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  1. Hello evereyone, I was just confrontaded with a really weird issue with the DT25 Unit. Everytime i left my amp on the rehearsal room for as long as a week disconected from the power due to fire prevention, i found the amp with a really bad issue whem i try to start it again: all the lights from the switches turns on buts no sound comes out of the amp, just a quite noise. On the first time i reeinstalled without trouble the flash-unit and it helped. The second time the amp wasn´t recognized trought the Midi interface. Curiosly it started on his own after beeing setted on standby about an hour along without doing nothing with it. I noticed this because it did a typical clipping sound and after that just a few lights were on and it was ready to be played. It is well known not to let the power on inside rehearsal rooms when you left it. So my question is why is this happening in the first place. Is there a hidden battery which needs to be loaded on regular periods of times, and it is possible to replace this battery? Thanks up front for any hints and answers!
  2. Line6Tony

    Power Supply/Battery Specs and FAQ

    Français Deutsch Q: Which power supply works with each Line 6 device? Q: What are the specs for the Line 6 Power Supplies? DC-1: (Tone Core Pedals, Pocket POD) 9.6V DC, 200mA, Center Pin: (-). The DC-1 has been discontinued and was replaced by the DC-1g. DC-1g: (X2: XDS-Plus/XDR 95, Relay G30/G50/G90 - XD-V70/30, M5 Stompbox Modeler): 9V DC, 500mA, Center Pin: 2.1mm. PX-2/PX-2g AC: (Stomp modelers, All PODs, XT, and X3 series, XPS, Micro Spider): Output: 9V AC, 2000mA. Plug Length: 10.5mm, Diameter: 5.5mm, Center Pin: 2.5mm. DC-3g: (POD HD 300/400/500/500X and HD Bean): 9V DC, 3A (3000mA) Plug length: 15mm, Diameter: 5mm, Center Pin: 2mm. I.T.E.: (Relay G70/G75/G10): USB A - USB Micro form factor; Input: 100-240V 50/60Hz Output: 5V 1.0A. Line 6 power supplies are available at your local dealer or at our Online Store. Q: I want to power more than one Line 6 unit from the same power supply. How can I achieve this? A: The Voodolab Pedal Power II Plus can power up to 6 Tonecore pedals and two Modeling pedals at once, and the Voodoo Lab Pedal Power AC can power up to four Modeling pedals. Other power supplies may not deliver consistent voltage and are not supported by Line 6. Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 Plus Voodoo Lab Pedal power AC Q: I am traveling overseas. How should I power my Line 6 device? A: You can buy any adapter that converts your country's power to these specs and it will work. Any electronics store in your country should be able to sell you one, or you can contact your local Line 6 dealer. Be aware that the DC-1g and DC-3g power supplies are “universal� across all voltage and power standards around the world, and you will only need the appropriate adapter for a new region rather than a different power supply or transformer. There are certain products that operate over a range of power supplied and don't require any conversion: Helix Floor/Rack/LT, Powercab 112/112 Plus, Firehawk 1500: 100-240V AC Relay G90: 90-250V AC POD HD Pro/Pro X: 100-240V AC POD X3 Pro: 100-240V AC Q: What if I do not have the Line 6 power supply? A: If it is not possible for you to obtain an official Line 6 power supply, then any other power supply with the same specifications should suffice (but is not supported). Q: I am outside the United States, what do I need to power my Line 6 unit? Option 1: We recommended that the proper Line 6 power supply be used. Please contact an authorized Line 6 Distributor for the appropriate region. To acquire the proper Line 6 power supply for a desired country, please visit the Authorized Line 6 Dealers page to find an one near you. Option 2: You will need a travel voltage converter. These will work with our products provided they output the currents and voltages specified on your Line 6 devices or power supplies. Q: I