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  1. Why is Variax + Helix changing to the wrong models in snap shots? So i painfully went and programmed each snap shot with a specific model I want to use..so far great..I go to use them and it seems that touching tone or volume (not sure which) is causing the models to change in the snap shots..I set Custom -1 and later its some random instrument like Lester or spank or whatever. i checked Helix editor and only assign is model via snap shots (in brackets) and tone and volume all say 'dont force' If i lock out the tone knob in the editor the models stay put...not sure where this is not working or if its a bug.. I need my tone knob so thats not an option
  2. The electronics in my out of warranty JTV59 are dead. Has anyone gone thru the process of getting a Variax guitar repaired in Canada? Are parts available? It probably needs a new main board, something I could easily install myself.
  3. I am trying to update my JTV 89 F using my Helix as the interface through line 6 monkey. I have both the line 6 cable and the quarter inch jack connected to the guitar. Every time I try to update the firmware from 2.21 to 2.23 I am getting the following 2 errors (screenshot attached). Can anyone help on how I can get over this issue? ryi
  4. This may sound like a weird question, but does anybody know if it is possible to use non-standard strings on a Variax 500? By non-standard I mean replacing the normal wound strings with duplicates of the G string. The idea being easier bends and less string/finger noise on the E A and D strings. I know on a regular guitar there would be a problem with volume from the magnetic pickups, but would this be a problem with piezo pickups? Also would it cause a problem with intonation or neck relief.
  5. While creating the Variax sample reference, I was reminded of a major, and often overlooked advantage of the Variax. My house suffers from a lot of electrical noise and the use of single coil pickups is a no go for me. Having the option to coil tap humbuckers is a complete waste of time for me. The answer is the Variax. Now I can get the tones I want with no noise. Yes, I can use filters to remove most of the noise, but at the cost of the tone. I can use a noise gate, but that only gets rid of the noise between notes and does nothing to remove the noise that overlays the guitar’s sound. The answer is the Variax. What would be great is if the Variax technology was licensed to manufacturers, to model the coil tapped sound of particular pickups and have that switched in when coil tapped.
  6. I just wanted to share some of my experiences (and frustrations) when using the JTV. I have done some tweaking in workbench and the guitar is now a dream; if you spend some time with this guitar it really is a work of genius and incredibly playable/musical. Here is what I did: Set each presets' string volume: I did this not using the global string volume but the string tab for each preset. It took some time but it was worth it. Prior to doing this I found on many of the presets some of the strings were thin and others were too 'present'. In many cases the string volumes were out by a significant degree eg 50 50 50 100 80 100. In most cases I found my top E string was the quietest and weakest sounding in each preset. It seems strange that the individual string volumes were so far out, you think they would nail this in the factory! I then boosted the preset volume by between 3-6db for to compensate for string volume reductions I also - in also most every preset - increased the pickup level by between 3-6 db for each preset pick up. I tried to get the levels roughly the same between presets, as for me I find this much more musical - prior to doing my level tweaking I found the models with lower volume less appealing. Now I have levelled each preset out some of my favourite models are the ones that I 'skipped' prior to the above. If you are not happy with your JTV I would strongly suggest doing some of the above. I was about to get rid of my JTV but now I absolutely love it and can't put it down. The models shine through much better now and there is no longer the frustration of playing 'thin sounding' strings on many of the models. I now need to find a decent amp for the guitar - currently i'm using headphones, but previously I have played it through 'normal amps' and been v disappointed. I haven't tried it through an amp since doing my volume/pick up tweaking so it might sound alright now. Has anyone got any suggestions for amplification?
  7. For anyone who is interested I have created a webpage that allows you to listen to a simple sample from each of the modeled guitars in the default Factory selection. Simply click the icon of the guitar, or the play icon to hear the sample. The samples are recorded straight to my DAW and a small amount of reverb has been added. http://www.ccjmusic.com/line6-variax-models.php This page is an extension of the reference by Luis as found at https://freeshell.de/~luis/guitars/Variax 500.pdf so thanks goes to Luis for the hard work. I hope you find it helpful Colin
  8. When I got my Variax Shuriken guitar, I had to arrange the external wah-wah pedal with my PODXTLIVE. By doing that, the sound coming out when using the wah-wah pedal is completely different. Originally the connection was Guitar "in" to wah-wah pedal "out" from wah-wah to "input" POD pedal and "output" to the Amp. Now with the Shurikan-Variax connected (network cable) to the POD pedal I have to use "output" from the POD "in" to wah-wah pedal "out" from wah-wah to the Amp. That make's differents in loudness (is louder), and the movement of the foot (up & down) has to be minimal, otherwise, notes are almost muted. Is there any way to somehow make this signal flow better; or do I have to get used to it that way?
  9. scott_fumc

    Vetta NEED VDI CARD!

    I just bought a used Vetta version 1. I bought it sight unseen with the longboard for a really good price. I really hoped that it already had the VDI expansion card installed, but alas.... it did not. Of course, I have had no luck sourcing one. I turn, in desperation to you all. Where can I find a VDI Expansion card for my Vetta. I have been reading about a lot of "dead" Vettas. I'd love to pick up a VDI card from someone who pulled it out of their old Vetta. Scott
  10. Anyone ever ran into this problem? My high E string won't make a noise in modeling mode. It seems to play totally fine if I'm just running a regular amp setup except for some background feedback that is slightly irritating. As a way of background: A little over a year ago I bought a JTV-59P Variax and really liked it. I also bought the HD500X and the special cord to connect the two. I played on it for a few months. Keep in mind, I'm just play at home so none of this equipment went through any harsh anythings. Then I had to put it all on hold for a while due to school and work (while = 8 months) at which point this sucker was just in storage. Today I excitedly whipped it out. I had purchased the vintage HD download and so I connected everything, made sure it was all up to date, and started to play. Quickly I realized that the high E might as well not be on there in modeling modes. I checked the HD workbench and none of the string volume settings helped. I also turned off the modeling effects and it played with plenty of volume, but the moment I turn on modelling - NOTHING. Any ideas?
  11. MarkJarvis

    Recorded live with Helix and Variax!

    Hi Everyone..been awhile since I posted ...here is SuMo (supermassivemomentum) newest live session. Recorded live over the internet from remote locations, Mastered at 96k. Experimental progressive improvisation, lots of guitar and bass craziness..heavy, grooving.. I use HELIX (2.54) and Variax.....powerful ! have a listen! Comments welcome https://hearthis.at/joejeffries/sumo-2018-5-11/
  12. hi guys, I used to be a hd 500 user for a long time and recently have moved to helix. The gear that i currently run is JTV 89F -> Helix LT -> DT-25. I am struggling with a few things now with my set up: Firstly the DT25 integration with Helix tech is not that good as it was with HD 500. Is that true or is it just me? For instance you cant seem to switch between the 4 channels of the amp. The sound thats coming out of the amplifier seems to be very hard to dial in as well, as I have to adjust the knobs on the amp it self not the helix unit. What amp model/set up should I use to get a good acoustic sound out of my variax? As soon as I put an amp in the signal chain for an acoustic model it makes it sound very different. I want an amplified sound of the acoustic model without much color on it. Currently I am just using one or compressors which is also not that great of sound when it comes to the variax acoustic models. This set up coming out of my dt25 sound horrible for the acoustic models. A guy at a guitar shop suggested I should look at PAs or Roland Jc 40/120 amps. As they will give the best flat response with the helix doing the modeling and the PA/Amp doing just the basic amplification of the sound. The main reason for getting a dt25 was the compact size and the fact that it was a tube amp that can be used with a drummer in a live setting for a jam. My previous experience with PAs has not been that good as they are very big in size and dont hold that well in front of a drummer. The JC amps, I have no idea of. Any other amps or PAs that anyone would recommend? I dont want to go with line 6 PAs as they have alot of functionality on them that I will never use. Let me know if anyone is having similar issues and what did you do for it.
  13. While searching the internet for Variax related information I came across this tutorial on advanced editing in Workbench relating to tone. I am not sure if it has been shared here before, but I didn't find it doing a quick search of the forums. The information may be useful to other Variax users so I thought I would share it. If you are interested in resonant frequencies etc. and how to set the capacitor value and pot values this is a good resource. Thanks to the original creator. The only reference to go on is Vettaville.nl WB Tutorial 6 290107.pdf
  14. thecameralens

    Variax use?

    This is purely a curiosity post, so remove if it is not thought to be relevant. I was wondering out of all the Variax users here, what the main genres of music are that you use your Variax for? Most of what you see online is either blues or metal, but are there others that are well represented? Also what playing levels are Variax users at? I myself would classify the music I make as Chillout or Ambient depending on the track, think Tangerine Dream or similar. I am by no means a guitarist, and can play enough to fit in with my musical style and needs. The Variax is a perfect solution for me as I can get a wide variety of tones that make up for the lack of playing ability.
