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  1. After 6 weeks - So far only 21 downloads - I assumed there would be a lot more activity / interest from on these free WorkBench patches for all Variax owners. No wonder Line-6 excludes Variax Workbench patch sharing at Custom Tone
  2. All I know about this topic is here: Variax Conversion (W/ GK13 Pin Output)http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=761.0 But if low latency Guitar -to - MIDI is important to you for live performance , look at the Fishman Tripleplay IMHO, Fishman TriplePlay TOP THINGS TO KNOW http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=8427.msg60207#msg60207
  3. Order Spare Variax Parts here from FullCompass http://www.fullcompass.com/brand/LN6.html?page=8&query=&categoryOrder=Bestselling http://www.fullcompass.com/product/444501.html http://www.fullcompass.com/product/449095.html http://www.fullcompass.com/product/450983.html http://www.fullcompass.com/product/445858.html http://www.fullcompass.com/product/429493.html http://www.fullcompass.com/product/454355.html
  4. When the Variax is set for a modeled tone, and the Volume pot is moved rapidly, there is a "zipper noise" like sound. Every Variax I own (5) does this exact same sound when the Volume pot is moved. This "zipper noise" is more apparent when using the Variax with a High Gain Amplifier or High Gain HD-500 preset. I just live with it. Using the Normal Pickups on Tyler Variax eliminates this "Vol Pot zipper noise".
  5. Get it here: http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=9275.0
  6. Dont touch them - these are JTAG test sockets for R&D and production test of DSP
  7. Remember the Audience "listens with their eyes", if they "see" an Acoustic guitar - they "hear" an acoustic guitar. The Variax 700 Acoustic complies with this requirement - Although the Acoustic Modeling works OK on the Tyler Variax ( my favorite is the old Tyler 1.81 Firmware) JTV-59 does not look like an acoustic and it leaves the audience playing "where's Waldo" looking for "Who is playing the Acoustic Guitar?" Dont get me started with describing my "confused audience" live gig experience using the Fishman Tripleplay driving pianos with a MacbookPro.
  8. I get many favorable comments about my Variax Acoustic 700 Guitar sound at my recent acoustic gig. And a few folks in the audience made it a point to ask about the guitar, saying while they knew about Line6 Amplifiers - they never knew Line6 ever made Acoustic Guitars too.
  9. I could never play ANY guitar that i'm not allowed to control the dampening of the unplayed Strings or do palm Muting at Bridge. IMHO - its no longer a guitar when the bridge is obscured by a cover. But I'm also the same guy who removes the Bridge Cover on my National Resophonic /and Dobros too.
  10. I LOVE Mine! I use my Variax Acoustic 700 to play several gigs every week. In my world its a lifesaver. Folks listen with their eyes, and plugged into the PA, everyone thinks I'm also playing a "pure acoustic" instrument, as I sit in with Bluegrass / Celtic / New Age bands on the Central Cal Coast. By contrast If I showed up to these same events with my JTV-59, the "traditionalists" and the Promotor (who pays the band) would not let me near the stage. This sums up the current situation http://uniqueguitar.blogspot.com/2012/04/line-6-variax.html
  11. I Totally Agree! Most folks with ears can hear that indeed Line6 must be using an "ADSR" like approach with some of the models - they should expose these controls to the end User via Workbench, so we can disable it!
  12. Frankly I think most HD 2.0 users would be happier if you could simply duplicate all 5 sounds of a REAL Strat - and be sure to retain the same Sustain of a Real Strat , which even the FW1.9 Spank lacked - to a much lesser degree than this HD 2.0 "Spank' version with its severe ADSR "Gated" version of "Spank" with no sustain longer than 5 seconds - as Line6 implemented in HD 2.0. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synthesizer#ADSR_envelope
  13. I rolled back both my JTV-59 and JTV-69 - and cant understand the excitement over HD 2.0 (I cant hear anything in HD 2.0 that I would consider as "improved" over FW1.9) Im getting MUCH better sounds and usability with FW 1.9, and I can still use my HD-500 and a USB cable (or my Vetta +MIDI cable) to run WorkBench on the road. No need for the flaky one trick pony USB Workbench interface which is the only way to run HD 2.0 Workbench.
