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  1. sounds like something worth checking out. let us know how that works for you!
  2. I always get a better bass sound by cutting some of the bass and boosting the mids, high mids and treble. This will help you cut through better. Too much low end and not enough mids is a recipe for muddy, lost-in-the-mix sound. Good luck!
  3. thanks for that. will give them a try
  4. I have struggled with this too. Any chance @inkowathingortwo could post up some settings? Thanks
  5. interested to hear more on this too. I've noticed similar.
  6. Is this a cover that sits on top of the Helix or does it wrap underneath as well? Is the back side always open for cable connections, or can it be velcro'd or otherwise closed? Thanks
  7. I have experimented with all three leslies on the Helix. Better or worse results depending on which one. The Fender vibratone clone is the best of the lot for me, then 145 then 122. I have found that depending on the IR I'm using (I use nearly all third party IRs from The Amp Factory or OH) and the amp sim, sometimes it's best to have the rotary on it's own with cab IR disabled but sometimes it sounds good to me with the cab IR on and the rotary on (either directly after IR, on path A or dropped down on eto path B and "mixed" in with the cab IR. I also have exp. 1 set to blend the mix of the rotary into the main guitar signal so, on the presents with cab IR on all the time, I can bring the Leslie/Vibe in as much as I want. That, for me, was a very cool find in the controllers. I do make sure to cut the max speed down some from the full speed the sim is capable of running. At max for me, I like it in the 5-6 range and low speed in the 1-1.5 range. edit: I also have some (light) reverb in the background too, simulating a room, usually. I like the depth this adds to the sound.
  8. I have an L3T and it will get pretty loud with a five string before it farts out. bear in mind, it's a powered 2x10 w/horn. Given that, it really does a great job on bass.
  9. (dumb) question: does one have to take the bottom off of the Helix, to access the hex adjustment of the expression pedal? I noticed a squeak recently but it's not horrible (yet).
  10. I have come to love the L3T so much that my DT25 is up for sale. It's gathering dust so off it goes...to help fund a Helix or Fractal AX8 purchase :)
  11. I had been using JTV69/HD500/DT25 for a couple years. Recently moved to HD500/L3T and am really liking it so far. As noted above, it's very loud...I mean...VERY loud. If I didn't need it for bass guitar as well, I'd have gone with the L2T. Having that extra speaker for bass is wonderful and the form factor is great too. It's tall but the 12" square form factor and that it doesn't "look" like a guitar cabinet also go over well with my wife :) Basically, you can use the guitar cab for electric guitar. You can use the L series PA speaker for guitar, bass, acoustic, vocals, keys, PA system, canned music....It's very versatile. edit: it makes a real difference to have the L3T in "electric guitar" mode when using for that purpose. PA mode for bass and acoustic.
  12. How does one obtain and install a firmware update for the stagesource speakers?
  13. So, was there any followup? Did you get in touch with Line 6 and did they provide any help or guidance?
  14. L3T here...using for bass as well as guitar. This is a SUPER loud speaker and it sounds great for bass. I use it vertically, in PA mode with the POD HD500 ampeg model. Love it!
  15. Hi. Thanks but I returned that speaker as defective and bought a new one. Thus far, no issues with the same setup running into the speaker. This leads me to conclude that it was, in fact a problem with the L3T, not the rig itself.
  16. FWIW, I have a thread here and a ticket open on a L3T speaker that was exhibiting distortion on sustained notes. It was an intermittent problem. I was using L6 Link but it also appeared with plugging in direct to the input 1/2 with a regular cable. It wasn't (IMHO) a fan rattle or speaker issue, it sounded more like a circuit problem. Ultimately, I decided to return the speaker to the seller and buy another one. I'll give that a try and see if I encounter the same issue. If so, I'll sadly be saying goodbye to the stagesouce gear and hello to ElectroVoice PA speakers or maybe the Alto Black series. Good luck with your issue. Hope you get it sorted.
  17. Thanks for the replies. It's not a "wind chimes in a Cuisine Art" sound :) It's not digital clipping. The note starts out beautifully....clean and clear. As the note begins to decay over time, the distortion comes in and takes over. I have not experienced this using the same cable from the POD HD500 to my DT25 head via L6 Link. I have plugged in guitar and bass directly into the side inputs on the L3T with similar but intermittent distortion. It's not an artifact of the Link, as best I can tell.
  18. I have a L3T speaker and am running the following signal chain: electric guitar-->G50-->POD HD500-->L6 Link-->L3T I have experienced INTERMITTENT problems with held notes (such as hitting an open E or open A string and letting it ring out) beginning to distort as they decay. The distortion (on a previously clean note) begins after about 4 seconds and gets progressively nastier as the note fades out. The POD patches I am using are various amps, but even clean notes with HiWatt/deluxe or other non-distortion amp models exhibit this behavior (on an intermittent basis). I have swapped out cables, batteries, changed patches, built new patches from scratch using clean amp settings, plugged a bass and an electric guitar directly into the inputs.... There doesn't seem to be a rhyme or reason as to when or if the distortion shows up. Anyone have any experience with this or further thoughts. I opened a support ticket with Line6 and was told it could be the fan rattle that was a known issue but this is almost certainly not a rattle. It's a note distortion and it occurs at either low (conversational) or higher volumes. Thanks in advance for any constructive advice.
  19. ummm, actually, there were numerous issues with the JTV's when they first came out. Both with the 69's and the 59's. So, the track record would indicate that there will likely be need for service in the future, with later generations of gear. If you need proof, there are plenty of threads here going back years, documenting issues. I own a JTV 69 and like it a lot but.....I had to send it back to Line6 for a problem with the bridge. They fixed it and life goes on. You shouldn't minimize the OP's feelings on this. It's a legitimate concern and I suspect the OP posted in order to give Line6 a message that they need to work on customer service centers or they will begin losing customers.
  20. Thanks for the reply. How would you describe the L3 when handling bass duties? Can it get loud before farting out? When you say "small area" are you speaking about maybe a coffe shop gig or ~50 person pub/bar? trying to get a sense of what realistic expectation I should have as I'd have to buy-to-try these as they are not stocked in my local stores.
  21. I'm highly interested in this too. How loud could a L2M go before farting out? It's only 1x10 speaker for the low notes so can't be expected to handle too much in the way of lows. I want a single solution for HD500 in combination with electric guitars, JTV69 (electric and acoustic tones) and bass guitar as well. I need something that can get pretty loud and not fart out, has a smallish form factor, reasonable weight and doesn't break the bank. Any real world experience would be great! Thanks
  22. I'm interested in this as well. Athough I'd prefer an L2M or L2T for bass. Was there ever a result of the above comparison posted somewhere? Anyone else with experience in using the L2-series for bass? Thanks
  23. I have a DT25 head and bought a Jet City 1x12 cab. Took out the stock speaker and loaded in an EVM-12L. I really like this speaker with the DT25 and POD HD500.
  24. hello. any chance you could PM this info to me as well? thanks
  25. yeah....that was my thought as well. I have a POD HD 500 but it would be nice to just be able to take the head and cab for jams and have it set up with eight voicings tweaked to my sounds. playing with a laptop or iOS..i might as well have the POD along. oh well....
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