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Variax 300 only shows 2 pick-ups for "Spank" models in workbench..?

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Hello, I recently updated the firmware in my Variax 300 to 3.10, and upon opening Workbench, I noticed while attempting to edit a "Spank" Strat model, the editor only shows 2 pick-ups. I can choose bridge, middle, or neck, but I can only add 2 of them. Am I missing some kind of preference, or set-up choice in Workbench, or something else within the software? It's been a while since I worked with Workbench, but I don't recall ever having this issue before. I don't know if this particular Variax guitar had this problem before the firmware update, as I just got the Workbench USB interface the day before, and I installed the update to 3.10 before ever opening the editor. But I've searched the Workbench UI, and even re-loaded the firmware update again, which was successful, but hasn't changed the issue. HELP! My main guitar is the Stratocaster model, with various tweaks, but a 2 PU Strat..? That dog will not hunt! (as the saying goes...)

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Hello, I recently updated the firmware in my Variax 300 to 3.10, and upon opening Workbench, I noticed while attempting to edit a "Spank" Strat model, the editor only shows 2 pick-ups. I can choose bridge, middle, or neck, but I can only add 2 of them. Am I missing some kind of preference, or set-up choice in Workbench, or something else within the software? It's been a while since I worked with Workbench, but I don't recall ever having this issue before. I don't know if this particular Variax guitar had this problem before the firmware update, as I just got the Workbench USB interface the day before, and I installed the update to 3.10 before ever opening the editor. But I've searched the Workbench UI, and even re-loaded the firmware update again, which was successful, but hasn't changed the issue. HELP! My main guitar is the Stratocaster model, with various tweaks, but a 2 PU Strat..? That dog will not hunt! (as the saying goes...)

StudioBill

 

Uh have you ever had a Strat where you could select all 3 pickups? Apart from one with special wiring, where you could flick a switch of course....

 

On the Variax, there are 5 dedicated positions for Spank, which give you all the standard 5 position options on a (70's onward) Strat, which activate one or two pickups at a time.

 

You may see this as a shortfall, and indeed, there is the odd occasion where it'd be nice to be able to have more than 2 pickups active in this "virtual pickup" realm.

 

Alas it is what it is - and with the legacy variaxes not being supported anymore, I wouldn't see that they'd ever introduce that option.

 

JTV, and Standard though? Maybe there's already a request for it on idea scale?

 

Or am I missing your point?

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No Variax has ever been able to use more than two virtual pickups at the same time.

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