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    30+ POD HD Patches for Download & Quick Tips

    does anyone know where I can download these patches? I realize they're a few years old. But I recently started to get in the POD HD Kidney. any help would be appreciated. thanks sid
  2. I have the same problem , but in reverse. Now when I spin the tunings knob, let's say to DADGAD and beyond, in a clockwise manner, it becomes more restricted. At this point I'm unable to press the "push push" feature. As the owner of several JTV's, I can tell you that these guitars are definitely more complicated than a PRS....but that's apples and oranges. I've had a variety of failures on all but one JTV59. I have 4 of them and one 69...... Anyone out there had to resolve a sticky open tuning/push situation like the one I described? If so, how? thanks.
  3. I have a Vax 700 Acoustic, I recently acquired Great guitar, own several. Trying all the features in the manual. One in particular seems to not working correctly. Supposedly , a user can make adjustments to the slider positions and then hold the model selector down to save as your default. However...whenever I hold the model selector down, the LED changes to amber, the audio volume reduces, and it seems to stay stuck in that mode until I remove power then restore it. Has anyone seen this before? I have other L6 Vax Acoustic models that do as they are designed to do. this is a first for me. Yes I tried a "Sitar reset" ....seems like a no brainer and I'm missing a step, but I can't figure out what it is.....
  4. I'm on a Vista Pc at this moment and looking at the download page...I do not see JTV Flash V.1.90......anyone else?
  5. UPDATE.......... I recently stated that I couldn't flash my oldest JTV59.....I did manage to get 1.70 successfully reinstaled, it seems that that is the only version that will take on this guitar. I'm trying to remember, and I think this has been the case on many other attempts over the years. I think that's why it's still at 1.70. so far I've used the Vax interface, HDPod500x and a Helix. My preference is 1.90..... but that seems not in the cards as yet.... Ok I'll post up a svc ticket and give the details. BTW....I noticed that I'm typing like S**t today.....is auto spell ruining me? or was it the 70's?
  6. Ah well....follow up My oldest JTV59 will flash to 1.70, but any other version causes I/O errors.... Probably needs to go to another topic. But wtf.....I have 5 JTVs......it's crazy trying to get these things flashed. I prefer V.1.90, but am not able to do this on any of the guitars. This is nuts....
  7. Yes I got through to L6 support. they claimed to have had server issues. I was able to D/L all versions locally to a Win7 PC. Also I can flash with Monkey now. So hopefully it's in the past. I am unable to see JTV Flash Mem. through Monkey v. 1.72. Also, One of the JTVs my oldest and dearest ....is not completing the Flashing process. Currentlyion the 4th try. Some kind of I/O error. I hope it's not bricked
  8. Attempted to D/l from multiple Pc's Win Vista, Win 7 and Win 8.....Both direct and monkey downloads fail....tried about a hundred X. Reset router...disabled all anti Virus' ....Just got off the phone w/L6 support. they tell me there were server issues over the weekend. He tells me they are back up and running. gonna tool up and attempt d/l jtv firmware.
  9. 2 day now.....Tried and tried ...several pcs....all Win Xp thru win8 .....same message or I get kicked to the new spider amp page and cant get out. Really?
  10. Yes, well first off, I'm not putting as gun to anyone's head. WD40 is a very light oil that drys up quickly compared to cleaning solvents such as De-ox it. The old story is that WD indicates water displacement. Guess what? I also use it for remove extra DNA from my strings (remarkably similar to Finger Ease, but less expensive) before and after gigs. I am aware that there may be better products. But is anyone willing to give me an explanation as to why it brought back as of today 2 dead A strings on 2 separate JTVS. You can argue with me all you want, but I won't argue with the results.
  11. I haven't used my Helix into my Bose system yet, it's the same system you're using. I haven't gotten to the point of comfort that I had with the 2.0 Pod.(I know, I know, I have all the others, but nothing else since the 2.0 has done what I want) I do run a variax acoustic 700 through it and a few JTV59 guitars. It does seem a bit shrill, especially the Vax 700. I'm sure nothing I'm saying right now helps, but I wanna follow this thread and hopefully hear others and contribute when I have my Helix patches working the way I want.
  12. Yeah, I understand where you're coming from, a lot of techs talk down WD40...but IMO it is one of the best products out there period. In the 40+ years I've been using it, it's done a lot more good than harm. It's saved my lollipop countless times. YMMV. I use it for everything from cleaning strings to scratchy pots to crappy JTV bridges, personally I had better results on one particular bridge than from using De-Oxit and other electronic cleaning products I've had lying around. The Dead A string came back to life after a tiny shot of WD, and I've been using the JTV regularly since. I avg. 3 gigs per week. Whereas, L6 tech support has let me down too many times with non-answers and just general lack of knowledge. the condescending tone doesn't help either. I wouldn't count on them for the telling me the correct time. With respect to failing piezos and the grounding issues on JTV's, and other bridges issues. I'm calling out for anyone to sound off with legit, workable solutions. I'm far from a Mr. Know it all, but I know what has worked for me.
  13. sidsimo

