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  1. mtreehugger

    Variax Standard, you complete me

    I finally found a great deal on a (not) scratch n dent V-Standard at SW, and after 2.2 days I'm starting to get blown away. Let me back up. I entered the modeling realm with an HD500 when they were fresh (what, 2010?), thinking that I'd have more capability than the Spider Valve MkI that amazed me. First thing I noticed on the POD was that all the stock presets sucked. Playing at very low volume, I had to develop my own, which relied on a fair bit more gain than I'd normally go for in order to achieve any kind of crunch. I moved from FRFR to DT amps, but still, always kinda had more gain than I wanted (except when I went totally clean with the lovely Twin model). I picked up a Variax 600 and finally reached "dream rig" status, but really only liked the Strat models, Tele neck, and the Rick bridge. The alt tunings seemed kinda crappy too. Most of the other electric models were just too loud--much louder and with more gain than my real guitars with hot pups. When I first tried my new V-Standard, it was looking like more of the same (except usable mags). So I wondered, how do I get away from my presets with too much gain and into presets that work for my Variax? In an epiphany of sorts, I started trying out all those presets in my HD500 that sucked, and guess what? NO MO SUCKY! They're amazing, for the most part. Also, to my surprise, they all have variax settings already. So all I had to do was plug my dream rig in, using an ethernet cable and the digital L-6 Link, and now folks, I hardly have to tweak, I can just play my heart out! Turns out those patches were very well crafted using Variaxes of some kind, and so far about 2/3 are keepers! Has anyone else noticed this as well, or am I the first to stumble on this total treasure chest? The magnetic pickups are pretty sweet too! But the other thing I'm really thrilling over is the neck on the Variax Standard. I was afraid that something this flat, this thin, and with medium frets might not work for my aging knuckles, but I gotta tell you that even with 10's at concert pitch this thing is a joy for my hand! It's the most comfortable neck I've felt since the Japanese Variax 700 I've been wishing I'd have bought--and that's saying a lot. I do have questions: Is the light on the alt tuning knob supposed to be only momentary (unless you go to the "model" position)? I wish the thing would stay lit in mag mode so I could dial up the tuning I want without activating all those other tunings in between. Does anybody know how hard it would be to change pick guards? I'm thinking white would look very sweet with my sunburst brown... THANKS!!! Mike
  2. Hello! I have the chance to buy a JTV-59 and I love the body style but I want to make sure that it has the same capabilities as the shuriken. Can anyone tell me if there are any differences other than body style?
  3. Hi there. I´m a spanish musician playing several times a week in a cover band. Always have had Line 6 products, from the first POD model to HD500, Relay Wireless Systems... etc... Now I´ve sold my HD500 and bought a HELIX LT. I´m quite happy with it; good sound enough for giggin' and great flexibility to organize large setlists of songs with many changes and variations in gain and FX thanks to snapshots. My big problem is... I also have a Variax 500, wich I love, but I can´t see what to do now.. Old Variax models and Helix are not fully compatible. And.... there is no left handed models for the new variax range. I could put my Helix on sale and get an old HD 500 again, but it seems a lollipop solution, don't you think? I don´t want to give up to all my new bank of sounds (better than ever) and the "snapshots" flexibility. If Line 6 is not decided to create a lefty model for new Variax is OK to me, I´m fine with my old 500... but we need a solution for fixing this, and we need it soon, please. Is there any chance to create any sofware "patch" for the Workbench editor in order to connect with Helix? Or any special update for Lefty registered owners? Right handed people can update from Variax 500 to Standard, JTV or Shuriken.... but there´s nothing we can do so far.
  4. JBeltranGuitar

    Line 6 Warranty (Stolen)

    A few days ago somebody smashed out my window out in AZ and stole all of my gear from my trunk. Now, being that I’m 17, I rely heavily on modeling products to cut down on costs, but I still won’t have the funds for years to replace any of the equipment that was stolen. The idiot was able to get away with my Helix, Powercab 112 Plus, JTV-89F, and a few other miscellaneous items, but I was wondering if there’s some warranty that can cover products that were bought not directly from Line 6? They were all bought used and from pawnshops. Also is there some form of security meaure that prevents the Helix from connecting to another Line 6 account or some form of lock out precaution? I ended up creating a GoFundMe in the meantime to help fund the replacement items, but so far no one wants to donate or share the link since I’m not a 5 year old cancer patient. I’ll include the link just in case of some miracle happens from the guitar world. Thanks in Advanced, JB
  5. mgamache

    Variax Support?

