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  1. The way I understand it is that Helix sales have outperformed Line 6's expectations by a long shot.


    It's definitely worth the wait.


    I got mine from the initial shipment last October but I pre-ordered in July and it was a really long summer and fall.

  2. i have read that we can use the usb connections with 

    the cellular phone charger because of the mini connection



    possible ?or not


    and a lot of usb connections are not mini


    not having added a power supply is a BAD THING !!! 


    but i read the g 10 had a usb+power supply too in the box


    A cell phone charger works fine.  I even charged mine with the cell phone charger in my vehicle.

  3. Hello,


    Will the G10 work as well on a bass as it does on guitar? Bass is never mentioned.


    Thanks in advance


    Works great with both of my bass guitars, a Yamaha 5-string with active electronics and an Epiphone 4-string with passive electronics.





    Question: Are there any problems of crossing up if your other guitarist is using one as well???


    I don't know how many channels it has but it's supposed to automatically scan them and select the proper one.


    My line 6 G10relay does not work on first plugin, but when I press the little button in on the jack the receiver light says it's ok , does it go to sleep? if so how do I wake it.



    Your guitar should be pressing that little button in when you insert the jack.  Mine has been working every time I pull it out of the receiver and plug it into a guitar.

  4. Not where you plug it in it ain't!


    You have a point there.


    Maybe dropout issues are reserved for the G70 unit. Have you read the night mare dropout stories over there?


    Yeah, based on that thread I ruled the G70 out really quick.

  5. 1. If your trem bar is set to be loose, it will clang against the plastic of the transmitter when it drops down.  Also if you're moving around you can hear and feel the trem bar rattling against the plastic of the transmitter.


    2. The transmitter blocks the trem bar from being rotated back beyond what you see in my pics.


    3. When your fingers reach for the trem bar you will hit the transmitter too.


    That is how it gets in the way.


    Not an issue for me but I can see how it could affect some.

  6. The Gibson SG Derek Trucks Signature model? Is this different than any other SG? I'll try not to step on those names you just dropped! ;0)

    Just poking fun at ya!



    (actually it's very different from the other SG models)


    But seriously folks.....


    No problems with drop outs? Do you have any other devices competing on the 2.4 ghz frequency? (Routers, cell phones etc) I'm worried about 2.4ghz interference. It seems to plague the G 70.


    We've got a wireless router and a wifi extender, plus wireless security cameras (gotta protect that Trucks SG  ;) ),  2 cell phones and 3 tablets and 2 laptops.  I only have a few hours of playing time on the G10 but I haven't experienced a single dropout as of yet.

    • Guitar manufacturer  Ibanez

    • Guitar model  RGIR27FE 7-string with active EMG pickups

    Does it fit and turn on?  Yes

    Do you hear audio?  No

    Does the adaptor solution resolve the issue?  Yes

    I'm assuming the guitar is wired with inverse polarity.  I'll try rewiring the output jack and I'll post my results.


  7. You might be right.  I know they modeled the preamps and the combination.  I'm not sure if they independently modeled the power amps or not.  


    Hopefully it gets enough votes that they go after it.

  8. Actually it wouldn't take ZERO resources as man-hours are a resource.  Supposedly it takes up to 1 man-month to create a new amp model so I can imagine it would be very labor intensive to go back and independently model all the preamps and poweramps.


    It is on IdeaScale though so I'd recommend going and voting for it.  I voted for it but I know there are other things that are considerably higher on the wish list.

  9. I lucked out and found a G10 in stock at the Platinum Guitar Center in Las Vegas today.  They had two more BTW.


    Since I live 4 hours from Vegas I decided to plug the G10 into my car's phone charger.  That way it would hopefully be charged by the time I got home.  Well it only took a few minutes for the light to go solid green so I'm assuming they charge them before shipping.  


    I got home and connected it to my system.  I plugged the G10 into a guitar and almost instantly had terrific sound.  I walked all over my 2,000 sq. ft. single story home and didn't experience any dropouts.  Then I decided to try it on all 19 of my guitars and bass guitars.  It worked flawlessly on every one of them except for my Ibanez RGIR27FE 7-string (with active EMG pickups).  I plugged a Female to Male adapter into the Ibanez and the G10 into the adapter and it worked just fine.  BTW, it worked with my ESP LTD MH-401NT, which also has active EMG pickups, without needing the adapter.


    One concern I had prior to purchasing the G10 was if I would need to use the Female to Male adapter with my 2016 American Standard Telecaster, which has a recessed output jack.  The G10 fit perfectly without the adapter.


    One interesting item is that, although I saw the G10 in video demos and photos, the part that plugs into the guitar is about 50% smaller than I thought it would be.


    BTW, these are the guitars I tested:


    • 2016 Fender American Standard Telecaster
    • 2016 EBMM John Petrucci Majesty
    • 2015 Charvel San Dimas Type 1 HH
    • 2015 Schecter KM-7
    • 2015 ESP LTD EC-401VF DMZ
    • 2015 Ibanez RGIR27FE (this one needs the adapter)
    • 2014 Schecter Banshee 6 Passive
    • 2014 PRS Custom 24 SE with Seymour Duncan Black Winters
    • 2014 Line 6 JTV-69
    • 2012 Gibson SG Derek Trucks Signature Model
    • 2010 Gibson Les Paul Studio
    • 2004 Ibanez Artcore AFS75T
    • 1992 Jackson Dinky XL
    • 1991 Fender Stratocaster (made in U.S.A.)
    • 1980 Peavey T-60
    • ESP LTD MH-401NT with active EMG pickups (this one works fine without the adapter)
    • Yamaha FG-420-12 Twelve String Acoustic
    • Yamaha TRB305 5-string bass with active electronics
    • Epiphone Thunderbird IV Goth


    So I'm impressed and very happy with this purchase.

  10. My G10 arrived today and everything's is working as expected and described in the manual. Only thing that was unexpected; The transmitter showed the stable green light after minutes, so I guess the plug was preloaded at the factory.


    Tomorrow I will test the range of the device.


    Mine was the same.  It only took a couple of minutes to show fully charged.  As for the range, I've been all over my 2,000 sq. ft. home without a single dropout.

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  11. In addition to what ricksteruk said above, you can have Helix send 6 MIDI cc messages upon selection of a preset.  Like he said, you can currently only send one message per footswitch but I believe there are requests on Ideascale to change this.  I'd recommend voting them up.

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