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    M5/M9 Echoplex

    I have an M9 and M5. Use them in my A & B rigs. Delay/Echo has eluded me. I don't guess I have the patience. I play in a cover band and we are doing Her Strut by Bob Seger. I know Pete Carr played lead on the tune and supposedly used an Echoplex. I can't seem to get either EchoPlex model to do that repeat after each riff. Any ideas as to achieve that? Thanx in advance for helping this old man.
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    M5/M9 Echoplex

    Well, I finally broke down and set it up. I am not to keen on my musical notes, so the 1/4 is the one with the line and the little circle near the bottom? Any way, I did the one that had the circle filled in with a dot beside it. That seemed to do what I needed. Got a gig tonight, so we'll see. Thanx again.
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    M5/M9 Echoplex

    Fantastic! As soon as I get time to play with it, I definitely will. Thank you!
  4. I have a Variax 600 I bought a while back. Had numerous problems with the coffin shielding thing, but for the money, not a bad little guitar. A while ago, I lost the model knob and had to get one off eBay. It got here and fit fine, but it just continues to spin and doesn't have that stop when you get to the end of the listed model locations. The new knob had the little foot to stop it, so that isn't an issue. I have yet to tear it apart to see what's up. Does anyone have some close ups of that area to see what I'm missing. I am assuming a stop somewhere under the knob, on the board or a mounting bracket is misaligned or missing. Thanx!
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    M Series Computer Software Editor

    I am assuming the originator of this thread got frustrated and gave up. Damn shame. An editor would make the damn things more useful.
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    Delays

    I am assuming that is with the Digital Delay model? I read where he used an EchoPlex on that tune. I haven't got the unit(s) in front of me now, so I can't play with them. Thanx for the response.
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    Delays

    I play in a classic rock cover band. We do a lot of Journey. I have gotten a lot of Neal Schon's studio delay tones, but one has me stumped. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqtArJ_oz5o. The fading repeats is what gets me. I've come close, but being an idiot with how to set a delay, I can't get there. Anyone done this?
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    AX2 strange sound

    I have two AX2's that I use for quick pickup gigs and rehearsal. The one at the rehearsal hall lost its mind; the model would sound but it cut in and out sort of like Morse code. I did a hard reset and nothing. Then, it just went away. I brought it home to do maintenance on the floorboard (tighten and clean every thing) and reload my patches from my laptop. I am using the older AX2 editor by Steve I forget his last name. The editor says it sent the patches, but they don't show up. I've done another soft and hard reset. Still the Morse code pulsing of the guitar signal. Anyone had this happen? What did you do to fix it? These amps are perfect for rehearsal because they have the self contained effects and all the amp models I use... I can go snag my other that worked previously at another rehearsal hall, but would still like to get this one fixed instead of hauling the beast an hour and 1/2 to my tech. Thanx
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    Expression pedal 2 not working...

    I've used my X3 Live as a smaller pedal board for the smaller venues my band plays. For quite a while, it has worked flawlessly. Recently, I noticed that the expression pedal 2 (Line 6 pedal) no longer changed the speed of the rotary speaker effect. I checked it in GearBox and everything is correct, but nothing happens when I select the rotary speaker patch and attempt to change the speed with the pedal. I changed cables and nothing. I have another expression pedal, but have yet to swap that out to see if there is an issue. Anyone had this sort of problem? What did you do to fix it? Thanx.
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    Expression pedal 2 not working...

    Ex-1 in Pedal 2 jack.
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    X3Live MP3 In and Headphone output problem

    Well... I've figured out an alternative. 1. Make sure to switch your output from Amp to Line; huge diff in the output... duh. 2. I abandoned the headphones and plugged the left and right outs of the X3L into my keyboard amp. A little tweaking with the Tone Volume and I was in business. It's loud enough to feel it, but not too loud to annoy the neighbors. Head and shoulders above headphone. Wish I could find my Bose headphones just to see if it was ear buds... tried by Shure 425s and not much better. So, for all intents and purposes, this is solved.
  12. Been using my X3 Live for practice and a back up for live rigs. Today, I connected to it today to practice and it's weird. The Master Volume just effects the guitar signal; the manual says it should do the MP3 In also, but it does not. The headphone out just gives me the left channel. I see nowhere to change anything pertaining to the Phones or MP3 In. Before I connect it up to the laptop, does GearBox have a setting for them? Very frustrating. The MP3 is quiet and distorted and the guitar is over powering. I have set this up earlier and it worked great. The MP3 was a little weak, but both sides worked. I try the headphones direct to the MP3 player and they sound great.
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    Expression pedal 2 not working...

