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  1. As a happy JTV59 owner and this thread starter my only comment is that when (and I do mean WHEN) Line6 stop supporting the Variax they issue a final software patch that takes away the battery lock out so we can make the choice as to what we decide to put in there at our own risk. If they don't do that and lock us out of the toys we bought in good faith then I would think very badly of them.
  2. My first post has details in there but only one is recognised by the Variax despite both being recommended by the vendors only one works. And as said by the Line6 staffer on this thread you could damage your guitar and void your warranty.
  3. Finally got this sorted. I simply bought a TC Electronics Spark Mini booster and kick it in when using modelling. Makes all the Variax loveliness even better. And of course it does great things with the mag pickups too...
  4. Just want to say that Mark at Mark Wright Music has been very helpful to me for my problems in down in deepest Surrey. Top bloke and thanks to Psarkissian for mentioning him.
  5. Probably a secondhand POD HD 5000 nowadays. Added bonus, no need for a battery in the Variax and you get a cool processor too.
  6. Thanks. Now I know you’re in the UK I’ll can check what monetpybis in the bank account without worrying about transAtlantic postage charges. I’ll be in touch...
  7. First up: I love my JTV59. Sounds great and plays like a dream. With that out of the way I only have one real gripe. If I'm playing say the Lester modelled guitar and then go to the mags the volume leaps up. I have lowered the mags to 4.5mm from the strings on the Birdge pick up and 7mm on the neck pickup when fretted at the 12th. I'd prefer the tone of the pickups nearer the strings but the volume jump then is way too much. Am I doing anything wrong or is this a feature (NOT a bug)? Workbench show the global string volumes as high as they will go. As said I love the guitar but I'm going to have to invest in a volume pedal until I get a Helix. Still think I'd rather have the volume and tone controls above the Variax controls, but that is the nature of the beast. And will probably drive me to look for a JTV69S at some point :-) .
  8. I had my JTV59 on a stand with the USB lead plugged in to my Mac so I could upload a few banks to it. I needed a jack plug in the socket to turn on the power. Rather than walk across the room to a cabinet full of leads and crap I grabbed a Shure headphone 3.5mm to quarter inch adapter and plugged it in. On came the power as expected and all went smoothly until I tried to remove it whereupon the thing fell apart leaving the tip and ring deep inside the socket. Luckily after much digging around I found a suitable pair of long nosed pliers capable of grabbing the plastic parts of the insulation between the tip and the ring and was able to get it all out. The adapter is obviously not designed to handle the tension of the jack spring in an instrument socket. The only connection between the different sections seems to be just a sort of metal prong carrying the signal. It would have been a bit embarrassing taking that problem to a repair guy, or even worse damaging the output socket and having to open a service ticket with Line6 .
  9. Hi Newbie, check this video out. Floyd Roses can be a bit teicy to get you head around at first.
  10. Have you tried using Workbench HD to add a 100% mix of magnetics to the Variax sound and see if you can get volume that way? I don’t know where the blending occurs in the signal chain bu it might indicate if the problem is com8ng from the pick ups or the wiring elsewhere in the guitar...
  11. That’s some fine playing there mate. Very convincing.
  12. No, he’d sold it separately. Strange, but I got a discount so no problem.
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