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Everything posted by stevekc

  1. For JTV-59 - I only recommend a modified Bigsby B7 1) Grind off the mounting ear on the upper right ( yellow) 2) Drill a new countersink mounting screw hole in the B7 aluminum casting, under the center of the Bigsby's large Tremolo Spring
  2. As on Any Forum - might advise click on the user name, and read their prior posts to get a feel on the members knowledge: Read my Posts here, http://line6.com/support/index.php?app=core&module=search&do=user_activity&mid=82812 . . Reveals I own and use Many Variax's - Variax 500, Variax 600, Variax 300, Tyler Variax JTV-69, Tyler Variax JTV-59 But my time is limited and currently not accepting outside work at this time. http://line6.com/support/page/kb/_/guitars/james-tyler-variax-guitars/ Its apparent the Institutions of higher education have molded and trained you well Actually I advise take your Tyler Variax ONLY to the qualified service agent for your region of the globe. http://line6.com/support/
  3. More incite here: Workbench HD cap values Conversion Chart http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=9271.0 ---- For those who want to know here is a conversion chart to make sense of the Workbench HD cap values ============================ 1.1nF = .0011 uF (microfarads) 2.2nF = .0022 uF (microfarads) 4.7nF = .0047 uF (microfarads) 11nF = .011 uF (microfarads) 22nF = .022 uF (microfarads) = Typical Gibson Tone Cap with 500K Tone pot) 47nF = .047 uF (microfarads)= Typical Fender Tone Cap with 250K Tone pot) 100nF = .1 uF (microfarads) = Some Fender Tele's use this as a Tone cap with 1 Meg ohm Pot
  4. I suppose one man's "general discussions" are another man's "keys to the castle" http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?board=137.0
  5. http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/371247396426?lpid=82&chn=ps
  6. have your local Luthier read JTV Top Things to Know http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?board=137.0 JTV-69 Tremolo Setup - a doc I developed back in 2011 http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=9371.0 While you are there, Get a over a hundred shared JTV Workbench Patches too http://line6.com/support/topic/2163-share-and-download-20-h-d-models/ http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?board=138.0 I have Ability, but no time. As on Any Forum - might advise click on the user name, and read their prior posts to get a feel on the members knowledge: Read my Posts here, http://line6.com/support/index.php?app=core&module=search&do=user_activity&mid=82812 . . Reveals I own and use Many Variax's - Variax 500, Variax 600, Variax 300, Tyler Variax JTV-69, Tyler Variax JTV-59
  7. While "Setup specs" are required for Factory Production Quality Control I have been a Luthier for over 30 years - and each guitar is unique. Skilled Luthiers work to implement the desires and action setup requirements of the individual Player - not implement some production factory doc with numbers.
  8. It also means you will not get any sound from the JTV's Normal Mag PU's from the VDI connection
  9. Contact Chandler Pickguards for a quote http://pickguards.us/pgordinst.htm
  10. FWIW - Antares ATG-1 is now shipping http://www.autotuneforguitar.com/
  11. FWIW http://line6.com/support/topic/2163-share-and-download-20-h-d-models/ Find Arislaf's JTV Workbench patches here: http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?board=138.0
  12. I suspect this brings full compatibility with ======== POD HD500X Flash Memory v2.60 RELEASE NOTES POD HD500X v2.60 is a FREE firmware update that includes additional features and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all POD HD500X users perform this update! It is also recommended that you back up your current presets by using POD HD500X Edit to create a preset bundle, allowing you to include installing new presets as part of the update process. The easiest way to perform the update process is by installing the latest version of Line 6 Monkey. Once you've connected your POD HD500X to your computer via USB port (hubs are not supported), Monkey will recognize the unit and take you through the update process. The Line 6 Monkey application may be downloaded here. What's New? Global EQ — Global EQ is used for compensating for the wide disparity in acoustic environments on tour or when traveling from studio to studio, and is applied to all setlists and presets. Global EQ features three fully parametric bands plus variable low and high cut filters. To access Global EQ: Press and hold the VIEW button to open the Setup Menu. Using the four-way, cursor right until you see the Global EQ screen. Turn Knob 1 to select the desired EQ band (Low Cut, Low, Mid, High, High Cut) and turn Knobs 2, 3, and/or 4 to adjust the selected band. To bypass or enable Global EQ, press ENTER. NOTE—Due to L6 LINK’s flexible routing, Global EQ is not available at this output. Support for optional Model Packs—Firmware 2.6 supports three new Amp/Cab Model Packs: Metal Pack—includes models based on* modern heavy gain amps like the Peavey® 5150® and a remastered JCM800 Vintage Pack—includes models based on* classics like the Vox® AC30 Fawn and the Orange® OR80 Bass Pack—includes models based on* an Ampeg® SVT and a GK Gallien-Kruger 800RB Model Packs can be purchased here. Variax Presets—Firmware 2.6 adds an additional “VARIAX†setlist of 64 presets, optimized for use with Line 6 Variax guitars. Selecting a preset from this setlist may recall a particular guitar model and tuning in a connected Variax. Known Issues Set List Names—If during the update process new presets are optionally loaded to overwrite the previous set, Set List names may not correlate to the new presets appropriately. This is because renaming Set Lists is