cruisinon2 Posted May 22, 2015 Share Posted May 22, 2015 Do you not understand what I'm talking about? I understand you just fine, I just don't agree. I also understand that you'll probably continue to nip and tuck your objections the more people disagree with you. First, no one but an "authorized" technician could so much as touch the input jack without causing irreparable damage...now you've backpedaled to just the "unfamiliar electronics". And since I'm not going to be able to improve on the following list of reasons why it's really not necessary to quake with fear at the idea of taking a JTV to an "unauthorized" shop for work, I'll just quote him instead: Sorry clay-man, but I can't agree with you here. I'm an electronics guy and I am always working on things I have never seen before. A lot of them are fixable, some are not. But I know my limitations, and I know when to say "you need to send this back to the manufacturer". Any decent luthier should be capable of doing normal guitar electronics, including complete wiring of pickups, switches, and controls. Now, the Variax is a different beast, but the local "authorised service center" is simply going to do board level replacements as well, not component level replacements. The one advantage I see with an "authorised service center" is that the work will probably be guaranteed. At a board level, the Variax is no more complicated than a standard guitar. The parts are hard to get, but not hard to solder, and no one, not even Line 6 head-office, is replacing components on boards. Not worth the time and effort. Just bin it, and put in the new board. In this particular instance, the OP just has a faulty pot. Dead simple to replace. The problem is that Variax pots are non-standard. But, the part is available, and also dead simple to replace. Sure, in an ideal world these would go back to a local authorised service center, at not too high a cost, but for some people, that is simply not practical and as I say, if you have a decent local luthier, they really can't make the situation worse, and often will make it better. But at the end of the day, it's your instrument...do what you like. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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