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  1. So you are sending the top path out the Main L/R panned all of the way to the Right and the bottom path out the Send panned fully to the Left. Are you connected to the Main L/Mono and Main R Output jacks on the back of the unit? Because with this setup, only the Main R output has any audio comin from it. The other output is currently going out of your Send jack on the side of the unit. Not your Main Left output jack. You have NO audio coming out of your Main Left output jack. It's going to the Send jack which is a Stereo jack on the side, so in order to use it with it panned all the way to the right, you need a stereo/TRS cable that will split into two different mono cables. OR, you just need to change the bottom path's output the Main as well and pan it to all the way to the left. this will get you a signal out of both the Main L & R. which is what I think you want.
  2. I would say you can't give up what you don't start, and no new Variax bass project was ever started at Line 6 to give up. It's just not going to happen. Not enough interest.
  3. This is also absolutely true, but you definitely won't hear it in the field if you don't hear it in the studio. He said " I don’t hear much a difference but that is with studio monitors." and that was what I was speaking to.
  4. I would say if you don't hear it in the studio, you won't hear it live.
  5. Personally I would like Don't Force to reflect the settings on the Variax and not the previous setting's. But that's just me. I have a support ticket I turned in about this at the beginning of May. It's still open and I have received no response other than an initial "thanks for bringing this to our attention" message. I have had issues like this through all of the firmware updates although slightly different and inconsistent. This upgrade was the first one where it has behaved consistently. I wonder if your results are because of the earlier Variax firmware that your's has. Thank you for spending the time to check this out. Not sure if this would be an issue but I created these patches after the 2.90 update, not the 2.92. Although I have found the same behavior occurs in both versions for me. I did find the Volume reacted the same as you. I found that Don't Force for the tone knob reflects what the Variax is set at and Don't Force for the Volume reflects the position it was in for the last patch like you did. At least it proves I'm not totally crazy (a little, not totally). Thanks again.
  6. Get ready for the it won't work responses. Only because it's pretty true. i got lucky and have a pair that any patches I make using them (so far), translates to the PA we have well. I have not tried this with any other PA. The headphones were fairly cheap. I'm not at home so i can't tell you what they were. Still it's better to create your patches at performance level or, as has been stated on this forum, 80dB (I think that was the number).
  7. Have you tried an EBow? https://ebow.com/
  8. What about this. Professional Audio line level is +4dBU. So, a signal at +4 dBu is equivalent to a sine wave signal with a peak amplitude of approximately 1.736 volts, or any general signal at approximately 1.228 VRMS (Wikipedia). Could they find a sine wave signal generator. Make sure the output is 1.736 volts. Put it into one of the returns (the only input that has a line level option). Create a patch with only the return block in it. Make the output line level and keep the output level at 0dB. Adjust the return signal level until the sine wave at the output is 1.736 volts. Where ever the meter winds up after that, give me a line there on the meter. That would at least give me something that would be useful to me.
  9. The output block makes no difference. My Helix does reflect the volume and tone changes dynamically so I suspect it's because I do have the latest firmware on my JTV part of which was to increase the JTV/Helix compatibility. Mainly to be able to use HD Workbench through the Helix. So you didn't say but I'm assuming you didn't have the issues I have with the Vol & Tone preset set to Lock. I will definitely try that at home. Did you see the issues I described with them unlocked although it's possible your JTV is reacting differtently than mine because of the firmware difference.
  10. Here's an issue that I'm wondering if anyone else experiences. When I go from one patch with the tone knob at one setting to different patch with a different setting, the tone knob's position remains the same as the previous patches tone setting. For example if I go from a patch with the tone knob at 10 to patch with the tone knob at 1, it stays on 10 even though the Helix Editor and Helix screen indicates the tone knob is at 1. HOWEVER, if I select the patch with the tone knob at 1 again (either from the Helix or the HX Edit) it then will switch the Variax to the saved tone knob position. If the tone knob is saved as Don't force it goes to whatever position the tone knob on the guitar is at. So that does seem to work. I've tried this with the volume. Volume works like it’s supposed to when specific numbers are selected. BUT when Vol Don’t force is selected, it stays on the previous volume. And selecting the patch again doesn’t correct it. I thought DON’T FORCE meant it goes to where ever the volume knob on the Variax is set. Which the Tone knob does. So how is Don't Force supposed to work? I thought it meant it will stay where the physical knob is set at i.e. not force the Variax to do anything. Not that it stays on the previous setting, whatever that might be. I have included the tone patches I used to experiment with for this. They are just a Variax input with a compressor to boost the level to listening levels. Tone 1.hlx Tone 10 .hlx Tone Don't Force.hlx
  11. Stable is better. Forget the laptop.
  12. brue58ski

    New FRFR day...

    Cerwin Vega. Ah, the good old days. Anyone remember TAPCO mixers? The brand is still around but the company (it's main office/manufacturing was near me) is gone. I believe Mackie now owns the name.
  13. I use the noise gate when there's noise as well. The reason I put it at the beginning of the chain is I found when the gate used the clean guitar sound as opposed to putting it at the end of the chain where it has been processed by whatever, it worked better. Interesting that you've found it seems to mess with the compressor. Maybe try a gate directly after the compressor. It means using another block but I wonder if that would help.
  14. To me it sounds like the tone knob on the guitar is turned down or a mellow wah pedal set in the middle somewhere. If you try the way, play with the wah's mix parameter. Just a couple of thoughts. I'm not at my Helix.
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