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HD400 and Variax
by Hockeyplayer on 2012-12-13 11:48:05

Ok, sorry if this is basic and or already covered but how do plug in a Variax guitar into the HD400 foot pedal?



Re: HD400 and Variax
by TheRealZap on 2012-12-13 12:03:07

you have to use the regular guitar input... there is no direct variax input on the 400



Re: HD400 and Variax
by Hockeyplayer on 2012-12-13 12:09:02

Then am I missing a step, because I plugged in and I have no sound. Fresh batteries are in the guitar.



Re: HD400 and Variax
by silverhead on 2012-12-13 12:13:31

With fresh batteries in your Variax, just use a normal guitar cable to connect your Variax 1/4" output to the HD400 Guitar input jack. Use headphones with the HD400 to check for sound. Engage the HD400 tuner to see if the device is receiving the guitar signal. Check the Input settings for your HD400 preset - make sure that Guitar is selected as an Input for the preset.

If still no sound, double check the batteries in your Variax, or try using the Variax power supply.



Re: HD400 and Variax
by TheRealZap on 2012-12-13 13:13:06

do you get sound when plugging the variax directly to your amp? just want to rule out a battery, or power issue...



Re: HD400 and Variax
by Hockeyplayer on 2012-12-13 14:40:04

silverhead wrote:

Check the Input settings for your HD400 preset - make sure that Guitar is selected as an Input for the preset.

How do you check that?



Re: HD400 and Variax
by silverhead on 2012-12-13 14:56:39

Sorry - my mistake. You don't need to check it - the Guitar input is automatically selected in the HD400. There are input options in the HD500/Desktop/Pro.



Re: HD400 and Variax
by Hockeyplayer on 2012-12-13 16:06:22

We have sound boys....thank you!




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