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  1. I believe I have found the Pickups that I will install on my Variax standard(ebony)....Please let me know If I need to reverse wiring the middle pickup. BRIDGE: Dimarzio Pro Track MIDDLE: Seymour Duncan Classic Stack Plus strat NECK: Dimarzio Satch Track.. These pickups pretty much fall within 6-8k ohms suggested. Can I get some comments as to what you think of this swap! Tone wise it should be quite good. At the 4 position it will should sound very Straty, while the 2 position more Bluesy. Thanks for you input!!!!
  2. Still need an answer to my dilemma...but ,yes I understand the warranty need, because it is out of warranty! Please help with my question on reverse wiring..Thanks!
  3. I am still trying to figure out if I need to reverse wire the middle pickup..for the following Dimarzio install...Bridge-Protrack Middle-Cruiser Neck-Satch Track. Do I need to reverse wire the Cruiser?? I know they are 4 cable, but that is easy to resolve.
  4. thanks! There goes the Pro track.....Change to fast track at 250K pot.
  5. Can I get a replacement for the battery door on my Variax Standard! I have it tapped up and it looks bad and I need to redo it everytime I charge the Battery. Please let me know if replacements are avilable!
  6. I am also swapping all 3 pu's on my standard Variax. I will be using Pro track in the bridge, Cruiser in the middle and satch track in the neck. Dimarzio pictures the Pro track with a 500k Volume pot, The other 2 are 250K. Will there be a problem with using the 250K pots with all three? Also, I have read through this forum topic and still I do not see anything about Reversing the middle pu wireing? Please help! Thanks!
  7. Thanks NBELL! So are you saying.. I can use the preset in it's entirety less cab. Appying amp sims in PODGO would work....? How can the "cab" emulations in PODGO be applied by sending via PODGO to my Blackstar 2x12 speaker....and would the speaker color the cab emulation if it can be accomplished? Thanks for your help!
  8. About to pull the trigger on a Pod Go......The only item that is holding me back is knowing the ability to run all presets and amp /cabs thru my Blackstar. Therefore, using my Blackstar HTV 212 mk2. It will be awhile before I purchase Line 6 FRFR! If I can't run the presets or either the podgo amps and or cabs, I would then be forced to use only the trem,distort, delays...etc.....Would someone please fill me in on what Pod Go can do for me with current setup mentioned above.......THANKS!!!!!
  9. Thanks again. But, the wires I will cut, are the ones eminating from the variax pickup that are attached to the pc board. So, in theory I will be tapping into those wires...2 from each Variax pu pickup. PER the Variax pu swap video.
  10. Thanks psarkissian. I saw this diagram in one of the other threads. Since each variax pick up have a different colored wire Blue .black white and yellow. I state this per a variax pickup swap video on the net. Your diagram shows white and black...where do the other colored wires go? If you would please, what 4 conductor wires in Dimarzio pickups would be spliced into the Variax 2 pickup wiring( I will cut the variax wires so as to hook up the Dimarzios) Thank you sooo much for the help!
  11. I am about to swap my Variax Standard pickups with DiMarzio 4 conductor PU. Chopper,fast track and Pro Track! They are for the most part 6-8k ohms. Chopper is 9k ohms...which is slightly higher than the working parameters....but have been used alot on the Variax. My question is---I believe the Variax comes with 2 conductor pickups. Which of the extra 2 conductors on the DiMarzios' need to be spliced together to join into the 2 pu wires that I will be splicing into, on the Variax? Does anyone have the wire color code chart showing which colors I need to use? Thank Hank
  12. I too have an issue with 2.0 upgrade with my Spider V 240. Every preceding upgrade have been easy with no problems... Tried to upgarde with 2.0 firmware several times ..but recieved an error notice......AN ERROR HAS OCCURED. PLEASE TRY AGAIN. Then it gives me 3 suggestions in which try if it does not work. Why all previous ugrades were succesful and this one trashed? I am using Windows 7 64bit. Any suggestions?????? AAAARRRRHHHH!!!!
  13. I did not think that Spider V 's had effects loop for plugging in pedals!
  14. 1st make sure tou have the current upates and go to line 6 monkey (I think you can do these tasks there).
  15. Idid not have this problem when I got mine a year ago . Check to see if All the selections are as they should be in the main menu....Ii.e ...Press the home button down for a few seconds until the menu pops up. See if the selections are correct for the amp as you want it. You probably have done this already. I do not know outside of this as to what may be wrong. If I were you I would return and exchange it. There is great joy in getting another one that works! It is a GREAT amp.
  16. I gathered a few bits of iput from you all and there...and IT IS DONE!!!!!! After purchasing a few needless items , I realized that the speakers that were attached to my PC (5.1 Surround) has a 3.5mm jack in the main control speaker. I used my male to male 3.5 cable to hook up to the speaker and the AUx in the amp and ......VOILA!!!! Total success . And after a few cartwheels accross the room , another item to check off my music journey TO DO list!!!!!! Thanks all for the inputs.......especially the 3.5mm! All that extra effort that went nowhere untol I used the easiest method available. Now all the speakers can shut off when the jack is plugged in. This is ideal for what I was using this method for. I plug my headphones into the amp and insert the 3.5mm cable into the speaker and pure silent mode. I will be able to hear and play with the sound tracks and guitar without waking the wife up!
  17. ffbrgst.......Can you elaborate in more detail ....I am bit thick sometimes!!!! It sounds as if you have a much easier way.... that I would appreciate VERY much!!! Thanks
  18. Could you yell me Exactly the type of USB cable and the type of connections on it. Also, do you connect one side of the cable to the usb connection at the amp and where does the other end connect to on the PC? And will this produce the audio to the amp? The audio should only be heaerd in the plugged in that right?
  19. Hankon6

