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    2.8 update stuck in 'boot failure, entered update mode'

    Has these updating issues been mainly on PCs or are they happening on Macs too?
  2. Any Mac users running Sierra having these same issues here?
  3. I used to have the original... should've kept it even though it was a little underpowered and far too heavy for its size. This new one is a LOT more expensive ($1500.00!!) but I still love the idea of a single point source stereo and I agree with what Mr. Pittman has to say about the impracticality of stereo in most live situations. I also love the idea of carrying one speaker to the gig. One thing he doesn't directly mention in this video is that you don't get any of the phase cancellation issues that you get when you sum pretty much any stereo signal to mono. This, by the way, is why the double tracking effect on the Helix doesn't work for crap in mono. It would work extremely well on the Spacestation. Now for the bad. 65 lbs?! Seriously? In this day and age of switching power supplies and neodymium magnets? Spacestation XL
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    Helix Firmware 2.80

    I wonder if this update is taking so long because... it's the last one or is, at least, the last iteration of the firmware because this last version will be squeezing the most out of the Helix. We might get a patch or two afterwards but nothing major because the next major revision will require newer hardware - the next iteration of the Helix. Think about it. The Helix was release June 11 2015. That was 4 years ago and that's a long time in tech years. I mean, I'd be ok with it. I just can't help but wonder.
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    Helix Firmware 2.80

    Well... they are a little late according to their announcement here in this forum... not that I really care. Still pretty happy with my Helix the way it is.
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    Am I the only one...... ?

    Meh. Amps are way too limiting for my tonal palette needs. I just sold my Quilter Aviator 8, which I dearly loved but it always left me needing more sounds. I had a pedalboard but have pretty much gotten rid of all the individual pedals that I depended on. Still, when I had it it wasn’t as satisfying as what the Helix gives me.
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    Helix Firmware Upgrade 2.8 - Blues :(

    What, no template for Digital Performer?
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    Helix Firmware Upgrade 2.8 - Blues :(

    Bourbon. Straight, no chaser.
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    NMDRD! (Strymon BigSky content...)

    I used to own one - the 1st gen. I loved it but at that time I wasn't able to use it as much as I would have liked to so I sold it... BIG mistake! As for stereo in one cabinet being uninspiring, I think owners of the venerable Roland JC120 would disagree with you.
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    oops.... I bought an Axe FX III.... but...

    I too had a Variax - the 1st gen and while I'm sure they've improved, because of the piezo pickups there are going to have to be some compromises in tone. My Variax sounded like it was already plugged into an amp no matter what you plugged it into. There was so so much missing in the high end. I'm sure they've had to lop off quite a lot of the highs that a piezo pickup actually captures to get rid of that pingy-ness that's inherent in all of them. Not sure if they can ever do anything about that. It also didn't really interact with an amp's input impedance, likely because of the active electronics, and that gave it sort of a dead non-reactive feel. I had that thing for a few years and it was very very convenient indeed but on that instrument, everything sounded really close... but no cigar. I had deluded myself into being content with what it was giving me until that one fateful day when I picked up a "regular" electric guitar (a Strat). That day made me realize just how much it - and I, was missing. The acoustic sounds were pretty stellar though and that was really 80% of my reason for buying it. I'll probably check out a Variax again in the future... but it will be with very skeptical ears.
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    NMDRD! (Strymon BigSky content...)

    May I suggest an Aspen Pittman Stacestation V3
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    Main Guitar

    Unless a guitar is custom built for you, I simply cannot justify spending more than $1k for it. Pretty guitars are fine but it only goes so far.
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    Main Guitar

    Have you considered building your own? I really don’t believe in spending too much money on a bolt-on body. The neck and electronics are where I prioritize. Although, it would be nice to be able to go to a place like Warmoth and tap on a few bodies to see how they ring.
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    Revv Generator 120 in 2.8

    I like that the REVV logo changes colors when he changes channels... It's the little things. lol
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    Headrush FRFR

    Has anyone had a chance to check one of these speakers out? The price is sure tempting.
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    Guitar input pad - does you or doesn't you?

    I've never needed to.
  17. I posted this comment in Ideascale. What do you guys think? I read somewhere that Line 6 is hesitant about this idea because when you separate the preamp and power amp and stick a device between them, you change the character of the interaction between those two units - thus changing the sound of the modeled amps. This is true even when you use a buffer, I think and I think I can attest to this. I had a Fender Blues Deluxe some years back and I did notice a change in the way the amp sounded and felt when I put something in the loop. That said, what if Line6 simply created several modeled power amp models with Fender, Marshall,Vox and Mesa etc. topologies or maybe one power amp module that's reconfigurable to those topologies? After all, do any of us really know how a Mesa (or whatever) Power section really sounds like on its own? I doubt it.
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    Best way to set up stereo?

    My issue with running mono live is the phase cancellation that invariably happens to all the stereo effects. They all thin out and sound a little weird. As for running in stereo, I really don't think it's necessary to separate the speakers much. You'll still get a bigger sound than in mono. The Roland JC-120 is proof of this - it's just too damned big and heavy. This, however might be the solution. https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Spacestation3--aspen-pittman-designs-center-point-stereo-spacestation-v3-280w-3d-stereo-monitor
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    This whole separate preamp and power amp thing.

    Nah, man. You were clear. Thanks for the upvote! The more I think about it, the more it makes sense to just model the power sections. I think you have the better idea. I love it!
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    This whole separate preamp and power amp thing.

    Sounds kinda like this idea I posted - https://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Amp-Builder-Creator-App/841518-23508#idea-tab-details
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    Helix vs AXFX 3, seriously...

    Great to whom??? Personally, I don't create patches to please anybody but ME. You don't like it or think it sucks? Well, you know what they say about opinions... Kilrahi is absolutely right not to post anything for you to judge.
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    Helix vs AXFX 3, seriously...

    I would never judge a modeler by its factory presets. Ever. And I can't understand why people would even do that. The proof is in how or if it's able to let you make it sound the way you want it to. Obviously you liked Fractal's factory presets and that's fine but I'd bet that plenty of people who don't because no factory preset will ever please everybody. Full Stop.
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    Helix 2.8 release likely not for several months

    Meh. Idon't care. It's not like it's unusable in its current state.
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    Headrush FRFR

    Actually I was asking about the Headrush. Should’ve been more clear. Sorry.
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    Headrush FRFR

    Well, to be clear, as the OP, I never asked that. I’m merely curious about the Headrush. Im leaning towards the QSC CP8 because I’m not interested in something purpose built for something. In this case, modelers as the Headrush seems to be. I want something more flexible. I guess I was just hoping that someone who’d tried them both could give an opinion on how the two compared to each other simply because the Headrush is so cheap. I was Also hoping that folks posting would’ve posted about the FRFR 108 and not the 112. Admittedly, I should have been more clear about that. Thank you all for your responses.