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#1 arislaf

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:16 AM

Hallo everybody, I hope for some help here...

I have a variax 700 blue trem, with the latest firmware,graphtech piezos, and elixir 10's strings.

Suddenly (after instaling the new strings) I notice that the acoustic models have a strange buzz, like a fret buzz.... am not sure what is going, and at the electric models doesn't appear this buzz.. Please help!


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 12:11 PM

On all strings, or just one particular string?


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#3 arislaf

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 03:17 PM

On all strings, or just one particular string?

On all strings. Also, when i changed to graph tech, i already reduce the string volume through the workbench.


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Before line6 was called line6... they used to do r&d for other companies like alesis + others. and when those customers came to visit the offices of line6 (before it was called line6) and the receptionist needed to warn all the guys who were designing products for other companies (and for themselves... ) who were like 'in the back' the receptionist would announce over a tannoy 'tellephone call for 'fred smith' on line 6' the cunning part was that they only had 5 telephone lines, so it was the secret code for "hide your sh1t the feds are comin'" or "someone's coming, let's hide these PODs that we aren't going to release for another few years so they don't see them" 

 

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 09:12 AM

If it's all strings I can't think of a reason. Sorry. Good luck.


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#5 McLenison

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 10:00 AM

I just got the JTV-89 and I notice buzz on the E, A, and D strings on the acoustic models.  I changed to 11's and eq'd the high end and it helped.  Fingerpicking seems ok, but  slashing a chord still has some buzz..

 

Update:  I adjusted the neck, loosening the truss rod 1/8 to 1/4 of a turn.  That fixed it.


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#6 arislaf

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 12:53 PM

I will try it out asap.Thank you!


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Before line6 was called line6... they used to do r&d for other companies like alesis + others. and when those customers came to visit the offices of line6 (before it was called line6) and the receptionist needed to warn all the guys who were designing products for other companies (and for themselves... ) who were like 'in the back' the receptionist would announce over a tannoy 'tellephone call for 'fred smith' on line 6' the cunning part was that they only had 5 telephone lines, so it was the secret code for "hide your sh1t the feds are comin'" or "someone's coming, let's hide these PODs that we aren't going to release for another few years so they don't see them" 

 

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#7 arislaf

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 11:46 AM

I notice that the nut was misplaced...After I stick it up with some silicon glue, the buzz reduced very much but not at all..I adjust the neck as you suggest with no result.. I really don't know... :(


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Before line6 was called line6... they used to do r&d for other companies like alesis + others. and when those customers came to visit the offices of line6 (before it was called line6) and the receptionist needed to warn all the guys who were designing products for other companies (and for themselves... ) who were like 'in the back' the receptionist would announce over a tannoy 'tellephone call for 'fred smith' on line 6' the cunning part was that they only had 5 telephone lines, so it was the secret code for "hide your sh1t the feds are comin'" or "someone's coming, let's hide these PODs that we aren't going to release for another few years so they don't see them" 

 

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 02:18 PM

If it started with a string change, it has to be a setup issue.


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#9 arislaf

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 02:27 PM

I hope so..I am afraid maybe the graph teck that  change are mulfuctioning... :( but thakns for the help everybody.I will continue my research and try to fix it..I will come back on this if something changes.


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Before line6 was called line6... they used to do r&d for other companies like alesis + others. and when those customers came to visit the offices of line6 (before it was called line6) and the receptionist needed to warn all the guys who were designing products for other companies (and for themselves... ) who were like 'in the back' the receptionist would announce over a tannoy 'tellephone call for 'fred smith' on line 6' the cunning part was that they only had 5 telephone lines, so it was the secret code for "hide your sh1t the feds are comin'" or "someone's coming, let's hide these PODs that we aren't going to release for another few years so they don't see them" 

 

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 05:24 AM

I hope so..I am afraid maybe the graph teck that  change are mulfuctioning... :( but thakns for the help everybody.I will continue my research and try to fix it..I will come back on this if something changes.

 

Have you tried adjusting the string volume in workbench some more? Individual string volume, that is.

 

The acoustic sounds are probably the closest sound you'll get to the raw piezo input.

Is there any buzzing when you listen to the strings directly without plugging in your guitar?


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#11 arislaf

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:04 AM

Yes, I adjust the string volume individual through the workbench to 60 % about...There is no buzzing when the guitar is unplugged.


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Before line6 was called line6... they used to do r&d for other companies like alesis + others. and when those customers came to visit the offices of line6 (before it was called line6) and the receptionist needed to warn all the guys who were designing products for other companies (and for themselves... ) who were like 'in the back' the receptionist would announce over a tannoy 'tellephone call for 'fred smith' on line 6' the cunning part was that they only had 5 telephone lines, so it was the secret code for "hide your sh1t the feds are comin'" or "someone's coming, let's hide these PODs that we aren't going to release for another few years so they don't see them" 

 

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Posted 10 October 2014 - 12:28 PM

hi…..

 

My acoustics guitars from my james taylor variax 69…sounds old…..like no quality at all

 

this happened to me whit 3 or 4 variax I owned before……Ones I replaced the main board, and got fix…..

but its expensive….and I have already guaranty from store….but they said they ignore what my problem is….

anybody?

 


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#13 Charlie_Watt

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Posted 10 October 2014 - 01:27 PM

Have you tried new strings and a setup?  My acoustics sound great on my 69S.  I use them more than any other models.  Electronics may fail but they don't wear out.  Acoustic models require a good full range amp / speaker system to sound good.


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