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  1. I bet if you call them they could order what you prefer http://www.sporthitech.com/ (855) 823-8894
  2. Simple test - next time you remove strings, grab the string binding post on the Korean JTV-69 locking Tuner and twist it back and forth, there exists 5 to 7 degrees of loose backlash. No Backlash on the Hipshot = more stability and ability to return to pitch during / after heavy whammy bar use
  3. The parent company = INMUSIC owns Alesis, Alto, Numark, Akai, M-Audio https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/InMusic_Brands The Alto TS112A have 800 watts ( 400 RMS) Total The Alesis Alpha 112A started life as an improved version - same cab ( just different brand badge) have 1000 watts ( 500 RMS) total and a larger HF Horn more details here: http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=12481.0 Agreed - but here in USA, I can buy four Alesis 112A cabs for the price of one Stagesource L2t http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SSL2T?adpos=1o2&creative=55686218521&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=CLmghOCwt8YCFQMbaQods3cJSg And run two for PA FOH mains and two for stage monitors - been doing that for many gigs -indoors. outdoors over a year and the Alesis Alpha 112A still work like new. I use Alto TS112A padded covers during transport http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/928368-REG/alto_spkrcvr12_slip_on_padded_speaker.html Alesis Alpha 112A are only 31 pounds - saves my back Owners Manual http://alesis.com/stuff/contentmgr/files/25/5493293bfa0d4f599875af6eddd8ea08/file/alpha112_quickstartguide_v1.2.pdf "What is a DSP doing in my Powered PA Cab?" Its performing a time aligned brickwall filter for each path of the Powered Bi-Amp Speaker Cab, and solves the classic issue of passive crossovers of having a "frequency hole" right in the middle of your audio frequency spectrum right at the woofer / HF Tweeter crossover point - which often is right in the middle of your Guitar Frequency spectrum See example below Classic passive Crossover DSP Active Crossover ( Firtec = DSP)
  4. IMHO - After these mods: Locking IEC AC Inlet ( and a X3 Live style protective bar for the LCD/Knobs) and Neutrik USB Connectors would I classify the Helix as "Tour Grade" http://www.neutrik.com/en/multimedia/multimedia-connectors/usb/ Product Guide - Section Data Connectors http://www.neutrik.com/en/multimedia/usb/nausb-w http://www.neutrik.com/en/multimedia/usb/nkusb Need to hang out at the POD HD Forum more or play gigs where Dancers jump on stage and walk on your gear POD HD500X Dead? http://line6.com/support/topic/14558-hd500x-dead/?hl=usb
  5. Id like A/B them with Line-6 StageSource powered cabs. Can't find a dealer with Line-6 inventory I bought a pair of EV ELX112P but they stay home while the Alpha 112A's I rely on for all my gigs. Great sound , go plenty loud and light. I use Alto TS112A padded covers during transport.
  6. Try eBay http://m.ebay.com/sch/i.html?isRefine=true&_nkw=alesis%20alpha&clk_rvr_id=858092950628&adpos=1o1&MT_ID=71&crlp=18583263259_2416792&device=m&geo_id=10232&keyword=alesis+alpha&crdt=0&ul_ref=http%253A%252F%252Frover.ebay.com%252Frover%252F1%252F711-42620-2056-0%252F2%253Fmpre%253Dhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.ebay.com%25252Fsch%25252Fi.html%25253F_nkw%25253Dalesis%25252520alpha%2526keyword%253Dalesis%252Balpha%2526crlp%253D18583263259_2416792%2526MT_ID%253D71%2526geo_id%253D10232%2526adpos%253D1o1%2526device%253Dm%2526srcrot%253D711-42620-2056-0%2526rvr_id%253D858092950628&ul_ref=http%3A%2F%2Frover.ebay.com%2Frover%2F1%2F711-42620-2056-0%2F2%3Fmpre%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.ebay.com%252Fsch%252Fi.html%253F_nkw%253Dalesis%252520alpha%26keyword%3Dalesis%2Balpha%26crlp%3D18583263259_2416792%26MT_ID%3D71%26geo_id%3D10232%26adpos%3D1o1%26device%3Dm%26srcrot%3D711-42620-2056-0%26rvr_id%3D858092950628&_mwBanner=1 $199 /ea here (I own 4) http://m.ebay.com/itm/331506696165?_trkparms=aid%253D222007%2526algo%253DSIC.MBE%2526ao%253D1%2526asc%253D20150519202348%2526meid%253D56501f25dfde4d62ac2a497109310ee2%2526pid%253D100408%2526rk%253D1%2526rkt%253D25%2526sd%253D331437629649&_trksid=p2056116.c100408.m2460
  7. FWIW = These cabs are built in the same factory as the Altos , yet sound even better than the Alto TS112A http://alesis.com/alpha112 details http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=12481.0
  8. what you describe is typical when using high gain amp settings, when your mag pickups require wax potting http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/faq/seymours-q-a/551575/
  9. http://www.zzounds.com/item--LIN991000105?siid=48818&gclid=CjwKEAjw2cOsBRD3xNbRp5eQxzYSJADZGYbzdmdz_8uIaMgVG8Yj_wRZMJ8altlM9NkbCLV3WyA_xRoCKW7w_wcB or http://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-LIN-991000110?src=Y0802G00SRCHCAPN&gclid=CjwKEAjw2cOsBRD3xNbRp5eQxzYSJADZGYbzVErnBqaKZBphetXvQj-yp1iV-CHCFFMaq4HA69dvchoCM83w_wcB
  10. Good call - should provide much needed Exposure, and generate sales. http://www.nashvilledowntown.com/play/nightlife/live-music Visit Gruhns Guitars http://guitars.com/ 2120 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204 (615) 256-2033 Side story - Last time I was there, I was working R&D for Gibson Dark Fire with Tronical, and I flew from Burbank to Nashville and Tronical picked me up at the Airport and we headed to a local club / bar - nothing but Budweiser - most exotic beer they had was "Michelob" - the next morning we got an early start and at breakfast I asked: Do you have anything other than "Maxwell House Coffee"? Only to find out I was staying at the actual "Maxwell House" Hotel http://www.millenniumhotels.com/usa/millenniumnashville/
  11. Yes there is patch to patch change latency on Firehawk ( and its longer than the HD500X ) the "patch change lag" is a result of loading new data in the Firehawk's singular DSP for each patch But if you have access to a Roland GR-55 - audition it for its patch change delay latency Know that the Line-6 Firehawk FX switches patches at least twice as fast as the GR-55.
