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#1 bvgration28

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 01:10 PM

Could somebody please help me.... Ive had my JTV-59 since October and it worked wonderfully at first. Now I am having some problems with it and im completely stuck on what to do. First I noticed the bridge making an odd noise ONLY through the Variax Pickup system... NOT the passive. It sounded like a metallic noise. which i narrowed it down to the Low e string while palm muting....i also tapped on the bridge and heard the same noise through the amp. Then i noticed a Volume drop in the same string on all models especially on any clean/acoustic settings. I believe it has something to do with the saddle on that string because if i apply a little pressure over the saddle and string, the volume increases slightly.I dont know what else to do.... Im in desperate need of this guitar as now I based my whole Live show around it. Im oping this is something i can resolve at home and nothing i have to ship to be repaired. I would be willing to accept any and all opinions on this!

 

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#2 ozbadman

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 01:17 PM

I haven't tried this, so it's total guesswork, however:

 

Line 6 sells replacement piezo pickups. Therefore, you must be able to remove and replace them. I would possibly try swapping one of the other pickups with the one in the low E string and see if the problem persists. If it goes away, it's the pickup. If not, there's a mechanical problem.

 

As I say, I've never done this or looked closely at the piezos. Maybe there's a more obvious problem like a bit of grit under the string, or piezo, or something else.


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#3 johnnyayyy

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 01:25 PM

Could somebody please help me.... Ive had my JTV-59 since October and it worked wonderfully at first. Now I am having some problems with it and im completely stuck on what to do. First I noticed the bridge making an odd noise ONLY through the Variax Pickup system... NOT the passive. It sounded like a metallic noise. which i narrowed it down to the Low e string while palm muting....i also tapped on the bridge and heard the same noise through the amp. Then i noticed a Volume drop in the same string on all models especially on any clean/acoustic settings. I believe it has something to do with the saddle on that string because if i apply a little pressure over the saddle and string, the volume increases slightly.I dont know what else to do.... Im in desperate need of this guitar as now I based my whole Live show around it. Im oping this is something i can resolve at home and nothing i have to ship to be repaired. I would be willing to accept any and all opinions on this!

 

Thanks

Beau

 

The Tyler piezo bridge is junk IMO, poorly designed and even more poorly manufactured I am really hoping GraphTech or someone else will step up eventually with a nice no mod required replacement option.

 

Oh, and my bridge makes lots of crazy noises too. Currently looking for a good fix.


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#4 Charlie_Watt

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 03:54 PM

My JTV 69 bridge seems to be just fine.  I would prefer more of a Strat design that would accept a Graphtech saddle like the earlier Variax.  I replaced the saddles with Graphtech on my 500 and the sound was improved over the original piezo's.


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