    The Helix Hardware has good support for the Variax. Wondering if the software will integrate somehow with the Variax? I know the communication with the Variax is currently limited over USB, but because the VDI spec is closed we have no idea of what's possible using that or USB. FYI.. Here's my ideascale to build a stand-alone Variax interface that could be used along with Helix Native.
  6. Hi all! I am new to the Line 6 family, have recently purchased a Line 6 Helix and am loving it and its flexibility! Now I want to move onto the Variax line of guitars, especially for the alternate tunings as I play in a cover band and we split between standard, 1/2 step, and full step down. Whilst at home I really enjoy the heavier side of music, in particular Drop B tuning... So the question is: Will the Variax Standard ($1400 AUD odd) be able to do this sort of tuning (Drop B) or do I need to go the Shruiken model...? Price isn't really a major issue, as you get what you pay for in everything, its more that I didnt want the 'full metal guitar look'... Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Cheers Trent
  7. Hi! Wondering if anyone knows if a new input jack would fix this. Or if i should chase something else. Here is what happens: JTV89F -> VDI -> HELIX. Mags give extra hum until I touch the end shroud of the VDI cable. Either end will do it. JTV end or HELIX end. It hums like a single coil. Using my 69S through the same path and I do not have the same issue. No change whatsoever when touching an end of the cable so I am thinking that at least rules out other components in the chain. Thoughts?
  8. 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.
  9. I have a JTV 69 made in Korea and when I use a Variax cable with Helix or HD 500 it changes the sound of the magnetic pickups. Sounds to me like a bit of piezo quack. When I use a guitar cable the pickups sound natural. I'd like to be able to use the variax cable but I'd also like to be able to use the magnetic pickups. Has anyone else run into this?
  10. Would it be possible to add a new modern pickup model or two, to the Variax software/firmware, to bring it in line with Shuriken's modern good looks? I'm sure JTV owners probably wouldn't mind this either. I know a lot of folks like EMGs, Bare Knuckle, Fishman, DiMarzio, etc. I'm sure people have lots of opinions on which they'd wish for most. Would love to know how people feel about this one. Stevic? Any pickups you wish weren't missing mate? Ah, no worries. I'm sure you're busy. For those who aren't too busy maybe you can head over to idea scale and vote up some entries on this topic.
  11. I installed some Grover 406c locking tuners and a GFX X-Trem tremolo on my JTV-59. Special thanks to Christian at www.townerusa.com for selling me his Bigsby V.Block spacer and straplock extender, which was needed to move the X-Trem back from the bridge... The V.Block fit perfectly, but the straplock extender was just a bit too long to fit inside the X-Trem so I used a dremel tool to lengthen the staplock hole on the X-Trem.
  12. I have a Variax 300 and a Helix. Can anyone tell me if the Helix is capable of saving the guitar and the 5 way toggle setting when I make a patch that I like. I would like to know if there is a way when recalling that patch that it will automatically go to the guitar and the 5 way setting I was at no matter if my selector and 5 way are set to something totally different. I would really appreciate some help on this. Thanks in advance, Rocco
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. Hi friends, someone has tried the new version firmware 2.23 in variax JTV? and there is a way to update it connected trought the helix? Thanks a lot!!! (Sorry for the english, i use a google translate)
  16. Anyone know how to save alternate tunings from the models knob to the tuning knob from Workbench HD? I can only find instructions on how to do it directly on the guitar. I have several tunings applied to models that I want to transfer to work globally. I've named and saved them in the Manage dialog box, but can't find any way to save them to the tuning knob. I could save them manually, but I'd like to know for future models. (I hope I've made this understandable) Another thing: Is there a way to view what's programmed into the alt tuning knob?
