Okay I finally got a hold of a tech at Line 6 who tells me that they do in fact have parts in stock for the Variax 300 - Great!
Trouble is I have to order them through a dealer or repair center which will take weeks instead of days to get.
Since line 6 takes their good old time to send anything out it will most likely take a month to get my guitar back up and running again.
I don't understand why a registered owner can't buy parts directly from them and cut out the freakin middle man who just slows delivery time down and adds to the cost.
And if not Line 6 should at least drop ship the parts to the end user like hundreds of other companies do everyday without any problem!
Unplugging the old board and plugging in the new one is not rocket science and doesn't take Einstein to figure it out.
I'm not leaving my guitar at some service center for weeks when I can do the job myself in half an hour start to finish.
I don't have a backup because I'm left-handed and Line 6 doesn't offer a left-handed guitar so I'm using a lefty guitar with the Variax guts transplanted.
What Line 6 should do is offer a version of the HD 500 with the variax unit in it.
That way a customer could use any guitar they own (as long as they have a piezo bridge installed with the proper required cabling) and wouldn't be stuck using any of those awful uninspiring Line 6 guitars.
Also us left-handers wouldn't be told to lollipop off as usual.
Surely you Line 6 Experts understand the situation at hand here - no need to talk down or insult any of us just because you don't agree with our opinions.