Variax Std on-off switch seems iffy in Variax Standard Posted January 10, 2019 ...still hoping somebody has some knowledge/experience on this, as I'm still concerned I may have a defective guitar. One idea occurs to me... Is it possible that the switching issue has to do with whether the patch on my HD500 forces the Variax model or not? I have noticed that at least some of the time the switch won't go on/off (modeling/mags) until after I rotate it to a different model, and then at that point it becomes functional. From what I can tell, this is on patches that force the model upon the guitar. Can anyone out there say if this is normal, intended behavior? (sorry I haven't had time to further test this idea more definitively, plus my time is running out very soon) Thanks!