Hey guys -
I have the PodHD500 with latest firmware updates, and Variax JTV-89F with latest firmware updates.
I have my PODHD500 input 1 - Variax and input 2 - Variax Mags. My Pod recognizes I have a JTV Variax and I can see the models switch as I change them on the guitar.
I have the variax set to "Presets" (not Global). I have it also "Unlocked" - I may want to override it if the live ambience requires it.
I have set Tunings to "Custom". I have one song I need drop D tuning for.
I went through each of my presets, chose my desired model/pickup, and hit Save. When I connect the HD500 Edit software it recognizes them and displays them properly.
So now, with my modeling turned on with the guitar (knob is lit) and I switch from preset to preset - it doesn't change. At first I thought it was my imagination until I got to the song with Drop D. I tuned to Drop D - Save. Move off the preset - back to standard tuning. Hit the preset for drop D- I'm still in standard tuning.
VDI cable is brand new - took it out of the casing yesterday.