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POD's variax tone lock resets when switching pickups


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I want to use my variax tone knob to control various settings from the HD500x, unfortunately the "tone lock" (which is supposed to keep the tone set to a fixed level at all times) "resets" when switching pickups on the variax:

  1. in HD500x edit, set the "Local control" to "tone lock"
  2. Set the tone knob to control (for example) the chorus mix
  3. Lower tone knob to 0% on the variax -> no change in tone, but chorus mix drops, as expected... so far so good :)
  4. Now... Change the pickup (using the selector) on the variax... sounds as if the "real" tone control has been rolled down to 0!

I expect the guitar's tone (in "tone lock" mode) to remain the same regardless of what I do to the tone knob.

BTW, the same problem happens in "Vol + Tone lock" mode.


My setup:

  • POD HD 500X Flash Memory v1.32
  • Variax JTV-89F firmware v2.10

Would be great if this was fixed in the upcoming v2.6 :)

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  • 4 months later...

Yep 2.62 still does it... I know I can change the patch to change the pickup, but that's not what I want to do (I switch pickups quite a bit while playing) and it's a also big "waste" of patches IMO.


Let's hope someone from Line 6 sees this and gets it fixed, and that Helix doesn't have the same problem.

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