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Variax TRS Cable
on 2012-01-10 12:08:42
After, rather foolishly, selling my Variax 700 last year, (unintentionally to a Line 6 UK employee) when it developed a fault, instead of having it repaired, I recently bought a 500 on eBay.
It came in the case with the manual, power supply and the XPS box but no TRS cable. It works fine on batteries.
Although I never had to replace the cable in the 6 years I had my 700, I remember reading it was a standard 15ft TRS cable.
I thought I'll Google Variax TRS cable, which in the UK, yeilds very little. It would appear Planet Waves have discontinued making it.
So, I bought an unbranded but good quality TRS cable.
When I plugged it in and connected the power supply, only the red light came on (the 1/4" light was green). I remember the light should be green.
All my amps are at my rehearsal studio, so I don't know for certain there was no sound but I'm concerned I may have done some damage to the guitar.
Does anyone know why a standard TRS cable (5 metre to be exact) would not power it up properly or know where to get hold of the correct Planet Waves cable, in the UK?
Re: Variax TRS Cable
on 2012-01-10 15:13:00
any stereo cable should work but i believe the planet waves on or the stock one from line 6 is a snuger fit if you test the cable for continuity and it passes it could be a bad plug inthe guitar or the xps
Re: Variax TRS Cable
on 2012-01-10 16:46:47
Hmmm . . . I'm actually having a similar issue with my VAX 300. My cat ate the Planet Waves TRS cable that came with my VAX. I noticed that it had expanders on the barrel to insure a snug fit in the jack.
Now, it works fine with the VDI, and on batteries, but I have intermittent power problems with a standard TRS cable. Maybe the plug isn't fitting in snugly enough?
They have the Planet Waves cable in the Line 6 store. Maybe I'll try ordering a new one!
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