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  1. good to know...so the 16.6k of a Duncan Distortion bridge pickup (passive) would cause issues or should it work fine? Thanks a lot
  2. Sorry but I don’t really understand this whole resistance issue: is it just a “tone color EQ thing” or having higher resistance magnetic pickups would cause malfunctions in the variax system? Thanks
  3. Hi, could you please tell me if the Duncan SH-2 Jazz Neck (link) and the SH-6 Distortion Bridge (link) would work correctly as well? Thanks a lot
  4. Good poing, I didn't think about that. According to the official manual, that doesn't seem a problem though as the 2 and 4 positions can be accessed by using the Alternate Tuning knob: Pickup Position Numbering JTV-59 Even though your guitar is equipped with a 3-way Pickup Selector Switch you can still access all 5 models in each model bank. We’ve numbered the Pickup Selector positions in the manual starting with “bridge” (the position toward the bridge) as 1. Moving the pickup selector from there, you go to position 3 on your way to the “neck” position which we label as number 5. To access models 2 and 4 press the Alternate Tuning Knob to toggle between using the 3-way to access models “1-3-5” or “2- 3-4”.
  5. I’d absolutely check the stock mags before pulling them out; who knows, maybe I’d like them and keep them on the guitar. I’m only trying to understand if, in case I don’t like them, I’d be able to put something else in their place. Ear-matching my fav Duncan pickups to the digital models inside the Variax using Workbench to fine-tune them, is certainly appealing but there still would be contexts in which having a couple of magnetic pups would be better (eg. for songs with a lot of palm muting, which I read is not great with the Variax models).
  6. Hi Todd, that’s the post I read regarding the resistance: https://line6.com/support/topic/2344-replacing-magnetic-pickups/?do=findComment&comment=203066 Also in that thread, a few posts before (link), the same user (Line6 tech maybe?) tells that swapping mag pickups on Variax gtrs and getting it right is a bit hit-and-miss, as the possible issues with 3rd party pickups are random. Cannot really understand why though, maybe is just a warning based on few bad experiences...not sure to be honest.
  7. Hi guys, I'm in the process of buying a JTV-59 guitar and, while I may like the stock magnetic pickups once I get the guitar, I was wondering if it would be possible to swap them if needed. For the last 10 years or so I played a combo of Seymour Duncan SH-2 Jazz Neck and SH-6 Distortion Bridge pickups, so I was wondering if I could place them inside the JTV-59 in case I'll miss their tone. I read somewhere that it's possible as long as the pickups are in a resistance range of 7-8k, but I'm not sure I got it right nor if the SH-2 and SH-6 would fall into this category. Do you have any direct experience with these or similar pickups into a Tyler Variax guitar? Thanks a lot
  8. Thanks a lot @silverhead!!! Oh don't worry about the "none" position, I was just meaning "with no sound" and it was just to see if I could get an "empty" position...the 0 volume trick would work perfectly. Now that I know I can create this kind of bank, I'm even more interested...I'm just a bit skeptical regarding this system being quite old and not so popular among guitarists, but I guess that when it comes to instruments, people tends to be quite conservative and less open-minded.
  9. Hi guys, I'm interested in the JTV-59 model but, since I never had or even tried a Variax before, I need some help to fully understand what it's capable of. In particular I'm interested in creating custom banks that have mixed body types and pickups stored in the 5-way position toggle...is that possible? For example, let's say I want to create a custom bank where I have this configuration of the 5-way selector: POSITION 5 - one of the acoustic models POSITION 4 - Tele neck POSITION 3 - Tele Middle POSITION 2 - none POSITION 1 - LP bridge is that possible to create a custom bank with this configuration? Thanks a lot
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    where are the filters?

    so, does it mean that I'd be more limited in the filter department with the Helix in comparison with the HD500? That sounds pretty strange. Could you please tell me where I can find good Helix presets for this kind of tones? I only have the Helix Native trial so I can't access the Custom Tone.
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    where are the filters?

    Hi guys, I'm trying the Helix Native plugin but I can't find all those great filters I have on my POD HD500, like the Seeker, Voice Box, Obi Wah, Throbber etc. Are they somewhere in the Helix or not? In the Native Plugin I can see just the Mutant Filter, Mistery Filter and Auto Filter. Sorry for the newbie question, but I'm evaluating the purchase of an Helix Floor because of the great i/o, routing, interface etc, and I'm a bit worried of losing options in the fx department. I'm sure I'm missing something about the Helix; being a hi-end modeler I guess those tones are in there somewhere. If you could please share your experience, it would be great. All the best!
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    Helix as MIDI controller: any limitations?

    Thanks a lot for the detailed reply! It seems like a hell of a pedalboard in terms of midi! What I'm still trying to figure out is: let's say I want to use the Helix for fx and an external rack unit for amp modeling (I already have other gear and I'm trying to figure out if they could work together in an extended rig setup). Considering that the external unit also has onboard fx that can be recalled via MIDI, does it mean that - for example - if I use a switch on the Helix to turn on/off an Helix fx, would it also automatically send a CC message to the external unit, whether I want it or not? If it works like that, it could be a problem because - following the previous example - if I activate let's say a phaser on the Helix, it could turn on/off another completely different fx on the external unit, let's say a distortion pedal. That would mess things up, but I'm more inclined to think that it doesn't work like that and this scenario could be avoided somehow. If you could please help me on that, it would be great. I'm really looking into the Helix floor, almost convinced to buy it...I just need to figure out if it could work the way I want with the gear I already have. Thanks a lot, all the best!
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    Helix as MIDI controller: any limitations?

    Thanks a lot for your reply. Does it mean that I can also choose which PC command to send on preset load, or do I only have the other option of disabling PC altogether? Besides I was reading another thread about MIDI where the user was talking about the Helix automatically sending CCs messages on preset load. How does that work?
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    Helix as MIDI controller: any limitations?

    Hi guys, I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on a Helix Floor pedalboard in order to take advance of the extended i/o and scribble scripts and also use it as a MIDI controller for a bigger setup. My main doubt is: is it fully customizable in that scenario or does it have some limitations as the POD HD does (fixed PC messages on preset change and stuff like that)? Thanks a lot!
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    Mobile Pod Foot Controller? (irig Blueboard Etc.)

    Nevermind, I asked the Line 6 support and the answer is "no": Hello,Unfortunately, the Mobile POD software is not controllable with any kind of external control device at this time.Regards,Line6Hugo
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