  14. My JTV-59 loaded with HD 2.0 firmware has this same "Noise Gate " phenomena - specifically noticeable on all "Spank" (Strat) positions. Its so non useable, with zero sustain! Something is very wrong when I cant get any note in the Spank position to last longer than 3 seconds when playing Really Loud with my HD-500 on the Bogner® Uberschall Amp Sim and with all Noise Gates disabled, Sounds like I stuffed dampening sponges under the strings. Really hate it. I reverted back to firmware 1.9 - and got my tone (and sustain) back.
  15. These days 75% of my gigs are acoustic - and my Trusty Variax 700 Acoustic is my goto guitar - the crowd listens with their eyes, and "see" an acoustic guitar - meanwhile as a player, Im able to play anything I could on a real LP - without the typical limitations of playing a real Acoustic. http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=4900.0 I find the audience reacts to the visual appeal of your instrument, and its mass cultural acceptance for the type of music you are performing. Since the Variax Acoustic 700 "looks" like an acoustic guitar, the crowd accepts and even enjoys its sound at gigs. Conversely, I could be playing the exact gig and the exact same music and sound 90% the same - when i play my Tyler Variax JTV-69 "Super Strat", but the same crowd will not react the same, since they figure I'm playing an electric guitar. I live in Wine country, and many gigs must have a "celtic" acoustic flavor - even if I'm playing "unplugged" surf instrumental tunes. All I know is, at the outdoor patio "wine tasting room" gigs, The tip jar fills faster when i show up with what appears to be an acoustic guitar. If I break out the JTV-69 Super Strat at these "sedate gigs", they grimace and hold their ears - BEFORE I play a single note , figuring I'll do something stupid like play a sex pistols / ramones / metalica medley. With the Variax Acoustc 700, the Audience "sees" an Acoustic guitar, and automatically assumes they will hear soft new age natural tones, yet when I close my eyes, this guitar feels exactly like I'm playing one of these (see below) - so I'm right at home.
  16. I own the Variax 700 Acoustic - you will feel most at home with a JTV-59 (I own both JTV59 and JTV-69) The Build quality on the JTV-59 is much closer to the Variax Acoustic 700 - both feel like a I'm playing a '57 LP Junior, which I prefer.
  17. Same here- Instead - try new ones, download them here: http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?board=138.0
  18. CustomTone still does not provide support for sharing the Variax Workbench Patches See this thread for info on where to post Workbench patches (all versions) http://line6.com/support/topic/2163-share-and-download-20-h-d-models/ Tyler Variax WorkBench HD Patch Exchange http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?board=138.0
