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ryhamilt last won the day on February 15 2014

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  1. Yeah, per my understanding, when running into the guitar input, the guitar tone is only coming out of the main speaker and the tweeters are only used for the post effects. I was pretty disppointed in this as well (I knew it was like this before I purchased the amp). You can always go through the aux in...that should allow you to use all 5 speakers. But then, you're relying on any external preamps or effects as this bypasses the internal modeling. I wish Line 6 would give us the option to use all 5 speakers when/if we wanted...regardless of the effects.
  2. I probably should have tested this out a long time ago considering I own twice as many acoustics as I do electrics…but I just plugged in my Taylor T5 and had it out. I played through the No Amp, Tube Instrument Preamp, Line 6 Piezacoustic 2, and Line 6 Variax Acoustic settings. Not sure if the Variax one is made specifically for the Variax or not, but it doesn't hurt to try it. In my opinion, the best sound with the T5 is the No Amp setting…just used the T5's tone controls…and a touch of reverb…sounded great. I also tried a couple of my Tacomas….sounded good as well, but for some reason I think the T5 sounded better (and I am very partial to my Tacomas…nothing beats the sound of my Tacoma CM28C). I'll still probably use my Roland BA-330 for my acoustic stuff. Now, using the T5 for the electric sounds…well, I think we all know that the T5 will never replace a standard electric. I can plug my Reverend, Tele, or Gretsch into the Amplifi and they all sound great no matter the setting. The T5, on the other hand, took a lot of tweaking to get it to sound right. Still serviceable, but just not quite there. Just my 2 pennies.
  3. Thanks so much Rowbi. This is a HUGE help! Glad to know we can use the Shortboard to control the effects like that. Looks like I will be purchasing one….
  4. Thank you sir! I appreciate any insight you can provide...
  5. Sorry to bump this up…but I really want to know about the functionality with the shortboard. Anyone with any insight? It apparently works…I just want to know to what degree (if multiple effects are involved). Thanks!
  6. Thanks for this! I just bought an express...but I'll probably return it to get the shortboad as I'd much rather be able to turn the effects on and off. One question though....how does the shortboard know which effect to turn on/off? What if you have 2 delays in the chain? Will the shortboard turn off both of them...or just the first one in the chain? Have you experimented with that at all?
  7. I'm sorry…but this is on you. You were not mislead by any stretch of the imagination. It was clearly documented…well, everywhere…that the app was only compatible with iOS. The only mention of Android compatibility are on the message boards by folks who want it. Not trying to be mean, but take responsibility for your mistake. Don't blame Line 6 on this one.
  8. I tell you, the more I mess with this amp, the more impressed I am. I tried some more experimentation today. Plugged my guitar into a Voodoo Labs Amp Selector…output A to Amplifi…output B to my HD300, which I then plugged into the 1/8" aux input (via adapter) in the back of the Amplifi. Holy cow….two amp modelers in one! I can dial in a clean or acoustic-type setting on the Amplifi and then have a nice dirty setting on the HD300 (or vice versa)…run both at the same time, or switch back forth…or, well, I can really do whatever I want. With this set-up, I could have a plethora (Jefe, what is a plethora?) of effects going. I haven't tried it yet, but I'd like to set-up similar amp models (with no effects) on both the HD300 and the Amplifi and do an A/B comparison. Now, I'll be honest, I'm not the smartest when it comes to power consumption and amps and blah blah blah. Any chance that the above set-up will hurt the Amplifi? I'm not turning it up past halfway. I don't want to risk killing the amp just to play around. Thoughts?
  9. Do you think this is consistent across the board? That there is a hum present when using the express with the 150? I was considering purchasing one to use with my 150, but if there is a hum…then it's a no go. I would go for the Shortboard, but, as I understand it, the Shortboard can't turn the individual effects on/off, correct? So, I really can't justify the Shortboard. Would a future update allow for the Shortboard to turn the effects on/off? Is that even possible?
  10. My Amplifi 150 just arrived today. I had pre-ordered through Sweetwater...apparently MF and GC had exclusive rights to the first batch. But anyway…this thing is amazing! Right out of the box, the four presets sounded great….especially the clean sounds. But then, playing around with the app and a few tone matches (Cliffs of Dover was almost spot on…and Van Halen's Unchained was not too shabby either)…I played for over an hour and didn't even realize it. For those slamming this product cause it's not what you imagined…well…I think you owe it to yourself to try it out and remember that playing guitar is supposed to be fun. Will it replace my Orange or Vox? No…I love those amps. But this amp really fills a whole other spectrum. The sound through those 5 speakers is just phenomenal. And yes, I wish it had an XLR out, but I experimented with it and used the headphones out into my Roland BA-330. Sounded great. Yes, it cuts off the speakers (which is to be expected), but at least I can still use it at church, which is where I do most of my playing. I see this amp getting a lot of playing time…. And now I just have to get this off my chest. I first came to this SUPPORT forum to get an idea of the product and hopefully hear from users of the product before mine arrived. What I found was 95% of the posts were from people who had never tried it and wanted to complain about it. "It isn't loud enough! Line 6 lied in their advertising! Pssh…it's only a toy for beginners…not us REAL, professional musicians." Ugh. Yes, I realize it's the internet…and a forum on the internet. You have every right to voice your opinion. But do so, and then please move on. Let the support forums be support forums. If you own the product or have tried it and have complaints, suggestions, etc., then by all means, voice your concerns/opinions. But don't bash a product without first trying it. My 2¢.
  11. Please forgive me if this is a little ignorant. I haven't looked at Line 6 gear in quite a while, but the HD500X has peaked my interest. Well, while researching it, I also ran across the POD HD Pro X Rackmount. For the life of me, I can't figure out why the rackmount is $200 more than the HD500X. It appears to be the same thing...just in a rackmount form. What am I missing? Does the HD500X allow for 2 signal paths like the rackmount? Does it have the same amp models, effects, etc? Are there more I/Os on the rackmount? It seams like, with the HD500X, you get the POD HD Pro X...plus the floorboard! I mean seriously....I think I'm going insane trying to figure this out. Please help....
  12. I've never posted on here before, but have done quite a bit of searching in the past and have always found the forums very helpful. I haven't owned a Line 6 product since the Flextone II XL, which I loved. I've been playing through only tube amps for the past 10 years or so....Orange, Vox, etc. I love playing through tube amps, but I'm now starting to get back into amp modeling. Anyway, the Amplifi intrigues me. A lot of people on here say it's a toy...and in a way it is. But I think it has a lot of flexibility. And here's where my potentially stupid question comes in (or questions). Is this amp actually FRFR? When I plug my guitar into the input, does the amp only use the guitar speaker and the other 4 speakers are only used by accompanying music (if playing along with a track)? Or would my guitar sound come through all 5 speakers? What if I want to use another modeling pedal...or a Tech 21 sansamp? (BTW, have you guys seen the Tech 21 Fly Rig 5? Very cool....) If I used a sansamp, would I just plug into the guitar input...or would I have to go into the aux input on the back of the amp to take advantage of all 5 speakers? I like the idea of being able to play with the Line 6 models through the app...but if I can also use the amp as a clean source for other modeling pedals, then win-win. Thanks in advance for any insight.
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