Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Firehawk 1500 just received

Recommended Posts

I posted this in another thread by accident.


Received my Firehawk 1500 yesterday . Only had about nan hour with it as I had to update and learn some basics .


Over the next three days I will be digging in further. Will try the helix two XLR outs into the two FH monitor ins and the 1/4 helix out to the guitar input of the FH and see how that works for me as well. But that might not be for a few days as I really want to get my Firehawk tones created and saved without the helix first as I want to use this amp independently as well as try it out as an frfr cab.


I found one preset with the tread plate HD I believe and really liked it. So I tweaked it and moved some things abounds, used it More for lead playing notes, reduced some gains and other tweaks, but so far that is the only one I made as my own preset so far. Obviously there are a ton of amps and going to be awhile before I can scratch the surface.


A few things up front within my limited experience:


My FBV 3 seems to have all greenish colors except for mod. My stomps, reverbs, seem to be green like the delays. Anyway to change this ?


Also, my laptop did not recognize the amp. Line 6 updater doesn't show it in the window, I had to update via app. (Thank goodness for that feature ) EDIT, I DOWNLOADED THE LATEST DRIVER AND IT SHOWS UP NOW IN BOTH LINE 6 updater and in my computer.


FIXED see above ...

However, the same USB cord and port, instantly recognized the FBV for upgrading . So right now, my FH is not showing as an audio interface. I might reset the amp to factory default and see what happens.


I didn't hear difference with mono, stereo and wide stero settings, maybe I am doing something wrong ? from the amp, so not sure if it was just the patch or if this actually has little effect on amp and more effect on the outs to PA ?


It looks like it came in perfect shape. Have not inspected it 100% yet in full lighting, but I didn't have the panel board glue issues and it seems that everything physically is in perfect shape, thankfully .


Fixed now

More thoughts and maybe recording direct if I can get it to be recongnised as interface. I can record via out to my focusrite 2i4, but I want this thing to work as an interface and record direct that way as it should be able to.


Fixed and works fine

I hope I don't have a bad USB on the FH side. Will try a reset and another laptop just to see


Any suggestions would be appreciated





Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

FYI- When I updated my FH-1500 firmware, it takes a good LONG while to do. Let it update, and go to bed. In the morning it should be done.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks spikes,


It did take awhile over Bluetooth , and the update took with no issues. It was a good idea from the line 6 designers to incorporate the ability for updates from within the app.


A separate issue with my FBV 3 regarding the lights were green for drives when they should green be only for delays, line 6 suggested redoing the update on both. but after i realized my drivers needed to be updated ( only because line 6 updater did not see my FH 1500. )


I redid the update over USB and it went fairly quickly, I have read some people waiting long time for the update to complete though.


But I am on the latest firmware so no issues there.


Now The only thing I need to do now, is to take the FBV 3 and connect to a new spider V at a store, (line. 6 suggested this as this will determine if it's the floor or the FH 1500 sending wrong info ) to see if the lights correspond to the correct effects.


It's not affecting the effects themselves, it still chooses the correct drive , comp, only the indicator lights are green, in which Orange is the color it's having a problem with. It does show blue for mods and pinkish for synths, etc. bottom row is showing reds for indicating which patch I am on.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this