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    Amplifi 75 or Fender GT40?

    Hi Everyone, I have owned Line 6 amps and still have a Spider 75 with FBV and it has been a reliable and fun amp. I do not play out, only in my living room, next to my computer work station and I have Amplitube 4 on my iPad Gen 1 but get tired of headphones. I've been wanting a stereo guitar amp that I could stream music to that I could then play along with and when the Amplifi first came out, I was tempted to purchase one but there were so many negative comments on so many varied forums regarding poor Bluetooth capability, that I shied away. In the interim, I've been getting by with my PC to play songs and drum tracks. Now that I have a little money saved away again, I have been looking and saw that Sweetwater is offering the Amplifi 75 for $249. That piqued my interest, and I have been reading/watching reviews on the Fender Mustang GT40 which has WiFi and Bluetooth. What scares me is that Line 6 hasn't produced a firmware update since August of 2016. I don't want to buy the amp if it's at the end of its product life-cycle, and Line 6 has abandoned continuous improvement of it. Has the Bluetooth issues been resolved? Is it compatible with my 1st Gen iPad? What I like about Amplifi's feature set over the GT40 is that I can upload a song, and the amp will search for comparable amp models to replicate that sound. That's very cool. I also like the fact that it has a greater dynamic range of speaker components, which should make it sound better than the GT40, though I don't want to get into tone-snobbiness. Tone is all in the eyes of the beholder. I play in the den, not club. ;0) Please let me know what you experienced people think. Also, since I have the original FBV shortboard pedal, is it true that it is incompatible? Thanks, Chris
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