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Variax (JTV59) with POD HD500 cuts out sometimes
by lindsayward on 2012-08-15 23:16:11

Hi. I have had a problem twice recently while playing in church where my guitar just has no signal. If I unplug the VDI cable (JTV59 -> HD500 -> PA), it comes back. It has happened during a song, so I have not had time to do any troubleshooting and see if I've got the tuner working (therefore it's at the POD level), but I think it's the guitar because I first tried pressing the model knob and the light stayed on.

I can't really say when it happened, but I think it was after a patch change. I also tried changing patches again and there was still no output until I unplugged and replugged the VDI cable.

Any ideas? Thanks.



Re: Variax (JTV59) with POD HD500 cuts out sometimes
by Crusty_Old_Rocker on 2012-08-16 02:01:40

Most of these issues can be traced back to dirty power (weird frequencies, spikes, voltage drops, etc.).

Remember your HD500 and JTV are computers and if they glitch, they'll need to be rebooted.  When gigging, I use a small UPS.  It cleans the power and protects against power dropouts.

Cheers,

Crusty



Re: Variax (JTV59) with POD HD500 cuts out sometimes
by lindsayward on 2012-08-16 22:07:58

Thanks. This might explain why it only happens at church, not at home.

Can you give me some details of your UPS (perhaps a link)? I'd like to look into this some more.



Re: Variax (JTV59) with POD HD500 cuts out sometimes
by Crusty_Old_Rocker on 2012-08-17 02:23:33

Something like this: http://www.i-tech.com.au/products/85479_Eaton_3S_3S700AU_700VA__420W_Standby.aspx">http://www.i-tech.com.au/products/85479_Eaton_3S_3S700AU_700VA__420W_Standby.aspx">http://www.i-tech.com.au/products/85479_Eaton_3S_3S700AU_700VA__420W_Standby.aspx

A lot of guys are using the Furman power conditioners that are aimed at the pro muso, but they can be quite expensive when compared to a basic UPS.  A power conditioner won't save you from an actual power interuption that will cause your gear to reboot, that's why I prefer the UPS option.

Cheers,

Crusty




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