Currently Being ModeratedJul 16, 2012 6:50 AM (in response to TSMilliner1)Re: New JTV 59 Dead Saddle
it's always worth trying a reflash, i've even solved issues by rolling back to an older version 1.70 before flashing forward...
no ryhme or reason to it that i've pinpointed... but the end result was a successful flash to the latest at the end...
to be fair it wasn't your exact issue... i had a bit of distortion in my output... still worth a try though.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 16, 2012 7:13 AM (in response to TSMilliner1)Re: New JTV 59 Dead Saddle
I agree with zap. It's worth trying a flash update a couple of times just in case this can solve things (and let you keep the nice tobacco burst!).
But like you say, if the problem is indeed a hardware problem with the one specific pickup than no amount of software updating will fix it. Then you should take it back for replacement.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2012 2:00 PM (in response to TSMilliner1)Re: New JTV 59 Dead Saddle
Update, I further explored the problem, and it was isolated to the variax connection coming from the guitar to my HD500. It did not occur when connected via the 1/4" guitar jack. I called L6 support, and the guy said that a software issue was not the cause of this type of a problem.
I took the guitar back to Sam Ash yesterday, and was able to replicate the problem on the HD500 they had on display and even when using a different cable. So it seems like some sort of connection issue between the Variax output jack on the Guitar and that particular saddle on the bridge.
End result, I swapped out the guitar for a different JTV-59 (swapped a Tobacco colored out for a Black one ).
Ironically, I was initially going to purchase the same black one I ended up with, which to me looked better with the top outlined like it is, and the chrome popping out on it against the black, I changed my mind at last minute when ringing it up due to the difficulty in keeping it clean (free of fingerprints and marks).
I believe in fate, so the black one must have been meant to be.
Took it home, played it and then flashed it, and it sounds and plays beautifully. Honestly it is a lot of money to pay for a Korean guitar, but with the quality of the hardware, the way that the guitar feels and plays it seems to be worth the price.