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Line 6 Helix???

Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by pat6969, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. metallica86

    metallica86 Gold Member

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    Wow didnt expect this
     
  2. 1SweetRide

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    They shouldn't have abandoned the Firehawk. It's still a current product but the lack of app updates in inexcusable. It's a bit like Ford saying, sorry, we've now got a 2017 Focus, we won't support the 2015 anymore. It's not like they're a small company.
     
  3. pat6969

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    Long and Mcquade should have them stocked by Christmas this year!! Glad I have the big unit!! Go L6!!
     
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  4. 1SweetRide

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    I may have to try this new LT
     
  5. hollowbody

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    Your analogy doesn't really work. I get what you're saying, but you're implying you can take your 2015 Ford to the factory and have your car's software updated. That's simply not true. Ford will support your car insofar as they'll repair any malfunctions, but so will Line 6. If your product stops working, they'll fix it under warranty or for a charge after the warranty's expiration.

    Anyway, the Firehawk is the next generation of the Pod and the HD series. Neither of those received regular updates in the past - some software to support other products, some new sound packs, etc, but for the most part, what you bought is what you'll still have years from now. That's part of the product. It's not a scam. It's not Line 6 ripping anyone off. The product that is directly competing with Fractal and Kemper is the one that's going to receive all the updates because those products also get updated all the time. Line 6 hasn't abandoned the Firehawk so much as the product was never intended to receive constant updates.
     
  6. tomsy49

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    Amen to that! I'm not sure why such a big chain store takes so long to get in products from a company they have sold for many years! I feel like they miss out on a lot of sales opportunity because people don't want to wait 6 months for a new product so they buy it out of country online
     
  7. 1SweetRide

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    I know it wasn't the perfect analogy but you have to admit that a year without updates in the mobile app world for a device that is dependent on the mobile app is too long. RIght? My point was I stopped considering that product and questioned the commitment of Yamaha/Line 6 when I saw how long the app had been left stale. I am very impressed with the LT though and would love to try one.
     
  8. metallica86

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    I don't think so, talked to Frank from TGP and Line6 already shipped 1st batch to Canada, L&M and Cosmo, they will have it by the end of the week, I put down my little deposit already
     
  9. 1SweetRide

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    Lauzon Music here in Ottawa is advertising them as being available now.
     
  10. hollowbody

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    I totally agree that it's a long time, but if the product works how necessary is it? I mean, it still does everything you want it to, so the only thing that's lacking is all the new. fancy, bells-and-whistles amps and effects the Helix gets.

    fwiw, I updated my Mackie DL1608's Master Fader app for the 1st time since I bought the thing almost two years ago! I hadn't even bothered to check for an update because the app worked fine and I was happy with using it. Turns out the new version has some new reverbs and also real-time frequency analysis which should make dialing-in the PA way easier! Neat update, but had I not found it, I would've been happy using the product regardless because it worked fine.
     
  11. 1SweetRide

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    Good points for sure.
     
  12. jbealsmusic

    jbealsmusic Occasional CEO Dealer

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    Cool. Nice to see a "lite" option for those who don't need all the I/O's and other stuff in Helix. Smaller is better too because Helix is a beast size wise.
     
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  13. pat6969

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    It's pretty much the same footprint. I think maybe 1" shorter across. I'd definitely miss the scribble strips though.
     
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  14. jbealsmusic

    jbealsmusic Occasional CEO Dealer

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    Oh. Well, that's less cool. I figured it would be smaller than that and I love the scribble strips. Oh well.
     
  15. metallica86

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    I put my order at noon today at my local store, when the sale guy put mine in system, showing i'm the 2e one in whole canada put the deposit, 1st is some guy from quebec
    The warehouse of LM is in pickering so not far from my local store, only couple blocks away
     

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