  15. For anyone who is unsure of whether you can use the legacy Variax guitars under Windows 10, I can confirm that you can. I went to the download section and just selected Windows 8 as the OS and downloaded Line 6 Monkey and Workbench (non HD version), ran the installers, hooked up my Variax USB Interface and Variax 500 and everything worked perfectly first time. I had no issues with Java or the installation on the drivers. This statement is valid as of April 2018
  16. Q: How do I perform a Factory Reset ("reflash") on my Variax 300/500/600/700/705? A: See the following link for the reflash procedure: Variax Reflash and Software Update F.A.Q. Q: The strings on my Variax Steel string are breaking consistently at the saddle piece. How can this be resolved? A: There may be a "burr in the saddle", meaning that there is an edge cutting into the string and causing it to break. Depending on where the string is breaking you may need to replace the piezo, the saddle piece, or both pieces. Please contact an authorized Service Center for more information. Q: I am getting a high-pitched “squeal� when I have both the ¼� TRS cable and the Variax cable plugged into my PODxt/X3 or Vetta. How do I eliminate this? A: The high-pitched squeal is indicative of an overload of the power input buffers, as the unit is receiving power from both the TRS and the Variax Digital Cable. You will need to unplug one of the cables to remove the high-pitch noise. Q: What happens if I leave my Variax plugged into an amp while using batteries (not using the power supply)? A: If you leave your Variax plugged into your amp and are not using the power supply you will drain your batteries. If you remember to turn the volume knob on your Variax all the way down, the guitar will go into a low power 'standby' mode, but the batteries will still be draining (although at a substantially slower rate). Remember to unplug your Variax if you have finished a soundcheck and are heading off to dinner somewhere before your gig. Q: I have a dead string on my 300/500/600/700 (electric or acoustic) guitar - where can I get a replacement piezo? A: Replacement Piezo pickup/bridge saddle pieces can be purchased directly from the Line 6 webstore: Variax Piezo Element Replacements Q: When I first plug it in the sound goes on and off like the power is being turned off and on and I hear a constant click...click...click...through the amp? A: The problem sounds like it's a battery issue. If the battery's power drops below a current point, even though the batteries may seem good, the guitar will cut in and out. Even if you connect the power A/B box the guitar will still cut in and out. When this occurs, you must disconnect or change the batteries. Q: Where can I get a replacement neck and/or body for my Variax guitar? A: You can order your Variax replacement neck or body from Warmoth Instruments. Q: Can the Model Select knob on the Variax 300/600 be calibrated? A: No, the Model Select knob on the Variax 300/600 cannot be calibrated. If the model knob is "out of sync", try reflashing your instrument. If you are still having problems with the model select knob not selecting the correct model, you will need to have the unit serviced at your local Line 6 service center. Q: How do I calibrate the Model Select knob on the Variax 500/700? A: Here are the instructions on how to calibrate the Model Select knob on the Variax 500/700: *Please make sure that the output from the Variax 500/700 is plugged into an amplifier or monitoring source to hear the audio beeps from the guitar. 1. Unplug RJ45 cable from guitar. 2. Turn off Power (disconnect ¼" TRS cable from guitar). 3. Turn the volume up. 4. Pull model selector knob "up" and away from the guitar body and set it to position Custom 1. 5. Set pickup selector to 4th (neck-middle) position. 6. Set tone knob to middle position. 7. Turn on power (connect ¼" TRS cable to guitar). ONCE INITIALIZED, YOU WILL HAVE APPROX. 13 SECONDS TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE: 8. Turn tone control to min and then max. 9. You will now hear a beep sequence come from the amp or monitor source the Variax is plugged into. (The beeps will NOT come from inside the guitar itself.) 10. Turn model selector from "Custom 1" through all positions up to "Custom 2" this should be timed to approximately 1 second per physical step. (Counting: "one, one thousand", making sure to turn the pot on the one). 11. You will hear a low-high-low beep when completed. 12. Model selector will now be calibrated. 13. Press the Model Select knob back in to the guitar body to the "down" position. If you hear the low-high-low beep prior to completing the entire rotation of the model select knob, unplug the ¼" TRS cable from guitar and start over again until the timing is correct. Q: How do I calibrate the strings on a Variax Bass 700/705? A: To Activate String Calibration Mode: 1.Press down and hold the VOLUME knob, then power up the bass as follows: a.plug in a TRS cable connected to a powered XPS power supply, or b.plug in a VDI cable which is connected to a powered Bass PODxt Live. 2.The LED on the bass will appear to be orange or red (not green - if the LED is green, try again). Release the VOLUME knob after confirming that the light turned on orange/red.*** *** Note: If the light does not light up orange/red, make sure that you are able to press down on the Volume knob like a button. If it does not feel like a button, or if the knob does not travel down enough because it is to close to the pickguard, you should try removing the knob and pressing down on the Volume stem. In String Calibration Mode, all modeling is bypassed and the level of each string can be adjusted individually. To confirm you're in String Calibration Mode, listen to several Models, including a Synth Model; they should all sound the same: direct piezo. Important Note: As per the instructions below, the BLEND knob is used to adjust the volume of each string. The BLEND knob has a center detent, and that detent equals the Factory level volume for each selected string. You should adjust string levels from the center detent as a reference. Boosting levels too much may result in distortion, which is not good. For best results, listen to all strings and determine which ones may be too loud or too soft, then adjust accordingly, leaving the other strings at their detent levels. To Calibrate Individual Strings: (steps 5a & 5b for 5-string only) *After successfully powering up in String Calibration Mode, monitor the Variax Bass in the usual way, with the Volume knob at max, plugged into a bass amp, PODxt Live, etc. 1a.Rotate MODEL SELECT knob to the 1st Model, VinJ, to select the 1st string (G). 1b.Turn BLEND knob up or down to balance the G string level with the other strings. 2a.Rotate MODEL SELECT knob to the 2nd Model, ModJ, to select the 2nd string (D). 2b.Turn BLEND knob up or down to balance the D string level with the other strings. 3a.Rotate MODEL SELECT knob to the 3rd Model, PreBass, to select the 3rd string (A). 3b.Turn BLEND knob up or down to balance the A string level with the other strings. 4a.Rotate MODEL SELECT knob to the 4th Model, Manta, to select the 4th string (E). 4b.Turn BLEND knob up or down to balance the E string level with the other strings. 5a.Rotate MODEL SELECT knob to the 5th Model, Clang, to select the 5th string ( B). 5b.Turn BLEND knob up or down to balance the B string level with the other strings. When all strings sound in balance, press down on the MODEL SELECT knob to exit String Calibration Mode. The LED will turn green and your level changes will be saved. * Rotate the MODEL SELECT knob to load a Model and return to normal operation
  17. Hi guys I am really interessted in getting a JTV 59. The only reason i havent bought one yet is that i play through a very cheap setup. I am not sure if it will sound halfway decent enough to justify a buy. I have a Blackstar HT-1R, unfortunately not enough money to upgrade the amp. Now my questions is, will the accoustic modelling sound good through this amp? Doses anybody has experience palying a Variax throug a small cheap amp? Thanks
  18. redbelo

    Varian string spread

    I assume the Variax modeling pickup is a piezo style on the bridge like a midi guitar right ? that being said , is there any of Variax models thats comes with a vintage string spread at the bridge(2/732) or the widest 2 1/4 ? if there is which one ?