purchased my internally powered Line 6 unit in a region that has "XXX" voltage, and now I am relocating to a region that has different power. Can my Line 6 unit be modified or do I need to use a external transformer? A: Many Line 6 products can be internally modified at an Authorized Line 6 Service Center to the power needs in your new region. Spider amplifiers require that the transformer be replaced along with internal modification. Please note that this is a non-warranty modification and will not be covered under any warranty agreement. Q: What are some of the common power situations around the world? A: Always verify your voltage and frequency BEFORE plugging your unit in, as damage could result if the unit is improperly powered. Although there can be variations to power, here are some common voltage and frequency situations found around the world: United States: 120V AC/60 HZ Europe: 230V AC/50Hz United Kingdom: 230V AC/50Hz Australia: 230V AC/50Hz Japan: 100V AC/60Hz Here are some examples available on the web: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country http://www.world-import.com/transformers.htm Q: What is the warranty on a Line 6 power supply? A: 90 days from the purchase date. This applies to power supplies purchased separately and were not included with a Line 6 device. Q: What is the difference between alkaline and rechargeable batteries? A: Rechargeable batteries will usually last about half the time of alkaline batteries, and can have an inconsistent power drain after each recharge. We recommend using alkaline batteries when powering your Line 6 product. Not all rechargables are true AA size and may not fit correctly. Quelle alimentation pour quel appareil Line 6? Quels sont les spécifications des alimentations ? DC-1 : (pour les pédales Tone Core et le Pocket POD) 9.6V DC, 200mA. Le DC-1 a été discontinué. Le DC-1G remplace le modèle DC-1: DC-1G : (pour X2 : XDS-Plus/XDR 95, Relay G30/G50/G90 – XD-V70/30, M5 Stompbox Modeler) 9V DC, 500mA, broche : 5mm. PX-2/PX-2g AC : (pour les Stomp Modelers, tous les POD, séries XT et X3, XPS et Micro Spider) 9V AC, 2000mA, longueur de la fiche : 10,5mm, diamètre : 5,5mm, broche : 2,1mm. DC-3g : (pour les POD HD 300, 400, 500 et HD Bean) 9V DC, 3000mA, longueur de la fiche : 15mm, diamètre : 5mm, broche : 2mm. Vous pouvez acheter les alimentations du revendeur ou de notre boutique en ligne : Online Store. Je veux alimenter plus qu’un seul appareil avec une alimentation, comment est-ce que je réalise ca ? Le Pedal Power II Plus de Voodoo Lab peut alimenter jusqu'à 6 pédales Tonecore et 2 pédales modélisations en même temps. Et le Pedal Power AC de Voodoo Lab peut alimenter jusqu'à 4 pédales de modélisation. Autres alimentations ne sont pas soutenues de Line 6. Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 Plus Voodoo Lab Pedal power AC Je suis à l’étranger, comment est-ce que je peux alimenter mon appareil Line 6 ? Vous devez acheter un convertisseur ou contacter votre revendeur Line 6. L’alimentation DC-1g est universel donc vous n’avez pas besoin d’un transformateur ou une autre alimentation, seulement d’un adaptateur. Il y en a quelques appareils qui n’ont pas besoin d’un transformateur : POD HD Pro 100-240V AC, POD X3 Pro 100-240V AC, Relay G90 90-250V AC. Contactez un des revendeurs officiels de Line 6 si vous avez besoin d’une alimentation différente : www.fr.line6.com/support/dealers/ Et si je n’ai aucune alimentation Line 6? Qu’est-ce que je fais ? Si vous n’avez pas d’accès à une alimentation Line 6. Une alimentation de tires fonctionne aussi, si cette alimentation a les mêmes spécifications. Attention, ces alimentations ne sont pas soutiens de Line 6. J’ai acheté un appareil Line 6 avec alimentation intégrée et maintenant je vais à l’étranger avec cet appareil, est-ce qu’on peut modifier mon appareil ou est ce que j’ai besoin d’un transformateur ? Beaucoup d’appareils Line 6 peuvent être modifiés à un centre de service Line 6 autorisé. Le transformateur des amplis Spider doit être remplacé. Attention, ces modifications ne sont pas des modifications en garantie, donc vous devez payer pour ceux. Attention, vérifiez la tension et fréquence AVANT de brancher les appareils. Ici quelques tensions : États-Unis: 120V AC 60Hz Europe: 230V AC 50Hz Australie: 230V AC 50Hz Japon: 100V AC. Est: 50Hz. Ouest: 60Hz. Quelle est la garantie sur les alimentations Line 6 ? 