I just wanted to put this up as a fyi for line6. I just took my 4 day old variax 89 back for, what sounds from all the threads I have read, the same switching issue the59 has/had. The identical problem from the sounds of things. Worked great for about four hours then lost three of the 5 positions. For me it was not a giant issue because I buy my gear at Guitar Center and its 30 day money back. Now I will tell you I hated taking it back. I have a 700 and love it and the 89 was going to become my main guitar and use the 700 as a backup.I love the 89 so I just took it back for exchange and now the wait, but after reading all this about the switch issues with the 59 I am a bit concerned. But since it sounds as if the 89 may have been a fluke I just thought I would make you folks aware. The switch worked fine for the mag pickups on all 5 positions but not on the modeling. Got it back for a few minutes but gone again. I didn't mess with it long cause new is new and I don't want probelms with new. I did flash it with the lastest upgrade with no effect on the switch malfunction. I have not removed the serial number from my registration yet if you folks want to track it down. The guitar is currently at the GC in Akron. Thanks and keeping fingures crossed i just got a problem child on the first try?