  19. nigelwee

    Firehawk FX and Shuriken Variax

    Hi! I'm new to all this and recently got a Shuriken Variax and a Firehawk FX (no, I didn't go for the Helix as my bank account didn't allow it). ;) I have a couple of questions around the full functionality of the Firehawk utilising the Shuriken via VDI. 1. Is there a way to specifically control the individual string settings (other than the tuning)? e.g. volume levels of each string? The reason I ask this is that some of the default pre-sets I go to seem to only have the specific strings enabled. For example, on the "01C. American Clean" patch: - <position> = <String enabled> - Position 1 = Only top E string - Position 2 = All strings ok - Position 3 = E B G D A not working but bottom E working - Position 4 = Bottom E and A ok rest seems soft - Position 5 = All ok but soft when compared to position 2 2. Somewhat relates to 1 but via the Firehawk iOS app, when in Variax mode, it only looks like you can control the tuning on each string. Any way of configuring each string settings or do I need to go into the Workbench? Pretty sure I'll have more questions depending on the responses I get! Look forward to it and thanks in advance! Nigel
  20. I sent a detailed description of the issue and all the cables plus step by step on how to test it. I got back the variax and of course none of the cables were even undone and the Variax is NOT seen by Workbench hd...(via helix) no matter what. I did get from Line 6 a new version of the VDI USB and that does work reliably (thank you) but still a drag not to be able to connect helix and variax and workbench all via one CABLE
  21. Hi everyone, Newbie here. I just received a brand new Variax Standard today, and I frustratingly can't seem to get it connected in Workbench HD. It just says "Not connected." I am connecting the Variax to my Macbook (running MacOS Sierra) by the VDI (RJ-45 type) cable, plugged into the USB interface, with a fully charged battery and audio jack plugged in. The volume is turned all the way up, tuning set to standard, and the model selection knob disengaged. Line 6 Monkey seems to recognise the Variax is plugged in, and tells me the device firmware and all applications are up to date (screen shot attached). The guitar has been registered. The lights on the USB interface are both solid green (at the USB and Variax in ends), and I have tried a standard Ethernet cable that I know works, in case the VDI cable was faulty, but no go. I have no other USB drives etc. attached. Any help here would be much appreciated
  22. Craig_T

    Power supply for XPS A/B

    Hi, Hope someone can help... I recently bought a variax 500 - no problems with the guitar, powers fine by battery. The problem is that the A/B box does not supply power to the guitar. I suspect its because I have the wrong adapter - can anyone please confirm if its likely that? Symptoms: Plug in and the 1/4" and XLR lights operate fine Power lamp on the right does not illuminate. Plug in the guitar - no signal through to amp. Plug in guitar with battery - signal is fine. The adapter I got with the guitar: INPUT 230v ~/ 50hz/ 100ma and OUTPUT 5.2v=/ 1200ma I have seen that the line 6 power supply has a higher rated output - INPUT of 230z ~/ 50hz / 150mz and OUTPUT 9v=/ 2000ma 18va So, am I correct in thinking that the power supply I have is, at 7v output, just not hot enough and I need to buy an appropriate replacement? Many thanks! Craig
  23. Deutsche Version Version française James Tyler Variax Guitar Specs (Korean) JTV-59 - Mahogany body with carved maple top with flame maple veneer - Set mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard - 24-9/16" scale length - 12" radius neck profile - Tyler '59 neck shape - 22 medium-jumbo frets and dot inlays - 1-11/16" Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL self-lubricating nut - Sealed tuners (16:1 turn ratio) - Chrome hardware - Fully adjustable Tyler-designed stoptail bridge - L. R. Baggs Radiance Hex piezo pickup system - Vintage-voiced alnico neck and bridge humbuckers wound to Tyler's specs - Master volume and tone knobs - Model and Alt Tune knobs - 3-way selector switch - VDI (Variax® Digital Interface) for integration with Line 6 POD HD500 and POD HD Pro, and limited compatibility with POD® xt, POD® X3, Vetta™ II amplifier and other legacy Line 6 products - Li-Ion battery (12 hours of play time), and international wall charger - Variax Workbench™ software and USB interface - Includes quality padded gig bag - Additional battery, charger and cable kit available separately JTV-69 - Alder body - Bolt-on solid maple neck with rosewood fingerboard - 25-1/2" scale length - 12" radius neck profile - Tyler '69 neck shape - 22 medium-jumbo frets and dot inlays - 1-5/8" Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL self-lubricating nut - Sealed locking/staggered tuners (16:1 turn ratio) - Chrome hardware - Fully adjustable Tyler-designed tremolo bridge - L. R. Baggs Radiance Hex piezo pickup system - Alnico bridge humbucker and vintage-style neck and middle single-coil pickups wound to Tyler's specs - Master volume and tone knobs - Model knob and Alt Tune roller knob - 5-way selector switch - VDI (Variax® Digital Interface) for integration with Line 6 POD HD500 and POD HD Pro, and limited compatibility with POD® xt, POD® X3, Vetta™ II amplifier and other legacy Line 6 products - Li-Ion battery (12 hours of play time), and international wall charger - Variax Workbench™ software and USB interface - Includes quality padded gig bag - Additional battery, charger and cable kit available separately JTV-89 - Mahogany body - 3-piece maple neck with rosewood fingerboard (Tyler Fast n' Flat neck shape) - 25-1/2" scale length - 16" radius neck profile - Tyler Fast n’ Flat neck shape - 24 jumbo frets and dot inlays - 1-11/16" Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL self-lubricating nut - Sealed tuners (16:1 turn ratio) - Black and black nickel hardware - Fully adjustable Tyler Custom stoptail bridge - L. R. Baggs Radiance Hex piezo pickup system - Two high-output, PAF-style alnico humbucking pickups wound to Tyler's specs - Master volume and tone knobs - Model and Alt Tune knobs - 5-way selector switch - VDI (Variax® Digital Interface) for integration with Line 6 POD HD500 and POD HD Pro, and limited compatibility with POD® xt, POD® X3, Vetta™ II amplifier and other legacy Line 6 products - Li-Ion battery (12 hours of play time), and international wall charger - Variax Workbench™ software and USB interface - Includes quality padded gig bag - Additional battery, charger and cable kit available separately JTV-89F - Mahogany body - 3-piece maple neck with rosewood fingerboard (Tyler Fast n' Flat neck shape) - 25-1/2" scale length - 16" radius neck profile - Tyler Fast n’ Flat neck shape - 24 jumbo frets and dot inlays - Locking Floyd Rose® nut and string tree - Sealed tuners (16:1 turn ratio) - Black and black nickel hardware - Floyd Rose® Licensed double-locking tremolo system* by Graph Tech - L. R. Baggs Radiance Hex piezo pickup system - Two high-output, PAF-style alnico humbucking pickups wound to Tyler's specs - Master volume and tone knobs - Model and Alt Tune knobs - 5-way selector switch - VDI (Variax® Digital Interface) for integration with Line 6 POD HD500 and POD HD Pro, and limited compatibility with POD® xt, POD® X3, Vetta™ II amplifier and other legacy Line 6 products - Li-Ion battery (12 hours of play time), and international wall charger - Variax Workbench™ software and USB interface - Includes quality padded gig bag - Additional battery, charger and cable kit available separately VARIAX STANDARD - Alder body - Bolt-on solid maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and pearl dot inlays - 25-1/2� scale length - 13 3/4" fret board radius - 22 medium frets - 1-5/8" Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL self-lubricating nut - Sealed tuners (16:1 turn ratio) - Chrome hardware - Fully adjustable tremolo bridge - SSS pickup configuration features vintage-style single-coil pickups loaded with alnico V magnets - L. R. Baggs Radiance Hex piezo pickup system - Master Volume and Tone knobs - 5-way selector switch - Model knob and Alt Tune roller knob for easily accessing instrument sounds and alternate tunings - 1/4� out VDI (Variax® Digital Interface) - Lithium-ion battery (Up to 12 hours of play time) and international wall charger (also functions as standard electric guitar without batteries) - Variax Workbench™ HD software and USB interface - Additional battery, charger and cable kit available separately - Tobacco Sunburst, Midnight Black, and Vintage White finishes available VARIAX SHURIKEN - Alder tone wood body, w/ "Shuriken"-style double cutaway shape - Bolt-on Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard - 27" scale length - 12" radius neck profile - "Shuriken" "C" shape neck - 24 medium jumbo frets - Graphtech low friction, 1.65" width nut - Fully sealed