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  1. Doing that kind of string tuning can't be done using Helix, but it can be done from the Variax as a custom patch in Workbench HD. But still cannot be processed on a separate signal path i the Helix. "Individual strings cannot be routed through Helix separately from the others. ", and this is correct. "I had inquired awhile ago about the possibility of having the strings audio paths going to the Helix split so they could each be processed individually. Cannot happen. ", and this is correct.
  2. No. Check the owners manual on speaker hook ups. III 75/120/150/HD150 User Manual ( Rev B ).pdf?_ga=2.192818537.274223010.1704730099-1854743224.1659634079
  3. One LED blinking fast is when the battery is flat and needs to be charged up. Li-Ion batteries don't come from the retailer full charged, you have to charge them up when you get them.
  4. Mind your P's and Q's,... Keep track of Power and EQ, they can get out-of-control easily. You are cascading stages that have their own gains and EQ's, one into another, they can get loud and muddy sounding very easily. Don't overdo it.
  5. If it's going into restart loop, then there is a voltage pull-down. Shorted cable or sort on the 500X, or and corrupt memory. Needs to be checked out by an authorized service center.
  6. Headphone jack is engage or broken, it sends a volt level to the power amp mute pin, cutting off the output. Could also be an input jack pre-amp issue. DAC would not be on the input, all that digital stuff is on the processor board.
  7. Pull it off, use four or five very small dabs of Krazy glue along the rim, put the top back on it, then let sit for an hour.
  8. It won't affect the pick-ups, it affects the tone of the Modeling.
  9. "Loading" anything in or out of a Variax requires the Workbench HD application. Monkey is used for updating Firmware. The error code is a MIDI Time Out error.
  10. 1) "Do you know, is it seeking only resistive load, or also inductive? " --- Speakers are by their nature a lumped characteristic, as impedance is made up of resistance, capacitance and inductance. 2) "What is the impedance of original speakers? " --- 8 Ohms. 3) "Now I only have one 8 ohm ~100W speaker at hand. Does it need both speakers present in order to start working? " --- Yes,... using one can stress the circuitry on the other output amp over time. An open and unloaded output is like,... sending a wave of water towards a wall, then watching the wave slap back at the subsequent incoming waves. Not good for the circuitry on that channel. Not a legend yet,... but thank you just the same.
  11. Use the Line 6 supplies only with Line 6 product. Anything else and it blows something. It won't be supported. You would be on the hook for repair costs.
  12. Service center would charge you if it is out of warranty, or a modification. Mods and custom work are something authorized service centers may, or may not do. Check with the service center. You'd have to flip the wiring om the piezos, as each string piezo has to go to the correct input. Contrary to popular belief, the processor knows which string is which. String piezo has to go to the input associated for that string,... or it will sound really weird.
  13. From the KB,... We encourage you to contact our Support Staff if you run into any trouble.
  14. 1- If the Hip Shots fit, then okay. The height of the string slot on the tuning post must be lower than the string nut slot. And the post holes and mounting screw holes should line up. Best to go to a guitar or music instrument store and match it up there rather than buying online. 2- Don't drop string tuning beyond a whole step. There has to be a minimum amount of string tension and pressure on the piezo to transfer enough mechanical energy to the piezo for it to sound the note.
  15. Changing strings once in a blue Moon on any guitar helps.
  16. For older Variax +9V, for JTV +7.4, and have to be very stable and not too high of a current draw. Caveat,.... everything here on this topic is an at your own risk, since modification like this are not supported by Line 6. So if something goes wrong with this and it comes to my repair bench, 50/50 chance I'd have to send it back untouched. As much as I would enjoy the challenge, they pay me to work on Line 6 gear and not a third party who supplies a modification. Just so you are all aware. That being said, best of luck.
  17. Batteries get ship in small groups at a time for safety reasons, being Li-Ion. They are making their way through, wish I had an estimated time of delivery to distribution points for you. I repair product, seems half of my career has been about trying to get parts.
  18. ... for the authorized service center in your area.
  19. "AI modeling built into guitar firmware could be cool... ", the training algorithm is about 120 line of code in C-language, but would require some serious memory space on the circuit board for the data accumulation and buffering. Interesting idea, lots of computer calculating overhead. Ironically, I have a 700 Acoustic on my bench now for some lutherie adjustments.
  20. "I've finally Bought in June 23 a Variax Standard on eBay, from Japan. " --- In the words of Monty Python, "He's not dead yet." If or when it happens, there will be official notice. Until then, it's just the same rumors I've been hearing since year 3 of the JTV release 12 years ago.
  21. "Is it possible to get just the dome?" --- Log a support ticket in your account with Line 6 Support, they will contact me to check my stash of parts.
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