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  1. specracer986

    Volume Fluctuation

    When I started this thread my Helix was always connected to my computer via USB for patch tweaking, and to my DXR12 for monitoring. I have no idea if that affected the problem or not. I haven't used the XLR out in a long time. I did have a noise problem with the USB connected, that using XLR out fixed. My current situation has me back to a combo amp. So my Helix rig only gets sporadic use.
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    Volume Fluctuation

    I don't have a definitive answer for you. I bought a PC+ and connect to that with the L6 cable and then out of the PC+ to FOH. I never chased down the cause of the problem that I started this thread about and never contacted Line 6 about it. It was only happening with XLR out and it was not a constant occurrence. Since there were ways to work around it, I just let it go. I'm not currently gigging the Helix rig, so ignorance is bliss here.
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    Odd preset after updated to 2.71 on HX Effects

    I'm a little surprised that no one with a Stomp can tell the OP what their preset 16A is. Seems like an easy enough question.
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    Famous guitarists guitars

    I'll work on it. I find the JP15 to be fairly different from all my other guitars. Probably worth modeling.
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    Famous guitarists guitars

    Excuse me for being slow on the uptake, but are you looking for owners of signature guitars, like my JP15, or owners of guitars that were previously owned by a famous guitarist? Dumb question #2: you're looking for a DI recording I assume.
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    Image/attachment allotment

    I never realized there was such a problem with attachments here. Can't you just use a third party hosting site like imgur?
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    Downsizing FRFRs... thoughts?

    If you're tight on space, I would question why you need a pair of anything. But I don't mess with stereo effects, so I have no need for two speakers. I believe you can order Xitone's with a wide variety of covering material. Maybe you can find something that will blend into the decor. Just a thought.
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    Custom neck

    You can't change the neck on a JTV59, it's set. You can change the neck on a JTV69 with any Strat replacement neck. I used Warmouth.
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    JTV T-style

    I would guess that the next new Variax we see will be from a Yamaha guitar. Probably the Revstar. Beyond that, who knows. The cogs turn slowly in the Variax realm. Like you, I bought my first JTV 69, just to see if there might be something there I could use with my Helix. After putting on a new neck, it's now my main guitar. Surprised the heck out of me. I even take it to jam nights when I'm not taking my Helix. A lot of guys kind of squint at it and wonder what the H that is.
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    If you look at the pricing of James Tyler Strat style guitars, you'll notice that they are all very high. I think part of the reason for the high Variax JTV USA prices are just a function of not diluting his brand. The other guitarist in my last band had a James Tyler Strat. It was nice, but I wouldn't buy it for what he paid. Different strokes.
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    Using FRFR Behind You On Stage

    My first gig with my DXR12, I put it behind me horizontally on the floor. Total lousy sound dispersion. Big mistake. I then got a short pole and had it vertical behind me. Much better. I used it that way for about 1 1/2 years. If you adjust the legs right they don't take up any more room than an amp. I now use a PC+ behind me, on a small amp stand tilted up. This works great, so I sold my DXR12.
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    Used JTV59 prices

    I have noticed that there are a lot fewer JTV's listed on Reverb, with the exception of the Shuriken. It would be nice to think that L6 was holding off doing a run of JTV's in order to create some demand for a soon to be released Gen 3 Variax. Time will tell.
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    JTV - USA

    Cool, that guitar is a beauty. I didn't know they came in sunburst with a maple board.
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    JTV - USA

    Phil; I saw the crescent shape opening in the pick guard. It doesn't look large enough to slip a hex key into without loosening the neck. Do you know if you can do a truss rod adjustment without loosening the neck or pick guard? My JP15 and Am Elite Tele both have an adjustment wheel at the heel of the neck. Definitely the easiest system for me.
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    Amplification Survey Re: PowerCab & Helix

    Have you gone into the PC editor and raised the level of the speaker sim presets? They come set rather low, about -18db. Raise them up and you should have no volume issues. I play in a band with a very loud drummer and a lead guitar player that has an expensive tube rig and has to be deafeningly loud to hit his "sweet spot". We play 90's grunge. I have no problem keeping up with my Helix / PC+ rig, and I use both IR's and the speaker sims. My preference is the speaker sims. My own opinion is when someone says a PC is not loud enough, they are guilty of operator error. Regarding your question, I did do the survey. I asked for more speaker sims!