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  1. http://www.tdpri.com/forum/tele-technical/108759-please-explain-how-value-tone-pot-capacitor-interact.html TDOWNS Wrote
  2. Im in the USA and the typical convention is to use microfarads - while nanofarads is used more in the UK / EU http://www.translatorscafe.com/cafe/units-converter/electrostatic-capacitance/calculator/nanofarad-%5BnF%5D-to-microfarad-%5B&%23181%3BF%5D/ http://www.diystompboxes.com/wiki/index.php?title=DIY_FAQ 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) (.1uF) 100nF = .1 uF (microfarads)
  3. Thank you!! Variax HD Workbench User patch exchange database is growing well for the first day up! http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?board=138.0
  4. FWIW - I own GR-55 and two Fishman Tripleplays. (and the dream rig too - JTV-59, JTV-69, HD-500X, DT-50 212) We have bulk of important info on both here: Fishman TriplePlay TOP THINGS TO KNOW http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=8427.msg60207#msg60207 GR-55 FAQ: TOP THINGS TO KNOW http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=4006.0
  5. Line6Hugo - Thank you very much posting this important update and for letting us know that Line-6 is aware of the issue and working on a fix!
  6. new Download area specifically for hosting User created Tyler Variax HD Workbench patches is already growing http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?board=138.0 Big Thanks to all who have shared their Variax HD Workbench creations !
  7. Actually a Loudness Control (Fletcher-Munson EQ compensator) was part of the last Line-6 Vetta Firmware. http://line6.com/supportarchive/thread/36600
  8. Indeed yes - I did have to drill new mounting holes for the Tripleshot rings. (Factory Line6 Tyler JTV-59 pickup rings are slightly larger than Gibson, and identical to Godin xTSA PU rings - FWIW) I found the factory holes on my JTV-59 to a bit random, On the bridge PU ring, I only have to drill three new holes - yet the end result both Tripleshot rings now line up and look "correct" to my eyes. More Guitar Electronics resources (click link on left then British flag for English) https://hps.hs-regensburg.de/~elektrogitarre/physikelektrogitarre_eng.html http://www.gmarts.org/index.php?go=200 http://www.gmarts.org/index.php?go=241 Response Effects of Guitar Pickup Position and Width (see attached) http://www.till.com/articles/PickupResponse/index.html By J. Donald Tillman See Also: Response Effects of Guitar Pickup Mixing http://www.till.com/articles/PickupMixing/index.html Pickup Response Demonstration Applet (Java) http://www.till.com/articles/PickupResponseDemo/index.html
  9. But then you are stuck using an "EMG" like tone without any warmth all the time. Myself - I really like both my Tyler Variax's (JTV-59 and JTV-69 ) - but truth be told I only use the Variax modeling for Alt tunings - or those times when the first set at my live gig must be low volume "acoustic" set. 90% of the time I use GFS Rectotrons (poor mans TV Jones Filtertron sound) + a pair of Duncan Tripleshot rings to dial in my tone.(Sereis / parallel/ or select which single coil is active) IMHO - Variax still has difficulty nailing many palm bridge Muting tones that a guitar with normal passive mag pickups can easily achieve All details on this guitar here: http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=9291.msg62105#msg62105
  10. Count me in - I also enjoy the effect of the 150pf cap across the two hot leads on my 500K volume pot. On some of my guitars I can switch this cap in or out as needed. In the past i have used a guitar with P90's with a volume pot bypass cap mod, and set the Vol on "7" (= brighter tone) + a EHX LPB-2 Booster to achieve a Roy BuchananTele lead tone from my LP Junior. The volume pot bypass cap is also good for nailing funk rhythm parts too.
  11. You are now a member of VGuitarforums Despite the name, over the past 6 years, VGuitarfourms has become more of a hangout for all Guitarists who want to break out into new sonic territory - using any gear. I'm "Elantric" over there BTW - welcome! If you need help - just PM me.
  12. Sorry- looks like the old ION Forum File sharing database does not work anymore for uploads of Variax HD Workbench user created patches Line6 really should step up and add "Tyler Variax HD" Workbench file sharing area in CustomTone. Until then - I have added a Tyler Variax HD" Workbench file sharing area at my VGuitarforums here: EDIT: here is the link to the working file sharing area http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?board=138.0
  13. One additional note - When applying the HD 2.0 update, be sure the Volume Pot on the Guitar is not set to "Zero" as this forces the Tyler Variax's into Sleep mode. Details here: http://line6.com/support/docs/DOC-4127 http://line6.com/support/docs/DOC-2680
  14. Be sure you are logged in with your Line6 account, http://line6.com/account/ then Go Here http://line6.com/account/tickets/view Then Click "[open new ticket]" in the Center top of page.
  15. Cool on my JTV-69 I removed the "Tremol-No and now use a SuperVee MagLok - made a world of difference and much better tone - I can finally palm Mute and staty in Tune - yet still do Jeff Beck style tremolo dives. http://www.guitarworld.com/review-super-vee-mag-lok-tremolo-anti-deflection-device
  16. Glad Folks at Line6 got exposed to the beautiful thing a Bigsby equipped JTV-59 is - Its replaced my Gretsch Brian Setzer 6120 for #1 Gig Axe. Lets pettion management to make this a Production Model !!!
