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    Alternative To Line 6 Link Cable

    About 6 months ago I ordered the dream rig system through Sweetwater. I didn't care at all for the DT25 amp so I returned it and the Line 6 link cable. But Now I wanna order the L2M monitor and connect with the Short Line 6 Link cable but I cannot order it only can find the 20 foot long ones. Does anyone know of a 6 foot alternative to that cable I can order. Thanks for any help. Also is anyone here running the L2m system and how do they like it..
  2. II was the original poster for the make your variax sound 100% better. I have been gone a few years from the forums . I had a few dozen messages from people wanting help I am sorry I wasn't around to reply. First of all this is for the wrap around hardtail bridges . First of all I added a piece of Velcro the soft side to the head stock behind the nut, also behind the bridge saddles. That is to help with any unwanted vibrations. Secondly I added string through bridge to lower the amount of pressure across the saddles, so I could lower the string height. The sharper the angle across the bridge the more pressure it takes the fret your notes. Then finally I filed the bridge on the pickup side on the 6th string to eliminate some buzzing I had. Hopefully this helps some of you out there. If not sorry
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  4. Well recently in another discussion I ran across an Idea to help eleviate some of the sympathetic resonance that occurs with the variax guitar.Link here http://line6.com/support/message/485558#485558 (quite amplified do to the Full Range of the Variax and HD500 capability's). I expanded on his Idea and chose to add vibration relief on the Bridge also. (there are pictures showing what I did on the other discussion). I wanted to express my extreme satisfaction in the results I am getting. Over the last few days of practice I am amazed at the sound quality of the modeling. (greatly improved I think from the lack of sound artifacts being modeled along with what I was playing). Also the quality of the alternative tunings I used to never use the 12 string models cause I thought they sounded terrible at times especially tuned down. Now they sound phenomenal no warble sounds, just true to what I was playing. I am not kidding I sat for about an hour going through the different models and tunings amazed at how great they sounded. ( the last time I was ever impressed by a piece of gear was about 16 years ago I bought a 5150 combo and fell in love with tube distortion, just loved the sound of it.) made me enjoy playing. I am hoping that others try this technique and have the same results (Truely I do).. Thanks for Others in these forums that have always been helpful for me...
  5. I have had numerous requests for the original link unfortunately line6 has killed the old chat room format there is no way to retrieve it. I honestly hardly ever check the forums anymore do too the fact I no longer have any issues with the variax. Through out this thread lies the answers you seek. I haven't had any problems with pings or artifacts since the last modifications I did. I hope whoever is having issues finds the answers to their problems in this thread there is allot of useful information. Not just by me the whole community has posted allot of valuable information. Good luck to you all
  6. I am not sure if this is the right forum to post this under I have a hd500 but I recently purchased a Amplifi 30. I have a MacBook Pro running El Capitan , when I choose hd500 as input and the Amplifi as the Bluetooth output i can hear backing tracks but I can't hear what I am playing through the hd500. Is it possible to have the input from the hd500 go through the Amplifi via Bluetooth. Do I have something set up wrong.. In the past I was able to choose different output other than line6. Thanks for the help
  7. Hey I am glad they figured out a way to block out unwanted noise for the the trem version... I don't think the Floyd version has any issues since it is clamped on both ends.. May be why some people think it sounds better than the other models... But that's Awesome great Idea....
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    POD HD 500, MAC OSX 10.11 EL CAPITAN

    Running El Capitan 10.11.1 Beta here and no problems.. just for more conformation..
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    POD HD 500, MAC OSX 10.11 EL CAPITAN

    I am beginning to wonder if my HD500 is obsolete? I never had to wait like this for Audio drivers... Its been almost two weeks now since it was released and nothing.. At least I never had issues with it not working as a audio source even before updating the drivers.. Usually it was software editing issues... I will have to wait to upgrade I think this is the first time I had to wait which is pretty good track record...
  10. Its been quiet a while Since I have filed the gap in the piezo casing and bridge.. I am glad to acknowledge I have not had a single ping or any sound artifacts since.. The guitar sounds great and plays great.. Good luck guys with solving your variax issues hope the best for you..
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    How many HD users will actually upgrade to helix

