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  1. 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  

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  2.  

    You should put all of these there:

     

    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  

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  3. 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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  4. 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

    1378132246_537751456_ScreenShot20130902a

     

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  5.  

    The problem with my guitar is that it goes out of tune if I do bends, and I hate that, so I stretch the strings until bends don't detune the guitar, but then if I use the tremelo, it goes out of tune. It's a lose-lose situation, so I just use bends for now.

     

     

    I mounted  a SuperVee Mag-lok on my  floating "strat type" bridge guitars (Variax 600, JTV-69, and also works on old Variax 700 )  and now experience more stability, better tone,

     

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  6. WHD ,  BNK , xls, pdf, png, jpg, mp3  files (and many other types are accepted

    What other filetype do you need?

     

     

    http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?board=138.0

     

    1378132246_537751456_ScreenShot20130902a

     

     

    Also for old WorkBench User

     

    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

  7. Up until recently i had the Tremol-No on my JTV-69 -

     

    (I explain it here)

    JTV-69 Tremolo Setup

    http://line6.com/support/message/323936#323936:

     

     

     

    However I'm playing the JTV-69 more in a band situation and in my case - i found the Tremol-no just did not hold up  - and was way too fiddly - missing set screws and actually falling right off the guitar at a gig once. 

     

    So I removed it - and now rely on a SuperVee Maglok on my JTV-69  - WHICH I LOVE!!

     

  8. Its a bummer - because the old variax's had less pops and less PU change latency 

     

     

    We'll have to compare and see if the Tyler Variax can accomplish this 

    http://www.vettaville.nl/vvworkbench5.htm

     

    In April 2005 Vettaville.nl posted a video with a Whammy like effect using the tone selector switch on the Variax. The demo was performed by Ron Huisen; Product Specialist for Line 6.

     
    There have been several requests to explain how to do this. Here are the patches (tones) for Variax Workbench that you should place in order and upload to your Variax accordingly. Then you're ready to do the trick.
     
    Please note that these are only tones for your Variax and no 'amp' tones. This is something you can choose yourself. The tones will work if you have the Variax Workbench program. Just click the links to view the video and download the tones. Have fun
     

     

     

    http://vettaville.net/Workbench%20Whammy.wmv

  9. I use Fender Bullets as my preferred strings on all my guitars with Strat type tremolos, including the JTV-69.



    The Fender Bullet end is definitely superior to regular strings. I've been using Fender Bullet strings for decades and when a string breaks, its never at the bullet end.

     

     

    Normal String Ball ends 

    bullets2.jpg

     

     

    Fender Bullet Ends 

    bullets1.jpg

     

     

    These strings have several benefits for Variax JTV-69  users.

     

    The Bullets "sit snug " in the Tremolo Block and are more stable  - which means the guitar is far more stable and stays in tune after whammy bar use.

     

    * If a string does break, the possible Loose Bullet end is sufficiently large enough that it would not migrate thru  MY piezo bridge cable pass thru hole and end up in the DSP PC board cavity. (BUT SEE BELOW FOR EXPLANATION WHY)

    * The other benefit is the fact that Fender Bullet strings are a "polished" round wound string that allows lower action with less buzz on frets, which improves Alt Tunings and yields fewer sonic anomalies compared to standard round wound strings  - as a MIDI Guitarist, i also prefer Fender Bullets as the polishing yields much less sonic squeaks from my fingers as a change fast jazz chord changes.

     

    * Fender Bullet Strings are on all of  Larry Carlton's guitars, and many session players in LA rely on them for cleaner "no finger squeak / no fret buzz " guitar recordings   

     

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     But back to the topic of this thread - how to prevent ball ends migrating into the JTV-69's  DSP cavity and making sparks and smoke -

     

    I suggest all JTV-69 Owners re-visit my old thread on the old forum here:

     

     

    JTV-69 Tremolo Setup

    (for the JTV-69 "Gen II" models  - Summer 2011 version)          Oct.30, 2011

    http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=9371.msg67477#msg67477

    Ask Line 6, and its apparent there remains several opinions on the correct location for the cable ties used on the Variax Piezo Cable Harness.

