Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2011 8:44 AM (in response to usherj)Re: Alternate Tunings Problem JTV-69
1) Yep, you're hearing the natural acoustics of the strings. Nothing you can do except turn the volume up or put on headphones, preferably around-ear types that effectively acoustically isolate your ears. No, the jack has nothing to do with the problem. You're literally hearing the strings from the guitar just through the air.
2) Do a search on this forum about the slipping E string. Line 6 have said World Instruments is filing the fret angle too much, hence the slippage. You can either replace the neck, replace the nut, or re-fret the guitar.
3) You definitely want to upgrade your firmware. The guitar currently ships with 1.60 I believe. the Current version is 1.70. Use Line 6 Monkey from the Line 6 software downloads to update your guitar. You will need to plug your guitar into your PC using the cables that came with your 69. You should also check out workbench which is a free software program from Line 6 that allows you to configure your guitar.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2012 12:49 PM (in response to ozbadman)Re: Alternate Tunings Problem JTV-69
I also got some problems with the altunings on my JTV69.
I use my JTV in combination with the X3Live.
When I use the guitarinput, so 1/4 jack, it works fine.
When I use the DVI cable with the variax input, the sound of the models is fine, but the alt tuning works very bad, I hear very strange harmonics onthe all strings, except the A and D string.
Whin I use the "variax+guitar" input. The sound of the modelled guitars is not good, but the alt tuning works correct.
What could be the problem?
Or will be there a solution in the next firmware update?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 13, 2012 1:12 AM (in response to ezaz)Re: Alternate Tunings Problem JTV-69
I posted this answer in the other thread that you posted the same question in.....
Your problem is caused because the VARIAX input on an X3L combines both modelled guitar sounds with the mag pickup sounds - so if you have applied an alternate tuning to the model and then play through the X3L with VARIAX input you will get the alternate tuned model plus the standard tuning from the mags which will sound awful. Using the GUITAR input will just give you the signal from the 1/4 inch which will be either the model sound OR the mag pickup.
I just realised I have made an assumption here that you are using the VDI when using the VARIAX and the 1/4 inch cable when using GUITAR input - is that correct?
If you are using just the 1/4 inch when choosing GUITAR or GUITAR+VARIAX input then that explains why that still sounds OK with the alternate tuning because it will give you just the model or just the mags.
However, if you are using the VDI when you have GUITAR+VARIAX input then I would expect that to still sound bad as it will give you both the modelled and mags combined.
The X3L at the most recent firmware level should also allow you to choose VARIAX CH1 or VARIAX CH2 as input selection. This allows you to specifically ask for just the model or just the mags via the VDI. CH1 is model and CH2 is mags (I think that's correct).
Hope that helps you resolve your problem.