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Does anybody know if you can use the FIREHAWK FX as a foot controller for the FIREHAWK 1500? I really don't want to drop an additional $250 for a foot switch when I just dropped $400 on the FX and am considering getting the 1500. In transparency, I'm hoping to use the 1500 just for amp models (not the stomps) and plug my regular pedalboard into the front of it but I want to be able to change amp models/channels on the fly. I really wasn't big on using the 4 cable method w th firehawk and a traditional amp. Too many cables and hassle. THANKS

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Sorry...there is no FIREHAWK 1500 forum yet. I tried starting a new topic and I couldn't figure out how to do it.

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Does anybody know the weight of the FIREHAWK 1500?

I can find no information about that.

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Seems this thread is destined to remain homeless until a Firehawk 1500 forum arrives...so I say anything goes. I'd like to open up the floor to a discussion on interior design. Edwardian or Santa Fe? What say ye? ;)

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I have moved this thread to the Firehawk forum. I doubt that there will be a forum specific to the 1500 device. Discussions for both devices can take place here.

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Does anybody know the weight of the FIREHAWK 1500?

I can find no information about that.

Product Dimensions

 

Length: 19.8 inches

Width: 11.6 inches

Height: 26 inches

Weight: 63.1 lbs

 

Your arms will definitely get longer

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Product Dimensions

Length: 19.8 inches

Width: 11.6 inches

Height: 26 inches

Weight: 63.1 lbs

Your arms will definitely get longer

Just shy of 30kg? Christ.

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Santellavision...besides the weight, how does it sound? Are you plugging in a pedalboard in the front like a traditional setup? How does that sound? Thanks

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My quick honeymoon review:

I got my 1500 yesterday. (FYI: they are available from MusiciansFriend) The tones are really nice. I just plugged straight in, no pedals for now. And no FBV3 foot pedal. The presets are the usual 'over the top' patches with lots of EFX to show off. But, when I started to dig in and change the amp models from a simple preset, it really shined. I was actually pleasantly surprised at how good it sounded. (I'm an older guy who's owned just about every classic amp through the years) Great full tone, nice touch feel and guitar volume knob control. And yeah, the amp can get loud, really loud, no issues there at all! Turning down the master still keeps the tone - nice. The spacial effects like stereo delays etc sound really wide and damn cool. The iPad interface app is excellent and works great for building patches. Simple, clean and easy to program. I built, saved patches without even opening up the manual. (Unlike a Kemper which you have to have a flippin' PhD to program)

Now, saying it sounds great and is easy to program, I have a few nit-picky things to say. It's very heavy for me. 60+ lbs and it's a physically large and deep cab.
So, Line6 if you are listening...

- The Mk II version really needs to be a head/cab configuration. Two reasons, easier to carry, and it being so heavy, its a burden to carry back and forth to band practice. I would prefer to leave the cab and take the head unit home to program patches and/or record direct out with. That would be awesome.
- If you do that, please use 'off the shelf' cables to connect (XLR, MIDI, Cat5 etc) no proprietary cables you can't get in a hurry if they break on the road. Even 2 normal interconnect type cables would be better than 1 multi-pin proprietary cable.
- Put 2 Marshall type handles on the sides of the Speaker cab, one small handle on top is tough to carry as the cab is so heavy.

There is my 2.5¢. Again, I really dig the tones a lot and the programming is easy.

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Do you think it would be possible to cut some handles in?

I suppose there's no way of telling how close the stuff is inside the cab without taking it apart?

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Can a 3rd party midi controller be used to switch patches? On the fence between going with the FH 1500 or a Victory Lunchbox amp with a bunch of pedals. I have a 20% off coupon for GC and the FH 1500 looks like a great value at $800. Also wondering if at any point they will start including or making available some of the Helix amp models like the Shiva.

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Awesome... Ordered mine yesterday with a 20% coupon from GC. Can't wait to start messing around with it this week.

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I'm liking all the responses. I'm considering getting one. @durs836...are you planning on plugging a pedalboard in the front? Please let us know how the 1500 responds to real pedals up front. Thanks!

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I'm hoping the Firehawk provides all the tones I need but I do have a Bogner Uber pedal that I want to experiment with... I'll let you know.

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My quick honeymoon review:

 

I got my 1500 yesterday. (FYI: they are available from MusiciansFriend) The tones are really nice. I just plugged straight in, no pedals for now. And no FBV3 foot pedal. The presets are the usual 'over the top' patches with lots of EFX to show off. But, when I started to dig in and change the amp models from a simple preset, it really shined. I was actually pleasantly surprised at how good it sounded. (I'm an older guy who's owned just about every classic amp through the years) Great full tone, nice touch feel and guitar volume knob control. And yeah, the amp can get loud, really loud, no issues there at all! Turning down the master still keeps the tone - nice. The spacial effects like stereo delays etc sound really wide and damn cool. The iPad interface app is excellent and works great for building patches. Simple, clean and easy to program. I built, saved patches without even opening up the manual. (Unlike a Kemper which you have to have a flippin' PhD to program)

 

Now, saying it sounds great and is easy to program, I have a few nit-picky things to say. It's very heavy for me. 60+ lbs and it's a physically large and deep cab.

So, Line6 if you are listening...

 

- The Mk II version really needs to be a head/cab configuration. Two reasons, easier to carry, and it being so heavy, its a burden to carry back and forth to band practice. I would prefer to leave the cab and take the head unit home to program patches and/or record direct out with. That would be awesome.

- If you do that, please use 'off the shelf' cables to connect (XLR, MIDI, Cat5 etc) no proprietary cables you can't get in a hurry if they break on the road. Even 2 normal interconnect type cables would be better than 1 multi-pin proprietary cable.

- Put 2 Marshall type handles on the sides of the Speaker cab, one small handle on top is tough to carry as the cab is so heavy.

 

There is my 2.5¢. Again, I really dig the tones a lot and the programming is easy.

cheer's pal , i just bought one , looking forward now to using it ,the weight is a concern ,as I'm 63 lol,,,

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