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Everything posted by Blues_man001

  1. When posting/replying, there is a button on far right bottom corner "More Reply Options" which shows the attachment feature you're looking for. Otherwise you can use Photobucket or something else and cut/paste weblink using the "Image" icon above in toolbar above.
  2. http://www.stewmac.com/Hardware_and_Parts/Knobs/Switch_knobs/ http://www.musiciansfriend.com/search?sB=r&Ntt=switch+knob http://www.allparts.com/switch-knobs
  3. http://line6.com/support/page/kb/_/guitars/variax-guitars-bass-workbench/variax-electric-guitar-specifications-r520 "Q: What is the hole diameter for the tuning gears? A: The Variax guitars accept the standard 10mm (13/32nd") tuning gear."
  4. http://www.fullcompass.com/search.php?parent=471&search_simple=true&txtAll=variax
  5. Amps Fender Hot Rod Deville (not blues version) <----Wondering why this one NEVER made the cut when tons of gigging musicians use it) Carvin Legacy (and it's updated versions) Hughes & Kettner Triamp MKII Cornford RK100 Pre-Amps ADA MP-1, MP-2 Engl E530 Marshall 9000 Marshall JMP-1 Peavey Rockmaster Mesa Tri-Axis
  6. I endured the same exact frustration with my sunburst v500. It played so well, that for the longest time I just played it unplugged as my "practice" guitar. Wishing now I hadn't sold it. And I too thought about putting pickups in my v500 and just going analog, but was too chicken (didn't have a router either). Here is a youtube video I found while researching a variax with pickups idea (not me in video).
  7. Zap, that was the option I wanted to do with my old v500. Spectrum Audio has same one, but nothing about specific elec or acoustic preference: http://www.spectrumaudio.com/line-6-50-02-0005-2.html
  8. Exactly what happened to my 500 (yes bricked). Things may be different now, but L6 support told me there were no boards or spare parts available to sell for legacy variax's. Taking to local shop would have cost hundreds. Here are parts available that were not over a year ago when this happened to me, I ended up selling my V500 for $100 (most I could get). http://www.fullcompass.com/product/341653.html <---"Line 6 50-02-0005-2Main PCB For VARIAX 700" http://www.fullcompass.com/product/458195.html <---"Line 6 50-02-0049Bridge PCB For Variax" See this thread for all the gory details (and some tough love from "TheRealZap") http://line6.com/support/topic/973-is-it-true/
  9. The 500 and 700 are 4 hole boards, the 3/5/600s are 3 hole boards. Retrofitting is always an option.
  10. It figures after I sell the 500 that we can now buy the boards and they are "in-stock", thanks a lollipop-ton for nothing. http://www.fullcompass.com/product/341653.html
  11. Wish I hadn't sold my bricked V500 for $100 now.......figures. http://www.fullcompass.com/product/431850.html
  12. I'd love one of those old Trace Elliott Acoustic Guitar Amps (before they went totally bass). I always thought they sounded soooo good!
  13. Is there a way (yes, I have searched) to export the patch names only for either a single complete set list, or the entire full set of 8? I basically want to export to CSV or XLSX, all of the names of the patches from 1A through 16D. Thanks
  14. Those of you here that are bashing me for my old-fashioned beliefs, fine - whatever. I don't know you, and I honestly don't care what you think. I believe companies need to back their products, and their customers - even a 10+ year old product (I bet you that Jim Marshall's Employees don't lollipop on customers that have 10+ year old equipment.) Otherwise they are no better than China shipping us wads of lead made to look like children's toys. And yes I understand that we are in a disposable age where no one gives a lollipop about reliability anymore. We've been taught that it's normal and our peers tell us the same, and we're all Lemmings for going along with it. I have a hard time believing the new Variax has a board/electronics so different from the old Variax. I came here looking for answers beyond what L6 was able to give. I thought there might be a slim hope that someone else had the issue and might have that magical fix. I know better now, and I won't be back for assistance from you so-called "L6 Pros". So throw your hate and negativity at me, I just don't give a lollipop anymore (hey, I should work for L6!).....
  15. No, you have a right to speak your mind. I don't have to agree with you, and I'm allowed to retort just the same. If you're a L6 employee, or just a L6 gear parasite - you'd think you'd show a little more compassion. But since all you have to say is negative lollipop, and you choose to target me with your BS comments - I'll continue to speak my mind and converse with forum peeps whenever, however I want to include replying in kind to you.
  16. Just because you're willing to waste money on something that will not be supported, feel free. Don't dump on me because I like L6 products, I just hate the customer service and support. There is still a 1st Amendment right? That hasn't been banned. ps. I have a Playstation 2 that sill works like a champ - so stop pissing on my back about failed electronics.
  17. I've since sold my non-functioning variax 500 for $100 to a guy interested in either making a midi host out of it - or just routing it for passives. Such a shame. It was a quality constructed (warmoth supplied, I'm sure) guitar. The only way I'd ever get another Variax or JTV is if someone gives me one for free. I look forward to the day when my HD500 fails........And then I will NEVER buy another L6 product.
  18. Just wait a few years when L6 decides not to supply parts like those of us with V500s or other "Legacy" Variax owners.
  19. I hate easy cop out answers like this. Replies like these aren't needed, aren't productive (other than to increase your post count) and you're coming across as a jerk to someone who needed help and came here hoping to find it. Someone said the same derogatory thing in my thread about my bricked V500 during a firmware update. The guitar now sits in it's case, while I decide to route in a standard humbucker, spend a lollipop-ton on roland products, or simply set fire to the guitar.......
  20. The best bet would be to open a support ticket here and let L6 earn their money.
  21. Do you leave your instrument cable plugged? I've heard that this drains the battery (even without active playing).
  22. I have my spare input assembly (http://www.fullcompass.com/product/431850.html) that I won't be needing, anyone want it?
  23. I'd love to get some Lynch Mob specific patches too. Especially Wicked Sensation.
  24. Yes, I meant my electric can only play unplugged, not an acoustic model. This info is coming directly from Line 6, and I had a lengthy post on the old forum about it. I was told by several different L6 Tech's through the support ticket system here that since my v500 was WAY out of warranty, there was nothing they could do, except offer for me to take it to an Auth Serv Ctr. And since they told me there are no more parts available (I assume that means the Serv Ctr can't get either), there is no reason for me to set fire to my money. So I continue to scour the internet for another affordable donor variax (I bought mine used for $200). If I can't find a 500 or 700, any other model board is different and I will have to mod my 500 to make it all work. I miss the flexibility my Variax provided, and refuse to buy $1000+ new JTV. Especially since I know L6 will disavow folks in the future when their JTV is out of parts and no longer functions. I guess the thing that makes me maddest is that the JTV is most likely using a similar board and connection setup. You'd think they would offer to just sell me the board, or quote a fix with updated parts (which would be super expensive, I guess).
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