90 jours pour les alimentations achetés séparément. Quelle est la différence entre les batteries Alkaline et les batteries rechargeables ? Les batteries rechargeables durent environ la moitié du temps des batteries Alkalines. Et parfois, les batteries rechargeables ont un drain de puissance incompatible. Nous recommandons les batteries Alkalines pour les produits Line 6. Welches Netzteil brauche ich für mein Line 6 Gerät? Die Spezifikationen der verschiedenen Line 6 Netzteile: DC-1: (Tone Core Pedale, Pocket POD) 9,6V Gleichstrom, 200mA. Die Herstellung des DC-1 wurde eingestellt. Dieses Netzteil wurde mit dem folgenden ersetzt: DC-1G: (X2: XDS-Plus/XDR 95, Relay G30/G50/G90 – XD-V70/30, M5 Stompbox Modeler): 9V Gleichstrom; 500mA; 2,1mm Pin. PX-2/PX-2G AC: (Stomp Modeler, alle POD, XT und X3 Serien sowie XPS und Micro Spider): 9V Wechselstrom, 2000mA. Stecker: Länge: 10,5mm. Durchmesser: 5,5mm. Pin: 2,5mm DC-3G: (POD HD 300/400/500 und HD Bean): 9V Gleichstrom, 3A. Stecker: Länge: 15mm. Durchmesser: 5mm. Pin: 2mm. Line 6 Netzteile können Sie bei Line 6 Händlern sowie in unserem Webstore kaufen. Wie kann ich mehrere Line 6 Geräte an ein einziges Netzteil anschließen? Das Voodoolab Pedal Power II Plus kann bis zu 6 Tonecore Pedale und 2 Modeling Pedale mit Strom versorgen und das Voodoolab Pedal Power AC kann bis zu 4 Modeling Pedale mit Strom versorgen. Andere Netzteile könnten eventuell keine beständige Voltzahl liefern und sind nicht von Line 6 unterstützt. Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 Plus Voodoo Lab Pedal Power AC Ich reise ins Ausland, wie kann ich dort meine Line 6 Geräte mit Strom versorgen? Sie können sich einen Adapter kaufen, der den Strom im Ausland in den Ihres Heimatlandes umwandelt. Jeder Elektronikladen sollte diese Adapter verkaufen, ansonsten können Sie auch Ihren Line 6 Händler kontaktieren. Der DC-1G ist universal verwendbar, für dieses Netzteil brauchen Sie also nur Adapteraufsatz und kein neues Netzteil oder Transformator. Manche Geräte laufen auf mehreren Voltzahlen: POD HD Pro 100-240 Volt Wechselstrom. POD X3 Pro 100-240 Volt Wechselstrom. Relay G90 90-250 Volt Wechselstrom. Spannungswandler müssen 1,5 A und 100 Watt minimum liefern können. Was kann ich tun wenn ich kein Line 6 Netzteil zur Verfügung habe? In diesem Fall können Sie auch jedes andere Netzteil verwenden, welches die oben angegebenen Spezifikationen hat. Diese Netzteile werden nicht von Line 6 unterstützt. Ich habe ein Line 6 Gerät mit internem Netzteil. Wenn ich nun aber in eine Region umziehe, in der die Spannung eine andere ist, kann ich mein Line 6 Gerät auch umbauen lassen oder brauche ich einen Transformator? Viele Line 6 Geräte (wie Rack-PODs, Flextone oder Vetta) und Verstärker können von autorisierten Line 6 Service Centern modifiziert werden um der benötigten Spannung zu entsprechen. Spider Verstärker brauchen einen neuen Transformator. Diese Modifikationen sind nicht in der Garantie enthalten, Sie müssen also für sie bezahlen. Gebräuchliche Stromspannungen und Frequenzen: Vereinigte Staaten: 120V, AC, 60Hz. Europa: 230V, AC, 50Hz. Australien: 230V, AC, 50Hz. Japan: 100V, AC, Osten: 50 Hz Westen: 60Hz. Gibt es eine Garantie auf Line 6 Netzteile? Ja, 90 Tage nach Kaufdatum. Diese Garantie zählt für separate Netzteile, die nicht bei Line 6 Geräten mitenthalten waren. Was ist der Unterschied zwischen Alkaline und Nachladbaren Batterien? Nachladbare Batterien halten ca. halb so lange durch wie Alkaline Batterien und können unter Umständen einen unbeständigen Stromfluss aufweisen. Wir empfeheln Alkaline Batterien.
