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      Welcome to the Line 6 forums!

      Hello, Line 6ers. We are pleased to announce the latest incarnation of our community support forums. Feel free to explore and post threads. Our forums are here so that our community members will continue to help one another, partake in respectful, thought-provoking debates and conversations, and forge great relationships.   Line 6 has appointed the Line 6 Experts to moderate the forums, but occasionally, Line 6 staff will post to certain threads. As these are community support forums, please remember that your post is not a direct message to Line 6. If you need to contact our technical staff, please do so at www.Line6.com/support. Also, please submit your product ideas at www.line6.ideascale.com so the community can vote up the best ideas.
      For those who've used our previous forum system, please note that the old forums are archived in a read-only state at http://line6.com/supportarchivenew/ There's still a lot of useful information there.   We'd like to remind everyone that by using our forums, you are agreeing to our Terms of Use, found at http://line6.com/termsofuse.html. Please remember to treat everyone with respect, and expect the same from your fellow community members. We're looking forward to your continued contributions to our community.       Line 6 Customer Support
    • Line6Tony

      What tones do you want Line 6 to build?

      Folks,   Here is where to go to let Line 6 know what tones you are interested in seeing built: http://line6.ideascale.com/a/ideafactory.do?mode=top&discussionFilter=byids&discussionID=47764. We will use your feedback when creating how-to videos and setting presets on our products.   One tone per submission so others can vote on it, please. We encourage you all to submit as many tones as you want, but it doesn't work when you lump them all into one submission. Thanks!       Line 6 Customer Support
    • Line6Tony

      Templates and tones from L6 Tone Made Easy classes

      Tone Made Easy is a series of classes presented by Line 6 that teaches the fundamentals of how to create great guitar tone using basic techniques and equipment knowledge.   For content that you can reference to learn how to become a better sounding guitar player, including the templates that re-create some of your favorite guitarist's tones, go to http://line6.com/tone-templates/.   To learn more about Tone Made Easy and other events, go to http://line6.com/events/.
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      "Why is Line 6 not responding???"   10/29/2015

      Friends of Line 6,   We notice that many times, customers ask on our forums "Why is Line 6 not responding???"   Please understand that our forums exist so that our community members can help one another and talk to each other. Our very knowledgeable Line 6 Experts monitor and moderate our forums, and have direct lines to Line 6 staff to report trouble or get useful information, but they are not paid employees of Line 6. Line 6 staff is generally aware of the most sensitive and/or active forum threads, and occasionally will post to certain threads. However, our forum is not the appropriate place to ask Line 6 for a response to your questions. Additionally, sending a private message to a Line 6 staff member does not guarantee a response.   Remember, if you need to contact our technical staff, we welcome you to do so at www.Line6.com/support. Here you can either create a support ticket or call our US or EU staffs.   Also, "Why is Line 6 not responding???" can mean "Why is Line 6 not fixing {insert issue}???" Again, Line 6 staff is generally aware of the most sensitive and/or active forum threads and issues. Please know that once we are aware of a given issue, we have to capture enough data to reproduce and understand the issue, create the resolution for the problem, test it, and make sure that nothing else is broken in the process. Unfortunately, the process takes weeks and sometimes even months, depending on the complexity of the issue, cooperation of other companies, and a variety of other factors. We appreciate your patience during those times, and we'll do even better at providing meaningful communications periodically.   In the end, we, your fellow musicians, truly want to resolve any such issues as quickly as possible so you can get back to making music with your Line 6 gear. We thank you for your patronage and your understanding.       Best Regards,   Line 6
    • Line6Tony

      Warning about downloaded tones, patches and presets   01/11/2016

      Please be aware that downloaded tones, patches and presets that were created by other users have the potential to be corrupted and not work correctly on the target device. Firewall/Antivirus/Internet security applications, Internet/video accelerators and proxy servers, among other things, can be causes of trouble with downloaded files.   If your device freezes, a rule of thumb is to back up your custom patches, reset the unit to its factory state, ensure the unit does not freeze while in this state, then load your patches one by one, testing after each load to determine which patch is faulty.   Otherwise, please contact our Customer Support team at www.Line6.com/support/tickets. Please be prepared to supply your backup file so that we can investigate your case further.


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  1. I’m not positive they had the cabs sims built into the amp models on the mkii’s. I just believe they did based on the sound. The mkii had much better capabilities and options for effects and routing. It was more like a pod xt live built into an amp.
  2. Making the jump

    +1 on going full vs lt. the scribbles, extra exp pedal input, extra I/O, and two extra footswitch buttons are very worth it if you’re coming over from an elaborate pedalboard.
  3. FRFR speaker !!!

    I have a Celestion K12H-200TC “full range” 12 speaker arriving tomorrow, which I’ll first be throwing in a spider valve 112 for fun. The spider valve’s are great tube combos for a helix. Perhaps with this speaker, it’ll sound good with my IR’s turned on as well. I use an additional frfr speaker on stage only when some stage volume is needed (I still send direct to FOH). This could be a good amp-style alternative like the new powercabs.
  4. Helix Setup and Harsh Tones

    I know tone is subjective, but there’s typically guitar tones that we all generally identify as good. For situations like the one in this thread, I think it would be cool for L6 to have some really good presets pre-loaded from respected players. Then, include a small booklet with a paragraph or two from each artist concerning the tone and how they built it. This way, newcomers could “reverse engineer” good patches to see why they sound good.
  5. I still have my mk1 112 and 212. I’ve owned both the mk1 and mk2 versions. I always felt like they had the cab sims turned off on the mk1’s, but left them in on the Mk2’s. I loved the extra features on the 2, but I never could get as good of a straight amp tone out of the XT-based models of the 2 versus the pod2.0-based models of the 1. The 2 has a similar sound as to when I run a cab model into an actual guitar cabinet. The metal blue, metal amber, and insane amber models on the 1 are fantastic. Now, the amps are my on-stage guitar cabs when I need to have some guitar sound on stage with my helix. They work great for that too. ...I think I’m going to go test this theory with my Pod XT Live.
  6. Another Speaker/Amp Question

    No, the spider valve will not make a good pa-style speaker sound. Use it for practicing by turning off your cab sim or IR on the helix patch, then plugging into the effect return. Many people do this for their main setup. I used a pod hd500x and a spider valve 112 together on stage for years.
  7. Helix Bug Reports

    Helix Floor, 2.54. I noticed that on a 10-band EQ block, the initial change from 0 to -0.1 doesn’t show the “-“ symbol. The symbol doesn’t appear until you get to -0.2. I havent’t checked to see if it does it on other EQ blocks.