locking tuners - Black hardware - Custom fixed bridge, string through body design - Custom mid-gain humbucker magnetic pick-up - L. R. Baggs Radiance Hex piezo pickup system - Master Volume and Tone knobs - 5-way selector switch - Model knob and Alt Tune roller knob for easily accessing instrument sounds and alternate tunings - 1/4� out VDI (Variax® Digital Interface) - Lithium-ion battery (Up to 12 hours of play time) and international wall charger (also functions as standard electric guitar without batteries) - Variax Workbench™ HD software and USB interface - Additional battery, charger and cable kit available separately James Tyler Variax Guitar Specs (USA) JTV-59US Hand-selected mahogany body and carved figured maple top Set mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard and dot inlays 24-9/16" scale length Tyler '59 neck shape 12" radius neck profile 22 medium-jumbo German-wire frets 1-11/16" Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL self-lubricating nut Hipshot Classic tuners (18:1 turn ratio) Chrome hardware Fully adjustable Tyler-designed stoptail bridge L. R. Baggs Radiance Hex piezo pickup system Vintage-voiced alnico neck and bridge humbuckers wound to James Tyler's specs Master volume and tone knobs Model and Alt Tune knobs 3-way selector switch Made in U.S.A. Assembled by 30+ year veteran luthier Tim Wilson High-quality local set-up and inspection VDI (Variax® Digital Interface) for integration with Line 6 POD HD500 and POD HD Pro, and limited compatibility with POD® xt, POD® X3, Vetta™ II amplifier and other legacy Line 6 products Two Li-Ion batteries (for up to 24 hours of play time), and international wall charger Variax Workbench™ software and USB interface Includes high-quality, plush-lined G&G hardshell case Spare battery Charger and cable kit available separately JTV-69US Hand-selected ash or alder body Solid quarter-sawn maple neck with maple or rosewood fingerboard Dot inlays 25-1/2" scale length Tyler ’59 neck shape Compound 10-12" radius neck profile 22 medium-jumbo German-wire frets 1-5/8" Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL self-lubricating nut Hipshot Grip-Lock locking staggered tuners (18:1 turn ratio) Chrome hardware Fully adjustable Tyler-designed tremolo bridge L. R. Baggs Radiance Hex piezo pickup system Alnico bridge humbucker and vintage-style neck and middle single-coil pickups wound to James Tyler's specs Master volume and tone knobs Model knob and Alt Tune roller knob 5-way selector switch Made in U.S.A. Assembled by 30+ year veteran luthier Tim Wilson High-quality local set-up and inspection VDI (Variax® Digital Interface) for integration with Line 6 POD HD500 and POD HD Pro, and limited compatibility with POD® xt, POD® X3, Vetta™ II amplifier and other legacy Line 6 products Two Li-Ion batteries (for up to 24 hours of play time), and international wall charger Variax Workbench™ software and USB interface Includes high-quality, plush-lined G&G hardshell case Spare battery Charger and cable kit available separately JTV-89US Mahogany body 3-piece maple neck with rosewood fingerboard 25-1/2" scale length Tyler Fast n’ Flat neck shape 16" radius neck profile 24 jumbo frets and dot inlays 1-11/16" Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL self-lubricating nut Sealed tuners (16:1 turn ratio) Black and black nickel hardware Fully adjustable Tyler Custom stoptail bridge L. R. Baggs Radiance Hex piezo pickup system Two high-output, PAF-style alnico humbucking pickups wound to Tyler's specs Master volume and tone knobs Model and Alt Tune knobs 5-way selector switch VDI (Variax® Digital Interface) for integration with Line 6 POD HD500 and POD HD Pro, and limited compatibility with POD® xt, POD® X3, Vetta™ II amplifier and other legacy Line 6 products Li-Ion battery (12 hours of play time), and international wall charger Variax Workbench™ software and USB interface Includes high-quality, plush-lined G&G hardshell case Spare battery Charger and cable kit available separately Battery Q: What kind of battery is used in the James Tyler Variax and what is the battery life? A: JTV guitars use a lithium-ion battery similar to that of a camcorder. A fully charged battery can deliver at least 12 hours of continuous performance. There is a four light battery life indicator on the battery compartment on the back of the JTV guitars that can be viewed by pressing the round flush black button next to the lights. 4 LEDs = 9+ hours 3 LEDs = 6+ hours 2 LEDs = 3+ hours 1 LED = less than 3 hours 1 LED blinking = less than 1 hour, recharge battery Note: Using a non-Line 6 JTV battery will void your warranty and may damage your JTV. Q: How can I power my JTV without a battery? A: There are 2 ways to supply power to the Variax without a battery. When connected to VDI Digital Input equipped hardware, such as a POD X3 Live, power is supplied via this connection. Or, use the optional XPS-DI direct box/power supply and TRS cable. With this box you can power the Variax and it also works as an A/B box to send your signal out of a DI to go direct to a board or acoustic amplifier with certain models. When powering the JTV guitar with either TRS or VDI connection, it is suggested to remove the battery from the guitar. Q: How long does it take to fully charge a dead battery for the JTV guitars? A: It takes about 12 hours to fully charge a dead JTV battery, but leaving it to charge overnight is a good time to do this. You can get a 4-6 hour play time by charging the JTV battery for 30-45 minutes. Q: What does the indicator light mean on the JTV battery charger? A: A solid RED light on the charger indicates that the battery is charging. A blinking RED light means that either the batter is fully charged, or the battery was inserted improperly into the charger and needs to be re-seated properly. If you know the battery needs charging and you get a blinking RED light when it is put into the charger, please re-seat the battery in the charger. Tuning Gears JTV-59US and JTV-89US guitars will have Hipshot Classic Guitar Tuning Machines. They are sleek, precision-built tuners with an ultra-smooth 18:1 gear ratio. The JTV-69US guitars feature the Hipshot Grip-Lock Locking Guitar Tuning Machines that are staggered in height for maximum tuning stability. For the Korean James Tyler Variax guitars, we went with 16:1 sealed tuners on all three models. They are die-cast, modern-built, solid tuners. They are sealed permanently and lubricated to work smoothly for years to come without slipping or binding. As with the JTV-69US, we went with locking and staggered versions of these 16:1 sealed tuners. As with the staggered locking tuners, the locking pole pieces within each tuner are staggered as well to match the size the tuner. They are measured 23.4mm (x2 forlow E/A strings), 21.9mm (x2 for D/G strings), and 20.4mm (x2 for B/high E strings). New HD Acoustic Models Q: When were the new HD acoustic models added to the JTV guitars? A: The new HD acoustic models were added in firmware 1.81 and are included in all newer firmware versions of the JTV guitars after that. Q: What does the Tone knob do on the newer HD acoustic models on the JTV guitars? A: The Tone knob on the new HD acoustic models is used to adjust the amount of body resonance for the model, but it was also specially programmed to have the top 10% of the Tone knob completely remove this resonance (at the 90-100% position) for those that prefer to remove that sound from the new acoustic models to closely resemble the flat nature of the older acoustic models from previous Variax guitars. Alternate Tuning Knob Q: How does the Alternate Tuning Knob on the JTV guitars work? A: The Alternate Tuning Knob on the JTV gutiars can be used to any of the preset tunings that are saved to the knob. This knob has 12 settings including two labeled 'Model' and 'Standard' Set to 'Model,' the Alternate Tuning Knob lets you access the alternate tunings you created using the Variax Workbench software. These tunings are stored on your Variax's Model knob. Set to 'Standard,' the Alternate Tuning knob overrides saved tunings to set every model to standard EADGBE tuning. The Alt Tune knob's remainging 10 settings are hand-picked for each stle of James Tyler Variax guitar. Q: How do I reset the tunings? A: The on-board factory tuning reset feature was removed starting with HD firmware (2.x and higher). That procedure was to plug in while holding down the model knob. To reset the tunings in firmware 2.0+, they have to be loaded from the Workbench HD program. Alt tunings for JTV-59 and JTV-69: MODEL STANDARD: E A D G B E DROP D: D A D G B E 1/2 DOWN: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb DROP Db: Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb 1 DOWN: D G C F A D DADGAD: D A D G A D OPEN D: D A D F# A D BLUES G: D G D G B D RESO G: G B D G B D OPEN A: E A C# E A E BARITONE: B E A D F# B Alt tunings for JTV-89/89F: MODEL STANDARD: E A D G B E DROP D: D A D G B E 