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  1. I have several guitars of varying output levels - different types and strengths of pickups. I currently compensate for this by creating my patches with my "hottest" guitar, and then using a boost pedal when using the other guitars to bring them up to level before going into PG. I just saw that the Boss GX-100 allows for 10 different saved input settings to account for different guitars. These settings can be applied per patch, or you can set one as "system" so it applies to all patches. So if you switch guitars during a set all you need to do is change which one is selected as the "system" default, and it gets applied to all patches. I really like this idea. Do you think this would be helpful?
  2. Ben Vensco's website has a good breakdown of his town an screenshots of the setting s from the older POD models POD Patches: Lincoln Brewster guitar sounds – BenVesco.com
  3. I was a bit spoiled coming from a Digitech RP1000, which had a dedicated FX Loop and AMP Loop, neither of which forced you to give up anything else in the signal chain. The problem with the Pod Go is that if you want to use 4CM you are forced to "sacrifice" a block for the effect loop, even though you're not really using it for effects, but an amp. Additionally, the DSP for the disabled amp and cab models are still counted against the total DSP for the patch, even though you aren't using them. I think a better solution would be the following: Create a Global "Send/Receive Function" setting that allows you to choose FX loop or AMP loop as its function Create an "AMP Loop" amp model withing the AMP effects block When set to FX Loop the PG functions just as it does now, with FX Loop being an effect type that uses a block. The " AMP Loop" model would be greyed out and could not be selected. When set to AMP Loop the PG would do the following: Disabled the FX Loop effect type Enable the "AMP Loop" amp model within the AMP effects block - therefore you aren't wasting the amp block on a model that is disabled, and you still have the block that would have been the FX Loop for other effects. When "AMP Loop" is chosen as the amp model the cab block automatically gets disabled as well. (I'm guessing this still wouldn't free up the DSP this block uses.) You could still place external effects in that AMP loop before it hits the external amp, or after the external amp via the amp's effects send, but you would need to engage/disengage them individually with their own footswitches. The only downside I see would be that you couldn't switch between an internal amp model and the external amp within the same patch, but I'd willing give that up to get back the extra block.
  4. Unfortunately I don't have the budget for the LT. And honestly, I don't think I'd utilize the LT to its full potential. One of the things I liked about the RP1000 was it's simplicity. That was one of the things that appealed to me about the Firehawk as well. Plus, the LT doesn't have the Matchless Chieftain model that I use so heavily on the RP1000. It's a bit of a unique amp and I've come to rely on it heavily. The added routing flexibility of the LT would be nice but in reality, it wouldn't get used much, since I primary play at church, direct, on a silent stage. Are the switching issues on the Firehawk really that bad?
  5. I am considering picking up a Firehawk FX to use in place of the Digitech RP1000 I have been using for nearly 8 years. The RP1000 actually belongs to the church where I play. A second electric guitar player has just joined the band and he doesn't really have a decent setup. I thought about passing down the RP1000 and buying my own. A good number of the patches I use on the RP1000 are with the Matchless Chieftain model and seeing that the Firehawk has that same model was very appealing. I did a quick search for "RP1000" on this board and found just a couple references, so not much to go on. What I like about the RP1000: 1. Designed for 4CM with both a "stomp loop" and "amp loop". Although I primary run direct with in-ear monitors, I have used 4CM a few times. 2. Dedicated foot switch/button to toggle the effects loop and amp loop on or off. You don't lose a FS by having to assign the effect loop to one. 3. The XLR out is always speaker compensated, while the 1/4" out can be set to toggle it on or off 4. Ease of use. Very easy to tweak patches on the fly without needed the PC editor 5. No lag at all when switching presets 6. Built like a tank What I don't like: 1. Limited to a single effect of each type. I don't use a lot of modulation effects so it would be nice to swap one out for a second delay, for example. 2. Signal chain cannot be re-arranged except for placement of effect loop, which is either pre or post amp 3. Limited variety of effects. I've put a Zoom MS-70CDR in the stomp loop to help compensate for this but that thing is problematic as well as changing patches is not user friendly. After reading through some posts here, my main concerns with the Firehawk are the supposed notable lag when changing patches as well as some of the odd artifact noises when changing patches, as well as "hold-over" notes when using the tuner. As I will be using this in a church environment, having a noise or note play because I'm tuning up during a prayer would be awkward. It would also be nice to have a speaker compensated out on the XLR while having it disabled on the 1/4" out, but that isn't a dealbreaker for me. As I am new to Line 6 I have no idea how much difference there is between HD and non-HD models. I'm a bit concerned that the Chieftain model is not HD. Has anyone used it that can comment? I've heard some people mention that Line 6 seems to have ignored the Firehawk and are focusing on the Helix, as far as updates, etc. I can relate to this as Digitech did the same thing with the RP1000. They abandoned it in favor if the ill-fated iPB-10, which required the use of an iPad inserted into the top of it for programming. They got slammed for that product, which is now discontinued, while the RP1000 is still for sale. Yet still no firmware updates. It didn't diminish my enjoyment of the product, as it did everything I needed it to do for the time. I had been holding out for something new from Digitech but they seem to have shifted focus to things like the Trio+. Thanks in advance for any input you can provide. I'm just looking for so reassurance that maybe my concerns are a bit to nit-picky or that I'm worrying to much.
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