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  1. I made one that I can get by with. Tried others in Customtone last night using "Boston" for the search parameter. Don't know which patch you are referring to. The Boston tones I found are decent but not much different from the one I made. If you play a Variax, using different Gibson models can change the sound quite a bit. Would love to hear the patch you are referring to. Please share it.
  2. So I just purchased a Spider V 120 for next to nothing. Wanted the wireless for my acoustic. Got the 120 so I would have a direct out to my L3t. Without referencing anything I plugged in my L3 to the direct out on back of the Spider V. No sound. Literally just got home with it. Can the L3 and Spider be connected and how? Maybe I was expecting more from the Spider than it deliver. But if I can plug my L3 into the direct out than it might be really cool.
  3. Daaaaannnnnngggg! Appreciate the input. Just ordered a 3 pack as per the IP. Will see how I like. I do learn so much from your posts. This is a great forum. In the end, water still flows down hill and their ain't no free lunch!
  4. Looking for recommendations for JTV 69 strings. Can someone confirm factory strings are D'Addario 10's? I like what is on my new US 69 and am seeing NYXL's for like $12 per or $30 for a 3 pack. Personel preference for sure. Just looking for suggestions.
  5. Glad your looking at it. Would love it but could not come close to pulling the plug at that price.
  6. Photos do not do justice but here's a look.
  7. Got my US guys! Three months after ordering but better than some seem to have experienced. Out of the box - Wood looked nicer. High E (1st) string had better sustain, less clunkiness. Tuners were obviously upgraded. Was switching between both US and Korean unplugged looking for differences. (Cool to actually be able to do this!). I was not blown away at all. Can't say I was distraught bc I knew I was taking a chance. But I could hear everyone laughing (along with me) that I paid for just this. Had already entered my mind that it wouldn't last and I would replace the neck on my Korean and call it good. Get what I could for the US. Then I plugged it in. Holy cow what a difference. Fretted notes on all strings up and down the fretboard were much crisper. I did not expect the sound to be what I heard. All of the models sounded much better, more authentic. Upgraded pickups must be a huge part. Everyone says that the electronics are the same but man it sounds soooo much better. Agree totally with what GeeTah and doffe have said. And to make it even better, it plays well as an electric, but when in acoustic modeling you can actually play it like an acoustic. Play a little more aggressive and it comes through in the sound, and the feel. Very cool since I really love playing acoustic. The Korean would need more than a new neck. Pickups that would pair well with the modeling are needed to even come close to the US. It is much more than just the neck. Seems it is more than pickups as well. I think I got exactly what I was hoping for. Really better than I expected. It is just a different guitar. I have been blown away. Very happy. Now, anyone need a JTV 69S Korean?
  8. Consider me in this "club". Wish you were here for me before I ordered a US Custom 69. Still have yet to receive. On the other hand, I have been steered toward the Might-Mite by more than one source. Thinking that once I receive the US JTV I may change the neck on my Korean 69s. Might be cool to have both rosewood and maple neck options on a JTV. Just curious of what fair costs would be involved to do what was done in this post original post. I don't care about the pick guard. Have done some minor research on necks but suggestions would be appreciated.
  9. Can wireless devices be used on Variax guitars vs VDI cable? Alternately, I saw some use of both VDI and 1/4" output simultaneously. Why? I have a JTV, POD HD500X, and duel DT25's. Plus one Lt3. Looked at Line 6 wireless devices but hard to tell without firsthand knowledge. Would appreciate input.
  10. Is it possible my current JTV needs a new nut, or other remedy, to prevent Hi-E slip? Any help is much appreciated.
  11. My current JTV is less than a year old. I hope my new order for a US custom has been long since updated. With respect.
  12. Replaced the nut? That worked? Please share. Thanks!
  13. I like the shape of the neck. Did not like fretboard and frets when I first received it. That has somewhat remedied itself. cruisinon2 you may have hit on my worst complaint. May be related to the nut. My high E, first string has always been chunky and seems to be too close to the edge of the fretboard. It has no sustain plugged in or not. Possible bc of the nut?
  14. I struggled with this decision last year. I remember what Charlie above said and most other opinions were similar. While the Korean guitar is really nice I am not completely satisfied with the neck. I understand the US version has improved neck, frets, pickups, tuners. Maybe not much but was able to get a fairly good deal so bought what I wanted to start with. Am hoping for something along what Gee Tah said. If it feels really good then it could be worth it. I will share my thoughts whenever I receive the new guitar. Appreciate everyones comments.