1/2 DOWN: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb DROP Db: Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb 1 DOWN: D G C F A D DROP C: C G C F A D m3 DOWN: Db Gb B E Ab Db DROP B: B Gb B E Ab Db M3 DOWN: C F Bb Eb G C DROP Bb: Bb F Bb Eb G C BARITONE: B E A D F# B Workbench Interface Q: How do I get the Variax Workbench interface to recognize the James Tyler Variax guitar? A: First, ensure that you have downloaded and installed the latest drivers for the Workbench interface from the Line 6 Downloads page. Then, ensure that the battery of the James Tyler Variax is charged and inserted into the guitar. Connect the Variax Workbench interface to the computer via USB, and also connect the James Tyler Variax guitar to the Workbench interface via the included VDI/Network cable. Lastly, connect a 1/4" cable into the guitar's output jack to power on the guitar (as the Workbench interface DOES NOT provide power to the guitar, this 'dummy' plug is necessary for the interface to recognize the JTV). The other end of the 1/4" cable does not need to be plugged into anything. You should see 2 green lights on the Workbench interface when everything is connected and being recognized properly. Factory Reset and Updating the Flash Memory Q: Why doesn't the Factory Reset procedure described in the manual work? A: The reset procedure described in the JTV manual was removed from the JTV guitars to make room in the memory for the Variax HD Acoustic models that were added in flash memory update v1.80. All JTV guitars with flash memory v1.80 and newer no longer have this factory reset procedure available. To perform a factory reset, re-install, rollback, or update the flash memory on the James Tyler Variax guitars, please use the following link: Variax Reflash and Software update F.A.Q. Q: If I tune physical strings on the guitar down or up on the JTV can I use the virtual capo? A: It is not recommended as it could cause audible anomalies. The guitars were designed to re-tune from E Standard tuning. Using the Virtual Capo to tune the guitar from any other tuning is unsupported. James Tyler Variax: Spezifikationen (koreanische Version) JTV-59 Mahagoni Korpus mit gewölbter Ahorndecke und Flammenahorn Furnier. Mahagonihals mit Palisandergriffbrett. 24 9/16“ Mensur. 12“ Radius Hals. Tyler Halsform von 1959. 22 Medium-Jumbo Bünde und Punkteinlagen. 1 11/16“ Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL selbstschmierender Sattel. Geschlossene Zwirbel. (16:1 Verhältnis) Chrom Hardware. Vollständig einstellbarer, von Tyler entworfener Stoptail Steg. L. R. Baggs Radiance Hex Piezo Tonabnehmer. Vintage Alnico Humbucker für Steg und Hals gewickelt nach Tylers Spezifikationen. Master Volume und Tone Knöpfe. Model und Alt Tune Knöpfe. 3-Weg Schalter. VDI (Variax Digital Interface) zur Integration mit Line 6 POD HD500 und POD HD Pro sowie zusätzlicher, limitierter Kompatibilität mit POD xt, POD X3, Vetta II Verstärkern und anderen älteren Line 6 Geräten. Li-Ion Batterie (bis zu 12 Stunden Spielzeit) mit internationalem Ladegerät. Variax Workbench Software sowie USB Schnittstelle. Hochwertiger, gepolsterter Gigbag. Zusätliche Batterien, Ladegeräte und Kabel sind separat erhätlich. JTV-69 Erlen Korpus. Angeschraubter Ahornhals mit Palisander-Griffbrett. 25 1/2“ Mensur. 12“ Radius Hals. Tyler Halsform von 1959. 22 Medium-Jumbo Bünde und Punkteinlagen. 1 5/8“ Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL selbstschmierender Sattel. Geschlossene, verriegelbare und versetzte Zwirbel. Chrom Hardware. Voll einstellbarer, von Tyler entworfener Tremolo Steg. L. R. Baggs Radiance Hex Piezo Tonabnehmersystem. Alnico Steg-Humbucker, Vintage Hals und Mittel SingleCoil Pickup gewickelt nach Tylers Spezifikationen. Master Volume und Tone Knöpfe. Model und Alt Tune Knöpfe. 5-Weg Schalter. VDI (Variax Digital Interface) zur Integration mit Line 6 POD HD500 und POD HD Pro sowie zusätzlicher, limitierter Kompatibilität mit POD xt, POD X3, Vetta II Verstärkern und anderen älteren Line 6 Geräten. Li-Ion Batterie (bis zu 12 Stunden Spielzeit) mit internationalem Ladegerät. Variax Workbench Software sowie USB Schnittstelle. Hochwertiger, gepolsterter Gigbag. Zusätliche Batterien, Ladegeräte und Kabel sind separat erhätlich. JTV-89 Mahagoni Korpus. 3-teiliger Ahornhals mit Palisander Griffbrett. (Tyler Fast n Flat Halsform) 25 1/2“ Mensur. 16“ Radius Hals. Tyler Fast n Flat Halsform. 24 Jumbo Bünde und Punkteinlagen. 1 11/16“ Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL selbstschmierender Sattel. Geschlossene Zwirbel. (16:1 Verhältnis) Schwarze Nickel Hardware. Vollständig einstellbarer, von Tyler entworfener Stoptail Steg. L. R. Baggs Radiance Hex Piezo Tonabnehmersystem. Zwei PAF-Style Alnico Humbucker gewickelt nach Tylers Spezifikationen. Master Volume und Tone Knöpfe. Model und Alt Tune Knöpfe. 5-Weg Schalter. VDI (Variax Digital Interface) zur Integration mit Line 6 POD HD500 und POD HD Pro sowie zusätzlicher, limitierter Kompatibilität mit POD xt, POD X3, Vetta II Verstärkern und anderen älteren Line 6 Geräten. Li-Ion Batterie (bis zu 12 Stunden Spielzeit) mit internationalem Ladegerät. Variax Workbench Software sowie USB Schnittstelle. Hochwertiger, gepolsterter Gigbag. Zusätliche Batterien, Ladegeräte und Kabel sind separat erhätlich. JTV-89F Mahagoni Korpus. 3-teiliger Ahornhals mit Palisander Griffbrett. (Tyler Fast n Flat Halsform) 25 1/2“ Mensur. 16“ Radius Hals. Tyler Fast n Flat Halsform. 24 Jumbo Bünde und Punkteinlagen. Schließende Floyd Rose Sattel und Saitenniederhalter. Geschlossene Zwirbel. (16:1 Verhältnis) Schwarze Nickel Hardware. Zwei PAF-Style Alnico Humbucker gewickelt nach Tylers Spezifikationen. Master Volume und Tone Knöpfe. Model und Alt Tune Knöpfe. 5-Weg Schalter. VDI (Variax Digital Interface) zur Integration mit Line 6 POD HD500 und POD HD Pro sowie zusätzlicher, limitierter Kompatibilität mit POD xt, POD X3, Vetta II Verstärkern und anderen älteren Line 6 Geräten. Li-Ion Batterie (bis zu 12 Stunden Spielzeit) mit internationalem Ladegerät. Variax Workbench Software sowie USB Schnittstelle. Hochwertiger, gepolsterter Gigbag. Zusätliche Batterien, Ladegeräte und Kabel sind separat erhätlich. James Tyler Variax Gitarrenspezifikationen (USA Versionen) JTV-59US: Handverlesener Mahagonikorpus sowie geschnitzten, geflammte Ahorndecke. Mahagoni Hals mit Palisander Griffbrett und Punkteinlagen. 25 9/16“ Mensur. Tyler Halsform von 1959. 12“ Radius Hals. 22 Medium-Jumbo Bünde und Punkteinlagen. 1 11/16“ Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL selbstschmierender Sattel. Hipshot Classic Zwirbel. (16:1 Verhältnis) Chrom Hardware. Vollständig einstellbarer, von Tyler entworfener Stoptail Steg. L. R. Baggs Radiance Hex Piezo Tonabnehmersystem. Vintage Alnico Humbucker für Steg und Hals gewickelt nach Tylers Spezifikationen. Master Volume und Tone Knöpfe. Model und Alt Tune Knöpfe. 3-Weg Schalter. Made in the U.S.A. Zusammengebaut von Tim Wilson, ein Gitarrenbauveteran mit über 30 Jahren Erfahrung. Qualitätsinspektion jeder einzelnen Gitarre. VDI (Variax Digital Interface) zur Integration mit Line 6 POD HD500 und POD HD Pro sowie zusätzlicher, limitierter Kompatibilität mit POD xt, POD X3, Vetta II Verstärkern und anderen älteren Line 6 Geräten. Zwei Li-Ion Batterien (bis zu 24 Stunden Spielzeit) mit internationalem Ladegerät. Variax Workbench Software sowie USB Schnittstelle. Hochwertiger, samtgefütterter G & G Hartschalenkoffer. Zusätliche Batterien, Ladegeräte und Kabel sind separat erhätlich. JTV-69US: Handverlesener Esche oder Erle Korpus. Ahornhals mit Ahorn oder Palisander Griffbrett. Punkteinlagen. 25 1/2“ Mensur. Tyler Halsform von 1959. 10-12“ Halsradius. 22 Medium-Jumbo Bünde, die in Deutschland hergestellt sind. 1 5/8“ Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL selbstschmierender Sattel. Hipshot Grip-Lock verschließende versetzte Zwirbel. (18:1 Verhältis) Chrom Hardware. Vollständig einstellbarer, von Tyler entworfener Tremolo Steg. L. R. Baggs Radiance Hex Piezo Tonabnehmersystem. Alnico Steg Humbucker und Vintage Hals sowie Mittel SingleCoil Pickups gewickelt nach Tylers Spezifikationen. Master Volume und Tone Knöpfe. Model und Alt Tune Knöpfe. 5-Weg Schalter. Made in the U.S.A. Zusammengebaut von Tim Wilson, ein Gitarrenbauveteran mit über 30 Jahren Erfahrung. Qualitätsinspektion jeder einzelnen Gitarre. VDI (Variax Digital Interface) zur Integration mit Line 6 POD HD500 und POD HD Pro sowie zusätzlicher, limitierter Kompatibilität mit POD xt, POD X3, Vetta II Verstärkern und anderen älteren Line 6 Geräten. Zwei Li-Ion Batterien (bis zu 24 Stunden Spielzeit) mit internationalem Ladegerät. Variax Workbench Software sowie USB Schnittstelle. Hochwertiger, samtgefütterter G & G Hartschalenkoffer. Zusätliche Batterien, Ladegeräte und Kabel sind separat erhätlich. JTV-89US: Mahagoni Korpus. 3-teiliger Ahornhals mit Palisander Griffbrett. 25 ½“ Mensur. Tyler Fast n Flat Halsform. 16“ Halsradius. 