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The Dreaded Model Switching - Variax 300


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#1 Sith

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 07:15 AM

Hey all...

 

Anyone ever come up with a fix for this ?

I have a Variax (out of warranty) and I have seen a big increase in the model switching on its own in the last little while. It has always been there but in the last year or so, it has gotten worse. 

 

This happens when using the VDI cable and even the standard cable and box.. I have shielded the coffin with Electrical tape (earlier) suggestion and I have had no luck. 

 

Its at the point now where I cannot even play it because of the constant model switching. 

 

Any advice??? 

 

I do have a registered re-seller in town that I could take it to. But in all honesty, the folks there are not to bright and have botched up another guitar service call which resulted in having to get another tech to service it. 

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Steve


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#2 SLIDER90

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 08:15 AM

I returned my with the same issue JTV59. Store warranty. 

A direct return to Line6 is your best choice. 


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#3 SLIDER90

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 08:21 AM

FYI

 

 

JTV-59 Pickup Switching Issues
by Line6Hugo on 2011-01-21 14:57:59

We have identified the root cause as the 3 way switch itself. We are taking the necessary steps to repair this issue and we should have replacement parts in by the 1st week of February. In the meantime, if you are experiencing this issue, please respond to this thread so we can create a support ticket for you. We will leave the ticket open and once we have the necessary parts to repair the issue, we will reach out to you via your open support ticket.

 

As it is currently Friday afternoon, if you do not receive a support ticket today, we will continue issuing support tickets for this issue on Monday after the weekend.

 

Regards,

 

Line6Hugo


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#4 acrx

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 09:18 AM

Does he mean the five way toggle switch?


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#5 Sith

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:13 PM

Hmm.. maybe I'll take it apart and give the toggle switch a good cleaning with some contact cleaner. 

 

If I need to replace the switch, I would suspect anyone would do - a standard 5 way ?

 

Thanks for the info 

 

Steve


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#6 acrx

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 02:42 PM

It looks like an enclosed alpha 5 way switch. I am not sure this is the exact one, but take a look at yours when you are cleaning it:

 

http://www.ebay.com/...cat=0&_from=R40


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