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  1. That is good advice and of course I wont do it without being sure. I'm talking to FullCompass right now and they have 16 in stock. Unfortunately there are two obstacles. Firstly, will the part they state is for the Variax Bass / 600 and 700 fit into the 700 Acoustic??? and secondly they wont deliver to the UK even though have 16. They have told me that Line 6 have said "Under no circumstances" I've just had a further chat with someone at Fullcompass and said the Variax 700 Acoustic jack plate assembly has been discontinued and the one they have is not compatible. If that's the case its a dead end, unless there is one anywhere in a Line6 draw somewhere. The alternative would be to buy another whole guitar but I just paid £400 GBP for mine so that's not feasible. And anyway they're too rare here. They get snapped up quickly. Thankfully I don't need to replace the socket - I just wanted to upgrade from the older type to the slightly more up to date spring load cap type, because I did it with my Electric. Once again it raises the question, what are people going to do with their Variaxes when they stop working and cant get the parts. Very expensive cricket bat !!!
  2. Just to add...... It would be great if someone from Line 6 can confirm if what I'm thinking is correct. Ie. the Jack plate assembly from the 500 or 700 electric (with the spring cap) is compatible with The Variax 700 Acoustic. Please and thank you
  3. Yeah, I know that the JTV's are different to the original Variax. I think that all the originals were the same as each other though and by that I mean the 500, 700 and 700 acoustic. The original jack assembly was the rubber bung type and they changed it to the spring cap type somewhere along the way, but before the JTV's were around. As I've stated above, I fitted one to my Variax 700 with success.
  4. Thanks for the reply Silverhead. I'm assuming that all the original Variax's had the same jack plate. My 2004 Variax Electric had the first type which had a rubber bung which pushed on to the VDI socket. I needed a new one going back some time and Line 6 sent me a replacement but it had the spring clip design. It was unplug the old and replug the new and it was good to go. fullcompass.com in the US have the type I want in stock, however they don't ship to the UK. I emailed them and they just wont. My next hope is that I contact Line 6 (as it is their part and it does exist) and fullcompass have said the reason they wont ship outside the US is to protect their suppliers (Line6) Here's part of their reply to me "These restrictions are primarily driven by the agreements we have in place with our suppliers as to where we can sell their product. Apologies for any inconvenience." Thanks again
  5. Hi Everyone, Does anyone have or know where I can get a Variax 700 VDI Jack Socket. Its for my Variax Acoustic which has the original socket that has a soft plastic grommet which pushes on. I want the one with the spring loaded cap. If anyone knows where I might get one please let me know, thanks
  6. I want to use my Pod XT Live to control a Variax Acoustic AND a Variax Electric at separate times in the same show. I will simply unplug and plug in the same VDI cable. Can I use workbench and Line 6 Edit to set up patches in the XTL (Some for the Electric and some for the Acoustic) and then just swap the guitars and choose the XTL patch? It should work, right? Thanks
  7. Have you considered it may be the guitar socket? I know you said it works ok with the Workbench cable but not the VDI. Was your Variax new or used when you bought it. There was a lot of talk a while back around the specs of cables and Line 6 said that ordinary Ethernet cables should not be used because they can damage the socket on the guitar. Perhaps this has happened to yours? Try moving all the connectors in the guitar socket so that they are a tighter fit when the cable goes in. I hope that works for you.
  8. So I'm thinking about buying a guitar stand? I've chosen a K&M Heli 2 because it's a new version of one I've had for years. There's a warning saying "Note: Not suitable for guitars with nitrocellulose lacquer" Do Variax 700 and 700 Acoustic have this kind of laquer and if so what would happen? Thanks
  9. Hi Does anyone have the answer to this? I use a Variax 700 Electric with a Pod XT Live sending patch changes from my laptop via midi to the XTL and then on to the Variax Electric. I have just bought a Variax 700 Acoustic and want to use it on gigs as well. I plan to set up new amp / effects and guitar setting for the Acoustic and store them in the XTL Here are the questions? How would the Variax Acoustic react to a command meant for the Electric? and How would the Electric react to a command meant for the Acoustic? Would nothing happen? Would the receiving guitar change at all? and if so in what way? Could anything catastrophic happen? I don't want to be the guinea pig? So can anyone shed some knowledge on this for me Thanks, Mark
  10. Hi Does anyone in the UK have a Variax 700 Acoustic they would like to sell? Thanks
  11. HI Do you mean the jack socket or the VDI? And what are the problems you are having? Either way try cleaning and adjusting all the pins inside the sockets. I did this and it has worked ever since If not contact Neutrik or go on their website to track down the individual components. If you cant see what you want, call them, they were really helpful to me. Cheers Mark
  12. Hi I have looked for and found a few tremolo arms that might fit to replace the original trem and housing on my 700. I have seen Floyd rose and Ibanez which both look similar but can anyone tell me if they would be compatible (I tried to put a link here to Thomann but failed sorry) Please help if you can Thanks Mark
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