not a part of the firmware update process. Set List names may be changed in the hardware using a variety of methods: System Reset—Pressing (and holding down) the four-way navigation pad to the left while powering up will perform a Global Settings reset. This action will reset all settings to their factory default and requires a recalibration of the on-board expression pedal. Instructions for pedal calibration can be found here. Due to the pedal recalibration, it is generally recommended to update the Set List names using the manual method described below. Manual—Set Lists may be renamed manually by simply highlighting a Set List name and pressing the SAVE button. Use the four encoders beneath the main display and press SAVE to complete. The presets in firmware v2.60 correlate to the following Set List names, as seen in the main display from left to right, top to bottom: BEST OF HD FX HEAVY SONGS / STYLE BASS/ACO/VOC L6LINK DT VARIAX USER 1 USER 2 FAQ For more information about POD HD500X, the POD HD FAQ can be found here. Advanced User's Guide The latest version of the Advanced User's Guide for the PODHD500X can be found here. * All product names are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Line 6. The product names and images are provided for the sole purpose of identifying the specific products that were studied during Line 6's sound model development. ======== And The soon to be released Line-6 Fire Hawk Floor Processor / The FireHawk Editor will allow Variax WorkBench Editing on ( Win/OSX/IOS ) iPads and Android tablets http://line6.com/firehawk-fx-multi-effects-pedal/
  13. Have to ask Dave Fruehling http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=1265136 http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=1265125&filter%3DAND%28p_IS_Number%3A28299%29 http://pedaltech.blogspot.com/
  14. I advise learn about your JTV-69 Tremolo - http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=9371.0 the JTV-69 Trem Arm is hollow and threaded on the bottom and the the large Rear Allen Head screw on the left is the secret for Trem Bar tension How to Install the Tremolo Bar on the "Gen 2" (Summer 2011) JTV-69: 1) Be sure you have the correct "Gen 2" Tremolo Bar for your "Gen 2" JTV-69 Tremolo - it should look like this (see the threaded hole in the bottom) : 2 ) Push Tremolo Bar into the trem bar hole on the Bridge plate. 3 ) Gently rotate the tremolo bar clockwise until it catches the internal threads on the hidden internal lead screw. 4) Rotate the Tremolo bar 6 or 7 times clockwise until it bottoms out and sits fully down inside the bridge. 5) Adjust the Tremolo bar tension with the small Allen set screw that is located on the lower side of the chrome round collet on the bridge plate.
  15. Congratulations! Just for clarification - Anthony Lees filed away some of his Bigsby B7 Aluminum Mounting bracket under the tremolo bar On My Bigsby B7 - I took the B7 to a metal band saw and sawed off the aluminum mounting bracket completely - to provide lots of clearance for the B7 and not have any part of it come in contact with the Tyler Bridge. After I cut off the Bigsby mounting bracket, i drilled a new hole directly centered UNDER the Bigsby spring.
  16. I have stated before - my own JTV-59 Bridge also does NOT rock or Pivot Instead the actual Piezo saddles move and travel approx 1/16" within the bridge - saddles move insync with the minor string movement coincident with movement of the Bigsby B7 Tremolo arm = zero creaking on my guitar
  17. Hey - I own a 2011 JTV-69, and a 2011 JTV-59 They sound different In your case (dimly lit knobs ) , I smell a BOM (Bill of Material) component value change. on the plus side - your battery may last longer, thanks to the dimer LEDs providing lower power current drain on your Variax Battery
  18. Sadly its no longer available (but I had a hand in the RackVax design) Remember, when using an Acoustic Guitar, DSP Alt Tunnigs will suffer. Explains why Breedlove stopped making the Synergy versions of its Acoustic Guitars with RMC Piezo hex pickups and external PolyDrive IV GK 13 interface. If proceeding down this path of adding a Guitar Modleing DSP to an Acoustic Guitar I recommend using RMC Piezo hex PU - but feed a Boss GP-10 Boss GP-10 TOP THINGS TO KNOW http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=11796.msg85343#msg85343
  19. I use 10-46 daddario. Yes - pull the string taught, then make the right angle bend in Step #1 that is one finger width (17 mm) string length beyond the tuning post (a bit longer (23mm) for low E My B7 came with a white nylon Washer that sits under the Spring - to control Creaks and noise I also applied small dabs of clear grease ( like thick Vasoline) to the B7 Roller and all Bigsby moving parts http://www.vetco.net/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1289 And I apply liberal amount of Big Bends Nut Sauce under the Strings at the Nut http://www.bigbends.com/
  20. Until the Locking tuners arrive - try this restring technique - remember use less than 1 wrap per tuning post
  21. On my 2011 JTV-59, I remove the strings, and the Bridge Saddles move back and forth with at least 1/16" inch of travel. When restringing, I position each of the JTV-59 piezo bridge saddles to the "Center of travel" on the Tyler Bridge base and when I use the Bigsby, I observe each Bridge Saddles move, coincident with the string movement on the saddle - which is good, and avoids the "creaking noise" which would surely occur if my piezo saddles were machined to a tighter tolerance and locked down in place. In other words, a locked down high quality Tone Pro's / Graphtech Ghost type locking bridge is NOT desirable for any Bigsby install. Its a "happy accident" that my 2011 JTV-59 Bridge has slop, rocks , and moves
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