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#1 therath1

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 06:39 PM

I just received my JTV-69 and I received two cables with it. One was a standard usb cable, and the other is a breakout box which says "variax in" on one side, and usb on the other. the "variax in" port is like a data connection cable and the out is standard midi.  Is the breakout box just for connecting an hd500, vetta, etc., and does the output of the variax double as a standard usb port? The pilot's guide does not give an explanation of how to connect the guitar to a computer and there is no advanced guide. Do I have to buy another cable to make this work? 

 

thanks in advance,

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#2 Charlie_Watt

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 06:12 AM

You also need a Variax VDI cable that connects the JTV to the little black box!  It should have come with your guitar.  It is a cat5 cable with a special end on the Variax end.  The black box is your USB interface that you use to connect to your computer's usb port.  You are missing the VDI calbe though.


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#3 BigChas52

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:26 AM

The VDI cable is a RJ-45 network cable with a special Neutrik shield on one end to protect the guitar.  You can use a standard CAT-5 or CAT-6 RJ-45 cable without the Neutrik shield, but be extremely careful not to get it stuck in the guitar.

 

One other thing, make sure that you also have a cable plugged into the 1/4" jack when updating in order to activate the battery


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#4 laplayastudio

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 08:58 AM

I have just bought a JTV69 guitar second hand and it does not seem to have the USB interface with it. Where can I get one of these? What I would like to do is to tweak the models using the software. I have the software downloaded but I cannot connect the guitar to it. I tried a straight connection of ethernet cable to the computer but that did not work! Also, if I get an HD500x would that mean that I don't need a USB connection to get into the editing software?


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 08:58 AM

I have just bought a JTV69 guitar second hand and it does not seem to have the USB interface with it. Where can I get one of these? What I would like to do is to tweak the models using the software. I have the software downloaded but I cannot connect the guitar to it. I tried a straight connection of ethernet cable to the computer but that did not work! Also, if I get an HD500x would that mean that I don't need a USB connection to get into the editing software?


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Posted 18 April 2016 - 03:54 AM

I just bought a JTV-89 used & the only thing that came with it is the charger.

I see that I can get the Variax Digital Interface for about $30, but where do I get the USB box?


L6 will be happy to sell you the USB dongle for the absurd price of $100. Sweetwater usually has them.
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#7 Charlie_Watt

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 06:00 AM

I would look for a used one or buy a Pod HD500x.


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