Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2012 7:57 PM (in response to MikeHolmes)Re: JTV-59 reliability issues?
Sorry to hear about your issues. I preorderd a 69 but returned it when they first came out. I didn't really like the fretwire/neck and honestly sound of certain models but have often wondered if I would like a 59 style better and have been day dreaming lately about the 59 because of alternate tunings. I don't play out hardly ever these days and just have a home studio and a few jams here and there. So the versatility that would be nice for me is the alternate tunings for practicing a variety of songs with the backing tracks that streamline you to the original tunings. So sounding exactly like a specific lp or tele model isn't a big worry as long as it sounds like a lp or tele in general...But what does worry me is what you are talking about. It is essentially a computer and will screw up eventually. No one wants it to happen in a month or two years but it will someday and then what? I have to admit this weighs heavily on my mind when thinking of ordering one. Its also curious that the JTV has been out for over a year and there really isn't that much on it if you search for reviews. yes plenty of Line 6 adds and stuff from major online mags etc. but seems harder to find user reviews that are unaffiliated, or from users who seem to have continued to use the guitar for an extended period of time. I am sure there are jtv's being gigged relentlessly but still seems odd after this much time. Regardless I am heading to bed dreaming of the perfect practice guitar that would allow me not to retune every other song..