  19. I have a Zip file of all the Original Variax Workbench Dropbox patches here: http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=9405.0 12 String Acoustic-2.vwm 12 String Soft.vwm 12-string Position 2 - 2011.vwm 12-string Position 4 - 2011.vwm 12Str Niew.vwm 12STRING.vwm 5ths.vwm 61 Melody Maker B.vwm 61 Melody Maker N.vwm a - Mick Marz LP.vwm Acoustic-4 tuned.vwm Albert Collins Tele.vwm All Blues.vwb All Jazz.vwb All Pauls.vwb All Semi.vwb All Specials.vwb All Strat.vwb All Teles.vwb Aloha D.vwm Asus Lester Chime.vwm Bad Co Open C.vwm Bandaid Strat brid.vwm Baritone Standard.vwm Bass - Jumbo Acoustic .vwm Bass - Jumbo Acoustic.vwm Bass - Tele.vwm Bass EA - Semi.vwm Bass Model.vwm Bass Soapbar.vwm BBs Jazz Humbucker Bridge.vwm BBs Jazz Humbucker Neck.vwm BBs P-90 Bridge.vwm BBs P-90 Middle.vwm BBs P-90 Neck.vwm BdModdedRon.vwb Been Awhile.vwm big yellow taxi.vwm Blonde Tele Neck.vwm Blonde Tele.vwm Blues Custom Bridge.vwm Blues Custom Neck.vwm Blues P-90 Bridge.vwm Blues P-90 Middle.vwm Blues P-90 Neck.vwm Bluesy Tele - Bridge.vwm Chime Bridge Middle.vwm Chime Dread Acoustic 12.vwm Chime Dread Acoustic 2 12.vwm Chime Dread Acoustic 3 12.vwm Chime Dread Acoustic 4 12.vwm Chime Dread Acoustic 5 12.vwm Chime Dread Acoustic 6 12.vwm Chime Jumbo Acoustic 12.vwm Chime Neck Middle.vwm Chime-2 tuned.vwm Chimelip.vwm Chimep.vwm Chmey 12 Tubes.vwm Cochran 6120 B.vwm ColdPlay - Gods Smile Db Tuning.vw m contents.txt Crank-1.vwm Crank.vwm DADADD Acoustic.vwm Dag 335 body 2.vwb Dag 335 body.vwb DAG AcJ12 2 and -2.vwm DAG AcJ12 2 and 2.vwm DAG HOTSTRAT NK 4.vwm Dag J90s.vwb DAG JAZZ 1.vwm DAG JAZZ 10.vwm DAG JAZZ 11.vwm DAG JAZZ 12.vwm DAG JAZZ 13.vwm DAG JAZZ 14.vwm DAG JAZZ 15.vwm DAG JAZZ 16.vwm DAG JAZZ 17.vwm DAG JAZZ 18.vwm DAG JAZZ 19.vwm DAG JAZZ 2.vwm DAG JAZZ 3.vwm DAG JAZZ 4.vwm DAG JAZZ 5.vwm DAG JAZZ 6.vwm DAG JAZZ 7.vwm DAG JAZZ 8.vwm DAG JAZZ 9.vwm Dag Lester Bucks.vwb Dag LipSticks.vwb DAG LP CustomSG 1.vwm DAG LP CustomSG 10.vwm DAG LP CustomSG 2.vwm DAG LP CustomSG 3.vwm DAG LP CustomSG 4.vwm DAG LP CustomSG 5.vwm DAG LP CustomSG 6.vwm DAG LP CustomSG 7.vwm DAG LP CustomSG 8.vwm DAG LP CustomSG 9.vwm Dag Strat body.vwb Dag Strat Single Coils.vwb Dag TBird body.vwb DAG WIDE A1.vwm DAG WIDE B5.vwm DAG WIDE D3.vwm DAG WIDE E4.vwm DAG WIDE F2.vwm Danel Baritone.vwm Dano Neck Hodad.vwm Dano-Lipstik-Hodad.vwm DanoLester.vwm Dirty Bass.vwm Double Fat Strat 1.vwm Double Fat Strat 3.vwm Double Fat Strat 4.vwm Double Fat Strat 5.vwm Double Hum Lester - Bridge.vwm Double Hum Lester - Bridge2.vwm DownDownB.vwm DownDownC.vwm