  3. I have not seen this posted on the forum, so I thought I would post it. I wondered how long it would take to charge a battery from dead to when the red light flashes. I just timed it at 3.5 hours. (give or take a few minutes!) For any of our international members, this was on a 110 volt ac outlet.
  4. Line6Will

    Relay G10 FAQ

    LED States: Transmitter Green when in guitar: On Red flashing when in guitar: Less than 30 minutes battery life left Green when docked: Fully charged Green flashing when docked: Charging Red flashing when docked: Less than 30 minutes battery life left Receiver White solid: On and connected to G10 transmitter OR charging docked G10 transmitter White flashing: No signal from G10 transmitter Red flashing: Less than 30 minutes battery life left on a transmitter that is in use and transmitting, and not for a transmitter that is docked/charging. It is possible that the receiver’s LED halo will flash red under other conditions, such as if the transmitter is not properly docked. Q: I inserted the transmitter into the receiver and let it charge for many hours, but the transmitter never fully charged. The transmitter and the receiver is constantly blinking red. Why? A: In some cases, the transmitter could stand to be updated using the Line 6 Updater program found at www.Line6.com/software. Otherwise, there's a chance that the transmitter was not seated completely into the receiver to start the charging process. Once the transmitter is correctly seated in the receiver, the receiver's LED halo will be a solid white, and the transmitter LED will flash green until fully charged, at which point the transmitter LED will be solid green. Please see the images below for examples. Here is a video that illustrates LED statuses: Q: How long does it take to charge the battery? A: On average, a transmitter with its battery in a discharged state has given the following results when tested: 15 minutes of charging gives at least 1 hour of run time 30 minutes of charging gives at least 2 ½ hours of run time 3 ½ hours of charging (full charge) gives at least 8 hours of run time Q: Should I leave my fully-charged G10 transmitter in the receiver? A: The unit is designed for the transmitter to be plugged into the receiver to stay charged. Think of this much like you would a cordless phone. Always keep it docked if you can for good battery life. Not being docked will not damage the battery nor accelerate drainage. Q: What is the lifespan of the battery? A: According to the battery vendor, the G10 transmitter battery specs at or better than 80% of its capacity after 300 full charging cycles. 300 full charging cycles equates to 2,400 total hours of playing, so if your gig is only one hour long, that means 2,400 gigs and 2,400 charges. What happens after 2,400 total hours of playing? Probably nothing, other than the battery might max out at 6-1/2 hours (80%) instead of 8. This is on par with Apple laptop batteries and better than many smartphones, both of which likely see much more usage than a wireless guitar transmitter. Please keep in mind that there are many factors can affect these numbers, such as temperature, humidity, etc. but not enough to significantly shorten the life span of the battery. Q: Does the G10 transmitter fit all guitars? A: We have designed the G10 transmitter to fit into almost any guitar. However, we anticipate that there will be some rare cases where the transmitter does not fit into a given guitar. If the G10 transmitter is inserted into your guitar and the transmitter's actuator pin is not engaged, the transmitter will not turn on, the LED on the transmitter will not light up, and no signal is processed. We have found that a workaround to this issue is to use a mono-to-mono (TS-TS) Male to Female adaptor or cable. See this article for more details: Relay G10 Guitar Compatibility (Fit/Electronics) Q: Does the G10 transmitter work with older Variax guitars? A: It will, but the fit is not exact. Please see this article for more details: Relay G10 compatibility with older Variax models Q: Does the G10 transmitter work with guitars that use active electronics? A: In some rare cases, the guitar’s active electronics are wired with inverse polarity. In this scenario, the transmitter's electronics can go into a protection mode that keeps the system from being functional. This is evidenced by no output from the G10, even though the transmitter's light is on. We have found that in most cases, a workaround to this issue is to use a mono-to-mono (TS-TS) Male to Female adaptor or cable. See this article for more details: Relay G10 Guitar Compatibility (Fit/Electronics) Q: Does the G10 system work with instruments other than guitar? A: We developed and tested G10 for guitar and bass, but