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  1. This link has very good demos on the impact of different value caps have on tone for generic electric guitars http://www.seymourduncan.com/tonefiend/guitar/customize-your-caps/ This thread talks about different vol pot resistance and its impact on Tone http://www.strat-talk.com/forum/tech-talk/284694-talk-me-about-capacitors.html Knowing these values and tone strategy knowledge works with Line 6 Variax Workbench
  2. I use Fender Bullets Pure Nickel - they are more stable than conventional ball end strings , and slightly polished round wound = less fret buzz http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/fender-3150r-original-bullets-pure-nickel-wound-electric-guitar-strings--regular
  3. in my case - my JTV-69 Tremolo Setup Doc reflects what Line6 was using for production JTV-69's back in October 2011 I have not seen a recent JTV-69 Tremolo to compare it too. Also "that internal White Nylon Clip" attached inside under the tremolo Bar Screw is strictly for internal cable management, so the piezo saddle cables do not bind up or cause friction during whammy bar use. Else this happens More here: https://www.cx.com/0/io/hotlink/YPIXs8oREeOMhyICCluF4w/Tyler_Variax_JTV-69_Tremolo_Setup_111030.pdf http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=9371.0
  4. True http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=10129.msg73075#msg73075 https://www.cx.com/0/io/hotlink/YPIXs8oREeOMhyICCluF4w/Tyler_Variax_JTV-69_Tremolo_Setup_111030.pdf FWIW - I'm the creator of this JTV-69 Tremolo Doc - if you have any further questions - just ask On going JTV-69 Tremolo discussion are here too: http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?board=137.0
  5. This link has very good demos on the impact of different value caps have on tone for generic electric guitars http://www.seymourduncan.com/tonefiend/guitar/customize-your-caps/ Same strategy and knowledge works with Line 6 Variax Workbench
  6. I believe those of us who own a HD500X, but still prefer using the old Tyler Variax FW1.9 (or earlier) along with the old "non HD" Workbench app are out of luck. Forces me to keep my older HD500 that still runs the "non HD" Workbench app. - or use the clunky VDI -USB Hardware box and lots of cables But I hope I'm wrong!
  7. I suggest review the Library of user to user shared Tyler Variax patches here: http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?board=138.0
  8. April Fools! PickBot 3D Printer and RawTalent Compound Granulate ecosystem features: Accurately models string attack and sustain of famous guitar players 16 fingering models 128 presets Breakthrough Talent Model Infusionâ„¢ (TMI) technology Prints 3 picks at once from RawTalentâ„¢ Compound Granulate (granulate sold separately in Regular and Premium packs) Automatically adjusts tip thickness and weight for increased speed and articulation New pick models downloadable from the cloud PickPerfect auto tune technology fixes any pitch, anytime, anywhere Support for AMPLIFi tone matching in a future software update Requires standard USB connection to host computer Two bottles of RawTalentâ„¢ granulate included Rockstar-modeled pocket lint available in convenient gift-size accessory packets Approachably priced at $9,999 (U.S. MSRP) http://line6.com/pickbot/
  9. This thread below has links for JTV-69 Tremolo Setup http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=9371.0 I since have added a SuperVee Maglok Tremolo stabilizer and a set of Tronical C1 Min-Etuners, and GK-3 PU
  10. I still have two old XPS-AB Boxes - they do power the Tyler Variax just the same as they powered the older Variax 700/600/500/300/Acoutic700/Variax/Bass. You will need a 1/4" TRS cable to connect to the guitar. +7VDC power for the Variax is delivered on the TRS "Ring" contact.
  11. There are many great sounding acoustic guitars in the 2005 Variax Acoustic 700 (Classical Nylon, Acoustic Sitar, etc) I would love to install in the Tyler Variax - but sadly i doubt this will ever occur. IMHO the old 2005 Variax Acoustic 700 guitar is a keeper!
  12. I assume you really mean this? Variax Maccaferi and ( and many other superior Variax Acoustic Models programmed by Dave Frueling (now at Strymon) are only in the Variax ACOUSTIC 300/700 http://de.line6.com/media/news/Variax%20Acoustic%20review.pdf http://spectrum.ieee.org/biomedical/devices/dream-jobs-2004/Fruehling http://damagecontrolusa.com/about/ I Love mine! I WISH i could get same tones on my Tyler Variax - but no cigar!
