I have a Variax Standard Sunburst, and I run it through the POD X3 Live.
Occasionally the sound weakens and distorts. The symptoms are that it might be just one string - sometimes the 4th, sometimes the 6th. When striking a chord or playing a scale, that particular string "drops out." You can hear it but much weaker than the others. I tap on the floating bridge and get a raspy/crunchy sound. So I suspect the connection of the pickup transducer to the bridge is loose.
I have tried running the guitar using a standard guitar cable to an amp, same issue - so I'm pretty sure it's not the Variax cable or POD X3.
I took the back plates, inspected the electronics and the bridge from underneath, no obvious visual issues.
Has anyone experienced this? I am considering taking the strings off, removing and inspecting the bridge...