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    Enjoying retirement; Home recording on Logic with Toneport UX interface, reading science fiction, British Murder Mysteries, & Firefly!
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  1. Greetings all, I am at a complete loss right now as to how I can configure my HD500x to make use of MIDI controls in Logic Pro X. In the Menu bar, I go to: Logic Pro X/Control Surfaces/Setup. The Control Surfaces screen opens, and only shows my iPad Pro that I use for the Logic Remote app. For the Device tab, it reads "NO DEVICE." I then go to the New tab, and select "Scan All Models." This opens up a window that lists in alphabetical order, various Manufacturers & Models of choices. Some are italicized meaning that they are not available. Nowhere in this list is the name Line 6. There are several listings for Yamaha though. Is it possible that the HD500x has incorporated a Yamaha Controller? Does anyone know the name of the Line 6 controller, or another control surface that will work with the HD500x? I have run Line 6 Monkey, and all of my Line 6 software is up to date. Any help would be really appreciated. Thank you, mike
  2. Greetings Captain, I bought my V-Standard online from Sweetwater. Mine was new, and it did have the foam packing in the box. I was however, disappointed in the packaging that Line6 ships these in. The only other guitar that I purchased new was a 1971 Fender Stratocaster that shipped in the Fender case. Line6/Yamaha would do much better to sell a guitar/case package that would eliminate these worries. In your particular instance, I would suspect that once your Standard was repackaged by the seller, they had not kept the original packing when it was on a store floor. Don't let the sellers issue keep you from enjoying your Variax. I am loving mine. PS: Don DeLuise was great as Captain Chaos!
  3. Greetings, I purchased a case made by Gator. It is the model GLElec, and I purchased it from Sweetwater for $89.99. It is NOT a hard-shell case, but it is a bit sturdier than just a gig-bag. I don't travel with it, just for keeping it safe at home, but it suits my Variax Standard just fine. Here's the link for where I bought mine: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/GLElec Hope this helps!
  4. Greetings all, I've just received my Line 6 Variax Power Supply A/B switch. A question I have for experienced users is... "Is it better to remove the battery from the Variax if most usage will be from the power supply? Or does it not matter for battery maintenance...? " Many thanks... mike
  5. Greetings Mrkgtr49, I hope you are enjoying your VX Standard as much as I am. Sounds like you got right into it too! Never had the chance to play in a band myself... just play for my own relaxation, but the Variax fulfills a lot of sounds for me.
  6. I've only had my Variax Standard for less than two weeks, and to me, the neck reminds me of a 1971 Fender Stratocaster I once had a long time ago, in a galaxy far away (before children). The neck radius was smaller on the Strat I had. I haven't owned a Strat since about 1981, so I can't speak to current models. Regarding the neck on the Standard, I like it! I also like the satin finish on the Variax neck. I did change out the factory installed strings to my long time favorites, DR Strings Pure Blues 10-46. Just changing the strings made the neck feel entirely different to my hand. So far, the electronics seem to be working perfectly, and my only concern right now is to try to figure out how to eliminate a warbling sound on the acoustic 12-string models. I've read something about it on these forums, but have to dig deeper to find if anyone has found a cure. I've no regrets about this guitar, and expect to be keeping it for a long time.
  7. I found my new toy delivered when I got home from work this evening! And I have the house to myself all afternoon tomorrow! Playtime....! :) :) :)
  8. Thanks for the tips! It makes sense that you would hear the strings directly from the guitar to the ear while in alternate tunings. I've been mostly playing direct to my Mac Pro via the Line 6 Toneport GX, and Logic. I will use headphones when trying to record, or else just turn the amp up loud! I am so looking forward to this! Thank you for all your replies. mike
  9. Hi Charlie_Watt, I downloaded the manual for the Standard, and it seemed vague on first glance... Is the battery removed and placed in a separate charger, or charged with the battery installed (as my iPhone gets charged)? thanks, mike
  10. Greetings to everyone! I'll finally be ordering a Variax this weekend. I'm holding out to see if Sweetwater will be offering any unannounced "Black Friday" sales. If not, I'll be paying full freight on a Variax Standard, a gig bag, and the power supply/AB switch. I was wondering if learning the use of it is going to be difficult. Any tips for a newbie would be greatly appreciated. thanks all!
  11. Greetings all, I am currently perusing eBay for a used Variax 600. Having never bought a guitar without playing it, I wonder what others have done if a guitars show up in less than optimal condition...? Does Line 6 do any repair work, or do I have to find first, a good luthier, and second, a good electronics guy? Anyone have such experiences? Thanks, mike f
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