Variax battery dead - where can I find replacement? in James Tyler Variax Guitars / Workbench HD Posted March 9 Tried out charging my battery last night after some time. Don’t know if it’s my battery or the charger that’s a goner. I’m hedging my bets on both. There’s a red light, goes off after a couple of secs. Last gig I played, between sound check and show, either my XPS died or the electronics in my Standard. The trs cable is fine. Hence my return to the battery which I never felt comfortable with. Rather tellingly I actually expected it not to charge, not to work. Can’t get a new one in Australia (edit - seems you can now, just $120 a pop haha!), Line 6 won’t implement VDI on anything but the most enormous and expensive floor unit. I get the feeling the Variax is a dead duck. Literally, probably, in my case. Loved having a reasonable fudge on alternate tunings, did roughly what I needed it to do, but I think the marriage is over. It plays like the cheap Yammy it is and sounds pretty ordinary too with two layers of modeling at work. Back to hauling several real axes. The little Stomp is a good box so I’m still on the team. As an early JTV59 owner (too heavy, too prissy, PRS like and kind of soulless) it makes me sad that something as intrinsic and yet banal as power supply has crippled this very nice but undernourished idea.