Thehatman replied to bsbarber73's topic in James Tyler Variax Guitars / Workbench HDI just purchased a brand new JTV59 from Sweetwater and it has the same issue right out of the box. When I first tried it it was cold from being in the delivery truck. After is warmed up, the problem went away. The next morning it was back. After being plugged in for a couple of hours to the power supply it was fine again. I was suspecting a cold solder joint on the switch and removed the cover. The black wire at the top has a dull solder connection, which could be the culprit. Rather than taking a soldering iron to a brand new guitar, I contacted Sweetwater and they arranged to replace the guitar. If your guitar is out of warranty, I would look at the connections, or enter a ticket with Line 6. It's always better to have a trained Technician work on your guitar. PS: I also have a v700 that I love.
I currently have a V700 that I've been using in the studio and live for several years. I play in a cover band, and love being able to switch to the guitar of the band we are covering. I have my 5 favorites saved in custom 1, and can quickly switch between them in mid song. In one song, I am playing an acoustic until the double lead comes in. I click my distortion pedal and flip the guitar toggle to a LesPaul. When the lead is over, back to clean acoustic. Love the 5 position switch for my 5 favorites. I am considering buying a JVT59, but don't see a 5 position toggle. How do I switch guitars between favorites quickly without that switch?