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  1. Hey guys - I have the PodHD500 with latest firmware updates, and Variax JTV-89F with latest firmware updates. I have my PODHD500 input 1 - Variax and input 2 - Variax Mags. My Pod recognizes I have a JTV Variax and I can see the models switch as I change them on the guitar. I have the variax set to "Presets" (not Global). I have it also "Unlocked" - I may want to override it if the live ambience requires it. I have set Tunings to "Custom". I have one song I need drop D tuning for. I went through each of my presets, chose my desired model/pickup, and hit Save. When I connect the HD500 Edit software it recognizes them and displays them properly. So now, with my modeling turned on with the guitar (knob is lit) and I switch from preset to preset - it doesn't change. At first I thought it was my imagination until I got to the song with Drop D. I tuned to Drop D - Save. Move off the preset - back to standard tuning. Hit the preset for drop D- I'm still in standard tuning. VDI cable is brand new - took it out of the casing yesterday. Ideas??? Spencer
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    Dt50 Topographies And The Hd500

    Hey Uber Guru - So when I choose an amp model, and it automatically picks a cab model to go with it, I should leave it that way? The documentation recommends to turn cabinet modeling off for the DT50. It does make a significant change in the sound. But to get the "standalone" DT50 sounds, the cabinet modeling should be left on?
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    Dt50 Topographies And The Hd500

    Hi folks- My apologies - I KNOW This has to be covered somewhere else but i can't find it so I'm going to ask here - I use HD500 and line6 connection into my DT50. 1) How can I tell which amp model (I use no cab model as it was recommended, but I'm not sure I agree with) is turning on which topography with what setttings (A/B Pentode, etc)? This must be documented somewhere. 2) How can I *change* it? Some amp models are way too soft and no amount of channel or drive maninipulation will bring it on par with say the Plexi settings. (The Solo-100 series has great tone but is too soft - I have to reach for the master volum and crank it 10%). Thanks -S
  4. I later got an email with auth code so they made good on their promise...
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    Variax And Wireless

    Right Stevekc. If it's not packet based it's not using the TCP/IP tech stack and a router wouldn't know what to do with it. STILL a wireless solution shouldn't be challenging for them to do.
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    Variax And Wireless

    Thank you for the reply, rchibnik. Ugh - the last time I used a cord on stage it got wedge into my volume pedal and I couldn't turn up - i had to kick it out. The longer the cable the bigger the pile to stand on when you're not using the length. Thanks for the exlanation though. I wonder though - "move a lot of data" - I wonder how much data that really is. I'm a programmer (C++/Java/Javascript) but obviuosly don't anything about the data and meta data used for their modeling and tuning communication. I would think it would have to be optimized or else they wouldn't have developed a proprietary protocal. My point is, and this is conjecture - I'm not telling you your're wrong - that I don't thnk it could be that much data. Then again I may well be flat out wrong. Either way I'm going to have ot compromise a bit to get what I want on stage. Dang it.
  7. The Dream Rig is Complete...and we just lost our drummer....."As The Band Turns....."

  8. Hey all - Well, my JTV 89F is on the Fed Ex truck as I eagerly await it's arrival. I'm in a country rock / classic rock band so the Tele / banjo/ 12 string / acoustic models will come in handy. When we gig, I have a DT50 half stack and the HD500, my Ibanez Prestiege and strat, and my G50 wireless. THe wireless has been flawless in execution. We try to put on a show, not just stand there and play, and our band has a real frontman who hangs back when I have a solo or whatever so I move around a lot.between my "spot" and the front of the stage and of course sometimes down with the audience and it's helpful on sound checks too. I realized last night that the VDI cable that does not come with the guitar has no wireless option. As this is just a glorified/fortified ethernet cable, the wireless soluton should be relatively straight forward with the 802.11n protocal. this is only going a short local distance, not a home clunky network and not subject to network traffic slow downs. Oddly, I find little on the subject. I'm surprised - I would think the demand would be there. Unless there just aren't that many people gigging with Variax. I hate having cords underfoot. What I will have to do is use a guitar cable as before and just not keep my JTV models stored in my presets, or use the VDI cable for one set and switch back to a chord when I want to do sound checks, etc. That kinda sucks. The dream rig just had an anxiety dream moment. Any ideas/thoughts/hope? -S
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    Service Results - Technical Bulletin 059 - Blown Transformer

    I had the service done. The guy told me it was basically a fix for the wrong gauge wire paired with the wrong sized fuse. Didn't sound too complicated to me.
  10. I just want a 89F....

  11. I received an email today to take a survey about their wireless systems, one of which I own, and I'd get a free Pod Farm 2.5? I took the survey, clicked the link, logged in and was told Error - free pod farm no longer available. What gives?