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  1. I've had a lot of luck lately with the model of the Roland Jazz Chorus that was in one of the expansion amp packs. In the past I had set the HD500 up with no amp model and it was okay, but using the Jazz Chorus model I get a fuller frequency sound. I think I dial the Variax volume back a touch as well so it doesn't distort.
  2. I've added a Fishman Triple Play to my JTV-59P. I use an iPad as the synth source. Because it is wireless, it doesn't get in the way at all.
  3. When I was using my HD500 the other day, it no longer showed the new amps from the amp pack. I launched Line6 Monkey and it said that my HD500 was not authorized. After a bit of troubleshooting I decided to reboot my whole system (rebooting the HD500 did not correct it). When my PC was rebooted, the new amps were available again:) At the time I encountered the issue, I had the HD500 on one USB port, my AudioBox 1818 VSL connected to another. I was using HD Edit while I was recording tracks in Studio One v3. At some point I disconnected the HD500 and plugged in my Axiom keyboard controller to add a keyboard part. It was after I was done doing that and plugged the HD500 back in that the problem appeared. So, Studio One must've held onto the USB port a bit.
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    Avarage age group of the HD500\X User ?

    51 here. I'm sure a lot of this is economically based. Wouldn't have been able to afford this gear in my band in the early eighties.
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    How to get closer to that tone?

    I was referring to the cabinets and cabinet settings in the HD500, not a physical cabinet on your amp. Sorry for the confusion. Are you using the HD500 Edit program to edit your patch?
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    How to get closer to that tone?

    Sounds like you're on the right track. I'm not that familiar with Periphery but in listening to your comparison, it sounds like there is a bit more low end woofiness in his tone. You might be able to get that by switching cabinets or adjusting some of the cab parameters.
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    New Set Lists for 2.6 HD Amp Pack?

    I purchased the new model bundle and it appeared to install correctly. While I see the new amp models, the set lists didn't load for me. So, I re-flashed and made sure to say no when it asked if I wanted to keep my existing patches. Still no new set lists. I tried this a few times with no success. Any thoughts? BTW, I mostly play clean and the new amp based on the Jazz Chorus is pretty amazing!
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    New Set Lists for 2.6 HD Amp Pack?

    Thanks. I missed the system reset step. I mainly wanted to browse the new set lists to see if there is anything of interest. I've got a JTV-59P and a DT25. I've gotten away from the VDI cable because I tend to use a wireless setup, but it might simplify my between song steps with a Variax set.
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    Line 6 - Yamaha press releases from NAMM

    Looking forward to the POD update and the new model packs!
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    which way to go dt or jtv

    I'm able to switch really quickly. The hardest part is that I run the FTP volume at about 6 and so I have to try to get it half way up. If you don't mind lugging a laptop to the show, the sounds that Fishman include are really great. I've got the iPad on a iKlip holder attached to my microphone.
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    which way to go dt or jtv

    Granding, While I really like the included sound libraries that came with the TriplePlay, I didn't want to lug a notebook to a gig. First I tried it out with my iPhone 6 and have decided to use an iPad Air instead. I downloaded SampleTank Free for IOS and purchased a nice Sonik sound library for $15. So here is my setup: JTV into Line 6 G30 Wireless. G30 into POD HD500. HD500 into DT25 via L6 Link cable (XLR). Triple Play is wireless to a USB stick that is in the camera kit cable on the iPad. iPad output to a Peavey Vypyr VIP 3. I've got it set to a bass amp model. On the Triple Play, there is a control that lets you navigate through your patches. There is also a switch that is guitar, guitar and midi, or just midi. I leave that as just midi. If I roll the volume on the JTV off, I still get the synth sound but no guitar coming from the DT25. The Triple Play also has a volume know which I roll off when I don't want synth. Most of the time, both are on but it does require you to pay close attention to your picking technique. If you just want to mute your strings on the guitar and do a chunka-chunka sound, you'll actually be triggering midi notes which doesn't sound very good. What also works out is for the songs that I use a JTV acoustic model, I just plug the JTV into the Peavey Vypyr and put it into acoustic amp model mode. It sounds really good in that amp. In the SampleTank software on the iPad, I've set the presets up in order to match our set list. I can switch to the next patch I need on the Triple Play. I have to be honest, it is a lot to think about during a set when you add in switching patches on the POD and activating delays, etc. on the POD via footswitch. I do have to stay focused on what I'm doing or things can go off the rails pretty quickly. All told it is sort of an expensive rig for a part timer, but it is loads of fun and has changed our sound immensely. Let me know if you need any more info. Brent
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    which way to go dt or jtv