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    Good synopsis and procedure list....I will use this alot. Finally..!!
  20. Nice reply...That was great to know!!!
  21. I do not have an HDMI at the amp either. The HDMI hook up is with the Video card in the PC to the Audio extrator box. Then a male 3.5mm is pluged into the back of the amp and into the output 3.5mm jack in the Audio extrator. This enables the PC sound to directly go to the Amp and pickuped up by the head phones. Which of course picks up the guitar sound. So it is seamless. But I have not tried the USB to USB! That sounds very easy.
  22. Hankon6

    Need help

    I am also interested in downloading some of the custom sounds in my Spider V 240........I have been scratching my head on this issue for almost a year! I am glad you brought this up!
  23. Thanks for the response. What are the hookups for computer to amp...the 3.5mm jack in the back of the amp? Where does it connect to on the Pc......the HGMI output on the video card? I thought this thru ALOT! What I came up with is....using an Audio extractor from the Video card, ( in my case lt is a mini HDMI cable to an extractor's regular HDMI input). No video putput will be used at this time. The extractor's 3.5mm audio out put jack will go directly to th back of the amp via a 3.5mm make to male trs cable. This will give me the audio from the PC while I use the head phone jack. This will provide me with the guitar and Pc audio into my head phone both at once.....I think this will may not be the best solution, but in theory this should do it. If it works I will be able to play music tracks with my guitar and the wife will be able to sleep or at least I would not wash out her audio on her tv up stairs. All will be quiet and I can blow my ear drums out!!!! Just kiddin'!!! Side benefit will be to utilize the several long lessons I purchased from Next Level Guitar and utilize my PC instead of my HDTV on the wall. I will have plenty of room sitting (production studio...(actually my computer desk LoL)!!!! I have order th cables and th Audio Extractor and they should be here In a week or two. I'll let all at this thread know how it turns out. A true Experiment!!!! BTW...An audio extractor pulls out the audio in an HDMI feed and splits it out to an Optical or a 3.5mm output jack in stereo if you use a TRS cable hookup. The Spider V 240 (i think ,,,if mono then no big deal) has a stereo 3.5mm jack at the rear so that anything that runs thru the cable from the PC will be able to fully utilize the connection.
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