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. Deutsche Version Version française Please go through the following checklist before updating the flash memory of your Variax guitar to ensure the update completes successfully: Ensure that the interface you are using to update the Variax with (Workbench Interface, PODxt Live/Pro, POD X3 Live/Pro, POD HD500/HD Pro, Vetta II) isNOT connected to the computer through a USB hub. Make sure to connect the interface into a USB port directly into the computer, especially into the back of a desktop. If problems persist, make sure to test all of the USB ports on the computer. Avoid plugging into USB ports found on keyboards, monitors, or laptop docks. [*]When using the Workbench Interface to update or edit the Variax guitar, ensure that a charged battery is in the guitar and a 1/4" TS mono cable is inserted into the guitar's output jack, or that the stereo TRS cable is plugged into the Variax providing power from the XPS power supply to power on the guitar. [*]On a James Tyler Variax guitar, ensure that the Volume knob on the guitar is NOT set to the '0' position as it will put the guitar into Power Save Mode. Make sure that the Volume knob is set higher than 0 when updating or editing the JTV guitar. [*]Please use the VDI Cable that comes with the JTV guitar when updating the flash memory on that guitar. Avoid using VDI or CAT5 cables longer than 10 ft. in length when updating any Variax guitar. [*]During the update, select 'NO' when asked if you would like to keep the presets on the guitar. Use the Workbench software to back up your guitar presets before updating if you would like to keep them. [*]Close out any other applications running on your computer before updating the Variax guitar. Q: How do I update or re-install the flash memory on my Variax Electric 300, 500, 600, 700, James Tyler Variax, and Shuriken guitars? A: These instruments can only be returned to factory reset by reinstalling the flash memory. You will need to connect your Variax to the workbench software using your Variax enabled hardware (i.e. Variax Hardware interface, POD XT/X3 Live, POD X3 Pro, VETTA with VDI, or POD HD500), then you will have to connect your interface to your computer via USB. Once the guitar and interface are connected to the computer, you will need to run Line 6 Monkey. See the following link for more information on connecting your device to your computer and installing Line 6 Monkey: Line 6 Monkey Installation and F.A.Q. USB Connectivity with Line 6 Devices Once you have Monkey installed and your computer is recognizing the connection, see the screen shots for the reflash procedure: 1) Once you run Line 6 Monkey, Monkey may ask you to register. If you do not wish to register (or have already registered) select "remind me later". 2) If you want to reinstall the factory presets (or update the firmware), select "Flash Memory" the select "Reinstall Latest" 3) Select "OK" to agree to the software license 4) Select "yes" or "no" If you want to keep the patches on the instrument 5) Select "Yes" to continue with the update. Do not disconnect the variax during the update. 6) Line 6 Monkey will reinitialize the device and update the flash memory. You can watch the progress on the blue bar on the right side of Monkey. 7) Once the update is complete you will need to select "OK" to continue. Variax Bass 700/705 Reflash Factory defaults must be restored one at a time. Select the Model you wish to normalize, the place the blend and two tone controls in the detent (center) position. Now press the Model select pot down until the indicator light stops flashing. The Model should now be restored to factory settings. Use this procedure for any model you want to restore to the factory setting. The Variax bass series can also be "reflashed" using the procedure for the Variax electric guitars described above. Anweisungen zu Reflash und Software Update der Variax Bitte folgen Sie dieser Checkliste bevor Sie die Flash Memory Firmware