24 Jumbo Bünde mit Punkteinlagen. 1 11/16“ Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL selbstschmierender Sattel. Geschlossene Zwirbel. (16:1 Verhältnis) Schwarze Nickel Hardware. Vollständig einstellbarer, von Tyler entworfener Stoptail Steg. L. R. Baggs Radiance Hex Piezo Tonabnehmersystem. Zwei PAF-Style Alnico Humbucker gewickelt nach Tylers Spezifikationen. Master Volume und Tone Knöpfe. Model und Alt Tune Knöpfe. 5-Weg Schalter. Made in the U.S.A. Zusammengebaut von Tim Wilson, ein Gitarrenbauveteran mit über 30 Jahren Erfahrung. Qualitätsinspektion jeder einzelnen Gitarre. VDI (Variax Digital Interface) zur Integration mit Line 6 POD HD500 und POD HD Pro sowie zusätzlicher, limitierter Kompatibilität mit POD xt, POD X3, Vetta II Verstärkern und anderen älteren Line 6 Geräten. Zwei Li-Ion Batterien (bis zu 24 Stunden Spielzeit) mit internationalem Ladegerät. Variax Workbench Software sowie USB Schnittstelle. Hochwertiger, samtgefütterter G & G Hartschalenkoffer. Zusätliche Batterien, Ladegeräte und Kabel sind separat erhätlich. Batterie: Welche Art Batterie verwendet Line 6 in den JTV Gitarren und wie lange halten diese? In den JTV Gitarren verwenden wir Lithium-Ion Batterien. Eine voll aufgeladene Batterie liefert ca. 12 Stunden Leistung. Auf der Rückseite der JTV befinden sich 4 LEDs. Diese geben den Batteriestand an. Drücken Sie den schwarzen Knopf neben den LEDs um den Batteriestand angezeigt zu bekommen. 4 LEDs: 9+ Stunden Laufzeit übrig. 3 LEDs: 6+ Stunden Laufzeit übrig. 2 LEDs: 3+ Stunden Kaufzeit übrig. 1 LED: Weniger als 3 Stunden übrig. 1 blinkendes LED: Weniger als 1 Stunde übrig, laden Sie die Batterie bitte auf. Achtung, es gibt zwei Wege die Variax mit Strom zu versorgen ohne eine Batterie zu verwenden. Wenn die Gitarre an ein VDI Input gerät angeschlossen ist, wie z.B. ein POD X3 Live, wird Strom über diese Verbindung geleitet. Oder Sie verwenden eine XPS-DI Box Netzteil mit TRS Kabel. Mit dieser Box können Sie die Variax mit Strom versorgen und gleichzeitig dient sie als A/B um Ihr Signal direkt aus einem DI in ein Board oder akustischen Verstärker mit verschiedenen Modellen. Wenn Sie die Gitarre auf einen dieser Wege mit Strom versorgen, dann sollten Sie immer die Batterie erst entfernen. Wie lange dauert es um eine platte Batterie einer JTV komplett aufzuladen ? Es dauert 12 Stunden um die Batterie vollständig aufzuladen. Sie können aber schon nach 30 bis 45 Minuten für 4-6 Stunden spielen. Was bedeutet die Lampe auf dem Ladegerät? Wenn das Licht durchgehend ROT leuchtet, dann heißt das, dass die Batterie nachlädt. Ein blinkendes rotes Licht heißt, dass die Batterie entweder voll geladen ist oder, dass die Batterie falsch eingesetzt worden ist. Wenn Sie aber wissen, dass die Batterie nicht voll geladen ist und das Licht blinkt, dann sollten Sie die Batterie neu ins Ladegerät einsetzen. Zwirbel: Die JTV-59US sowie JTV-89US haben Hipshot Classic Zwirbel. Diese Zwirbel sind geschmeidig und gleichzeitg präzise. 18:1 Verhältnis. Die JTV-69US Gitarren haben Hipshot Grip-Lock Zwirbel. Die Grip-Lock sind höhenverschoben für maximale Tuningstabilität. Die koreanischen Modelle haben verschlossene Zwirbel mit 16:1 Verhältnis. Moderne und solide Druckguss Zwirbel. Sie sind permanent versiegelt und eingeölt damit sie jahrelang funktionstüchtig bleiben ohne Rutschen oder Verklebung. Verschiebungen der Stäbchen in den Zwirbeln: 23.4mm für tiefe E/A Saiten. 21.9mm für D/G Saiten und 20.4mm für B/hohe E Saiten. Neue HD Acoustic Modelle: Wann wurden die neuen HD Acoustic Modelle zu den JTV Gitarren hinzugefügt? Die neuen Modelle wurden mit Firmware Patch 1.81 eingeführt und sind in jedem neueren Firmware Update enthalten. Was kann ich mit dem Tone Knopf auf neueren JTV HD Acoustic machen? Der Tone Knopf auf den neueren HD Modellen passt die Menge der Resonanz für das jeweilige Modell an, zusätzlich ist es speziell programmiert, sodass die oberen 10% des Tone Knopfes die Resonanz vollständig entfernen (zwischen 90 und 100%) für die, die liber einen flachen Sound haben. Wie bei den alten Varaix Acoustic Modellen. Alternate Tuning Knopf: Wir funktioniert der Alternate Tuning Knopf? Der Alternate Tuning Knopf auf der JTV kann mit allen anderen Presets verwendet werden wie auf dem Knopf abgespeichert sind. Der Knopf hat 12 Einstellungen, dazu gehören „Model“ und „Standard“. Stellen Sie den Alternet Tuning Knopf auf „Model“ bekommen Sie Zugriff auf Ihre Stimmungen, die Sie selbst mit der Variax Workbench Software erstellt haben. Diese sind nämlich im Variax Model Knopf abgespeichert. Stellen Sie den Knopf aber auf „Standard“, wird die Gitarrenstimmung jedes Models temporär auf EADGBE Standart gestellt. Die restlichen 10 Alternate Tuning Einstellungen sind handverlesene Tyler Variax Gitarrenstimmungen. Alternate Tuning Stimmungen für die JTV-59 und JTV-69: MODEL STANDARD: E A D G H E DROP D: D A D G H E 1/2 DOWN: Eb Ab Db Gb Hb Eb DROP Db: Db Ab Db Gb Hb Eb 1 DOWN: D G C F A D DADGAD: D A D G A D OPEN D: D A D F# A D BLUES G: D G D G H D RESO G: G H D G H D OPEN A: E A C# E A E BARITONE: H E A D F# H Alternate Tuning Stimmungen für die JTV-59 und JTV-69: MODEL STANDARD: E A D G H E DROP D: D A D G H E 1/2 DOWN: Eb Ab Db Gb Hb Eb DROP Db: Db Ab Db Gb Hb Eb 1 DOWN: D G C F A D DROP C: C G C F A D m3 DOWN: Db Gb H E Ab Db DROP B: H Gb B E Ab Db M3 DOWN: C F Hb Eb G C DROP Bb: Hb F Hb Eb G C BARITONE: H E A D F# H Workbench Schnittstelle: Wann erkennt die Variax Workbench Schnittstelle meine Gitarre? Erst müssen Sie die Workbench Software herunterladen und installieren, diese können Sie hier finden. Stellen Sie dann sicher, dass die Batterie in der Gitarre geladen und korrekt eingestetzt ist. Verbinden Sie dann die Schnittstelle via USB mit Ihrem Computer und die Gitarre mit der Schnittstelle anhand des VDI/Netzwerk Kabels, welches enthalten ist. Stecken Sie dann zuletzt ein ¼“ Kabel in den Ausgang der Gitarre um diese anzuschalten. (Die Workbench Schnittstelle startet die Gitarre NICHT!, stattdessen können Sie einfach ein ¼“ Kabel anschließen als Dummy sozusagen.) Das andere Ende des ¼“ muss nicht in ein anderes Gerät eingesteckt sein. 2 Grüne Lichter sollten nun leuchten auf der Workbench Schnittstelle sobald es angeschlossen und erkannt worden ist. Zurücksetzen auf die Werkseinstellungen und die Aktualisierung des Flash Memory: Weshalb funktioniert das Zurücksetzen nicht so wie im Benutzerhandbuch beschrieben? Die Prozedur zum Zurücksetzen auf Werkseinstellungen, die im Handbuch beschrieben ist wurde von der Gitarre mit Update 1.80 entfernt um Platz zu schaffen für die Variax HD Acoustic Modelle. Alle JTV Gitarren mit Flash Memory V1.80 oder neuer können auf diese Art und Weise nicht mehr zurückgesetzt werden. Um die Geräte zurückzusetzen oder zu aktualisieren folgen Sie diesem Link: Variax Reflash and Software update F.A.Q. Wenn ich die Gitarrensaiten manuell nach oben oder unten stimme, kann ich dann immernoch den virtuellen JTV Kapo (Variax virtual capo) verwenden? Wir empfehlen dies nicht, da die Gitarren für eine E Standart Stimmung entworfen sind. Das Verwenden des Virtuellen Kapo auf eine umgestimmte Gitarre ist also nicht unterstützt. JTV-59 Spécifications de la guitare James Tyler Variax (version coréenne) Corps en acajou avec érable sculpté et vernis en érable flammé. Manche en acajou avec une touche palissandre. 24 9/16" longueur d’échelle. 30,5cm (12’’) rayon de la manche. Forme manche Tyler de 1959. 22 frets medium-jumbo avec inserts. 1 11/16’’ sillet imprégné de lubrifiant Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL. Mécaniques scellés (16 : 1) Accastillage chrome. Chevalet stoptail complètement ajustable Tyler. Système de micro piezo L.R. Baggs Radiance Hex. Des humbuckers alnico pour la manche et chevalet vintage. Master Volume et boutons de ton. Boutons Model et Alt Tune. Sélecteur à 3 voies. Variax Digital Interface pour l’intégration avec les systèmes Line 6 POD HD500, POD HD Pro et une compatibilité limitée avec les amplis POD xt, POX X3, Vetta II et autres produits Line 6 de l’héritage. Batterie Li-Ion (12 heures de jouer) et un chargeur international. Logiciel Variax Workbench et interface USB. Housse matelassée. Batteries, chargeurs et câbles sont disponibles séparément. JTV-69 Corps en aulne. Manche vissé en érable avec une touche palissandre. 25 ½’’ longueur d’échelle. 30,5cm (12’’) rayon de la manche. Forme manche Tyler de 1959. 22 frets medium-jumbo avec inserts. 1 5/8’’ sillet imprégné de lubrifiant Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL. Mécaniques scellés (16 : 1) Matériel chrome. Tremolo entièrement réglable Tyler. Système de micro piezo L.R. Baggs Radiance Hex. Des humbuckers alnico pour la manche, chevalet vintage et micro à simple bobinage en milieu). Master Volume et boutons de ton. Boutons Model et Alt Tune. Sélecteur à 5 voies. Variax Digital Interface pour l’intégration avec les systèmes Line 6 POD HD500, POD HD Pro et une compatibilité limitée avec les amplis POD xt, POX X3, Vetta II et autres produits Line 6 de l’héritage. Batterie Li-Ion (12 heures de jouer) et un chargeur international. Logiciel Variax Workbench et interface USB. Housse matelassée. Batteries, chargeurs et câbles sont disponibles séparément. JTV-89 Corps en acajou. 