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  1. Is this what you are looking for?
  2. Thank you psarkissian, This was a process that certainly took time for you to perform, which you did not have to do. It means a lot to me that you did it, and also took the time to explain your logic.
  3. I would love to know how things go with that. Thanks for giving it a go.
  4. Disappointing and frustrating. :( You have never seen that problem with 1.71, and the response from the ticket I submitted was "...there is not much I can help you with here...even though people on forum may have been successful with that in certain cases." In certain cases? The truth is closer to my JTV is the only case. After reading the changes, I realized the difference between 1.70 to 1.71 doesn't matter for me. I tried 1.70 again and no alt tuning. Back to 2.21 and alt tuning knob works. Even though I downloaded the 1.71 file from the Line6 site, it is the only copy I have. I would like to try a known good copy, but no one seems to want to send me one.
  5. Tell the download interface you are Vista. I am running Workbench on Windows 10.
  6. This has me scratching my head. Anyone have a copy of the TylerVariax_1.71.vxf file they used successfully and could post or PM me so I could try this again? Thanks
  7. Hey Bigband, No, not custom alt tuning. The built in alt tuning does not change anything when I change the knob to any of the alternate tuning. It did not allow me to program alternate tuning with the stand alone guitar procedure. I've done it many times in the past. 1.70 and 2.21 everything works. 1.71 no alt tuning, but the models are clearly different sounding. That's the only 3 FW versions I tried. I have a L6Checksum.exe file that was saved on 8/27/15 on a backup drive and the 1.71 vxf file passed. The 1.71 file was downloaded from the Line6 site yesterday. I did no have one from 2015. For some reason, I only saved 2.21, 2.10, 2.00, 1.90 and 1.82 vxf files, all saved on 7/24/15. I'm using the OEM VDI and cable. I've tried both the online and local file option on a MAC and a PC. It would be nice if I could run 1.71 with all the features AND be able to load Workbench 1.62 on my MAC that meets the requirements of that application. It requires OS 10.5 and I am running OS 10.11.x I suppose I could create a service ticket, but I think the vxf firmware and WB app are no longer supported. Still, it would be nice if a Line6 staff person could help me out if they happen to read this.
  8. I just rolled back to 1.71. The models really do sound better at first listen. Went to install Workbench and it says "Requires OS 10.5." I have 10.11 something. It can't be that simple, can it, seeing a 1 after the decimal point and thinking it is too old? Anyway, none of the alt tunings work now. I could not manually set them either. Didn't they used to work before FW 2.x on the JTVs? (Edit - Do I have to install even older FW and work my way up to 1.71?) I pulled out an old Windows 10 laptop. Installed Workbench 1.75 on that after I lied and told it I was Windows Vista, because it said there was no Workbench for Windows 10. I forgot how cumbersome Workbench was. Anyway, I loaded the latest Monkey for Windows 10 (1.62 I think, it's reinstalling 1.71 into my JTV-89F upstairs right now) and I'll see if I get the tunings back. Anyone roll back to 1.71 and solve these problems? Thanks Update: Installed 1.70 and got my alt tunings back. Now we try 1.71 again. Update: Dang... 1.71 lost alt tunings again. Time to download the 1.71 fw and try local update. Update: No alt tuning again with local file. Reaching out to psarkissian. Any reason you can think of as to why JTV FW 1.70 and 2.21 allow alt tuning to work while 1.71 does not? Thanks!
  9. Didn't know they made 24.75" conversion scale length necks. Cool.
  10. I thought running the mags and models at the same time was verboten. Did Line 6 change their position on this?
  11. I think his idea was that completely detaching the mags from the electronics, the mags would always be engaged, using a separate vol pot to determine everything from no mags to full mags.
  12. No doubt it is absolutely possible that you can wire it up if you're not afraid of experimenting. Disconnect the mags from everything and solder in new vol/tone/selector switches and connect it in parallel would be my guess. The rest of this post takes a different look at it, so it may not be worth your time if you are committed to your original approach. I started thinking about this question and after 2 minutes it started to make my brain hurt. It would require dealing with several issues, some of which I'm sure I don't know about. If you keep the signals separate, you should be good to go. The ability to blend is the result of the VDI cable. The signals are kept separate until they hit something like the 500X. The thing is, I think they are digital in that Variax Digital Interface. Feeding both analog signals through the same jack is the problem. My Majesty can do it, but it has a crap load of electronics in it designed to do just that. Maybe that could give you some clues that would help for you original approach. I think they already use a stereo jack for the whole power engagement setup. If you figure another way of turning on the power for the electronics, you could run a stereo cable into your multi-input floor modeler and do your blending within your preset. The mag input probably goes into the model selector switch first to turn off the mags when model mode in engaged. If that's the case, I would disconnect there, use separate vol/tone/selector switch into the tip or ring side of the stereo jack and use the other for the models. You most likely want to separate the acoustics into an FRFR cabinet anyway if you are feeding the mags into a tube amp. This would still let you blend any of the other models with the mags to go wherever you want them to go via your preset. I would like to know what you end up doing, and how it turned out.
