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I've just bought a JTV-59 but have several questions.

 

I charged the battery, used the guitar for an hour and then left it ovenight. It was unplugged but the battery went flat. Is this normal or do I have to switch it off? If so how?

 

How do I power the guitar without using the battery pack?

 

Thanks for any advice.

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For $99 you can buy the Line6 power kit that powers the guitar without the battery.  Search recent threads. There is a kit number in one of them or search Line6's store.  Or you can use a VDI cable plugged into a Line6 device (Vetta amp equipped with digital insert, Pod, etc.).

 

No, it is not normal for the battery to drain overnight.  Not sure why that would happen if you didn't leave the 1/4" jack plugged in to the guitar.

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Without the cord plugged it, it isn't normal for the battery to discharge overnight. Do you know what the charge level was on the battery when you started playing?

 

You many want to try taking the battery out and putting it back in. There's been a few times when I've done that and the Variax reads the battery as being charged again. I'm not sure what happens, really. But it seems that sometimes the battery just needs to be re-seated in the Variax battery compartment.

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Without the cord plugged it, it isn't normal for the battery to discharge overnight. Do you know what the charge level was on the battery when you started playing?

 

You many want to try taking the battery out and putting it back in. There's been a few times when I've done that and the Variax reads the battery as being charged again. I'm not sure what happens, really. But it seems that sometimes the battery just needs to be re-seated in the Variax battery compartment.

Thanks for the tip, I think that's done the trick.

 

I had to take the battery out to charge it but it was full within 5 minutes. I guess this means that it wasn't flat after all so the guitar must have been reading the charge level incorrectly. I'll see what happens tomorrow morning.

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Well I think I have the power issues sorted out.

 

However I now have a major issue with the 'A' and 'D' string ringing out. I noticed the problem when I was doing some finger picking on the top 3 strings in an alternate tuning. For example, when picking the 'G' string at the 2nd fret (producing an 'A') the 'A' string rings out at the same time in sympathy. The problem is if you're in an alternate tuning e.g. one semi-tone down, then this is very discordant. It happens with several strings in various places on the neck.

 

I have raised it as an issue with Line 6 and I'm now awaiting a reply. Has anyone else found a solution to this problem?

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Well I think I have the power issues sorted out.

 

However I now have a major issue with the 'A' and 'D' string ringing out. I noticed the problem when I was doing some finger picking on the top 3 strings in an alternate tuning. For example, when picking the 'G' string at the 2nd fret (producing an 'A') the 'A' string rings out at the same time in sympathy. The problem is if you're in an alternate tuning e.g. one semi-tone down, then this is very discordant. It happens with several strings in various places on the neck.

 

I have raised it as an issue with Line 6 and I'm now awaiting a reply. Has anyone else found a solution to this problem?

 

Sorry, but I think you should open an new thread.

Another problem = a new thread.

Some people scan only the subject. If they find a subject where they have experience, they will answer. Otherwise, they won't even read!

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Sorry, but I think you should open an new thread.

Another problem = a new thread.

Some people scan only the subject. If they find a subject where they have experience, they will answer. Otherwise, they won't even read!

Will do.

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