25 ½’’ longueur d’échelle. 40,6cm (16’’) rayon de la manche. Manche Tyler « Fast n’ Flat ». 24 frets jumbo avec inserts. 1 11/16’’ sillet imprégné de lubrifiant Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL. Mécaniques scellés (16 : 1). Matériel noire nickel. Chevalet stoptail complètement ajustable Tyler. Système de micro piezo L.R. Baggs Radiance Hex. Deux humbuckers alnico PAF à haut rendement. Master Volume et boutons de ton. Boutons Model et Alt Tune. Sélecteur à 5 voies. Variax Digital Interface pour l’intégration avec les systèmes Line 6 POD HD500, POD HD Pro et une compatibilité limitée avec les amplis POD xt, POX X3, Vetta II et autres produits Line 6 de l’héritage. Batterie Li-Ion (12 heures de jouer) et un chargeur international. Logiciel Variax Workbench et interface USB. Housse matelassée. Batteries, chargeurs et câbles sont disponibles séparément. JTV-89F Corps en acajou. 25 ½’’ longueur d’échelle. 40,6cm (16’’) rayon de la manche. Manche Tyler « Fast n’ Flat ». 24 frets jumbo avec inserts. Sillet et Guide cordes Floyd-Rose. Mécaniques scellés (16 : 1). Matériel noire nickel. Système tremolo Floyd Rose de Graph Tech. Système de micro piezo L.R. Baggs Radiance Hex. Deux humbuckers alnico PAF à haut rendement. Master Volume et boutons de ton. Boutons Model et Alt Tune. Sélecteur à 5 voies. Variax Digital Interface pour l’intégration avec les systèmes Line 6 POD HD500, POD HD Pro et une compatibilité limitée avec les amplis POD xt, POX X3, Vetta II et autres produits Line 6 de l’héritage. Batterie Li-Ion (12 heures de jouer) et un chargeur international. Logiciel Variax Workbench et interface USB. Housse matelassée. Batteries, chargeurs et câbles sont disponibles séparément. James Tyler Variax : spécifications : (série US) JTV-59US Corps en acajou sélectionné à la main avec érable sculpté et vernis en érable flammé. Manche en acajou avec une touche palissandre et inserts. 24 9/16" longueur d’échelle. Forme manche Tyler de 1959. 30,5cm (12’’) rayon de la manche. 22 frets medium-jumbo avec inserts. 1 11/16’’ sillet imprégné de lubrifiant Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL. Mécaniques Hipshot Classic. (18 : 1) Accastillage chrome. Chevalet stoptail complètement ajustable Tyler. Système de micro piezo L.R. Baggs Radiance Hex. Des humbuckers alnico pour la manche et chevalet vintage. Master Volume et boutons de ton. Boutons Model et Alt Tune. Sélecteur à 3 voies. Fabriqué aux états unis. Assemblé par vétéran luthier Tim Wilson. Variax Digital Interface pour l’intégration avec les systèmes Line 6 POD HD500, POD HD Pro et une compatibilité limitée avec les amplis POD xt, POX X3, Vetta II et autres produits Line 6 de l’héritage. Deux batterie Li-Ion (24 heures de jouer) et un chargeur international. Logiciel Variax Workbench et interface USB. Batteries, chargeurs et câbles sont disponibles séparément. Étui à guitare rigide de haute qualité. JTV-69US Corps frêne ou aulne. Manche solide en érable avec touche érable ou palissandre. Inserts. 25 1/2" longueur d’échelle. Forme manche Tyler de 1959. 10’’ à 12’’ rayon de la manche. 22 frets medium-jumbo avec inserts. 1 5/8’’ sillet imprégné de lubrifiant Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL. Mécaniques Hipshot Grip-Lock. (18 : 1) Accastillage chrome. Tremolo entièrement réglable Tyler. Système de micro piezo L.R. Baggs Radiance Hex. Des humbuckers alnico pour la manche, chevalet vintage et micro à simple bobinage en milieu. Master Volume et boutons de ton. Boutons Model et Alt Tune. Sélecteur à 5 voies. Fabriqué aux états unis. Assemblé par vétéran luthier Tim Wilson. Variax Digital Interface pour l’intégration avec les systèmes Line 6 POD HD500, POD HD Pro et une compatibilité limitée avec les amplis POD xt, POX X3, Vetta II et autres produits Line 6 de l’héritage. Deux batterie Li-Ion (24 heures de jouer) et un chargeur international. Logiciel Variax Workbench et interface USB. Chargeurs et câbles sont disponibles séparément. Étui à guitare rigide de haute qualité. JTV-89US Corps en acajou. Manche en érable à 3 pièces avec une touche palissandre. 25 1/2" longueur d’échelle. Manche Tyler « Fast n’ Flat ». 16’’ rayon de la manche. 24 frets jumbo avec inserts. 1 11/16’’ sillet imprégné de lubrifiant Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL. Mécaniques scellés (16 : 1). Matériel noire nickel. Chevalet stoptail complètement ajustable Tyler. Système de micro piezo L.R. Baggs Radiance Hex. Deux humbuckers alnico PAF à haut rendement. Master Volume et boutons de ton. Boutons Model et Alt Tune. Sélecteur à 5 voies. Fabriqué aux états unis. Assemblé par vétéran luthier Tim Wilson. Variax Digital Interface pour l’intégration avec les systèmes Line 6 POD HD500, POD HD Pro et une compatibilité limitée avec les amplis POD xt, POX X3, Vetta II et autres produits Line 6 de l’héritage. Batterie Li-Ion (12 heures de jouer) et un chargeur international. Logiciel Variax Workbench et interface USB. Chargeurs et câbles sont disponibles séparément. Étui à guitare rigide de haute qualité. Batterie : Quelle batterie est incluse ? Nous utilisons des batteries Li-Ion. Une batterie chargée fournit 12 heures de performance. Il y en a un indicateur de vie de la batterie avec 4 LEDs. Poussez le bouton rond noire : 4 LED : 9+ heures 3 LED : 6+ heures 2 LED : 3+ heures 1 LED : moins que 3 heures 1 LED clignotant : moins que 1 heure, rechargez la batterie Attention : Il y en a deux façons de d’alimentation sans batterie. Si la guitare est connectée via câble VDI à un autre appareil VDI Digital comme le POD X3 Live, l'alimentation est fournie par cette connexion. Ou vous utilisez un XPS-DI avec un câble TRS. Avec un XPS-DI, vous pouvez alimenter la guitare, mais c’est aussi une boxe A/B pour envoyer un signale du DI au Board ou un ampli acoustique avec certains modèles. Si vous alimentez votre guitare avec un de ces méthodes, déconnectez la batterie. Combien de temps faut-il pour recharger complètement une batterie à plat JTV ? Plus ou moins 12 heures. Vous pouvez jouer 4 à 6 heures si vous le chargez 30-45 minutes. Qu'est-ce que le voyant signifie sur le chargeur de batterie JTV? Une lumière rouge solide veut dire que la batterie se recharge. Un rouge clignotant veut dire que la batterie est à pleine charge ou que la batterie a été insérée incorrectement. Si vous savez que la batterie n’est pas complètement chargée, remettez la batterie. Tuning Gears : Les guitares JTV-59US et JTV-89US ont des mécaniques Hipshot Classic. Ces mécaniques sont lisses et précises à 18 : 1. Les guitares JTV-69US ont des mécaniques Hipshot Grip-Lock. Ces mécaniques sont décalées pour une stabilité maximale. Pour les guitares JTV coréennes, nous utilisons des mécaniques scellés 16 : 1 sur tous les modèles. Ce sont des mécaniques solides moulés sous pression. Comme pour la JTV-69US, nous utilisons des mécaniques déplacés et de verrouillage. Les pièces de verrouillage dans les mécaniques sont déplacées également pour correspondre au format des mécaniques : 23,4mm (pour les cordes Mi grave et La), 21,9mm (pour les cordes Ré et Sol), et 20,4mm (pour les cordes Si et Mi aigu). Nouveaux modèles acoustiques HD : Quand est-ce que vous avec ajoutés ces modèles aux guitares JTV ? Les nouveaux modèles ont été ajoutés avec la version du firmware 1.81 et sont inclus avec tous les versions après. Qu'est-ce que le bouton « Tone » fait sur les nouveaux modèles JTV HD Acoustic ? Le bouton Tone sur les nouveaux modèles acoustiques HD est utilisé pour ajuster la quantité de résonance de la caisse. Les derniers 10% suppriment la résonance complètement (90-100%) pour les joueurs qui le préfèrent. Bouton Alternate Tuning Comment est-ce que le bouton « Alternate Tuning » fonctionne ? Le bouton Alt Tune peut être utilisé avec tous les presets qui sont enregistrés sur ce bouton. Le bouton a 12 configurations, avec « Model » et « Standard ». Si vous le mettez sur « Model », vous pouvez accéder les réglages preset que vous avez créé dans le logiciel Variax Workbench avec le bouton « Alternate Tuning ». Ces réglages sont enregistrés sur le bouton Model. Mettez-le sur « Standard » pour avoir la configuration EADGBE normale sur tous les modèles. Les autres sont tons des configurations de guitares JTV spécifiques. Configurations « Alternate Tuning » pour JTV-59 et JTV-69: MODEL STANDARD: Mi La Ré Sol Si Mi DROP D: Ré La Ré Sol Si Mi 1/2 DOWN: Mib Lab Réb Solb Sib Mib DROP Db: Réb Lab Réb Solb Sib Mib 1 DOWN: Ré Sol Do Fa La Ré DADGAD: Ré La Ré Sol La Ré OPEN D: Ré La Ré Fa# La Ré BLUES G: Ré Sol Ré Sol Si Ré RESO G: Sol Si Ré Sol Si Ré OPEN A: Mi La Do# Mi La Mi BARITONE: Si Mi La Ré Fa# Si Configurations « Alternate Tuning » pour JTV-89 et JTV-89F: MODEL STANDARD: Mi La Ré Sol