in theory, it will work with any instrument-level source. This is not to say that it will work with any instrument you try it with, based on the above guitar-compatibility answers, but we expect that most will find success, so you are welcome to try. Q: If you leave the transmitter plugged into a guitar, does it still use up battery life even it's not being used? A: After 4 minutes of silence, the transmitter will go into sleep mode, and will come back on when audio is passed through it again. Q: I have a guitar with active pick-ups. Can I leave the transmitter plugged in without the guitar battery dying? A: The experience should not be any different than leaving a guitar cable plugged into the guitar, meaning the G10 will shut off in five minutes if it doesn't detect a signal. We suggest turning your guitar down to 0 when not in use, as some guitars, even those without active pick-ups, can produce enough hum or noise to trick the G10 into staying turned on. Note that with certain guitars that have active electronics, leaving a cable plugged in might drain the guitar's battery, so the same may happen with a G10 left in the guitar. Q: What is the maximum input / output level for the Relay G10? A: The G10 transmitter's maximum input level is 6.5 Vpp (= 9.5 dBu). The outputs on the receiver are at unity, so they are the same. Q: What are the specs on the provided Relay G10 Series power supply? A: 5V 1.0A output, input of 100-240v Q: Will phantom power harm the G10 receiver? A: No, the G10 receiver will not be harmed by phantom power. Q: Where can I purchase a Relay G10 Series Wireless System or replacement/extra Relay G10 transmitters (G10T)? A: You can order them from any authorized dealer. Q: What type of cable do I need between my guitar & Relay G10 (G10T) transmitter? A: None; it plugs directly into your guitar. Q: Can I use both the 1/4" output and the XLR output at the same time? A: Yes, they can both be used simultaneously. Q: What Cable Tone length is the G10 set to? A: The cable tone is set to the 10’ setting on the 1/4†output only. The XLR is full frequency range. These settings are not configurable. Q: What is the range of the G10? A: 50 feet, line of sight, as local conditions allow. Line of sight: As with our other wireless gear, be sure to have a visible line of sight with the receiver. To get the best performance out of the G10, do not obstruct the receiver with other gear or electronics. Q: How does G10 interact with other wireless devices? A: If you are using G10 in a setup with other 2.4 GHz wireless devices, please make sure to switch on all other wireless devices first, allow them to initialize and set channels, then dock the G10 transmitter into the receiver for at least 15 seconds so the system can select a free channel. When using several G10 units, please start by docking the first unit in the receiver, wait 15 seconds, undock it and plug it into your instrument. Please make sure that it is on (green LED on the transmitter). Repeat this process with the subsequent units. Many Line 6 wireless devices can be set to different RF modes. All Line 6 wireless units in a setup need to utilize the same RF mode to avoid problems. Your G10 unit is always set to RF2, so make sure that any other Line 6 wireless devices in your setup are set to RF 2 mode. G70/75 units use RF3, which can coexist with the G10's RF2, so long as you avoid using the same channel between them. Here's an article that shows how to switch RF modes: http://line6.com/support/page/kb/_/live-sound/relay-digital-wireless/rf1rf2-mode-switching-frequencies-r130 Q: Is the Relay G10 transmitter compatible with the X2 receiver (or vice versa)? A: Both systems run in completely different frequency ranges so they are not compatible with each other. However, X2 and Relay units can be used on the same stage (along with any other analog wireless systems) with no problems. Q: Does USB 3.0 create interference in the 2.4GHz frequency range? A : USB 3.0 computer cables and peripherals, including hard drives, are known to emit radio frequency interference throughout the 2.4GHz band, which results in reduced range and/or performance for any 2.4GHz device in its proximity (including wireless keyboard or mouse, WiFi, etc.). We recommend placing any digital wireless receivers at least two meters away from the USB 3.0 device and its cabling. Below is a link to a study by Intel regarding this interference. http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/io/universal-serial-bus/usb3-frequency-interference-paper.html Q: How do I register my Relay G10 System? A: You can register on your account: Gear Registration Dimensions Receiver: H 3.5"; W 4"; L 4" Transmitter: 2" long after inserted into instrument Total boxed weight: 3 lbs.