     

     

    In the pic below  - See the cable "pass thru hole" in the JTV-69 body for the two grey piezo bridge cables to pass from the rear tremolo spring cavity to the DSP Board cavity.

     

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    HIDDEN CABLE TIE

     

    What is NOT readily apparent is the "HIDDEN CABLE TIE" on my JTV-69 - LOCATED INSIDE the cable "pass thru hole".

     In the pic below, observe the hidden internal cable tie located out of sight, inside the cable feed thru hole to the DSP board inside the body. Securing these cables properly is mandatory for proper Tremolo operation. If the Piezo bridge cables are not properly managed with tie wraps placed at specific locations, they WILL  create friction as the cables rub against the body and become a constant source of tremolo instability.

     

     

     

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    and another pic of this "hidden"  black cable tie!

     

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    This cable tie located inside the cable pass thru hole help minimizes the chance of broken Fender Bullet  ends migrating into the DSP board and causing an electrical short on the Variax DSP board..   

     

    But there are no guarantees - if you break a string at the ball end during a gig - and cant immediately change it or find the loose ball end  - I advise unplug the guitar and remove the Variax Battery,  until you can inspect the guitar's DSP board cavity for loose ball ends and replace the string 

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  10. I finally have down loaded and installed The 2.0 HD update to one of my Tylers.
     Probably going to revert to 1.9.
    Line6 has placed this odd ADSR Envelope on the Strat tones (always been there even on JTV Firmware 1.9) , but the new HD 2.0 Strats are just plain lifeless with no sustain - by design. something is VERY wrong when you can dial up a Mesa Dual Treadplate  Amp Patch on the HD500X and then use the new Tyler HD 2.0 Strat, yet  have zero sustain. I've heard more sustain on a Ukelele. 

     

    Does anyone at line6 beta test this stuff before its released? I find it hard any company would release this and call it a "Strat"

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  11. There's also an iOS app for editing the DT series of Line 6 amps. It, too, works with the MIDI Mobilizer.

     

     

    Please tell me more!

     

    I'm only aware of this

     

    http://mididesigner.com/community/midi-controller-for-line-6-dt50/

     

    A MIDI Controller for Line 6 DT50 Amplifier Series

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    Guitarist François Desnoyers has been one of the most influential people in the MIDI Designer Community. Features from his suggestion list are still being implemented in every MIDI Designer release, and his international French is behind the French App Store text. But as you can see from his layouts, he’s serious about making MIDI Controllers, like this one for the Line 6 DT50 Series Amplifiers.

    The DT50 series comes as a head (with a separate cabinet) or as a head-cab combo with two options (1×12 or 2×12). It’s gotten some great reviews, too.

    But most users of the DT50, like any amp, use “set and forget.†You might switch channels with a footswitch, but that’s about it. François’ MIDI controller for the DT50 brings control to a new level. And the best part? You can mix and match your amp control pages with the author’s control pages for the Pod X3 Live or any other FX unit.

    This is a convenient and practical way to get control of your DT50. If you own a DT50 and an iPad, you owe it to yourself to check this MIDI controller out.

     

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  12. I think the hot setup for me on the JTV89 is going to be a Ghost T-O-M with a Bigsby, yeah the Bigsby is going to look out of place on the 89 BUT 1. no one else is ever going to see the guitar, I only use it for recording and 2. I don't care

     

    I have much experience in setting up all types of tremolos

     

    Many have already pointed out the "slop" in the Tyler Variax HardTail Bridge employed on JTV-59 and JTV-89 - but this "saddle slop" works to my advantage on my JTV-59 with Bigsby

     

    No "Creak" or wound Strings getting stuck at a fixed Saddle. ( I have added GFS locking tuners and a Graphtech self lubricated "Trem Nut" )

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    Its false common assumption that having a rock solid tone pros style locked down bridge is the best for every guitarist's situation. I'm here to say the old 1950's and 1960's Gibsons with Bigsby's  and Vibrola Tremolos only worked for working professional musicians back then because the T.O.M. Bridge was designed to be "sloppy" and float and rock and pivot on Convex domed shaped height adjust thumb screws move right along with the strings as the Tremolo use changed the strings tension.