Dual Octave Split.vwm Duojet-P90.vwm dust my broom.vwm Epi Sheraton B&N.vwm Epi Sheraton B.vwm Epi Sheraton N.vwm Epi Sheraton Phase.vwm Epiphone Sheraton.vwm ernieball- luke.vwm EVH.vwm Famous Guitars.vwb Fat Bridge Strat.vwm Fat Bridge Tele 2.vwm Fat Bridge Tele.vwm Fat Strat 1 Neck.vwm Fat Strat 1.vwm Fat Tele Bridge Middle.vwm Fat Tele Bridge.vwm Fat Tele Middle.vwm Fat Tele Neck Middle.vwm Fat Tele Neck.vwm Fender Bass.vwm Fender Elec 12.vwm Firebird P90 B.vwm Firetoast.vwm Funky BassNShimmer.vwm Gentle Jumbo 12.vwm gibson dbl neck.vwb Gibson Majesty.vwm Gibson SG.vwm gmarts-2006-09-16.vwb harm.vwm Horror.vwm Horses.vwm Jazzbox Bass 1.vwm Jazzbox Bass 2.vwm Jazzbox Bass 3.vwm Jazzbox Bass 4.vwm Jimi's Strat B&M.vwm Jimi's Strat B.vwm JimiDoneHodad.vwm Johnny A Bridge Neck.vwm Johnny A Bridge.vwm Johnny A Neck.vwm Jumbo 12 not.vwm Kashmir.vwm KC_Workbench.vwb Killer Baretta.vwm korn.vwm Kurt.vwm La vida loca.vwm Les Neck Tubes.vwm Les Paul Oct Up.vwm Lester-4 [1].vwm Lester-4 [2].vwm Lester-4 [3].vwm Lester-4 [4].vwm Lester-4.vwm LEX fave quack.vwm LEX strat neck.vwm Low E High E Paul.vwm LOW E.vwm LP Special Drop 6.vwm Macca's Esquire.vwm Majesty.vwm Martin HD-7.vwm MunchkinsREvenge.vwm N'ville Hi-Strun.vwm Nashville Tuning.vwm NDCGCFGE.vwm Neal Red.vwb New AC Guitar.vwm P Bass.vwm P-90 12.vwm Peter Green Burst.vwm Piccola L-Paul.vwm Pocker Stacked Robben.vwm PRS 1st.vwm PRS 2nd.vwm PRS 3rd.vwm PRS 4th.vwm PRS 5th.vwm R-Billy 2 Coils.vwm R-Billy Neck Coils.vwm RainSngDano.vwm RainSong D28.vwm Rick 325 Bridge Neck.vwm Rick 325 Bridge.vwm Rick 325 Neck.vwm Ron Huisen - Creativity Bundle .v wb Sassy Sizzle.vwm SG Bridge.vwm SG Neck.vwm Shimmer.vwm slipknot.vwm Snarky Les Jr.vwm Souped Up Les.vwm Spank Lipstick.l6c Spank-1 Long Distance Lowell.vwm Spank-Chime-P90.vwm Spankbridge1.vwm SpankMiddle1.vwm SpankNeck1.vwm Special-1.vwm Strat JB Bridge.vwm Super Guitars.vwb sweet judy.vwm Sweet LP Neck.vwm T-Stacked Mid.vwm Tele hum neck.vwm Tele JB Bridge.vwm Tele Neck Tubes.vwm Tele Strat.vwm Tele Thinline P90 Set.l6c TeleStrat.vwm TeleStratBridge.vwm TeleStratmiddle.vwm TeleStratNM.vwm U2-Stay_LPStd_Brdg.vwm Ukulele.vwm USE THIS LP.vwm Vai-ai-ai.vwm Variax_Tunings.zip Wolfie76.vwb Yacce E_Fis.vwm Yacce mute.vwm Yacce.vwm ZZ Gibbons Custom .vwm
  20. DONE! I have a Zip file of all the Original Variax Workbench Dropbox patches here: http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=9405.0 12 String Acoustic-2.vwm 12 String Soft.vwm 12-string Position 2 - 2011.vwm 12-string Position 4 - 2011.vwm 12Str Niew.vwm 12STRING.vwm 5ths.vwm 61 Melody Maker B.vwm 61 Melody Maker N.vwm a - Mick Marz LP.vwm Acoustic-4 tuned.vwm Albert Collins Tele.vwm All Blues.vwb All Jazz.vwb All