  5. I have been testing the Kentli rechargeable batteries for use in our XD-v70 wireless microphones. We were throwing away batteries when they got down to 3 hours and it just seemed wasteful. I was wondering if anyone else has tried these batteries and what their results were. They are available from Amazon. These are Lithium-ion batteries that must have a voltage regulator in them to supply the normal 1.5 volts. I just recharge them when the microphone shows a drop in the amount of time left. Due to the voltage regulator, I believe that they would provide the full 1.5 volts until they are almost dead. Any thoughts?
  6. Hey, guys, I use my JTV-59 Variax infrequently (basically only on Sundays when I need a banjo or I'd need more than two other guitars), so I make a habit to always check the battery the night before I use it. Two weeks ago, the battery indicator was at two lights, so I popped the battery into the charger before I went to bed. In the morning, the lights on the charger indicated that it was finished charging, so I popped it in the Variax and hit the battery level button. A brief, instantaneous flash of all 4 LEDs, nothing else. I hit the button again and get each LED lighting up and turning off sequentially - 1, 2, 3, 4. I hit it a third time, and the LEDs flashed in this order: 2, 1, 1, 2. The flashes were longer this time, as if this were a specific error message. A fourth press starts the cycle again, but with a slightly longer initial light up of all 4 lights. I used it that week with no problems whatsoever (I had a backup guitar, though). I checked it last week (ended up using my Strat because I threw my back out and didn't want to deal with the weight of the Variax), same thing. I checked it again today as there's a tune with banjo on the setlist this morning. Same thing. I reinstalled the battery just in case it wasn't seated correctly - same thing. What's going on here? I can't find any mention of those LED indicators communicating anything other than the power level of the battery.
  7. I am putting together a very portable rig to play off the grid with quality. Is it possible to paly UX2 without connecting to a computer? Or alternatively, could it work connected with an iPhone or iPad? If not whta other Line 6 device would fulfil the mission of acting as an effects unit and eventually amp modeler in stereo (I play chapam stick)
  8. Hey. SO i baught a Variax Standard summer 2016 and so far ive been quite happy with it (i only use it for homestudio work), yesterday the guitar just sort of died while i was recording something (lost sound and signal), i had charged the battery the day before which made it weird, but anyways i just plugged it in the charger hoping that would fix it. Well, its now been blinking for 17 hours straight and when i put it in the guitar the back lights up then dies imidiately..As the batteries are kind of expensive (too me atleast) i want to make sure before i end up buying a new one.. SO i seem to remember that the variax is still playable without the battery but that to access the different models you have to have battery, but when i plug in the guitar (with or without the battery) the guitar makes NO sound at all, and acording to my daw its like its not even plugged in..Is my guitar ruined?? OR is it "just" my battery?? Please help a Norwegian out :) Edit: Also tried pressing the round flush black button next to the lights, it lights up all four for about 2 seconds then they all go black..