  13. Using a pick over the bridge pickup yielded the most pronounced banjo-esque overtone that disappears picking at other locations of the string.
  14. I think my 89F has several good characteristics, which others have mentioned above. Knock on wood - I have not had the plink problem on my 89F, but (to me) many of the models have a banjo-esque overtone to them. I have tried other folks models, but everyone uses different gear, playing styles, hands, etc., so...
  15. I'm not 100% sure I am using the original one, but my DT25 power cable says 300V, (18AWG) and Puxin among a couple other things. Maybe someone else can take a look at theirs.
  16. $700 PPG + shipping CONUS Comes with the Line6 VDI (Variax Digital Interface) and additional long VDI cable, charger and 4 batteries, and Line6 soft case.
  17. You can use the vol and tone knobs on the JTV to control variables in the 500X? Variax Knobs as Controllers Variax Tone and Volume knobs can act like expression pedals, controlling different aspects of your tone such as delay time, amp drive, etc. Controllers are capable of driving up to 50+ POD HD parameters simultaneously, making it possible to morph between sounds with a single guitar knob. James Tyler Variax Local Control Options To provide smooth, intuitive transitions between the modeled and magnetic pickups, you can choose whether the Volume, Tone and Pickup Selector switch will control both the model and magnetic pickups simultaneously, or lock the model and affect only the magnetic pickups. For example, when using both acoustic and electric tones, you can lock the acoustic model controls so that tweaking knobs and switching pickups when playing the electric sound won’t affect the sound of the acoustic. Locking Volume and Tone controls can also be useful when using Variax knobs as Controllers. Note: Locking the Variax Volume knob will affect both Magnetic and Model while locking the Variax Tone knob will only affect Models. Variax Control Mode (Global/Preset) Choose whether you want to assign Variax guitar models and Local Control settings globally, or on a per-preset basis. Alternately, you can get complete manual control by selecting: Variax Control: Global Local Control: Unlocked (JTV only) Model: Don’t Force. Refined James Tyler Variax Integration The new input selections “Variax†and “Variax Mags†allow you to assign any configuration of magnetic pickups and Variax models per POD HD preset. Mag/Model selection is now recalled per preset, allowing you to pick up exactly where you left off – no need to manually enable/disable models or program preset-driven input changes. POD HD/James Tyler Variax Custom Tuning Creation Now you can create custom Variax tunings for any or all of your POD HD presets. Save and recall them per preset — and get up to 512 unique custom guitar tunings with instant footswitch control.
  18. My tube rig (DT25HD + Egnater Tweaker 112x cab) hasn't seen a lot of love since I bought my new modeler last year. So I decided to plug straight into the front and switch through the 30 or so models with dtedit. I'm really loving the Gibtone 185. She responds very nicely to my guitar's volume knob changes. What a really versatile amp model. My old 84 Studio Standard and 88 Clapton Stratocaster both produce some great tones. Maybe it's time to dust off some old pedals and see how they get along with the Gibtone 185. I look forward to hearing which amp model is your favorite, and why you love it.
  19. Thanks grumol, I don't doubt your experience. I just wanted a representative from Line6 to confirm it. I did find find one post ( from 2013 (which no one responded to) where oskvarek43 called Line6, only to hear "the rep seemed to think it was dual action." Thanks Cruisinon2. That is exactly what I was asking. Do the JTVs have a dual action truss rod? A response from any Line6 representative that can confirm or deny the JTVs have a dual action truss rod would be appreciated. Thanks
  20. Actually, I did not know this either. @psarkissian, could you confirm the JTV-89F also has a dual action truss rod? The only info I can find is this: "(for JTV 89F) 1 - 4mm hex, for truss rod adjust JTV-89F (relief)" Thanks.
  21. I don't have my 500X any more, but I think I was able to use the VDI cable to the 500X and separate mags and models to L and R. Wouldn't that work for the OP?
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