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  1. Count me in with the above complaints. I bought the G10SII for having freedom in my studio but Ive got terrible connection issues. I have a dedicated studio in a single family home with typical wifi for a family of 4. My studio is pretty isolated but not isolated enough to prevent wifi bleed into my space. My Sweetwater rep and I have a very good relationship and he said this and the G30 are "junk" and I needed the G50 or G90. Quite a big price jump to get a reliable connection. I sent this back and not sure what my next step will be, maybe try a Shure or something. I made an impulse buy so I need to check these systems out closer. Im a Line 6 fan but this product is a fail.   

  2. If you’re “only” going to be using the helix for sound with the PC the above solution is quick and easy. Ultimately you’d want an audio interface especially if you’re connecting more gear like synths, drum machines, keyboards, midi devices, etc. Using Helix as a sound card would be my last choice, but a good choice if resources and gear are limited. 

  3. EDIT: After reading a bit more I wonder if it's even fixable. Does it help that I purchased this gear new and registered it with Line 6 17 years ago? 

    Ive read enough here and looked in the compartment to know my diode is toasted. I'll be calling the nearest authorized service center first thing or maybe Calabass if needed. My 700HT was made in Japan and i bought it new in 2003. it's a fine instrument and I'd put it up there with my vintage Les Paul's and Strats for build quality and playability.


    The VDI still works but I've lost the 1/4". After troubleshooting today and reading here I was bummed. I use it way more than I ever imagined and it's a lot more comfortable than having a Les Paul hanging off your shoulder all night. 


    - Do they just replace the diode or replace the board? 
    - I suppose it would be asking too much for L6 to tell us the diode specs? Seems like a simple repair I could source locally. I understand current gear being protected but this is long discontinued. 
    - Is there any retrofit available where you swap the innards of original Variaxs to newer electronics? Ive played the new guitars and my 700 is better. Eventually these original electronics will fail and I don't want to give up this guitar. I'll figure something out when that happens even if I have to router in pickups! 
    - The 9v connector to the battery holder is too short especially fiddling around in the dark at a gig. I never knew it was so perilous if you attempted to reverse connect the pack. Anyone done an extension of that cable? 



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