  15. I purchased a JTV 69S last year. It is a really cool guitar. Play it exclusively for electric needs. Very versatile. Love to play acoustic and have a Alvarez Yairi. Really nice look, feel, sound. A friend bought a nice Alvarez but not a Yairi. Huge difference in playability and sound. Am hoping for a similar improvement in a US Custom version. Want a really nice guitar that is also cool. We'll see. I just ordered one. Call me stupid. Hope it works. May have a JTV 69S to sell. Or maybe keep for parts and just to have two. The US will be a HSS. What I have is a SSS, 3 tone burst. Anyone own a US version that could comment? Good or bad.
  16. Hadn't been on these posts in awhile. I have been running 2 DT25's from POD HD500X, and then from DT's to L3t. All connected with L6 link and VDI to JTV 69 Variax. Thought it sounds good. I don't understand but hope you can help. How does the L series "save" settings? Does it help? How does it matter as long as the POD remembers? Just curious. Would appreciate your thoughts on if your configuration is better with the L series first, then 2 DT's. What settings are you using on your mixer for the L series. Amp A or B or A/B, L, R, L&R? Would the L series then become Amp A or B in the mixer? Shpank I'm confusing myself now. In short, is it better.
  17. Learning curve can seem steep but can be done by dummies. I pretty much used the Edit software exclusively to learn this thing. It is just a matter of seeing what is all there and reading posts. It is really cool when you figure it out which will be sooner than you think. But I'll be hurting if I don't have a computer. IOS control would be cool. Saw that on ideascale. Currently running Variax stereo with multiple outs. Love my rig!
  18. I have a 500X and it generally loads whatever was last played. Firmware updates installed but no model pack yet. I have had other issues mostly with HD Edit shutting down while plugged into my Mac and playing through the 500X, 2 DT25's and 1 L3t. Have also had instances where amps somehow got switched off in HD Edit.
  19. I should clarify, HD Edit keeps shutting down.
  20. Seems I have run into my first issue with the POD HD500X since receiving it in December. It keeps shutting down and won't reload setlist's unless I unplug it. It did this several times yesterday and again today. I looked in Monkey and there are no updates. Everything is latest version. I am thinking I need to reinstall/update? Thankfully I do have backups. I am using a Mac (latest OS X) and did have an update the other day. My rig is: HD500X, 2 DT25's, JTV69, L3t. Anyone else having (or had) this issue? What might be best to do? Appreciate any insight before I reinstall. No big deal if that is needed. Just hoping that is all it is.
  21. "I can see where EQ is now also a tone CORRECTION tool." Peter, thank you Sir!. I downloaded your patches and they sound great. Using EQ verses DEP parameters seems to be quite effective at shaping tones. ​Many posts on this forum about tweaking DEP settings, which you seem to have left at default or noon on most settings in your patches. Not many posts about using EQ, at least not as effective and succinctly as you have done and (even better) shown in your patches. From brief trial, EQ seems to better define or CORRECT a tone than DEP settings. Or can DEP be used to make it even better? How? Very cool to bring this into the discussion and look forward to experimenting as you have shown. Now will possibly be more aware of and know how to correct stray annoying frequencies. Another thread on this forum asked about patches to make a base setlist for different genres. Think your patches could be a good start to such a list. Thanks again. Indeed a lot to learn. But man it is only getting better and better. Love my rig.
  22. Nice tip!! Thank you arisiaf.
  23. I just posted a patch (Destroyer) on HD500X customtone that has a smart harmony for dual guitar parts. tone 458838 In my rig, when I turn the smart harmony on I have a slight increase in volume but do not see how to tweak this to maintain a steady volume when switched on. Can anyone help? Just getting into using harmonizers so not sure if I have the correct setup. Thanks for any advice anyone might have.
  24. Funny, I just tweaked all factory presets for my dual amp setup. I agree, they are were totally unusable, but after adding a second output it is now at least somewhat playable, though I literally just finished doing this. With only one amp it was just garbled noise. I hadn't noticed that there is low volume mode (LVM) set in the L6 Link setlist along with comparable full amp versions. I need to go in and compare but these seem to provide a base set for most of the amp models. This will help in learning when to use pre vs full amp versions which another member recently informed me. If you are using two amps, try adding another amp in the chain.
  25. Thank you dbagchee for your reply. Really appreciate it. I have been playing mostly at low volume so far, often in low volume mode, so perhaps the power amps are sounding good for a reason. Good info to know when I crank it that I may want to change to pre amp versions. I guess my question regarding the Fx Loop and your answer implies that external effects are in deed required in order to use this block. The MIDI reference is to how I have the L3 set in HD Edit. Currently I have DT25 head/cab as Amp A (panned left or center), DT25 combo as Amp B (panned right or center), then the L3 is assigned to MIDI Channel 3 with left/right signal. All via L6 Link. This seems to work well but was wondering if there are other suggestions. As you said, if it sounds good, go for it. My rig is to put it mildly, sounding really good. Would suggest a 2nd DT to anyone considering it. Thank you again Sir!
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