracks

    Well, I have an iPad, but haven't used it for playing backing tracks. I have done this with my Android phone, though. I'm assuming you're referring to using the Amplifi Remote app to stream your tracks via Bluetooth... The key seems to be that your tracks have to be in your music library on the same device that is running the app. One connected, it's not too difficult to navigate to where they are and play them in the app. It's a great way to practice and sounds really good!
  22. cbrillow

    I used Amplifi 150 at a gig and....

    I've used a 30 in a couple of live situations: 1) At an open mic, sitting atop a stool with a mic pointed at it, playing a backing track via BT along with my guitar lead. No vocals, just an instrumental. Worked out very well... 2) At a rehearsal of a classic rock band, with another guitar, keyboard, bass, drums & 2 vocalists. Had to turn it all the way up, just to hear myself. Obviously, not ideal, despite this little beast being quite loud on its own. I don't think this would work well, even mic'd and going through the PA, especially if you had to depend on hearing your instrument without the benefit of a monitor. I used to play in a trio with another (acoustic) guitarist and a bass, and we'd play coffee house-type settings. This would have been a perfect little amp for that, especially since I concocted a way to power it from a battery.
  23. I have a 500, a 600 and a JTV-59. The 500 replaced my Strat Plus Deluxe as my go-to guitar for a long time. (bought it when the Variax was initially released and never looked back...) I'm not an extremely critical -- nor proficient! -- guitarist, and never had any complaints about the quality of the instrument. It was fine for my needs and felt pretty good in my hands. Then, about 5 years ago, I bought the JTV-59, touted as being a superior instrument, with updated electronics. Despite the upgrades, I didn't warm to it for the longest time, and continued to use the 500. When the HD models came out for the JTV-59, I updated the firmware to evaluate them. That was a significant letdown! There were some improvements, arguably most prevalent on the acoustic models, but I felt that some of the electrics -- particularly the Stratocaster models -- lost a lot! The past year, an opportunity arose that prompted me to begin to us the '59 as my main guitar, as a fill-in guitarist in a classic rock band. I'd imagined it being a great fit, owing to its versatility, but actually wound up using the mag pickups exclusively. For me, the modeling is most useful for acoustics, specialty instruments and alternate tunings. Other than that, I like the security afforded by the mag pickups. And I continue to prefer, on the whole, the pre-HD models found on the older Variax instruments. Wish it were not so -- I love technology!
  24. cbrillow

    Transcribe and Amplifi

    In case it's not clear from the brief post immediately preceding this one, this can easily be accomplished, but it's done by using your Amplifi device as a USB audio interface with your computer, so that what Transcribe is playing, is sent to the Amplifi. You will not be streaming audio via bluetooth in this instance -- it will be coming from your computer! Make sure you've downloaded and installed the USB drivers from Line6 and get out that USB cable! Connect it to your Amplifi and your computer, and have at it! You *may* have to do some PC audio mixer configuration adjustments, but the Amplifi automatically 'took over' on my system, making it a very simple process.
  25. cbrillow

    Cloud tones down?

    What platform are you using -- iOS or Android? I don't use the remote app often, and, when I do, I almost always use the Android version on my phone, rather than the iOS version on my iPad. The last time -- about a month ago -- that I started the app on my iPad, I noticed that all of my tones were also missing. Rather than trying to figure out what happened, I just grabbed my phone and verified that my tones weren't missing from there, as well. Wondering if it has something to do with the fact that I can't run the most recent version of the iPad app because it's a 3rd generation device that is limited to iOS 9.3.5. I believe the current iOS is at 11, which my device will never be able to run. Maybe Line 6 made a change that has knocked portions of the older version out-of-the-water...