    yeah I hear you on that... they Often have some amazing guitar players doing promos for their gear.. (first name comes to mind is Paul Hindmarsh the guy is just a phenomenal player..) He can make any gear sound like its worth 1500 bucks.. He has actually become my favorite guitar player period. He is so versatile in what he can play.... but thanks for the 2 cents well received...
  12. I was kinda curious how many out there is willing to shell out a extra Grand for this. From what i have heard from the Video demos ( the sound samples only are maybe 15% better than the HD series at best). In my opinion especially for what I use it for If I needed all the extra studio functions it would be different hence has less value for me.. The Control options are allot better and the processing power more robust but for me it doesn't seem worth the hassle or the cost. Allot of the added features I would not use and I would have to rebuild all my patches from scratch again like when I upgraded from the Xt series and the old Bean POD before that.. I am just not sold on this unit as a worthy upgrade for me at this time... just wondering other peoples thoughts or am I the only one thinking this way.. By the way if you don't agree with me that's fine this is a forum not a faq page.. Just no need for attacking peoples opinions... I don't openly attack other peoples Ideas unless in retaliation or provoked..
  13. Well just thought I would post a heads up on how my variax is sounding and playing since I filed the casing.. I have not heard a single ping or artifact since.. Was able to turn off the global eq settings I had set up to help neutralize the nasty ping frequencies. Over all I am quite happy with the variax, probable would say its my favorite guitar I have owned of all time now.. I am hoping the others that have filed it has had the same results...
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    How many HD users will actually upgrade to helix

    Awe that sucks never had that happen to me.. actually the only problem I have had with my hd500 is every once in a while I need to take it apart and clean the foot switches.. ( just use contact cleaner and works perfectly fine afterwards...) I think the new helix is going to sound better but not by much than the HD500.. Just for kicks I went back and watch the review videos for the HD500 and the PODxt, they always talk about improved dynamics and real amp feel. And how each generation was miles ahead of what they had previously done. They always roll back the volume to demonstrate how the amp model cleans up just like a real amp does.. I am hoping the helix is miles ahead of what they had previously ( I think what they have done with the user innerface is amazing, but the way it sounds after its recorded should not be that drastic)..
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    How many HD users will actually upgrade to helix

    Does your HD500 crash I have never had mine crash..
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    How many HD users will actually upgrade to helix

    Yeah I still don't think I would use the 8 track feature. I don't record hardly ever.. Also I am kinda at the end of the road for huge investments in time and money for guitar. ( I am mainly focusing on Drums right now). I had a goal of learning a 100 songs on guitar then moving on to making my own music. I have made the first goal now I am learning drums so I can start writing my own music.. I actually enjoy playing drums more, but when I was younger technology was not quite there yet for Electronic drum kits ( do to noise restraints of apartment living could not have acoustic kit).. Its funny though I have my own house now, but still use a E kit LOL..
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    How many HD users will actually upgrade to helix

    Oh yeah I forgot the power switch... It may be worth the extra grand just for that I miss having a on off switch..
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    How many HD users will actually upgrade to helix

    It seems to me the driving force for people upgrading is the ease of dialing in tones.. Not so much better sound quality ( though they seem to look toward that also).. I guess for me since I already have all my presets made and its not cumbersome for me to make a new tone I don't see the value in it.... I actually see less value because I have to go through and make all new tones.. which was frustrating in previous upgrades ( been using line6 since the original POD).. All the other features like 4 amps and 8 channels of audio I would never use, nor would I use the multi assignable effects loop... that was the point of buying the modeler so I would not need outboard effects.. I am trying to go back to what I would call modern basics, some of the greatest music was record with 2 tracks or less, with just a amp and guitar. It relied more and ingenuity of playing vs billions of effects and routing options.. I think for me and allot of people including me its overkill...
  19. Well I am glad your mod has helped clean up some of the artifacts, I think they need to figure out a way to make the piezo pickups a bit less sensitive. ( but then I think we would wind up complaining cause it doesn't pick up all our little nuances in our playing_) Its so difficult weed out the funny sounds we don't want but keep the articulation we do want.. I don't have the 69 I have the 59 burst, just a personal question does your head stock graphic drive you nuts. It just looks really tacky to me the way it has James Tyler plastered all over it.. That was one of the turn offs I had about the 69.. I used to be a strat guy before I got the variax ( I like the looks and feel of a strat more than les paul style).. sorry went a little off topic..
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    How many HD users will actually upgrade to helix

    You know whats funny I started this thread simply because I was interested if people were planning on upgrading to the helix From the HD500. And what their opinions were. Didn't really care how they came about it. Its so sad it diverted to all this crap.. Oh well I guess I can say this thread has been hijacked LOL
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    How many HD users will actually upgrade to helix

    then you should be more careful what you post we can't read minds.. I am 100% sure of that.. what do you know can assign numbers to a opinion... and besides he assigned a number value to his opinion it so it is not relevant..
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    How many HD users will actually upgrade to helix

    Is that your opinion, or can it be quantified LOL... Cause it only counts if it can be quantified...
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    How many HD users will actually upgrade to helix

    Thank you for the example, of what I was explaining...
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    How many HD users will actually upgrade to helix

    I don't think it matters to some people how you came up with a percentage, It just bothers them. Especially if they don't understand it. People tend to Hate, dislike or fear what they don't understand. And besides no need to take a bullet for me I am the one who started this discussion ( of peoples opinions I would like to add)..
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    How many HD users will actually upgrade to helix

    I am not sure where you get that from People all the time calculate their opinions. And isn't that what the primary purpose of chat rooms are (peoples opinions) If not we might as well just read the Faq page..
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