  12. I get excellent results with a Roland Cube Street EX - plenty loud, battery powered 50 Watts (25 W + 25 W). Just feed the Stereo Line Inputs http://www.rolandus.com/products/cube_street_ex/
  13. This is the Firehawk FX forum Locate answers in the "POD HD" forum here: http://line6.com/support/forum/18-pod-hd/ http://line6.com/support/topic/14531-no-output-from-hd500/
  14. JTV Variax- Hipshot Staggered height Locking tuners now at Amazon $51 (Same as used on the USA Tyler JTV-69) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ABLI0IC?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00
  15. See FX Tweak Assignment indicator example on the far right
  16. Firehawk FX Firmware 1.10 Expression Pedal Options:
  18. http://forum.fractalaudio.com/axe-fx-ii-discussion/49249-wicked-wiki-7-balanced-connections-humbuster.html
  19. Try recalibrating the Expression pedal Toe Switch, or insert a small piece of wood under the expression pedal to restrict its travel so it never hits the toe switch . Use a stack of Post -it notes and peel off sheets until the "shim" is just right
  20. What is your IOS device? Here my Sonic port VX works great with iPhone 6 Plus and iPad AIR = both are using IOS 8.1.3 Remember the 1/4" Outputs on Sonic port are TRS Balanced ,and these work best when using a 1/4" TRS to XLR Male cable straight into a PA
  21. Might try Ebay Line 6 P/N# 21-34-0230, 3 Foot iOS Cable for Mobile Keys 25 and 49 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Line-6-21-34-0230-3-Foot-iOS-Cable-for-Mobile-Keys-25-and-49/291416585164?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140602152332%26meid%3D9bf2f295f9be4e82b4e2ef938f7a6b1c%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D2%26sd%3D281419799428
  22. I still have my Vetta+ FBV, and I have the Armin Cab firmware upgrade For reference comparison, I made frequency response plots (Several Pages worth) of all factory Vetta Amps, Cabs, and Mic Sims - and made a large PDF for folks to download at VGuitarforums ---- http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=88.msg3791#msg3791 Typical Amp, Cab, Mic Frequency Response Curves. Although I developed these tests a few years ago with a Line6 Vetta - the basic characteristic "EQ Curve" of most popular Amps, Cabs, and Mics are documented here - to get you in the ball park. I think anyone trying to get a decent guitar tone will be better equipped if they understand the Frequency response differences / relationships between: Amp Heads: a Fender Twin, and a Marshall JCM-800, or a Peavey 5150. Speaker Cabs: A Celestion Vintage 30, Jenson C10Q, or a JBL D130 Mics: Shure SM-57, Seinheisser 421, Neumann U-47 - (both On Axis and Off Axis!) Its not off topic to refer to these EQ plots when trying to emulate these sounds with a VG-99 - I view each of the companies (Line6, Roland, Digitech, Axsys) as leapfrogging each other - its more a function of "who's got the faster DSP and highest bit depth this year? http://www.vettaville.com/vetta_frequency_plots.htm (Must be a member of VGuitarforums and "logged in" to download the attached documents) http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=88.0;attach=919 http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=88.0;attach=920 http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=88.0;attach=921
  23. I suggest get a can of Caig DeOxit Contact spray and a very short blast into the External Expression pedal jack input. Then use any guitar cable and insert /remove a few times as this action will "clean" any oxidation from the jack's internal switch contacts The External Expression pedal jack is a switching type and often on new gear the Asian jack component vendors use a thin anti corrosion coating on the metal contacts -perform the above on any mechanical electrical contact that is intermittent or makes noise. My theory is the marginal switching Jack on the external expression pedal jack is momentarily opening up and creating the problem of no signal.
  24. BPM to Millisecond Delay Calculator tools http://www.dvfugit.com/beats-per-minute-millisecond-delay-calculator.php http://www.thewhippinpost.co.uk/tools/delay-time-calculator.htm
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