  9. I bought a Variax Standard a couple of weeks ago. Within 24 hours it developed a "white noise" problem when in Variax mode, which I reported on this forum. I returned it to the online supplier, and they quickly replaced it without quibble. The new guitar seems fine (so far) but there may be an issue with the battery and/or charger. The indicators on the charger and guitar do not seem to correspond with the manual. The charger instructions say that it will flash red once when first connected to power, steady red when charging, and flashing red when fully charged. When the replacement guitar arrived I immediately put the battery on charge. It was still steady red after an overnight charge of around 16 hours - no flashing full charge indicator. I tried the battery in the guitar but only got 1 flashing green light, indicating minimal charge. I put the battery back in the charge cradle, and immediately got flashing red indicating a full charge, but still only minimal charge detected by the guitar. Now I find that I get a steady red light on the charging cradle when it is connected to the mains WITHOUT the battery inserted. If I disconnect the power and reconnect it, I get various red flashes for a minute or so, then it goes back to steady red. If I insert the battery again, it just stays steady red, even though the battery has had over 16 hours charging. Battery faulty? Charger faulty? Or both? I am very happy with my Helix, but I am beginning to lose my faith in Line 6 with my experience of the Variax. Two brand new guitars with problems is a bit much.
  10. Hey all, wondering if anyone else has had this problem in the past with their Relay G50/G90 transmitter: My guitarist made the error of using his with a set of "cheaper" Chinese-made rechargeable batteries. I'm not sure if it was a problem with overcharging, heat, etc., but they're now stuck in his transmitter. The battery door still closes, and the transmitter still functions, but these batteries can not be removed. Almost as if they've expanded in size to the point where they're stuck. Has anyone developed a trick for dislodging batteries that have gotten stuck in these transmitters? Hoping I don't have to send it off to Line 6 in order to get this issue solved. I also don't want to attempt to disassemble the unit myself in order to remove them, as I'm sure the company wouldn't recommend that. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
  11. I have a Variax 500, the kind with the battery box for 6 AA batteries. I'd love to put a JTV-style battery into it. Does anyone know if this could be switched in for the stock battery box?
  12. Say do these things keep drawing power even after the light goes off ? It seems to me that they do although I havent tried any upgrades on it in a while. THanks
  13. Apologies for a dumb question, and yes, I did a search in the forum but can't quite find the answer I need. I've had my JTV 69 for about 3 years, haven't used it much (acoustic player, can't quite get my head around electric-but I have played on some videos I've shot and produced for non-profits) - recently got a Helix in the hope of using the two together to do some interesting things. So, I had some time over the holiday to play, went to power up my Variax, and the batteries wouldn't seem to take a charge. Ok, probably dead batteries? So I ordered a couple more batteries from Sweetwater, and the same thing. The charger just flashes its red light once a second or so. I've left them on the charger all night and no difference. And yes, I have made sure the batteries are seated well in the charger. I was trying to power up the guitar to use Workbench and to make sure I had the most up-to-date firmware for the guitar. How does the charger behave when it's charging/done charging? Is there a difference in the light pattern? I'm thinking I blew the charger - it was just left plugged in, probably since I bought it. Thanks! Larry
  14. malhavok

    Metallica through the ages with Helix

    I've been working on Metallica tones for their first five albums. The goal was to get as accurate as possible. Here's where I ended up! The video quality varies quite a bit but all the guitar playing is recorded direct to the computer via USB with no mixing or any kind of extra processing added. It's straight Helix. Seek & Destroy for that gnarly, old-school metal Kill 'Em All tone Fade To Black with Hetfield's revamped and modded Marshall tone
  15. Hi, I've had my G30 for almost a year. Recently I've been experiencing signal loss from the transmitter during gigs...not good. The LED's on the transmitter go off completely, and what I have to do is shake it around, press the battery door, open it, close it, whatever I have to do until eventually it comes back on again. It must be something to do with the battery compartment/connection issue. I've tried using elastic bands around it to try and keep the door firmly closed but that didn't seem to work. Everytime I've replaced batteries I have opened and closed the door the correct way by using the clip. This is really frustrating because it is happening at every gig now, and is really embarrassing especially when it happens during important guitar parts. I bought it from Thomann.de, so before I return it I want to see if people have had the same problem and if they rectified it? Or if there is something I am overlooking. Thanks, Dave.
