New Line6 HD400 Multi Effects

Behringer X-Vamp

My Behringer X-vamp finally mets its doomsday.  Initially I know it was just the power cable that was faulty (it was really fault) but after I manage to get another replacement power adapter, the input pin couldn’t fit into the pedal and I made another trip down to the guitar shop to get the input converter.

Finally, just when I thought it should be working fine because it has power already, it failed me again =(  The effects can’t seem to render any output at all.  So I switched to the tuner and hope that it could detect my guitar pickups at least but no, it didn’t.  Waste my time and money running to several places to get the adapter, bloodly idiot.

So after much consideration (since I have some extra moolahs on hand), I get to choose between the cheapest, cheap and the expensives.  I could just get a cheap pedal like the behringer x-vamp but I didn’t like its feel.  It feels cheap, plastic-ish and the effects are really, noisy instead of pleasing.  I can’t do proper covers using that crap so I need something better.

So the shop I chanced upon was selling this Korg-AX3000g which is a legendary good effects but been around in the industry for 5 years and alot of online shops have discontinued this product, I reckon Korg might be releasing something newer in time to come but not sure when.  I tried it and it feels good but psychologically, I just feel that I am using old tech and I shouldn’t waste money to buy old tech.  Who buys pentium 4 3ghz single core when there’s quad cores?  We rather pay that extra little more since its newer and doesn’t phase out in the next 2-3years.

Another effects I tried was the Zoom G7.1ut.  The feel and overall was good but same thing, its pretty much old tech since it was selling back in 2006s.  Again, I won’t want to pay my $3xx.00 on an old tech gadget.  Zoom g9.1 looks good too but its slightly costly ($46x.00)  although I can afford it, but I told myself no, try another one.  I said, the one with HD.

Line6 came out with a new multi-effects with HD series; revolutionary HD modelling with 16 amps modelling and m-class effects like:

1. 4 Band Shift EQ
2. ’63 Spring
3. Attack Synth
4. Bass Octaver
5. Blue Comp
6. Blue Comp Treb
7. Boost Comp
8. Buzz Saw
9. Classic Distortion
10. Color Drive
11. Dimension
12. Facial Fuzz
13. Frequency Shifter
14. Fuzz Pi
15. Graphic EQ
16. Growler
17. Heavy Distortion
18. Jet Fuzz
19. Jumbo Fuzz
20. Line 6 Distortion
21. Line 6 Drive
22. Mid Focus EQ
23. Octave Fuzz
24. Octisynth
25. Overdrive
26. Parametric EQ
27. Particle Verb
28. Pitch Glide
29. Q Filter
30. Red Comp
31. Ring Modulator
32. Rotary Drum
33. Rotary Drum & Horn
34. Screamer
35. Slow filter
36. Smart Harmony
37. Spring
38. Studio EQ
39. Sub Octave Fuzz
40. Synth String
41. Synth-O-Matic
42. Tron Down
43. Tron Up
44. Tube Drive
45. Vetta Comp
46. Vetta Juice
47. V-Tron
48. Analog Chorus
49. Analog Flanger
50. Barberpole Phaser
51. Bias Trem
52. Dual Phaser
53. Obi Wah
54. Opto Trem
55. Panned Phaser
56. Panner
57. Pattern Tremolo
58. Phaser
59. Pitch Vibrato
60. Script Phase
61. Seeker
62. Spin Cycle
63. Throbber
64. U-Vibe
65. Voice Box
66. Analog Echo
67. Analog with Mod
68. Auto Volume Echo
69. Digital Delay
70. Digital Delay with Mod
71. Dynamic Delay
72. Echo Platter
73. Echo Platter Studio
74. Lo Res Delay
75. Multi-head Delay
76. Ping Pong
77. Reverse Delay
78. Stereo Delay
79. Sweep Echo
80. Sweep Echo Studio
81. Tape Echo
82. Tape Echo Studio
83. Tube Echo
84. Tube Echo Studio
85. Cave
86. Chamber
87. Ducking
88. Echo
89. Hall
90. Octo
91. Plate
92. Room
93. Tile
94. Chrome
95. Chrome Custom
96. Fassel
97. Throaty
98. Vetta Wah
99. Weeper

It has a built in looper, a USB sound card for listening and recording (the output from the soundcard is really awesome!).  Although the model HD400 & HD300 only allow up to 4 simultaneous effects, it should be sufficient enough for me as a learner.

My gig bag with power adapters and my beta aivin acoustic simulation pedal.

The knobs for adjusting the amp, effects and equalisers.

The buttons on pedalboard.

I know the pictures quality are pretty low but the effects and guitar is in my dorm while my DSLR is sitting in the dry cabinet at home =/  I will definitely upload a high res photo of it.  Meanwhile, let me jam and admire this state-of-the-art multi-effects.


Happy Chinese New Year 2009

Like what we always do for the past century, meetups with relatives and gossip, talk, share, gamble.  Its a good occasion for the lost bonds to rekindle and letting go of what had happened the past year, reflect and start planning for this rocky pavement of the upcoming year.  Like what Adeline had written in her blog, this year is gona be really tough for the OXes (yeah I was born in the year of OX) and looking at the prediction of the zodiacs’ life this year, tiger, dragon and dog are on the higher summit (my dad, mum and bro) respectively.  I really hope my family would continue to prosper in their business and ofcoz, stay healthy because without health, wealth is mere.

So I brought my mum and sis out last night to Loyang Tua Pek Gong (like what I did for the past few years).  We visit the temple on wee hours to avoid the unncessary crowd and thick smokes.  What had me amazed this year was that the temple had 6 real cows in the temple, as though it was some ritual but it was really saddening to see the animals get trapped in this small place and gets stared at.  There was 1 cow that looked so angry and helpless when I stared at her nonstop for 5minutes.  I was trying to mesmerise her, thats why. LOL.

With an addition of a family member, Biscuit (my dog), my family seems more bonded than the last time.  We had to leave the dog behind in the house because we don’t want to be tied to her when we’re having our family gathering.  Then, my dad always want to go home early instead of staying at our relative house too long unlike last time, when he could stay there until 1-2am.  Its definitely better now =)  I wanna thank biscuit so much for putting my family together again.  My sis, mum and dad now talks more and goes out more often as well.  For the past year, my family relationship has improved tremendously.

On my side, my true friends seem to have a very big gap with me.. it was accumulative effect; when there is a gap, it only gets bigger instead of smaller.  I was really busy with both my school and personal life.  I had to juggle between my poor academic results and my hall’s commitment for my school.  And for personal committments, I have a new family member (biscuit) that I have to be home some times to play with her and my beloved girlfriend, i’m attached.  But still, on the much brighter side, I have met more people in school, earn more friends and still stay happy like previously before army.  However, I still  really miss those slacking days.

So, if you haven’t start reflecting, start thinking on what you’ve really done to make yourself proud and what are your upcoming plans on the rocky paths this coming year and leave a comment here =).

Last but not least,


Manage to get my hands to try on my cousin’s Sony A-350 DSLR and GuitarHero: Worldtour.  I kick ass, like totally.  Not actually, I only know how to play guitar and percussions with Medium difficulty.  Well, like what other tubers would say, Practice always makes perfect!