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    Helix FW 2.60 Variax model "Don't Force" gone.

    Just found this thread searching for the answer. I hope they fix this.
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    Is it possible to NOT force Variax Model?

    Where is Don't Force for Model? I see that for tuning, tone and volume, but Variax Model only changes models, no option for don't force. Is it somewhere else?
  3. I am trying to setup Variax settings for the Tone knob so it can be used for parameter control. But I don't want to force a Variax guitar model with the patch. Is there an option for this?
  4. I set the Variax tone control to change amp gain and channel volume. It is a great way to clean up the sound and rolling up the gain to full shred is a sweet effect that the volume knob alone can't quite do. However, the tone knob's effect on the guitar is a little wonky. I have it set to 10 and tone knob locked so that it should not affect the "tone" of the guitar. This is sort of true. But if I change pickups, the tone knob has an effect on the guitar tone as well as changing the parameters I set. So if I rolled off the tone knob intending to only change parameters, then switch pickups, the tone of the guitar gets muddy as if I rolled off the tone. I have to put the knob to full, switch pickups back and fourth and then the tone knob only affects the parameters. Not a very good real-world use. Am I missing something? Here are the settings I use. Global: Variax Settings Lester-1 Global Variax Model Don't Force Guitar Variax Volume Knob 10.0 Global Variax Tone Knob Tone Knob Global Variax Lock Control Don't Force Global Variax Tuning
  5. Well, I can't seem to get this behavior. Every time I customize the color of the footswitch it overwrites the previous setting. I created two 0db gain blocks, set one to on and one to off. I selected the on block, assigned footswitch and color. Then I went to the off block and did the same thing. Both blocks change states when the footswitch is pressed, but it seems that changing the color on either block will cause the switch to use only that color. Is this the method you use?
  6. My goal is to create an A/B switch for Clean/Crunch tones. I would like to have the switch set to red on crunch and blue on clean. So far I am only able to assign one color for the first state, and then color is not lit for the second state. With more features come more for the wish list.
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    Electric Shock Through Guitar Strings on Pod HD500X

    I got a shock while using the Line6 StageScape mixer with my HD500X JTV rig. It happened when enabling phantom power on the mixer.
  8. I sometimes plug in the 1/4 output to my tuner without disconnecting the VDI, so while I am tuning, both outputs are active. I read in another thread this could potentially overload the circuit and could damage the board. Any truth to this? (JTV-59)
  9. I have the replacement battery holder. The problem is removing the old one. There is one cable that snakes through the control cavity to the main board. I can disconnect it from the main board and verified the new box fixes the problem by hooking it up. So back to my question. The part circled on the picture is where the cable attaches to the battery holder. that cable snakes through the control cavity, but I can't snake it through without removing some other connectors and they look tricky too. Is the part circled a connector or is it permanently affixed to the battery holder?
  10. I have the new battery holder, looking to install it, but I can't tell if this is a connector that can be removed or if I have to snake the cable through the cavity. Check out this post.
  11. If you know who to disconnect this connector, please let me know. I must have a locking tab or release, it does not want to pull straight off. I can't figure it out. Thanks
  12. I came here with a very similar problem and see this post at the top of the list...wow. Helping my father in law with his Variaxe. His will not power on with a battery. Ordered new battery and charged it, still not powering on or indicating LED status. Tried the battery from my Variaxe, same results. Plugged the guitar into HD500X with data cable, and it does work. So it is something to do with the battery not getting power to the unit. Do you think it would be the battery holder as it was with yours? How hard was it to swap?
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    POD Hd500x recording

    I am not sure what could be happening, but on a side note, I would suggest using the XLR outputs to your scarlet to take advantage of the cleaner balanced signal. Here are a couple of things to consider when troubleshooting. I am assuming your 1/4 cable is unbalanced (Tip/ Sleeve or TS) on both ends if it is not your scarlet might be switching the input type expecting a balanced signal if it sees a TRS connection. Here is an image to show what those connectors look like for those who don't know. https://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Tip+Ring+Sleeve From the manual: Note: POD HD500X will generally give the best signal-to-noise performance when you have the Master Volume control at maximum. With the Master Volume control turned down low, you may get extra hiss – which obviously isn’t what you want – if you turn up your mixer or recorder’s output to compensate. In order to allow you to set the Master Volume as high as possible when connecting to recording, mixing, and other studio gear, be sure you are plugging POD HD500X 1/4-inch outputs into line level, not microphone or guitar level inputs. Line level inputs should allow you to turn POD HD500X Master Volume up all the way (or close to it) and thereby get the best sound possible. If your gear has inputs that function as mic/line level inputs, try to set the trim for those inputs to the minimum level, and POD HD500X Master Volume to maximum, when setting levels. There is also a switch which allows you to set the line outputs to amp (instrument) or line level. Having said all that, it is recommended that you start with the Master Volume control set to minimum and slowly turn the control clockwise towards maximum before any audio clipping (the bad kind of distortion) occurs. Setup: Output Options The Mode setting on this page allows you to configure the type of signal fed to your POD HD500X analog outputs to optimize for direct recording versus connecting to an external amplifier. This is a global setting. Knob 1 - Selects the Output Mode. Studio/Direct: For connecting “Direct†to a mixing console or recording device. Combo and Stack settings: These 4 options are all designed to optimize your tone for connecting to an external amplifier. The signal includes “Live†Cab Models,with no Mic Model or “AIR†convolution, with a special EQ curve added for each. Combo Front & Stack Front: For connecting into the front input of a typical combo amp or amp head + external cab, respectively. When choosing either of these Modes, you’ll see additional options for further tone shaping. Combo Power Amp & Stack Power Amp: For connecting to the power amp of a combo or head amp.
  14. Man I was just asking about using multiple parameters for one controller for this very reason. http://line6.com/support/topic/32524-can-hd500x-controller-pedal-control-multiple-parameters-at-once/ What I also did was roll on/off drive during the transition on the two amps for that clean to crunch transition. There seems to be a spot just after beginning transition from a clean amp to treadplate where there is a noticeable bump in volume and not as smooth as I would like. I added a compressor after the amps to try to fix this with decent results. Only noticeable with a slow fade, a quick fade like switching channels is super smooth.
  15. Good tip! That did the trick and I ended up assigning the controller to both amp volumes and drive parameters so I have a pretty smooth fade from clean to crunch. Not perfect but pretty good. I am adding a compressor post mixer to help smooth out the volume change. Yes, I meant the HD500X Editor. Thanks!
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