Culpster Posted March 12, 2015 Share Posted March 12, 2015 I am not acknowledging your info about model packs phil_m because it is irrelevant to my initial comment. My initial comment was that this upgrade contained absolutely no new amps or cabs. The fact that I had to pay for model packs to receive anything extra was still a slight on the initial upgrade. The fact that they have model packs available is not the complaint. They have done this for years. What they have also done for years when introducing new hardware is provide additional models and cabs for free with software updates. The fact that this was an updated version of the Hd500 seems to change that according to TheRealZap? Oh waite, the Vetta II was an updated version of initial Vetta and they provided additional models and cabs for that? Yes, all model packs and add-ons to any product are ways of squeezing extra money from a consumer. If you do not know this you are naÃ¯ve, or really bad at understanding basic points in a business model. My initial comment has absolutely nothing to do with the model packs. It has to do with the only significant upgrade to the HD500x is a global EQ. This is not a bitter email, I can now sell this at a higher price based on the possibilities of someone else having a clear picture of what Line 6/Yamaha's new business model is. Taking 10 year old software and placing it into new hardware and selling it as an upgraded model pack. The fact that this does not effect any of you who bought this as "The most powerful modeler in it's class" is OK with me. This is a forum and constructive criticism of a company that I have utilized since it's initial offering of the AX2 and Spider is allowed and valid. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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