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  1. Folks ahead of me provided the info you need to help inform your decision. I'll add that your intended use for the guitar matters as well. An all laminate guitar may be just the ticket if you are buying an instrument to take camping, boating, road trips or hauling on airlines, etc. Yeah, it likely won't sound as good as a solid wood guitar, but it will sound better than solid wood guitar that gets smashed to toothpicks or warped like pretzel from wet , cold and heat. For a number one acoustic, I'd aim for solid wood model if I could, but I have a small body solid laminate that I
  2. Yep, My Helix seems to have cured my chronic Gear Acquisition Syndrome. Line 6 keeps doing releases that add new amps and pedals to the already overwhelming choices. I was pretty satisfied with what was in my Helix so I was several updates behind until recently, and now there is yet another update out that adds an Orange Rockerverb Amp, 5 New pedals and also increases the oversample rate which apparently improves the sound on everything. Since I sold an Orange Dual Terror to help fund my Helix, I'm excited to download this update and check out probably the 6th or 7th new amp they added sinc
  3. Yes, who needs a band once you figure out the corporate chord progression and learn how to code it into the software.
  4. The PRR mentioned above is absolutely a great amp. If the volume of your DRR wasn't a problem the PRR might be a good downsize for you. If you want super light, and aren't hard over on wanting to stick with a tube amp, the Boss Katana's are very light and surprisingly versatile.
  5. I'm among those that have something of a collection of guitars with 7 electrics and 4 acoustics (One belonged to my Mom and a small acoustic I bought for travel). Of my 7, I tend to play my Les Pauls far more than the others. Second would be my Squire CV Telecaster (among my least expensive). My Stratocaster, I've owned the longest and is by far played the the least. So it seems I have a preference for single cut guitars and hum bucker pickups, but it took me a while to learn that and I definitely enjoy single coils for some songs. I think when shopping for a new axe, its best
  6. Nice Greg. You are so right that very few ever get to compare cabs head to head so a cab modeler is a very attractive idea. The Kemper version is pretty interesting. I can see why your HD500 gathers dust with that array of gear. The HD500X was my entry into the world of modeling and while great tones were in there, it was a bit of a steep and often frustrating learning curve to get them out. I eventually dialed in a set of tones that worked for me and stuck with them for a good while even after my buddy got a Helix and I saw how much more intuitive it was and how quickly he could se
  7. Congrats on your new guitar! The chunkier neck may prove over time to be your preference. I though I preferred slim necks until spending some time with a 50's carve Gibson neck. Now I much prefer a medium to thick neck and find the really thin necks the most uncomfortable.
  8. To fully clarify, the Fastrack is a analog/digital converter. Your signal path goes - Analog from string vibrating over magnet (pickup), into the Fastrack where its converted to digital, into the PC via USB where the sound is processed digitally (amps, effects etc.) by whatever software you are using, then back out to the Fastrack as a digital output again via the USB which is then converted back to analog and sent to your powered speaker via the output jacks usually 1/4" or XLR, but could be other formats like RCA. Others have correctly pointed out the speakers you are currently using a
  9. Didn't mean to throw anyone for a loop. I still think the Line 6 modelers are awesome including the HD500X and Pod Go as well as the flagship Helix products. Looking at your gear list you sort of have the same bases covered as I do. A nice tube amp, which to me still can't be beat when you are free to play loud, and you have the HD500X, power block and cab, that you can dial in great sounds at any level from bed room to stage, similar to my Helix LT (admittedly that might take some learning to do). I had also bought the software version of Helix that works as a plug in to a DAW.
  10. Yep. Buying used I didn't get a chance to try it out and haven't studied up on the product like I normally do. I just knew I needed something. I'll go online to find a manual today and figure out the all the features today.
  11. I picked up a deal on a used Boss Katana 50 on Facebook Marketplace today. Others here have raved about these amps, and I've recommended them based on reputation alone, but I finally pulled the trigger on one today and wow, should have done this a while ago. Those familiar with my background know I've pretty much converted from a tube amp guy to a digital modeling guy and have been playing through a Line 6 Helix LT modeler for the past couple of years (still love my Tube amp when I can be loud). Lately, for home practice, I've been playing through my PC using Helix Native modeling whil
  12. Congrats. The GS Mini is a really nice guitar, but a 300 Series Taylor is definitely a lot more guitar.
  13. Congrats. I have a Breedlove Pro D25/srh and have lusted over several of their smaller body guitars over the years but never pulled the trigger. I think they are pretty under rated against the competition from Martin and Taylor since they are newer (and IMHO, suffer from some mixed up marketing). They really do turn out some great guitars and should you ever need it, their customer service is incredible.

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