    JTV gig bags

    I can definitively say that the newer JTV (one pocket) cases were quite a bit less rugged and not as durable. I own 4 59's (one, a 59p) and a 69. The 59p and 69 have inferior cases. Having said that. one of my early 59 cases had both handles come apart. As other have posted, if you're a working musician, get a better case.
  14. I have 4 JTV 59's and one JTV 69 with similar issues. Don't bother with Line 6 support if it's out of warranty. I've wasted money sending one guitar to them twice, the guitar had a very low output in comparison to the other JTVs. Line 6 claimed it was working great when it clearly was not. The sound was weak and unusable without some kind of signal boost. More recently , I'm scanning the forums and it seems like there are are a lot of issues surrounding the bridge assembly. don't get me wrong either, I love the concept and I still use the JTVs that do not have problems. but the dealing with their support staff just frustrates the hell out of me. They either stonewall the user or give "non answers" ....I 've done some more research on this matter. As it stands today, I wouldn't touch a L6 product with a 10 foot pole. If you're a professional working musician, you cannot afford to have these failures and they WILL FAIL, trust me. I have been a devotee of L6 products for a very long time. Not anymore. Best thing they ever made was the original Kidney bean POD. However, the problem of intermittent loss of string volume can be resolved, at least temporarily by cleaning the crud (tech term) out of the piezo saddles. I start with DE-OXIT...a light spray directly on the saddle, a soft toothbrush, gently removing sweat and oxidization which will occur to varying degrees. I follow up by using good old WD40, to displace moisture and grime and help keep the ground connection stable. It should be cleaned every time you change strings. Hope that helps..... a BIG middle finger to L6 support for wasting so much of my time. Same to their "engineers" for such a bad design. when the last one fails for good, I'm done with L6. It appears as though James Tyler himself doesn't want his name on their instruments anymore as well.....huh, imagine that. To the users question , yeah I have a support ticket open, but don't worry. they are practically useless for information. They just want you to send it into the LA repair center. Been there already, twice. It's a bad deal.
  15. I own several JTV 59's (four) and One JTV 69 ......I've also called L6 support for help regarding this problem many times. Also, most recently I called the problem of overall volume differences between identical models. No revelations to pass along. The impression I get is like I'm the only person to report this problem....and then silence. Really? I've had most of them for a number of years. When they are working well, there's almost nothing you can't do. However, lately, about 5 or so years on. I'm seeing more and more volume and temporary dead string issues. In fact, I have one JTV 59 on my bench, as I type this... The A string goes in and out. I had found a post about the grounding issue and let's face it, the design leaves much to be desired. L6 support wants me to send it in. Well I did that twice with a different 59, and no difference. The guitar sounds quite anemic compared to my others. It's gotten past frustrating. Back to the Dead A string 59.....I sprayed Deoxit at the bridge saddles and surrounding areas, being careful not to let it penetrate the finish. Not sure whether I helped or hurt the situation. Still dead on the A string. After that, I removed the A string again and went at it with a shot of WD40. With an allen screw driver, I rolled the piezo saddle back and forth several times all the while, I had the modelling on and plugged into a pignose amp. As I'm turning the saddle adjustment, I'm hearing dead, crackle, weak signal, a little stronger, then full on. I continuously rotated the adjuster screw and saddle back and forth several times. I think (at least I'm hoping) it helped to clean the connection and it's been fine for a couple of days now. Tempted to bring it to a gig, but not without backup. If it pans out in this case, I think on the JTV's that have had heavy use. I'll disassemble the entire bridge clean and reassemble them. As a person with Computer and Electronic background this makes a lotta sense. Sweat, dead skin, oxidation will surely foul an unsoldered connection. Can't believe the engineers did not see this potential problem. As far as the overall low output JTV's I own, I'll probably clean as best I can then evaluate and possibly make adjustments in workbench. It's been quite a hassle, especially since L6 support has really given me next to Zero support. I'm extremely PO'd at the support staff right now for their unwillingness to give straight answers. Considering the investment I've made, I feel that Line 6 should've addressed this problem much better. What I've found ....well It's the best I've been able to come up with so far. If anyone has any other info regarding these issues or knows of a post or forum that addresses this, I'd love to know about it.
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