  16. Does the JTV Variax require the battery to be installed to update the firmware? I plugged in the USB adapter and cable that came with my Variax to the PC but I have not installed the batter yet as it is charging. The Line6 Monkey software sees the USB adapter but does not see the Variax. Does the battery have to be installed to do a firmware update to the Variax? Does Workbench HD require a baqttery to see the Variax?
  17. Hi all, I just bought a G30 (arrives Tuesday) and in the pilot's manual it says to use alkaline over rechargeable. Why? I want to use rechargeable for obvious reasons. I gig quite a bit and would rather not have to buy 3000 batteries a year. :rolleyes: So is rechargeable AOK? Also, what is the real life expectancy of the batteries for a 4 hour night? Finally, all the talk about the battery compartment door, anything preventative I should consider? thanks!
  18. I have had a G90 Relay system for about 3 years now. I recently tried to change the batteries and noticed they were not connecting properly and actually rattling around in the transmitter! The old dead batteries were not and still fit and connected well. Both Energizer brand. The old batteries are actually a millimeter or 2 longer than the new ones I had bought. Same with new Duracell's I bought. Is anyone else having this issue and is there a fix? Seems like they are making AA batteries shorter now which for spring loaded devices it's no big deal but for this transmitter its the difference between it working and not working.
  19. My first post having just bought a JVT-59P (in UK). Where is the battery check button mentioned in the Pilot's Guide and on these forums? I fully charged the battery when I first got the guitar and although I have only played it for a few hours (probably in the region of 5-6 hours) the battery has just died on me suddenly today. I have it back on charge at the moment. If I was able to find the battery check button, I could monitor its discharge cycle better and not be caught out again. And before anyone asks... yes I do pull out the 1/4" cable when not playing the guitar. many thanks... Dave
  20. Hey, so my DL4 cut out the other day and I've opened it up to find that batteries have exploded and leaked acid all through the pedal. The circuit is pretty burnt and it won't start at all. I've only ever run it off a line 6 official power supply. And am always super careful with the unit. Has anyone else had any problems like this? Also, being based outside of Europe, or the USA. There is no number or emailing address for me to get in contact with line 6 about the issue. If anyone could shed some light on where I can get in communication about customer support, that would be fantastic! Love the DL4, I just want to get it revived :(
  21. I bought a JTV-69 through amazon and it arrived with two DVI interfaces and cables and a charger but no battery. Is this normal? Am I supposed to get two cables and no battery?
  22. I think I accidentally threw away the paper that came with my JTV59 about the charger. I went to charge my battery last night and wasn't sure if it was charged this morning or not. I figured the light would turn green when charged. It was blinking when it had been on steady last night. How do I know that the battery is fully charged with this charger? Thanks. Just got my JTV59 last week and this is the first time I have charged the battery.
  23. I just bought a Pocket POD. I know it says not to use rechargeable batteries, but has anyone tried? Does it harm the unit? It seems to me that the only issue would be that Rechargeables have a different discharge curve than alkaline batteries, but that would at worst shorten the use between recharges. Thoughts?
  24. Hello. I have a JTV89 with POD500. I have problems with the guitar when I want to use the battery. Without the battery everything works fine. With the battery I have no sound. The charge indicator indicates a full charge. I connect the guitar with different cables but nothing changes. As soon as I remove the battery, I found the sound. I tested the battery on another machine and it works. I do not know what to do ... Thank you for your help! Chris (sorry for my bad english)
  25. Hi, First, let me apologize if this has been addressed elsewhere. I searched the forum for an answer to this question, but couldn't find one...hence this topic. Basically, I'm wondering if a variax 500 can be upgraded to a rechargeable lithium ion battery like the JTVs. I own a JTV 89, which I love. However, I also have an opportunity to purchase a like new variax 500 for a song. I'm thinking the current battery situation with these old variaxes are an issue. Therefore, I won't purchase this guitar unless I can ascertain whether or not the current battery set up can be converted to the new rechargeable lithium power source as with the JTVs. If this is feasible, please post any documentation, tips, tutorials, etc. Thanks so much!
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