     

    Details here:

    http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/13160-looking-for-written-detailed-app-info-for-bigsby/

     

     

    As a test to "see" this movement - get a Sharpie permanent marker and place small marks on your strings right at at bridge saddles - move the wammy bar and watch as the G string moves quite a lot during trem bar use.

     

    If you clamp down the Bridge and all the saddles - the Strings will get stuck in the saddles (even Graphtech TUSC T.O.M. Saddles) and never stay in tune.

     

     

    --

     

    The stock 1960s era ES-355s' and SG Standards with factory Maestro Vibrola used a special ABR-1 bridge

     

    "Originally, in the early 1960's Gibson designed an ABR-1 just to be used with trems back in the 60's. Just about all Vibrola SG's were equipped with them as well as a lot of other models (ES's) that received factory Vibrolas. The thumbwheels were also domed so the bridge could rock back and forth with the trem movement. Unfortunately, gibson has failed to reissue these bridges for their new guitars. Check it out:"

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    Compare:

     

    Standard ABR-1 Thumbscrew:

     

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    vs

     

    "Dome" shaped ABR-1 Thumbscrew 0 used on Gibson ES-345 with Bigsby in 1963

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    In the 1960's Gibson used two special "domed" shape height adjustment thumbscrews under the ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge - with rounded tops - specifically so the bridge would rock and pivot with the strings during trem arm bends.

     

    Further discussion is here:

     

    http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1753867

     

    More about all Bigsby models here:

    http://www.bigsbyguitars.com/

    http://www.bigsbyguitars.com/intro.html

     

    IMHO - If you use a clamped and locked Tonepros type bridge with a Bigsby - you are asking for trouble.

  13. taoubt - thanks for the good report on your experience

     

    The only issue I have is not being able to use my Pod as an interface in conjunction with the Workbench HD.

     

     

    Line 6 needs to revisit using an  iPad / iPhone as an interface in conjunction with the Workbench HD asap IMHO - they already showed a prototype of this concept using the Line6 MIDI Mobilizer  back in 2009

     

    http://www.vettaville.nl/page.php?id=133

     

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  14. After some noodling around I discovered what was causing the KLUNK/KLACKing noises, the Piezos do not fit snugly into the slots on the bridge and when they move from side to side they strike the side of the slot causing a big KLACK!. I will be shoving something in there to hold them in place (already tried but haven't found anything small enough to fit into the space, the point of a toothpick is just barely too thick, a staple is too thick...

     

     

    Adding string dampers to the "non speaking" string length past the Nut and the Bridge saddles WILL help tame the warbles that occur when you engage DSP Alt Tunings.

    http://line6.com/support/message/485558#485558

     

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  15. You are welcome!

    (not sure why someone gave the pin a negative vote though??!?! seems absurd since it only helps people and has none of my opinions... but whatev's)

    While I can understand some might feel this situation is a bit like the Ford Mustang  Forum hosting a small block Chevy V8 tips and tricks message board  - at least it gets the job done and serves a useful function.

     

    And to Line-6 - WTF - Variax and Variax Workbench User created  files have been around for 10 years now, 

     

    Why on earth is there zero support for Variax Workbench patch sharing at Customtone ?

    http://line6.com/customtone/

     

    Also I should point out that for the past 6 years, VGuitarforums has been a useful site for trading patches within dedicated message boards - where many participate to help folks make the best patch possible.

     

     

    Like this:

     

    * GR-55 User Created Guitar Patches:
    http://www.vguitarfo....php?board=67.0

     


    * VG-99 User Created Patches area
    http://www.vguitarfo....php?board=35.0

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    At first it may appear Clumsy - but the working reality is that many folks enjoy reading feedback on their patches, learning how others are using them,  and make improvements.

     

     

    For example I feel the last thing we need is multiple duplicate Workbench HD   patches with little communication or dialog on "Which Stevie Ray Vaughan Neck PU patch is best?"

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