    Never thought of that! I'll check it out! Thanx!
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    X3Live MP3 In and Headphone output problem

    Still having the problem. I pull the Headphone plug out a shade and get the side that was missing, but it's still weak. When I plug directly into the MP3 player (SansDisk Zip Clip) the output is nice and full. Through the X3L, it sounds buffered and tinny. Not too sure what to do here. There is no parameter in GearBox that I can find. I was able to turn the Tone Vol down to make the guitar not overpower the MP3, but that's about as good as I can get it. Still not what it should be. I have noticed the cheaper headphones I had made it worse, and using a nice pair of Phlllips ear buds I have made it slightly better. Why doesn't the X3L pass the MP3 player through transparently so it sounds as if I am plugging into the Zip Clip direct? Weird.
  15. Has anyone come up with a good model of Brian May's guitar? I'm covering Fat Bottom Girls in a band I'm in and a regular Strat tone doesn't cut it. I have a Variax 700. Thanx!
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    AX2 strange sound

    Just waiting until I have time to take it to repair. This one has been in repair a few years ago. The battery was replaced after 15 years and the tech told me some of the erratic issues I was experiencing at the time (not this one) was due to heat. He removed it from the cabinet and ran it for a few days, periodically playing, and it worked flawlessly. I think it may be time to install a fan... just have to have the time and money. I will try that diagnostics trick. Thanx.
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    Brian May's Red Special

    I set up one.... Rickenbacker body and two P-90s in series... couldn't figure out how to get the 3rd pickup without making the body a Strat... then I lose the chambers. It sounds nice, but not exactly right. Anyone else try it?
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    Revitalizing the AX212

    Sadly, no. There were a bunch... don't think they are supported any more. You will need a MIDI interface (I use a M-Audio MIDISport 4X4). http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Multimedia_and_Graphics/MIDI_Players_and_Editors/AX2_Editor.html http://www.aboutus.org/PatchWizard.com There was one more, but I can't find a link.
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    AX2 strange sound

    Well, unless someone knows something tricky... I need to go to my service center. I was playing with it tonight and the sound was not so pronouced. I could still hear it, but it was something I could live with. I was attempting to reload an old ALL patchset, without luck, and there was a click, and the volume reduced quite a bit. Then the LEDS for the patch number began to count down, then count up, then just move on their own; the floorboard could not interupt or change patches. I just packed it up. I have another, but I've had this one since 98 and just changed the battery a year or two ago. If anyone knows any tricks... I may not be taking it any time soon. Thanx.
  20. Ran into a problem at a gig last night. I have various tuning set up on my 700. In a low light situation, I selected, what I thought, was the Eb patch... it was not... it was a standard tuning Strat. It dawned on me 1) I'm old and the eyes are failing 2) there has to be something, similar to the FretLight product that I could attach with double sided tape, just above the model knob to illuminate it. Anyone found anything that will work?
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    AX2 strange sound

    Hopefully my fellow AX2 dinosaurs are still hanging out in the forums.
  22. I know this has been answered before, but I can't find it. What size is the set screw used to hold the whammy bar in place? On a similar topic... I bought a PRS Custom 24 with tremolo last year. I don't know if it's a standard feature, but where the whammy bar pushes into place, it appears the previous owner had taken some heat shrink tubing and placed it in the hole. Now when you push the whammy in, it stays in place. Has anyone done this? What size did you use?
  23. I found some at a local hardware store. They have a head like a flat head screw, so I guess that will work. I got numerous sizes, just didn't have time to try them yet. On a similar note, anyone know the diameter of the whammy bar? The more I play my PRS Custom 24 that uses heat shrink tubing to hold the arm in, the more I want to go for that method with my Variax. Thanx!
  24. Thank you. Is this a standard size I can find in a hardware store? Metric? I'm an idiot with sizes and such. What I'd love to find is something similar to fine tuners on the Washburn Wonderbar; the screw with a knob or the like. If I could figure out the size of heat shrink tubing I'd need, I would go that route. Thanx for the info.
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