  13. I hate to break it to you - but the DT-50 is not very good as a clean , non distorting, wide frequency response amplification system for accurately reproducing acoustic guitar tones. Instead, the Line-6 L2M StageSource Powered PA Cabs that connect to the POD HD500 using L6 Link is the suggested approach gear wise for best sounding Acoustic Guitar Models with the JTV Variax / HD500 combo. http://line6.com/stagesource-l2m/ The DT50 Tube Amp with its Celestion Guitar speakers excels at Traditional Electric Guitar tone for Blues, Rock, Metal - and like a typical guitar amp, it can only reproduce 65-7kHz - not full range 20-20kHz as the Line6 L2M StageSource Powered PA Cab -thanks to the High Frequency Horn - missing in the DT-50 Tube Guitar Amp
  14. Correct - the Stock JTV-69 would use the input pad switch in the "normal" position. I find the stock JTV-69 Bridge PU to be in the Gibson Vintage P.A.F. PU tone and output territory, and NOT in the high output PU territory.
  15. Agreed! - i still have my 2004 Vetta Combo and Variax 500 that were "the dream rig" 10 years ago - both now abandoned. Its getting tough to find support for any gear older than 5 years. And remember The JTV will be 5 years old later this year.
  16. Then applying logic, I would suggest you have a poor Piezo Saddle and should seek a replacement
  17. Post an audio file (MP3,Wav,etc) which demonstrates these sounds you are hearing.
  18. Tell me a bout it! ;) I'm willing to share more Variax circuit tips - but I want to avoid getting in hot water with Line6 / Yamaha - but physics and electronics is my day gig and most of the circuits for A/D>D/A and piezo preamps are already out there - just a google image search away.
  19. If it were me, and swapping out the LR BAggs Piezo saddles for higher output Graphtech - it all depends on the player. If you are steve vai and use a very light swept pick attack - or if you can actually play a guitar with a full floating floyd rose during your most aggressive solos and not suffer the "boing-boing"of the bridge bouncing on every note - then you might be OK and not have to resort to the measure explained below: In my case I have a very aggressive right hand, based on growing up playing non tremolo Gibsons with P90's and Acoustic Guitars with heavy strings. My right hand can deliver a tremendous amount of dynamic range. (evidence here) http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=82.0 I would study the fixed gain opamp input section on the Variax DSP Board , and swap out 6 SMT Gain set feedback resistors for different values to lower the input gain right at the input - because once the signal is clipping and distorting - lowering the gain down stream post A/D in the DSP is a futile effort that is never going to tame transient spikes or make the signals clean again.. http://www.radio-electronics.com/info/circuits/opamp_basics/operational-amplifier-gain.php http://youtu.be/i1TDtNwoJiA But remember swapping to Graphtech piezo saddles with higher output signal also means higher susceptibility to adjacent string crosstalk - this really clobbers DSP generated alt tunings - so higher piezo saddle output signal is often not a good thing
  20. I should point out I use the mag PU's 85% of the time - since I still consider all DSP Guitar modelers to deliver lower performance for my playing technique http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=9291.0 I like the GFS Rectotron Liverpools - as these deliver similar tone as my 6120 Gretsch with TV Jones Filtertrons. - lots of Palm Muting here - so using a 1/4" connection avoids the Internal JTV Variax A/D>AES/EBU encoding > VDI> AES/EBU decoding. CORRECT!! By using the 1/4" Input on the HD500, in this manner i can actually use the HD500's programmable 1/4" input Impedance choices - for old school Tube Amp performance characteristics simply working my normal passive PU Vol/Tone pots when the JTV-59 in in Mag PU Output mode.
  21. My point is that using the VDI Ethercon connection sounds a bit "sterile" to my ears - I find the JTV-59 +HD500 combo sounds better (to my ears) with better dynamic range and better tone using the 1/4" Normal Guitar cable.
  22. Not going to happen - you must use BlueTooth instead
  23. www.vettaville.com Varaix 300 Internal pics http://www.vettaville.com/variax.htm http://www.vettaville.com/variax300pics1.htm
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