  17. Hello - P.B. Sarkissian, There are two JTV-59's with Bigsby B7 Tremolos I know of. Yes - I recently did send mine in for an RMA repair of the Toggle Swtich to Line-6 in Calabasas. Thank you for making a great repair - this guitar works flawlessly now! Prior to the RMA trip - I re-installed the factory pickups, but below I detail all the mods / upgrades i made - I love this guitar! == I initially saw Anthony Lees guitar at Harmony Central Forum a couple weeks ago and decided to do the same with my JTV-69 I just finished these mods late last night, but so far I'm in love. Its one of those situation where "on paper" it appears there are too many liabilities, like managing the upper harmonic "ping" that could occur on the "non-speaking" string length between the bridge and the tailpiece - but in this case the Bigsby B7 has that additional Roller Bar that maintains a good downward pressure force on the Piezo bridge, and during my test drive late last night -All stock Variax Features and sounds work just like a stock JTV-59 - i.e. I do not hear any anomalies ! Modifications so far 1) Upgraded to GFS Locking Tuners $32 - these are actually from the same Asian supplier that Line 6 uses and bolt right on - http://www.guitarfetish.com/Sperzel-Style-Locking-Tuners-3x3-Chrome_p_1172.html 2) Mounted a slightly modified Bigsby B7 Tremolo Tailpiece (Ebay $107) ( inspired by Anthony Lee's JTV-59 with Bigsby) http://www.harmonycentral.com/t5/Electric-Guitars/James-Tyler-variax-JTV-59-upgraded/m-p/35360629#M4181242 To make this work with the JTV-59 , I modified the Bigsby B7 by sawing off the mount on the upper right - this conflicted with the JTV-59 Bridge. Then I drilled a new countersunk mounting screw hole directly under the Bigsby Spring. 3) I'm more of a Gretsch 6120 tone freak, and prefer clean tones, so I swapped out the stock Line6 pickups for a pair of GFS Rectotron Liverpool PUs ( Ebay $50 for the pair) http://www.guitarfetish.com/Liverpool-Vintage-Alnico-Humbucker-Chrome_c_125.html 4) Mounted the pickups to a pair of Seymour Duncan Tripleshot rings - Can choose from Series. Parallel, or select which coil is active in single coil mode. http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/accessories/triple-shot-mou/triple_shot_swi/ Might ask why add all these magnetic coil select solutions to a JTV-59 Variax? I'm rather anal about my tone, and clean Palm Muting tone is essential for my Surf Band, and despite the progress, none of these Guitar Modelling solutions we discuss today can duplicate the exact tone I need to achieve clean Palm Muting tone - (think Astronauts "Baja) for the sound I use regularly 5) I'm half way done with my JTV-59 Mods - Next I'll mount the Fishman Tripleplay wireless Guitar to MIDI PU and mount the FTP controller on top of the Bigsby Logo on the tailpiece http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=8394.msg62105#msg62105
  18. Been there done that http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?action=downloads;sa=downfile&id=23 Gibson Thinks running coil split pickups into an onboard internal graphic EQ = Variax Competitor - NOT!!
  19. On older computers there is a mix of USB 1.0 and USB 2.0, - Be sure you always use a USB 2.0 Port, and always use the same physical port you used when you first installed the Line 6 HD-500X USB Driver. If you swap to a different USB port on your computer - expect to re-install the Line 6 HD-500X USB Driver. Re your Error message - yes I got that too for the first few attempts at connecting the HD-500X - suggest close all apps, shut down, restart the Computer , then connect the HD-500X with USB, (to the same port you installed the USB Driver), Launch Monkey 1.63 - confirm Monkey can locate your HD-500X Only after Monkey applies all updates, then close Monkey and Retry HD-500X Edit. On my HP HDX-18i Dual Core Win7 laptop - Mine took three retries of HD-500X Edit (with 30 second wait between each attempt) before HD-500X Edit made a successful connection and Sync.
  20. Same happened to my JTV-69 Model selector Id skip Super glue as it dries very britle and does not adhere well to the chrome plated metal top portion of the Model Selector knob. Instead I put a dab of this RTV type glue on the Chrome top, and re-inserted into the plastic lower portion with the Model names - now it stays put.
  21. Sounds like the JTV59 PU selector fault - quite a few have the first generation PU switch that has a tendency to have problems switching the pickups on the Variax DSP Modeled guitar tones. Contact customer service asap.
  22. I have a 300 and 600 - both share same Variax guts (600 has the tremolo) PU Selector Switch can be seen here: http://www.vettaville.com/variax300pics6.htm Most pics of the insides are here: http://www.vettaville.com/variax300pics2.htm http://www.vettaville.com/variax300pics3.htm http://www.vettaville.com/variax300pics4.htm
  23. Most Variax Wireless folks use the 1/4" out to feed a typical wireless guitar system. Although the VDI cable connection looks like a Cat-45 cable - ITS IS NOT ETHERNET, and will NOT work with Ethetrnet Routetrs, etc. ]http://line6.com/support/servlet/JiveServlet/showImage/2-179734-13707/Variax%2Bmidi%2BAES.jpg
  24. I go into all more details of The JTV-69 Tremolo issues which I'm proud it became a sticky on the old Line 6 Tyler Variax Forum Both 2010 1st generation JTV-69 Bridge (with push in Tremolo Bar) and 2011 2nd generation JTV-69 Bridge (with screw in Tremolo Bar) are pictured. http://line6.com/support/thread/73637
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