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    Variax 300; JTV-59, JTV-69S, Pocket-POD, POD XTL - (RIP), X3L, HD500, HD500X, Helix
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  1. I attacked the compression issue by lowering the global string volume adjustment to -5.5dB for all strings, then balancing string volumes per preset to even out the string levels, and raised the preset levels up, again per model. I also lowered the mag heights to reduce the mag volumes so the volume differences between mags and models were more in line. I did this last year on both my JTV 59 and 69s. It gives me plenty of dynamic range with very little compression on the models. Just my 2 cents. I've been much happier with the models since then. Dave
  2. My 2 cents is I noticed this when I change strings on my 69s or my 59 on certain models (not all). I noticed it goes away as the string loses the brassy newness that I normally love on acoustic and normal electrics. It does go away after the string ages and is played a while. My 69s is my go to, and my 59 is my backup, so doesn't get as much playing time, so takes longer for the effect to fade... Like I said, that is my experience with this, and my 2 cents... Dave
  3. Looks like you are missing the nut for the switch, but the 59 does not come with a rhythm/lead ring. I remember when I got my 59 that there were those who added them, but they had to do some modifications to make them fit right. This was back around 2011. Don't recall what they had to do. You can find find them from 3rd party sellers. Dave
  4. If you're in the US, and just want the single knob take a look at https://www.fullcompass.com/prod/258330-line-6-50-03-0074-3-jtv-59p-model-knob - is says for 59P, but is not that specific. I bought one of these for my 59 and also the one for my 69S, just to have on hand, in case.... Dave
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    Firmware 2.23 jtv

    Updates for JTV or other Variax guitars' firmware is not currently possible with the helix. Until line6 make it possible, you'll need to use the USB interface or an HD 500 or 500x if you have it. That's how I do them. The work bench HD works fine for adjusting JTV models,but that was an update to the helix and the software that took a year or two to happen.
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    HXeffects 2.60 -HX Edit 2.52 timeout error

    Should probably be using the Helix edit 2.60 to do what you need to do... It's the latest... Dave
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    Helix Bug Reports

    Ok, found another one, I think. Besides the Variax model selection not displaying "Don't Force", the speaker selection when editing a amp and cab model will wipe out the bracketed amp parameters for snapshots if you push the joystick in to view the speaker selection list. If you just rotate through the speaker selections, it doesn't wipe out the parameters. This is new behavior. The obvious work around is to use separate amp and cab blocks, or not to push the joystick, but is annoying... This is the fw 2.60 on my helix floor. Dave
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    Helix FW 2.60 Variax model "Don't Force" gone.

    That is odd.... Hopefully, someone at L6 will chime in at some point...
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    update JTV 89f using helix LT

    Unfortunately, the L6 Monkey does not work for updates of the Variax guitar firmware through the Helix. You'll have to use the usb interface you got with your Variax. I hate it, but hope some future Helix fw update will remedy that. I still have my HD500X and 500, so I use that rather than the usb interface if I have to update the Variax. The HD Work Bench works fine for adjusting the Variax models with the Helix, though it took them about 2 years to get that going. Was a big step forward... Dave
  10. I was able to do a 9/10 reset, and yes there are new presets at least in Factory 1 setlist. I don't know specifically the issue that prevented my doing the 9/10 reset initially. One thing I did as I recall was I left the usb connected to my PC when I tried and it didn't reset . This time, I made sure I was disconnected and it did go into a reset, I loaded my backup except for Setlist 1, 2, & 8. Worked fine, rebooted to let the reloaded presets rebuild, and seems to be good now.
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    Helix FW 2.60 Variax model "Don't Force" gone.

    Just did a reset 9/10 and the Don't Force is still not showing on the Helix itself. It is however shown on the HX Edit when looking at the Input assignments. I think it's an outcome of the code rewrite they mentioned, that the text doesn't display on the device for that parameter. They did update the parameters to properly include the Shurikan Variaxes, as they have different patch names than the previous JTV's & Standards. If the button #2 is pressed, the "cursor" on the line below the models does move to the default left position, just the text does not display "Don't Force".
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    Helix FW 2.60 Variax model "Don't Force" gone.

    No, don't want to globally set "Don't Force" to the parameter, only want to force the ones per preset I want specific models on, as is happening now, but the new behavior without the option will save the then current model on the JTV even when the mags are on. If I activate the models while playing the preset, the one saved will come up, may be on a different JTV bank and selector switch position than indicated on the guitar. This happens when I have a preset, say with an acoustic in the last song, and I switch to a preset with mags on and JTV model saved with Don't Force, the last model played always comes up, and I have to move my model knob to get it off and back to indicated - maddening, but I've adapted, so will adapt to this if it's the way it is - on purpose and not a bug. Clearly does not match the manual at this point, nor the behavior pre FW2.60. Kinda doubting this was a desired behavior, or suggested on the L6 Ideascale website....
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    Helix FW 2.60 Variax model "Don't Force" gone.

    Just took a look at the current Helix Manual - see attached jpg picture: - Dave
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    Helix FW 2.60 Variax model "Don't Force" gone.

    I've always had mine set to per preset since I bought the helix in late 2015, been through all of the fw updates with no issues with things, but this is new behavior, and prior to the 2.60 fw, it's always had a don't force option for the Variax model selection. I used it for the presets I have the mags active, so it doesn't put the Variax model in a bank that doesn't match the Variax model knob position. Don't recall if the setting for the Variax model selection was don't force or don't save, but it didn't muck up the bank. I can adapt if this is how it will be, to always have a same model selected to match the knob position. Just curious if this is intended, and why, or was unintentional.
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    Helix FW 2.60 Variax model "Don't Force" gone.

    I just checked, and yes, the don't force option is available on the volume, tone, and tuning, but not on the Variax model selection of the settings. This is new behavior. The model shown is what the Variax is set to at the moment, but if you save the helix preset, that model selection will be what it will set the Variax to when the preset is next chosen... My presets with specific Variax model set still come up with the one saved, so that's a relief. I mostly use my JTV mags, but do have presets with the models saved and on. The Helix does still remember the model/mag status.
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