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List of grievences with Amplifi and FBV3

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Besides the lack of color customization with the FBV3...what else is 'challenging' or 'wrong' with it?

I saw one poster say the Tuner on it was absolutely terrible.

 

I also read that patch switching was slow?

 

I also read that FX/patches don't enable until switch release (instead of press)....

 

Is anyone happy with this thing? The reason I ask is because I just ordered one and I think I'm already regretting it. I am in the situation where I might just order the firehawk FX instead because its the amplifi 'brain' plus proper switching, etc. for way less money than the Amplifi and FBV3 together.

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The patch switching has always been this way with any FBV pedals and Line 6 amps.   Basic OP-AMP design issue, change happens on release of square wave instead of the attack.

I never found the Spider IV tuner to be that useful, easier to use a pedal tuner or clip-on tuner.

The LED color thing on the FBV3 was a design feature for the Spider V amps, they hadn't thought of it when the Amplifi amps were released.

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The LED color thing on the FBV3 was a design feature for the Spider V amps, they hadn't thought of it when the Amplifi amps were released.

 

With this in mind do you think they could update it to work with the amplifi in a firmware patch? Or is this a hardware limitation.

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You'd have to ask the Line 6 tech people on that question.  My guess is that its both, and that the brainbox on the Amplifi doesn't have the extra needed to add this via software.

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Yeah I emailed and they replied with "I don't think you will see us implement this any time soon". 

 

I returned the amplifi and got the Firehawk FX instead and picked up a really great condition Yorkville YK10P

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It's not even close to Festivus... The airing of grievances is much more powerful when done at the proper time... :)

 

happy-festivus-airing-of-the-grievances.

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Not having colored foot switches with Amplifi is a bummer, but I haven't found any issue with the tuner or the speed at which it changes presets.

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