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#1 player99

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 11:26 AM

Can I use the James Tyler interface to access my PC and Workbench with my old Variax?


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Posted 27 October 2013 - 11:30 AM

Yeah - they're the same thing. The interface hasn't changed.


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Posted 27 October 2013 - 11:39 AM

The new JTV interface may be electrically the same as the old Variax USB interface but it is a small black thing about 1/4 the size of the original and it has a USB dongle hanging out one side.  I have not tried this with my old Variax but I am sure it will work.  Neither one powers the Variax through USB.  I suspect that the reason is that the Variax violates the USB spec on 5V current. (too high)


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Posted 27 October 2013 - 11:49 AM

I tried it and could not get it to work...

 

I am wondering if I am doing something wrong.


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Posted 27 October 2013 - 11:51 AM

and I used batteries to power the Variax. The light on the interface did not change from red to green on the Variax side. The one I have is a clear plastic top unit with usb on one side and the Variax cable on the other.


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Posted 27 October 2013 - 12:53 PM

The new JTV interface may be electrically the same as the old Variax USB interface but it is a small black thing about 1/4 the size of the original and it has a USB dongle hanging out one side.

 

 

I didn't know they made a different one... The one that came with my JTV69US looks the same the same as the old one to me. My doesn't have a dongle hanging out the side.


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Posted 27 October 2013 - 06:26 PM

Mine looks like this:

 

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 07:04 PM

Mine is identical to that.


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 01:50 AM

Are you able to get an old Variax to sink up and work with Workbench?


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 06:24 AM

Yes my new JTV69S came with a different USB interface.  1/3 the size black plastic with a dongle cord for the USB side.  It works the same and I think it is interchangeable with the old unit shown here.  I bought workbench years ago for my 500 and it came with the clear plastic interface.


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 03:49 PM

I could not get the old variax to sink up.

 

The light on the guitar side of the connector was red, not green.


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Posted 09 June 2015 - 05:59 AM

I have 2 of these available for sale. $60 each and I will pay shipping in the US.

 

 

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 09:31 AM

Did you plug in the 1/4 inch jack?  It won't be powered without that.

That should turn the Variax side light to green.


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Posted 09 June 2015 - 09:32 AM

OOPS - very old post.


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