Pauls.vwb All Semi.vwb All Specials.vwb All Strat.vwb All Teles.vwb Aloha D.vwm Asus Lester Chime.vwm Bad Co Open C.vwm Bandaid Strat brid.vwm Baritone Standard.vwm Bass - Jumbo Acoustic .vwm Bass - Jumbo Acoustic.vwm Bass - Tele.vwm Bass EA - Semi.vwm Bass Model.vwm Bass Soapbar.vwm BBs Jazz Humbucker Bridge.vwm BBs Jazz Humbucker Neck.vwm BBs P-90 Bridge.vwm BBs P-90 Middle.vwm BBs P-90 Neck.vwm BdModdedRon.vwb Been Awhile.vwm big yellow taxi.vwm Blonde Tele Neck.vwm Blonde Tele.vwm Blues Custom Bridge.vwm Blues Custom Neck.vwm Blues P-90 Bridge.vwm Blues P-90 Middle.vwm Blues P-90 Neck.vwm Bluesy Tele - Bridge.vwm Chime Bridge Middle.vwm Chime Dread Acoustic 12.vwm Chime Dread Acoustic 2 12.vwm Chime Dread Acoustic 3 12.vwm Chime Dread Acoustic 4 12.vwm Chime Dread Acoustic 5 12.vwm Chime Dread Acoustic 6 12.vwm Chime Jumbo Acoustic 12.vwm Chime Neck Middle.vwm Chime-2 tuned.vwm Chimelip.vwm Chimep.vwm Chmey 12 Tubes.vwm Cochran 6120 B.vwm ColdPlay - Gods Smile Db Tuning.vw m contents.txt Crank-1.vwm Crank.vwm DADADD Acoustic.vwm Dag 335 body 2.vwb Dag 335 body.vwb DAG AcJ12 2 and -2.vwm DAG AcJ12 2 and 2.vwm DAG HOTSTRAT NK 4.vwm Dag J90s.vwb DAG JAZZ 1.vwm DAG JAZZ 10.vwm DAG JAZZ 11.vwm DAG JAZZ 12.vwm DAG JAZZ 13.vwm DAG JAZZ 14.vwm DAG JAZZ 15.vwm DAG JAZZ 16.vwm DAG JAZZ 17.vwm DAG JAZZ 18.vwm DAG JAZZ 19.vwm DAG JAZZ 2.vwm DAG JAZZ 3.vwm DAG JAZZ 4.vwm DAG JAZZ 5.vwm DAG JAZZ 6.vwm DAG JAZZ 7.vwm DAG JAZZ 8.vwm DAG JAZZ 9.vwm Dag Lester Bucks.vwb Dag LipSticks.vwb DAG LP CustomSG 1.vwm DAG LP CustomSG 10.vwm DAG LP CustomSG 2.vwm DAG LP CustomSG 3.vwm DAG LP CustomSG 4.vwm DAG LP CustomSG 5.vwm DAG LP CustomSG 6.vwm DAG LP CustomSG 7.vwm DAG LP CustomSG 8.vwm DAG LP CustomSG 9.vwm Dag Strat body.vwb Dag Strat Single Coils.vwb Dag TBird body.vwb DAG WIDE A1.vwm DAG WIDE B5.vwm DAG WIDE D3.vwm DAG WIDE E4.vwm DAG WIDE F2.vwm Danel Baritone.vwm Dano Neck Hodad.vwm Dano-Lipstik-Hodad.vwm DanoLester.vwm Dirty Bass.vwm Double Fat Strat 1.vwm Double Fat Strat 3.vwm Double Fat Strat 4.vwm Double Fat Strat 5.vwm Double Hum Lester - Bridge.vwm Double Hum Lester - Bridge2.vwm DownDownB.vwm DownDownC.vwm Dual Octave Split.vwm Duojet-P90.vwm dust my broom.vwm Epi Sheraton B&N.vwm Epi Sheraton B.vwm Epi Sheraton N.vwm Epi Sheraton Phase.vwm Epiphone Sheraton.vwm ernieball- luke.vwm EVH.vwm Famous Guitars.vwb Fat Bridge Strat.vwm Fat Bridge Tele 2.vwm Fat Bridge Tele.vwm Fat Strat 1 Neck.vwm Fat Strat 1.vwm Fat Tele Bridge Middle.vwm Fat Tele Bridge.vwm Fat Tele Middle.vwm Fat Tele Neck Middle.vwm Fat Tele Neck.vwm Fender Bass.vwm Fender Elec 12.vwm Firebird P90 B.vwm Firetoast.vwm Funky BassNShimmer.vwm Gentle Jumbo 12.vwm gibson dbl neck.vwb Gibson Majesty.vwm Gibson SG.vwm