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    JTV vs Standard

    OK; but I have a Les Paul, that doesn't exhibit the string slipping off issue ! In the end I sold my Tyler Variax Now have a Standard that doesn't exhibit this issue.
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    JTV vs Standard

    curious; how with a setup would you resolve the 1st string slipping off issue?
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    Emerald Green (standard) Variax (limited edition run)

    just bought one : #166 had a few Variax's previously inc JTV Think this Ltd is my favourite so far...
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    JTV vs Standard

    I've had 4 variations of Variax. The JTV was 'ok' for the money, nothing more, nothing less. I too found the high E a problem; I don't with any of my (12) other guitars. (it's well documented elsewhere that some people have issues with the high E dropping off the fretboard easily) As I found I wasnt using the JTV much, I sold it a while ago. I've just bought a S/H Standard Limited. Obviously the 'electronics' still sound the same, but for me, I prefer it to the JTV. Needs a little set up to fit me better, but for he money its great ! just need to reset it to factory electronic settings and go from there now.
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    G10/XLR to Amp

    if anyone is interested, I found the solution to the noise You need an XLR cable that connects pin 1 (screen) to the physical shield on the XLR body. I wire up my own leads, and found the same noise, with the XLR output from the G10. Tried a few permutations, then hit upon soldering pin 1 on the XLR to the body tab. voila, no noise
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    Relay G10 USB input poor design

    Just a very, very small point; The unit that everyone here appears to be using to convert 9V to 5V is a switch mode convertor. Has anyone measured the noise output from these ? I'll probably end up modding my G10 Rx, just because looking at the pics of the USB connector, it is going to fail (!) at sometime But, I'll use a linear regulator, not switch mode - much lower output noise. Switchmodes are usually used where there is a reasonable current draw from a high-ish voltage differential. 9V to 5V @110 mA = 440mW dissipation in the linear regulator. Pretty easy to deal with. I'll post a schematic if anyone is interested; I already have parts to do this in my store drawers, but the parts are cheap. (before anyone asks - I've been involved in micro electronic design for circa 25 years :) )
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    HEADPHONES FOR HD500x

    I use (daily) a set of sennheiser HD25SP headphones on my HD500x Great value for money; closed back design (isolates outside noise better) long, steel reinforced cord - which is replaceable if you do break it (it took me 12 years to break one...) Used by many pro's in audio & broadcast as they are a great low(ish) cost monitoring headphone. Can't beat them IMHO for this application
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    HD500X - plus amps - ground loop hum ?

    yup - mad no difference to the 1/4" jacks but, when I wired up an XLR as the output (to try something different - it actually makes it worse lifting the ground ! I've all but given up
  9. I'm running two 'real' amps on two separate paths on the HD500x - this is exactly what I've been doing. one amp is a laney VC30 - I use the power amp section of this, going into the amp effects return loop input - effects are on the HD then a pre model (input into guitar, output 1/4" left) second amp is a Marshall AFD-100 & 2x 4x12 - using the fx loop on this, just running simple effects - chorus, delay, reverb etc (input into Aux, output 1/" right) Mixer 'panned' hard left & hard right (my guitar input has an A/B switch so I can select either HD input path & the corresponding amp) All functions fine I do however have one problem - hum sounds like an earth loop - but I can only hear it on the Laney ! the Marshall is 100% silent if I disconnect the marshall send & return feeds, the hum disappears totally any suggestions ?! thanks David
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    Pod Hd 500 - 500x *new* Routing Schematics

    hi all great thread - learnt a lot about the routing of the HD500x through here. WRT running two 'real' amps on two separate paths on the HD500x - this is exactly what I've been doing. one amp is a laney VC30 - I use the power amp section of this, going into the effects return loop input - effects on the HD then a pre model second amp is a Marshall AFD-100 & 2x 4x12 - using the fx loop on this, just running simple effects - chorus, delay, reverb etc (my guitar input has an A/B switch so I can select either HD path & corresponding amp) All functions fine I do however have one problem - hum sounds like an earth loop - but I can only hear it on the Laney ! the Marshall is 100% silent if I disconnect the marshall send & return feeds, the hum disappears totally any suggestions ?!
  11. hi all first post so be gentle.... I too am suffering with the strat modelling Firstly, I have a JTV69S - had it for 3 weeks now and starting to get to grips with it properly; initial setup was a nit off - nut too high, lots of neck relief bridge profile wrong, etc - sorted this out so now it plays beautifully - love the neck - very fast (though I do still have the occasional high E drop off !) anyway, I finally got my Mac to talk to the guitar throughout the workbench HD; updated tones and definitely suffering with high B & E string low levels; I thought it was just me until I found this thread ! I haven't been back into Wokbench to adjust the levels, but I did notice that it is only the Strat model that seems low; I actually prefer the mag pickups ! Getting a great sound out of these :) I've had MIA starts previously, which I do think are more 'authentic' - the only one I have at the moment is a MIA with texas specials - just a different character, thats'a ll. Got a custom shop Eric Clapton on order - so lets see how that baby compares ! BTW, amp wise I use a Laney VC30 and a Marshall AFD100 & 1960 4x12 - plus PA for acoustic stuff I did have a variax 700 a few years ago, but though it was a great guitar, I never totally gelled with it so sold it - but as I'm a tech junky I just had to get back into the Variax fold again - nearly forgot - I also had the variax acoustic too - now that was a fun guitar:) time to go and play some more...
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