Si Mi DROP Ré La Ré Sol Si Mi 1/2 DOWN: Mib Lab Réb Solb Sib Mib DROP Db: Réb Lab Réb Solb Sib Mib 1 DOWN: Ré Sol Do Fa La Ré DROP C: Do Sol Do Fa La Ré m3 DOWN: Réb Solb Si Mi Lab Réb DROP B: Si Solb Si Mi Lab Réb M3 DOWN: Do Fa Sib Mib Sol Do DROP Bb: Sib Fa Sib Mib Sol Do BARITONE: Si Mi La Ré Fa# Si Interface Workbench: Comment puis-je faire l'interface Variax Workbench reconnaître la guitare James Tyler Variax? Assurez-vous que vous avez téléchargé et installé les pilotes les plus récentes pour l’interface Workbench d’ici : Line 6 Downloads Assurez-vous que la batterie de la guitare est chargée et installé correctement dans la guitare. Connectez l’interface Variax Workbench à l’ordinateur avec le câble VDI inclus. Connectez un câble ¼’’ à la sortie de la guitare (parce que Workbench n’alimente pas la guitare). L’autre extrémité du câble ne doit pas être connectée. Si vous voyez deux lumières verts sur l’interface Workbench, tous est configuré correctement. Réinitialisation d'usine et mise à jour Flash Memory : Pourquoi est-ce que la procédure de la réinitialisation décrit dans le mode d’emploi ? La fonction de la réinitialisation d’usine décrit dans le mode d’emploi n’existe plus. Nous l’avons enlevé pour faire de la place pour les modèles Variax HD Acoustic. Tous les modèles avec Flash Memory v1.8 ou plus récent sont affectés. Pour réinitialiser réinstaller ou mettre à jour le Flash Memory utilisez ce lien : Variax Reflash and Software update F.A.Q. Si je règle les cordes de la guitare, est –ce que je peux utiliser le capo virtuel ? Ce n’est pas recommandé parce qu’il pourrait causer des anomalies sonores. Les guitares ont été conçues de régler à nouveau de réglage E standard. Utiliser le capo virtuel avec un autre tuning n’est pas supporté.
  24. I'm thinking of swapping out my JTV-59's standard pup's with Bareknuckle mules but have a concern over the resistance. I read on another forum post that the resistance should be between 6-8 - the Bareknuckle website quotes the following for the Mules. Position: Bridge, DC Resistance: 8.4 kΩ, Magnet: Alnico 4 Position: Neck, DC Resistance: 7.3 kΩ, Magnet: Alnico 4 I'm confident enough with the wiring, have the diagrams, know how to solder etc. BUt am i going to hit troubles with the rest of the JTV's electronics if i go ahead? Or will it be ok? Also, anyone got any experience of Bareknuckles in a JTV? Or good news storied about swapping out pups on their JTV? Thanks.
  25. chuskey

    Helix Vs. AX8

    Had a fun time comparing a buddy of mine's AX8 today to my Helix! We've each only had our respective units for a very short amount of time so there are things about each we're still learning. However I've been a LONG TIME Line 6 user and he's been an Axe FX user for several years. So not completely new territory. Spoiler alert: If you can't get a good tone out of either one of these units, it's your fault. Plain and simple. It's not that your ears are that discerning, you just don't know what you're doing. Sorry, maybe guitar playing isn't your calling. With that out of the way let me move on. The signal path was Crate Powerblock into Friedman 2x12 with one Vintage 30 and one Creamback. It produced about as much "amp in the room" sound as you could ask for. All tones done on each unit were amp only with no speaker modelling. As a side note, also in the room was a Friedman Dirty Shirley with matching 1x12 cabinet, so there was a high end tube amp there for reference. Admittedly I felt like bringing a Line 6 product into a room with a Fractal product for a comparission put me as the underdog. From everything I've read online the Helix has the competition beat on features, but what about pure amp tone? I'm here to say that the Helix held it's own and then some. At no point did I feel like the Helix was a step behind the AX8. Just dialed up an amp and it sounded amazing right out of the gate. Something Line 6 has MASSIVELY struggled with in the past. I've owned literally every incarnation of Line 6's product line and this is the first time they've produced a product that doesn't demand a ton of tweaking to find the magic sweet spot. This opinion was echoed by my friend who is a long time Fractal user. So not just my opinion in a vacuum. As a Helix user I feel compelled to point out the positives of it in this comparison, so that's exactly what I'm going to do. Not to take anything away from the AX8, but this is where I'm coming from. I'll leave room for AX8 users, or my friend with the AX8, to chime in here. Here are the pluses for Helix: The UI: on the Helix it is far and away more advanced than on the AX8. I'm speaking in terms of the on unit UI and not the PC editor. The Helix Editor isn't out yet so no way to compare that. But for using each unit stand alone the Helix UI is hands down the winner. Everything is faster, easier, and more intuative. Assigning pedals and controllers, using pedal edit mode, etc. Not a knock on the AX8, just showing how much design effort went into the Helix UI. Flexibility and routing: Again, this is another area that Helix shines. If you can dream it up, you can route it in Helix. And do so very easily thanks to a very intuative UI. Want a signal path with 4 drives, 6 delays, and 3 reverbs? No problem with Helix. Plus the 4 physical send/receives give you loads of flexibility to incorporating outboard gear. Need to route your dry guitar signal one place, your wet guitar signal another, and the looper another? No problem. Ease of creating tones: I was surprised that my vote for this would go to Helix. As a long time Line 6 user I'm used to spending hours dialing in the perfect tone. With Helix things just work. We found that amps, and especially effects, were very quick on the Helix. Everything was more or less in place and ready to go. You just had to add it to the signal chain and make adjustments to suit your taste. Ease of use: When using this as a live unit I have to give the nod to Helix here. The scribble strips, with customize-able text, were gold. I know exactly what function each pedal is performing. Something that was a challenge on the HD500(X). Along with the very large color screen showing exactly what's going on it's a breeze to use this thing live. The AX8 takes a more basic approach, and is very workable, but not on the same level as Helix. Built in expression pedal: Having a built in expression pedal, with a toe switch, is a big deal. At least to me. With an external pedal I'm left to choose one function of the expression pedal instead of two. Overall tone: I felt like this could go either way. On this day I think our Helix presets were pretty rockin', but either unit can be tailored to do EXACTLY what you want. They both sound awesome. I can say with all honesty though that the Helix didn't give up an inch tone wise. Which surprised the both of us. BTW, the Friedman Dirty Shirley model on the AX8 was spot on and we both felt like bringing the "real" dirty shirley into the equation was pointless. The AX8 simply sounded as good or better than the real deal. Sorry tube snobs, but facts are facts Pluses for the AX8: It did sound really good! There's no denying that, nor any reason to. It's an awesome unit. Amp models: In terms of sheer number of amp models there isn't a contest between these two units. The AX8 far outpaces the Helix by a mile. However the question is how many amp models do you need? Maybe I'm playing devil's advocate here, but I don't find that I have trouble covering all the ground I need with Helix's selection. Totally a matter of opinion though. Much respect for the sheer amount of work Cliff has put into modelling this number of amps. If the amount of amp models is most important to you then there is no comparison. Form factor: This could go either way. Overall I'll take the Helix because of the built in expression pedal and increased number of ins/outs. But I do like the compactness of the AX8. The Helix is big and heavy. I'm a Helix owner so obviously you can tell that I am going to lean towards the Helix. Having said that I can say with COMPLETE honesty that the Helix really shined today when comparing the two. All things being equal I take the Helix all day long and don't regret the purchase for a minute. My buddy was even joking about buying one once he sold off some of his other gear Most importantly though is that fact that there are two INCREDIBLE units on the market for, given what they do, not a lot of money. It is an amazing time to be a guitar player. I've been playing way long enough to remember when it wasn't so. I remember playing through a Crate solid state amp.....wow how times have changed!! So as a community let's be thankful for the tools at our disposal. We live in a great time to be a musician and let's truly appreciate these miracle boxes that can be had for less than the cost of a Marshall half stack "back in the day". Or this day for that matter. Cheers!
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