gmarts-2006-09-16.vwb harm.vwm Horror.vwm Horses.vwm Jazzbox Bass 1.vwm Jazzbox Bass 2.vwm Jazzbox Bass 3.vwm Jazzbox Bass 4.vwm Jimi's Strat B&M.vwm Jimi's Strat B.vwm JimiDoneHodad.vwm Johnny A Bridge Neck.vwm Johnny A Bridge.vwm Johnny A Neck.vwm Jumbo 12 not.vwm Kashmir.vwm KC_Workbench.vwb Killer Baretta.vwm korn.vwm Kurt.vwm La vida loca.vwm Les Neck Tubes.vwm Les Paul Oct Up.vwm Lester-4 [1].vwm Lester-4 [2].vwm Lester-4 [3].vwm Lester-4 [4].vwm Lester-4.vwm LEX fave quack.vwm LEX strat neck.vwm Low E High E Paul.vwm LOW E.vwm LP Special Drop 6.vwm Macca's Esquire.vwm Majesty.vwm Martin HD-7.vwm MunchkinsREvenge.vwm N'ville Hi-Strun.vwm Nashville Tuning.vwm NDCGCFGE.vwm Neal Red.vwb New AC Guitar.vwm P Bass.vwm P-90 12.vwm Peter Green Burst.vwm Piccola L-Paul.vwm Pocker Stacked Robben.vwm PRS 1st.vwm PRS 2nd.vwm PRS 3rd.vwm PRS 4th.vwm PRS 5th.vwm R-Billy 2 Coils.vwm R-Billy Neck Coils.vwm RainSngDano.vwm RainSong D28.vwm Rick 325 Bridge Neck.vwm Rick 325 Bridge.vwm Rick 325 Neck.vwm Ron Huisen - Creativity Bundle .v wb Sassy Sizzle.vwm SG Bridge.vwm SG Neck.vwm Shimmer.vwm slipknot.vwm Snarky Les Jr.vwm Souped Up Les.vwm Spank Lipstick.l6c Spank-1 Long Distance Lowell.vwm Spank-Chime-P90.vwm Spankbridge1.vwm SpankMiddle1.vwm SpankNeck1.vwm Special-1.vwm Strat JB Bridge.vwm Super Guitars.vwb sweet judy.vwm Sweet LP Neck.vwm T-Stacked Mid.vwm Tele hum neck.vwm Tele JB Bridge.vwm Tele Neck Tubes.vwm Tele Strat.vwm Tele Thinline P90 Set.l6c TeleStrat.vwm TeleStratBridge.vwm TeleStratmiddle.vwm TeleStratNM.vwm U2-Stay_LPStd_Brdg.vwm Ukulele.vwm USE THIS LP.vwm Vai-ai-ai.vwm Variax_Tunings.zip Wolfie76.vwb Yacce E_Fis.vwm Yacce mute.vwm Yacce.vwm ZZ Gibbons Custom .vwm
  21. I have set up an area for "Pre HD " Variax Users to exchange Variax Workbench Patches. This includes all "Pre HD 2.0" Variax Electric Models: 300, 500, 600, 700, and All Tyler Variax models (Pre HD 2.0 ) http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?board=139.0 The need for this became apparent after we set up a similar patch exchange area for the Tyler HD 2.0 Workbench Patches I set up here: http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?board=138.0
  22. I have set up an area for "Pre HD " Variax Users to exchange Variax Workbench Patches. This includes all "Pre HD 2.0" Variax Electric Models: 300, 500, 600, 700, and All Tyler Variax models (Pre HD 2.0 ) http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?board=139.0 The need for this became apparent after we set up a similar patch exchange area for the Tyler HD 2.0 Workbench Patches I set up here: http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?board=138.0
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