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tomwhitworth

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About tomwhitworth

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  • Birthday 06/05/1951

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    Mojave Desert, California
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    My interests have been whittled down to improving my musical skills (or whatever you call them) and golf. Been known to throw down a few beers here and there.
  1. tomwhitworth

    Carrying case or bag

    Almost got me on that one - I was going to ask where until I actually read what you wrote. :)
  2. I'm not trying to start any grief here - just saying I made it clear I wasn't asking if they make JTV necks, just whether they have necks that work on JTV's so I guessing we are discussing a lack of interest by the company if they can't hire someone willing to make even the slightest effort. My experience in the last couple decades is that quality of products and salesmanship has dropped considerably in the business world. I will have to keep my thoughts open on making this mod and investigate further. Thanks for the response.
  3. I just got off the phone with a warmoth sales rep and he told me they don't have necks for Variax guitars !? Is he possibly so green that he thinks drilling a new hole means they don't fit? I'm thinking of changing the neck because I am just not adjusting well to the "high E string slip-off" the fretboard and I am partial to the maple, tele style neck/fretboard. Any comments out there - I'm not fragile.
  4. tomwhitworth

    Carrying case or bag

    I get it - sometimes it's just hard to let go#?!
  5. I can't get WB to rename a preset. I can save it to the computer, rename it there but it won't transfer to the WB screen. The HELP page says you can drag the file over to the WB preset slot but it doesn't take. I've tried every combination of "upload", "download", save and retyping the name I can think of. The preset name will not change (in the CUSTOM 1 block) iit just continues to keep the original title. Any idea what I might be doing wrong?
  6. Clayman, thanks for your input but I guess I don't know what you are trying to say about my use of the mags and piezo pick ups being blended together? I wasn't thinking of synthesizing any of the signal from the mags. I now have both the Helix and the JTV 69s in my possession, I'm happy to say, so I better just dig in and figure this stuff out. I know I'm not done with this forum. There are great topics here and great discussions to go with them. I hope to get to the point where I can offer info instead of just being an inquisitor.
  7. Are you saying that when the signals from the piezo pups (processed) and the mag pups (unprocessed) are mixed by the Helilx an unprocessed signal cannot be achieved from the mag pick ups?
  8. To me the point is that I can mix the mag's with the JTV features at any value I choose via the Helix board.
  9. Thanks Silverhead - I thought I had that right. Getting old is supposed to make you forget things not necessarily get new things wrong! You may or may not recognize me from some of the JTV and HELIX threads but I have done my due diligence on both. I have made my purchases (with some confidence thanks to you and several others), added a QSC K12 to the mix and the UPS truck is at my door as I'm writing this post. Time to quit talking and do it! One of the first things I wanted to do was experiment with mixing the mags and the models in a wet/dry/wet-alt tuning, stereo combination. I will have to do some homework on an alt tuning that will harmonize with the dry tuning. And of course that is also a subject for another thread. Thanks to everyone for their contributions to the forums. Bye for now - off on a new journey, TW
  10. I thought I heard it said somewhere that the models and the mags could be mixed. What could I have misunderstood there? EDIT: I see where I got the wrong idea. I believe "leemh" was asking if the alt tuning could be applied to the mag pups - I took it as if he was asking about mixing the two. My bad.
  11. tomwhitworth

    Variax - Line 6 Up To It?

    It makes me wonder if some of us have gotten to the point where the world only exists on the interwebs? These forums are great for sharing info and when you are somewhat isolated but at some point you have to go into the real world and deal with it. Go down to the shop you took it to and talk to them maybe. I think I would be willing to pay a little extra and send it to Line 6 for repair.
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    A Word of Warning About Helix 2.0 Update

    I agree. I purchased my first Line 6 product about five years ago and they have stayed true to form. I had to reload my Helix floorboard, and its accompanying editing app, four times yesterday. Three of those times I called the techs and they were helpful and patient. Job done. In case anyone is interested - The editor app didn't download properly and in the process of reloading the app the floorboard locked up. Using the 6/12 button "SAFE MODE" re-boot I was able to get the Helix running again so I could reload Helix ver 2.0. There are sooooo many steps to loading the Helix, I couldn't tell you what the suspect action was. I think the L6 design team had to deal with many obstacles making the new technology so they just couldn't use the older download tools. I have read through all of the topics in the NEW users manual. I'm not a techno-musician but I can see how much thought went into not only making a very usable/versatile unit but about as, dare I say, "intuitive" as it can be. My imagination will be the only limiting factor here! (aside from the ever present software/firmware glitches) At this point I'd have to say my favorite feature of this unit is the ability to easily build any pedalboard/boards I want with the touch of a few buttons. Any stomp boxes in my future will have be impressive to get my attention.
  13. tomwhitworth

    A Word of Warning About Helix 2.0 Update

    Yes, same experience. Thanks to everyone for your help. I now have current manuals. Working on how I screwed up the backup process and lost my IR's. Helix board is up to ver 2.0. Took three tries to get "Helix Editor" up to ver 2.0. Correct me if I'm wrong but while in the Helix app shouldn't the EDIT window reflect the settings highlighted in the LIBRARIAN window? No matter which preset I choose in the LIBRARIAN window the "signal flow ad "low panel", effects etc never change in the EDIT window? All the settings stay the same as presented in the initial opening of the app. Only the title changes as I go through the presets. (using in Windows 7)
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    A Word of Warning About Helix 2.0 Update

    About that "CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor app" - 1- I bought this unit used so I really don't know what I'm doing. 2- I couldn't get the app to back up anything (before anyone says it - I know, just another techno challenged user). 3- I thought since nothing would back up that the IR's were part of the factory presets (duh) and obviously I lost about 24 of them that came with the unit from the previous owner. Any chance I can recover them? 4- Why can't I find any detailed instructions about "backing up setlist/presets etc or using the new SNAPSHOTS? I haven't found anything in the users manual. Is there an updated users manual for 2.0? 5- Are the bundles you make going to continue working with 2.0 and future updates? - I am looking at purchasing some of them? Thanks, TW
  15. tomwhitworth

    ¿DIYing a Variax cable w/Neutrik?

    DannyMcO--- "It's a tough path, but someone has to walk it." I feel your pain Danny. TW
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