Im from Sweden so please excuse my bad grammar and poor vocabulary.
I have a Line6 Variax 300, and it have begun developing some annoying issues.
First of all : DROPOUTS
_Regardless_ if i use the external powersupply or if i use the internal batteries (it happends no matter what).
It have some problems with sound-dropouts. Not unlike the sound you get if you turn off an tube amp while playing.
It get quieter and start to distort the sound and eventually becomes silent.
Sometimes i can reverse the process by pushing the "bank selector" or just by tapping the pickguard around the "bank selector".
But most of the time i have to pull out the cable and put it in again.
The guitar starts up and may be playable for another 30s to 3h after that.
Do you know how to correct this ?
Is it the electronics thats failing or the output-jack? Oxidation? ?!?!
Second: Changes the soundbank randomly.
Sometimes while im playing, it starts shifting soundbank / settings.
Most often is it while im using the "tele or strat"-banks or the "Acousting or Resonator"-banks.
To solve this ive used the same solution as above, pulling the cord and puting it in again.
Any real solutions for this issue?
I really like the instrument both for the sounds and the feeling it gives me while playing it... so i really want to solve these issues.