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JTV-69: My nightmare, string falls off the fretboard (high E-string)
by wiesl on 2013-03-17 23:29:54

Hello,

I have now my 3rd JTV-69 (W1203XXXX serial) new from line 6 Europe as a replacement, but the guitar still has problems:

  • Model knob doesn't work reliable
  • String falls off the fretboard (high E-string slippage)

It looks like that it wasn't sanded too much. But nut seems to be too far at the bottom end.

The web is full of problems with high E-string slippage:https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&biw=&bih=&q=jtv+69+high+e+slippage&btnG=Google+Search&gbv=2

Does someone have a JTV-69 guitar without the high E-slippage (which serials) or is this caused by the very small nut and high string spacing by design ?

Is there any chance that I get a neck without the high E-slippage or should I go for a replacement neck ?

I play guitar for ~25 year so playing style can't be a problem. I own 7 guitars, non of them has such problems.

I feel like a QA (quality assurance) person at line6.

Pics attached.

For references all JTV-69 problems so far below:

Thank you

Wiesl

1st guitar (serial W1112XXXX), replaced by thomann:

  • Model knob doesn't work reliable

2nd guitar (serial W1112XXXX) replaced by line6:

  • unplayable neck relief (buzzing), no default up bow, truss rod adjustments didn't help
  • Non accurate tremolo
  • Also have an issue with the locking tuners: On the A-string the locking tuner screw can not be screwed in for a good fit.
  • Also saddle was not filed correctly and has a little cut.

Links:

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&biw=&bih=&q=jtv+69+high+e+slippage&btnG=Google+Search&gbv=2

Model knob fix

http://line6.com/support/message/396796#396796

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E-stringslippage problems

http://line6.com/support/message/354010

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Re: JTV-69: My nightmare, string falls off the fretboard (high E-string)
by wiesl on 2013-03-17 23:33:24

Another image

Wiesl



Re: JTV-69: My nightmare, string falls off the fretboard (high E-string)
by Geo888 on 2013-03-18 11:30:39

I was planning to order a JTV-69 from Thomann this month, but now I am thinking of it again...

I don't want to be in a similar position....how unfortunate



Re: JTV-69: My nightmare, string falls off the fretboard (high E-string)
by clay-man on 2013-03-18 17:50:29

Hi. it's best if you order from a place that will take returns if something is defective with your guitar. If it has a warranty I'm sure you can always bug line 6 via support ticket about it too.




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