Ihrer Variax Gitarre aktualisieren um sicher zu stellen, dass ein Update erfolgreich installiert werden kann: Stellen Sie sicher, dass die Schnittstelle, welche Sie zum aktualisieren Ihrer JTV benutzen (Workbench Interface, PODxt Live/Pro, POD X3 Live/Pro, POD HD500/HD Pro, Vetta II) nicht per USB Hub an Ihren Computer angeschlossen ist. Stecken Sie die Schnittstelle hinten direkt in einen der USB Ports Ihres Computers. Wenn weiterhin Probleme bestehen sollten Sie alle USB Ports ausprobieren. Achtung, vermeiden Sie es, die Schnittstelle in einen USB Port einer Tastatur, eines Monitors oder eines Laptop-Docks zu stecken. [*]Wenn Sie das Workbench Interface benutzen, um Ihre JTV zu bearbeiten oder aktualisieren, stellen Sie sicher, dass die Batterie vollgeladen und ein 6.35mm TS Mono Kabel im Gitarren Ausgangs-Jack eingesteckt ist, um die Gitarre anzuschalten. [*]Der "Volume" Knopf darf nicht auf der "0" Position sein, da die Gitarre ansonsten in den Energiesparmodus geht. Der "Volume" Knopf muss also auf einer anderen Position sein als "0" um die Aktualisierung durchzuführen. [*]Bitte benutzen Sie das VDI Kabel, welches bei der Gitarre mitgeliefert wurde wenn Sie Flash Memory aktualisieren möchten. Benutzen Sie möglichste keine CAT 5 oder VDI Kabel, die länger als 3 Meter sind wenn Sie die James Tyler Variax aktualisieren. [*]Während der Aktualisierung klicken Sie "NO" wenn Sie gefragt werden ob Sie die Presets behalten möchten. Sie sollten die Presets, die Sie behalten wollen vor dem Update per Workbench Software sichern. [*]Schließen Sie alle unnötigen Programme bevor Sie die JTV Gitarre aktualisieren. Wie kann ich Flash Memory auf meiner Variax Electric 300, 500, 600, 700 oder James Tyler Variax Gitarre aktualisieren oder neuinstallieren? Diese Instrumente können ausschließlich per Neuinstallation von Flash Memory auf Ihre Werkseinstellungen zurückgesetzt werden. Dazu müssen Sie zuerst Ihre Variax via USB-Schnittstelle (Variax Hardware Interface, POD XT/X3 Live, POD X3 Pro, Vetta mit VDI oder POD HD500) mit Ihrem Computer verbinden. Wenn Gitarre und Schnittstelle dann an den Computer angeschlossen sind, starten Sie Line 6 Monkey. Klicken Sie für weitere Informationen über die Verbindung Ihrer Schnittstelle an den Computer auf die folgenden Links: Line 6 Monkey Installation and F.A.Q. USB Connectivity with Line 6 Devices Wenn Monkey installiert ist und Ihr Computer die Verbindung erkannt hat, folgen Sie den nachstehenden Anweisungen zum Reflash: 1. Wenn Monkey startet, Monkey fragt Sie vielleicht sich zu registrieren. Wenn Sie sich nicht registrieren wollen oder bereits registriert sind, klicken Sie "Remind me Later". 2. Wenn Sie die Werks-Presets neuinstallieren (bzw. die Firmware aktualisieren) wollen, wählen Sie "Flash Memory" aus und drücken Sie auf "Reinstall Latest". 3. Klicken Sie "OK" um der Software Lizenz zuzustimmen. 4. Klicken Sie "Ja" oder "Nein" jenachdem ob Sie die Patches auf Ihrem Instrument behalten wollen. 5. Klicken Sie "Ja" um das Update zu starten. Trennen Sie die Variax auf keinen Fall während der Aktualisierung vom Computer. 6. Line 6 Monkey wird nun das Gerät zurücksetzen und Flash Memory aktualisieren. Rechts können Sie an dem blauen Balken sehen, wie weit das Update ist. 7. Nach dem Update müssen Sie auf "OK" drücken. Variax Bass 700/705 Reflash: Bei diesen Gitarren müssen die Werkseinstellungen einzeln zurückgesetzt werden. Wählen Sie das Modell aus, welches Sie zurücksetzen wollen, den "Place", "Blend" und zwei Tonbedienungen der mittleren Position. Klicken Sie nun den Model Select Knopf nach unten bis das Anzeigelicht aufhört zu blinken. Das Modell sollte nun zurückgesetzt sein auf die Werkseinstellung. Benutzten Sie diesen Vorgang für jedes Modell, welches Sie auf Werkseinstellung wiederherstellen wollen. Die Variax Bass Serie kann außerdem "reflasht" werden indem man die Methode der Variax Electric Gitarren benutzt, wie oben beschrieben. Instructions du reflash et mise à jour Variax Suivez cette liste de contrôle avant