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  1. Heya L6,


    Think it would be possible to release the DT's cabs/IRs for Helix use so we can try and get it to sound more like it does naked and still control and have input through L6link? With HX attached then having no cab is too flat, HX's cabs and normal IRs don't seem to work too well. What you have in the DT  is just right sounds too good with what's in it. 

  2. Hi!


    Wondering if anyone knows if a new input jack would fix this. Or if i should chase something else.


    Here is what happens: JTV89F -> VDI -> HELIX. Mags give extra hum until I touch the end shroud of the VDI cable. Either end will do it. JTV end or HELIX end.  It hums like a single coil.


    Using my 69S through the same path and I do not have the same issue. No change whatsoever when touching an end of the cable so I am thinking that at least rules out other components in the chain.




  3. Snark? Point is not to hear a single cab. Point is if I want to change cab A, cab B totally resets to a completely different cab. Making you in essence start from scratch.

  4. I haven't come across a variax with that issue yet, and if it's happened recently, I don't think the shielding would be the heart of the issue


    Is there any difference in the noise when you touch the strings or the pots?  Sometimes a guitar's bridge ground wires loses its connection (maybe corrosion from sweat or just getting worked by the floyd).  Check the wire that is soldered, or connected to the trem spring claw.


    If thats not the case, then shielding may help, it can't hurt, and its easy to do yourself.  If you do it, just be mindful of anything that would touch the shielding and ground itself out. Grab some shrink wrap tubing (or electrical tape works too) and cover exposed wires or contacts that might touch your shielding.



    Touching the strings has no effect. It wasn't really all of a sudden, been kinda growing over time. I will probably go in and upgrade the shielding. Just wanted to be aware of ant gotchas.




    Log a ticket in the Line 6 ticketing system in your account.

    Make sure your product is registered. Needs to be troubleshooted

    further by an authorized service tech.

    Thanks for that. Maybe, butI was more in the mind to avoid such thing. I could send back to Sweetwater as well but just seems to be a PIA.

  5. My sonic port started having issues that seem like what I am reading in a couple of other threads.


    Basically it sounds as I'd the input level is WAY too high causing the unit to maybe protect itself by gating the signal?


    Sound is nothing then you hear the gate release to a very clipped sigmal that finally resolve to normal as the level decreases.


    If you lower the input signal (gtr vol at about 1-2) you can get a sound but still clip if played hard.



  6. Ok - just can't get this thing to work with the hd. I rarely get to use any volume so only get to try a couple things here and there. Trying to do the 'Dream rig' thing. Here is the status...


    No POD, guitar in. Low power mode. Chans A & B sound OK in various settings.

    No POD, guitar in. Normal power mode. Chans A & B sound OK in various settings.

    POD, variax in, Chan B (bypass ?) sounds fine. Chan A (POD pre amp) = OMFG WHY ARE YOU KILLING ME WITH THIS VOLUME THAT IS ABOUT A GAZILLION TIMES LOUDER, BRIGHTER, AND CLEANER THAN JUST USING THE DT AS IS????!!! I swear I think its going to shatter my ribcage.


    I've read people stating that the pod doesn't sound quite like the 50, but that is not my concern. I just want it to sound like a usable amp in some way and not a sonic death ray.


    All components have the latest update. Work fine on their own. POD is setting itself to combo out when connected. Connections are done via VDI & L6 Link.


    Any help as to what the heck I am doing wrong?




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