    I started with a POD 500, then about 6 months later added a DT-25. Then about a year later I added a JTV59P. I'd go for the JTV next. During a set, I use about 6 different guitar models including an acoustic model and use one extra tuning mode. The only downside with using the acoustic models in a Dream Rig setup is that getting a good acoustic tone out of the DT25 can be challenging. I've added a second amp on stage for just that purpose. I haven't tried one, but I'd also suggest you investigate the L2 or L3. Some people in this forum have had great success with them as well. To top it off, I just added a Fishman Triple Play to my JTV and it is a lot of fun. Now in addition to the guitar models, I can trigger keyboard and synth sounds at the same time. The 2nd amp that I use also serves as the amp for the Triple Play sounds.
  13. I think the flexibility of the JTV far outweighs the criticisms in this thread. I suppose if you are a solo performer where your guitar is the only instrument, you might have an argument. But in a real world band or recording environment (in a full mix), any tonal deficiencies are going to be hard to detect. I like that in our typical 11 song set I can have 11 distinctly different tones if I want to. Add to that the flexibility of the DT-25 and the HD500 and you have options that most non-touring bands can't afford to employ. I've got a Lonestar Strat and a Les Paul and while I do notice tonal differences between those and the JTV models, I much prefer having a single instrument on stage. As for the Spank tone, someone recently posted one that is far better IMO than the one that is in the 2.1 firmware. To each his own:)
  14. I've been using the NY XL's (10-46) on my JTV59P for about 8 months. They work really well. I've since moved on to try a few different brands like the Dean Markley Blue Steels. I think I'll ultimately make it back to the NY XL's.
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    G30 Cutting Off

    It is the battery door. I just sent mine in for service. When your signal cuts out, if you hold the door shut tight it won't lose signal. I searched the forum and found that this has happened to others. One guy said that he uses a Velcro band around this unit to keep the door tight. When mine returns, I'll probably start doing this to prevent a future drop out. Thankfully, mine has only cut our during rehearsals.
  16. I've got a JTV 59P, DT25, and a HD500 (connected via L6 cable). Since I use a G30 wireless, I'm not using my VDI cable. I've decided to add two items to my rig and I'd like some advice on setting them up. I plan on adding an acoustic amplifier for the songs in the set that I use an acoustic model and I'm also adding the Electro-Harmonix B9 pedal. How would you recommend setting this rig up? I was planning on running the B9 output into the same amp used for the acoustic patches. I don't necessarily need both the DT25 and the new amp at the same time, however it might be fun to have the keyboard sounds coming from the B9 in addition to the guitar signal from the DT25. I could get an A/B/Both switcher to toggle the Variax signal into either or both amps. I assume it is possible to set something up in the HD500 where the signal is not sent to the DT25. Would I also be able to set up a patch where the signal is not sent to the acoustic amp? I assume it would be easy to send it to both. Any help will be appreciated. Brent
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    Routing Questions

    Thanks Martin. I hadn't thought of running the B9 into the DT25 chain. I'm thinking about picking up one of these: http://www.tonebone.com/re-bigshot-aby.htm and then running the B9 into the acoustic amp. I thought the B9 might sound better there but it is worth trying it into the DT25.
  18. I loaded this up over the weekend. Very nicely done. I definitely prefer it to the 2.1 Spank model.
  19. Hello, I came across a song with a pretty tasty tone. Sounds like a Strat or a Tele. I've got a JTV59P, HD500, and a DT25. Does anyone have any idea where to start in terms of guitar model and amp? BTW, I use an Electro-Harmonix Soul Food for overdrive in the FX loop. Thanks in advance, Brent
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    Tone Help

    Thanks! I'll work on it this weekend.
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    Strat Vs. Tele

    I think the sounds are both pretty accurate. I have a Les Paul, a Tex Mex Strat, and our other guitarist plays a Tele. On the Variax, I use the Tele sound in most our set. It is such a nice round sounding model that it is perfect in our mix.
  22. I have a 59P. I believe the first clip is the 59.
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    Spot the real Tube Screamer

    I have to agree with Tboneous. Early on I tried to replicate tones that I liked. For the last year or so with the Dream Rig, I've created a tone that fits in real nice with our material. While I mostly stick with a few guitar models, I tend to try out different models during rehearsal. I found that the Variax Special model works beautifully with my main tone setup. Just a bit of grit that really drives the HD500 patch.