de mettre à jour la firmware Flash Memory de votre guitare Variax pour être sûr qu'une mise à jour peut-être installé avec succès: Assurez-vous que l'interface pour connecter la guitare JTV à l'ordinateur (Workbench Interface, PODxt Live/Pro, POD X3 Live/Pro, POD HD500/HD Pro, Vetta II) n'est pas connectée à l'ordinateur via un hub USB. Connectez l'interface directement sur un port USB en arrière de l'ordinateur. Si vous avez des problèmes, essayez tous les ports USB de l'ordinateur. Évitez de brancher sur les ports USB sur les claviers, moniteurs ou stations d'accueil pour ordinateur portable. [*]Si vous utilisez l'interface Workbench pour mettre à jour la guitare, assurez-vous qu'une batterie chargée est dans la guitare et un câble TS mono 6.35mm est branché dans le jack de sortie de la guitare pour l'allumer. [*]Le bouton Volume ne doit pas être sur la position "0" parce que ca met la guitare dans le mode économie d'énergie. Mettez-le sur une autre position que "0". [*]Veuillez utiliser le câble VDI fourni avec la guitare JTV si vous mettez le Flash Memory (firmware de la guitare) à jour. Évitez d'utiliser des câbles CAT5/VDI plus long que 3 mètres pour la mise à jour. [*]Pendant la mise à jour, cliquez sur "NO" pour la question "keep presets on the guitar". Utilisez le logiciel Workbench pour sauvegarder vos presets avant que vous mettez la firmware à jour si vous les voulez garder. [*]Fermez tous les autres programmes inutiles avant que vous mettez la JTV à jour. Comment est-ce que je peux réinstaller ou mettre à jour le Flash Memory de ma guitare Variax Electric 300, 500, 600, 700 ou James Tyler Variax? Ces instruments peuvent seulement être réinitialisés sur les paramètres d'usine en réinstallant Flash Memory. Pour réinstaller Flash Memory, vous avez besoin de connecter votre guitare via interface (Variax Hardware Interface, POD XT/X3 Live, POD X3 Pro, Vetta avec VDI ou POD HD500) USB à votre ordinateur. Si guitare et interface sont connectées à l'ordinateur, démarrez Line 6 Monkey. Pour plus d'informations sur la connexion d'une interface à l'ordinateur, cliquez les liens ci-après: Line 6 Monkey Installation and F.A.Q. USB Connectivity with Line 6 Devices Si Monkey est installé et votre ordinateur a reconnu la connexion, suivez ces instructions pour un reflash: 1. Quand Monkey a lancé, le logiciel vous demande éventuellement à registrer, si vous ne voulez pas enregistrer ou vous êtes déjà enregistré, vous devez cliquer "Remind me Later". 2. Si vous voulez réinitialiser les presets d'usine (= mettre à jour le firmware) choisissez "Flash Memory" et cliquez "Reinstall Latest". 3. Cliquez "OK" si vous êtes d'accord avec la licence du logiciel. 4. Cliquez "Oui" ou "Non" si vous voulez ou voulez pas garder les Patches sur votre instrument. 5. Cliquez "Oui" pour lancer la mise à jour. Déconnectez votre guitare jamais pendant la mise à jour. 6. Line 6 Monkey réinitialise l'appareil et mets à jour la Flash Memory. À droite, vous pouvez voir la barre bleue pour voir le progrès. 7. Après la mise à jour, vous devez cliquer "OK". Reflash de la Variax Bass 700/705: Pour ces guitares, vous devez réinitialiser les paramètres d'usine individuellement. Choisissez le modèle, que vous voulez réinitialiser, le "Place", "Blend" et deux configurations de ton des positions en milieu. Cliquez sur le bouton "Model Select" jusqu'à ce que la lumière cesse de clignoter. Le modèle doit maintenant être réinitialisé. Répétez cette méthode pour les autres modèles que vous voulez réinitialiser. La série Variax Bass peut également être "reflashé" en utilisant la méthode des guitares Variax Electric, comme décrit au-dessus.
  21. 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.
  22. 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?
  23. 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
  24. 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?
  25. 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
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