I got my black JTV 59.
After using the models for 20 minutes there was no light in the knob and only the mag pick-ups worked.. Battery fully charged and the indicator on the back all green.
It never worked hereafter.
The guitar is really nice and is pretty close to my Gibson LP neck. Nice work Tyler!! I liked it a lot.
But the electronics Line 6 adds has a VERY low quality. I guess it was important this time to build a good instrument as opposed to the first Variax. So to keep the price down, they must have saved on the electronics.
I went back to the store and got my money back.
I strongly suggest that everyone thinking of buying a 59 should wait untill Line 6 are willing to build the electronics of better parts and save us users all the trouble and timeconsuming back and forth to the shops, the Forum, the online help, you name it. All we want is to play music.
It is a very unprofessionel level of production that no pro musician can rely on in a working situation. They have not thought of the consequenses of the brand in guitar circles.
It has been a problem since January 2011 if you search this Forum and we still buy the Variax with the same unsolved problems!!!!
I miss Line6 to come forward and taking responsibility towards their customers. The silence, apart from Hugo and Co making a "save" from day to day, does not make the company trustworthy in the years to come.
Show us, Line6, that you are better than that. Convince us!!!
Message was edited by: henrik lassen
OBS! I got my shop to get me one from a never batch. That is thanks to James Tylers design of the guitar itself and the shop ( 4 Sound CPH, thanks) I gave it another try.
It works perfectly after updating the firmware to 1.82
I intend to use this with my band and in my guitarteaching. The different tuning options makes it really handy to adjust quickly to students playing in alt. tunings as well as on stage.
I still however strongly believe Line6 could have come forward in a more like "2012 openess". Why not give people with timeconsuming problems a refund or an ekstra battery or... ??. Line6 has all the info, could have contacted the consumer. but like in the comedy" Little Britain" ( check it out on youtube ) saying: " Computer says nooo ".
I will be back if more sh..happens.
Oldi but goody