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Amplifi 150 update and advice

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Hi, I’m aware the Amplifi community has dried up on this range of amps.

 

My Amplifi 150 too easily drops the connection with iPad app, as I have read many others experience too.

 

However, i still really like the amp and would be grateful for advice...

 

Should I risk a firmware update? 
 

Is anybody still making and uploading tones in 2020 and where can I find them?

 

Are there any tweaks you suggest that will keep this Amplifi platform stable and alive for users like me?

 

Many thanks, stay safe in these Covid-19 strange times

 

Rich

 

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Hey Rich,

 

I always keep my Amplifi 150 on the newest firmware because they often fix bugs like that. I haven't had my amp drop connection with my phone in a very long time, but I suppose that could just mean I am lucky. I have found that the range of the bluetooth is very poor though.

 

As for cloud tones, I mostly create my own tones these days, however when I do take tones from the cloud I can usually find something I can work with. I'm not sure if anybody is making new tones and posting them, but most of the songs I want to play have a tone available in the cloud. Otherwise I just make one.

 

 

More recently I have been using my Amplifi as a hybrid FRFR system for my POD HD500X. I can use the Pod like it was designed and use its inbuilt amps with effects on either side and the amp with just eq and reverb, or I can use all 8 effects slots and an amp simulation from the Amplifi. It makes my rig more versatile. I was in the pit band for Mamma Mia in January this year and this is what I did for my guitar park. Direct out from my Pod to the FOH and headphones out to the Amplifi. I had 3 main patches; my strat (using guitar in), my Maton (using Aux in), and a 12 (string using the mic in). I changed the inputs for the patches so it automatically disabled the other channels when I was using one. I now use the same sort of thing for practice.

This is what I have done to make my Amplifi more stable and alive, but I am not saying that you should go and spend money on a multi effects unit to use with the Amplifi.

 

I hope this is somewhat helpful, and sorry for that huge tangent.

 

Stay safe and happy playing!

 

Riley.

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