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  1. Has anyone put the Tronical tuner on their JTV-59? Which model did you use? www.tronical.com I put one on my Strat and really like it. Thanks
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    Dt25 Blows Tube Protection Fuse

    Try doing a software reset. This happened to me once on the B channel, the knobs stopped working. A reset fixed it.
  3. I find the alt tunings useless because I hear the alt tuning along with the natural string resonant, unless I turn my amp up loud. Since I'm playing mainly at home I don't turn the amp up real loud. If you search the forums you will see this problem described in detail. I'm not saying it's a problem with my guitar, but a natural by product of how alt tunings are done. For instance if I tune to Eb, I hear both the Eb and un amplified E string etc.
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    Dt25 Tube Upgrade: Quick Review Of Jj's Tube Upgrade

    I just replaced my original tubes with JJs. I took a reading before I pulled the original tubes V2=28.3 V3=32.8 I tested the tubes on my Orange VT1000 tester and the EL84s both showed good and matched. The 12AX7 showed worn, so I replaced it too. This solved the problem with my amp crackling all the time. I think the JJs sound much better, deeper bass and more clear. Also a tip to get the amp out of the box..After removing the screws from the bottom take a paint spatula (putty knife) and get between the case and the bottom of the amp. There is a metal plate covering the bottom of the amp and it sticks to the tolex. You can work it loose and the amp will slide out.
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    Variax Ghost Notes?

    I tried having someone pluck the notes when the guitar was in a different room, tuned to Eb tuning. I was connected through a L6 wireless connections. The notes came out fine through the amplifier. So I've concluded the ghost note problem I was having was hearing the standard tuned notes (unamplified) on the guitar, which the dropped tuning was playing through the amp, which sounding like ghost notes.
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    Variax Ghost Notes?

    Ok, did some additional tests. 1. Recorded with Garageband 1/2 step down and full step down. Results: Recording played back perfect. 2. DT-25 --> Weber Mass --> headphones. No problem could not hear the ghost notes. 3. HD500x --> headphones . I could hear it some, but when I increased volume I no longer heard the ghost notes. I'm amazed at how amplified the natural string note is, and how you can hear it. Conclusion thus far, nothing is wrong with my guitar :). I may not be able to use it for drop tuning because the natural string sound will drive me nuts. I'll just retune another guitar or the JTV. * Next test - Have someone play the guitar w/drop tuning in another room, while I listen to the amp!
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    Variax Ghost Notes?

    have someone else pluck the note while you are a distance away and just listening to the speaker. Also try the headphone idea.
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    Variax Ghost Notes?

    I've done more experimenting. I can hear it very pronounced through the DT25. I hear it less when I play through a Fender Twin. I've tried recording it (with a microphone) and when I play it back I can't hear it. It is worse on strings 1-3 than 4-6. I go back and forth on if this is a HW issue or a SW problem. Guitar sounds fine in normal mode, so unless there is a problem with one of the analog front end filters or a bad ground I'm not convinced it's the HW. The sound appears to be the original (normal mode) tone mixed with the alternate tone. If I get time I might try running a spectrum analyzer to see what frequencies we're getting.
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    Variax Ghost Notes?

    My HD500 has a studio out and live mode. Are you saying the Variax has a studio out mode? If so how do I control it?
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    Variax Ghost Notes?

    I've done some additional tests. When I hook the guitar into a Boss BR800 and play through a house amp it sounds much much better. When recorded and played back it sounds fine. When I go through an amp (DT25) it sounds horrible.
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    Variax Ghost Notes?

    Re-flashed to 1.83, no luck still having the same issue. I should have returned it to MF during the return period, but had already returned one with a broken truss rod.
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    Variax Ghost Notes?

    I tried this and it was much better with version 1.7 (not completely gone). When I updated back to 2.0 (1.7 -> 2.0) the problem was back and maybe worse than before.
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    Variax Ghost Notes?

    I don't believe this is occur on all the guitars. I know someone who has one and it works just fine. I've tried them out in the stores and they don't have the same problem. I hope L6 is able to provide some help.
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    Variax Ghost Notes?

    I gave up on alt turnings, mine sounded so bad. If I turned my amp up 3/4 vol (dt 25), it sounded better, but was way too loud.
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    Variax Ghost Notes?

    I have the same problem with mine but much worse than yours on all 6 strings. Strings 1,2,3,4 are the worst (high E, B, G, D). If you find something that works I'm very interested. I've tried changing strings, updating firmware. Damping the other strings with my fingers.
  16. The main reason I bought the Variax was to get different modeled guitars. I can tune it to different alternate tunings manually without getting the harmonics. I think pointing out the downsides is important for people to realize that are playing in home environments. People are sending their guitars back because they think something is wrong. I also have the Gibson Robot, which is very cool, but has it's own set of problems.
  17. If that were the case none of the modeling would work, but it works fine without alt tunings. As an example I should be able to alt tune down 1/2 step, then put a real capo on the first fret to be back to my original tunings.
  18. I hope they also fix the harmonic problems with alternate tunings at lower volumes. It's a pain to have to play at higher volumes to get a good sound with alternate tunings.
  19. I found that turning the volume up on the amp solved the problem with drop tunings. At low volumes it sounds terrible. I don't think this is a problem with the guitar, but how they do the signal processing for alternate tunings. I was having harmonic issues on all my strings, so I don't think it's a problem with the guitar as much as the software. On another thread the advice from L6 was to turn the amp up. If you send yours back I'm interested to know if they fix the problem. Hope they solve this in the next SW release, but doubt they will.
  20. You may also want to try a different amp and cable. I was having problems and when I raised the volume on my DT-25 or switched amps the problem went away.
  21. I've found Sweetwater to be very nice, but unwilling to match the discounts given by MF. They strictly point out that at MF almost everything is excluded on their discounts. In reality MF will honor the 15% and better if you call them. I would really like to buy more at Sweetwater, but find them unwilling to budge on price.
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