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Workbench - Setting Up A Tuning To Replace One Of Tuning Knob Presets?

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Just got the JTV-89 and connected it to Workbench to set up some alternate tunings to replace some of the ones on the tuning selection knob.  I see how to create tunings using the on-screen guitar neck, but when I go to send a tuning to the guitar, it seems to want to save it for a specific guitar model (one of the jazzbox models in my case -- that may have been where I had the model knob at the time).  I want the tuning to replace one of the selections on the tuning knob (such as Baritone) and have it apply to all guitar models, not just one specific model.  I did not see a way to do that so I ended up disconnecting from Workbench and setting the tuning up directly on the guitar using the virtual capo method.  In the future I'd like to do it in Workbench so I can save tuning presets to disk for future recall. Can anyone tell me how to send a tuning to the guitar so it replaces one of the tuning knob selections and applies to all guitar models?   Thanks.

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The two approaches to alternate tunings are different and separate. Workbench tunings apply to the specific model stored/saved in a given Model Selection knob position. On the JTV, the Alt Tuning knob applies to all models. There is no way to 'send' a Workbench-created alternate tuning to one of the JTV Alt Tuning knob positions. You adjust/replace the Alt Tuning knob positions using the method that you are already aware of.

 

Notice that one of the Alternate Tuning knob positions on the JTV is 'Model'. That's the position you must place this knob in when you want the Workbench-created alternate tuning to apply to the selected guitar model.

 

So there are two distinct ways to use alternate tunings: model specific using Workbench, or global using the JTV Alt Tuning knob. They don't mix.

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Thanks for clearing that up.  I am surprised that Workbench doesn't allow creating "global" tunings rather than only specific to a model. That way you could create many tunings - more than the number on the knob, save them to disk, and load which ever ones you want at any particular time.  But's it's easy to do the alternate tunings on the guitar itself and I'm not sure I will ever need a large number of alternate tunings  I'm just happy to be able to get them without actually changing the tension on the strings.

 

Thanks again.

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Thanks for clearing that up.  I am surprised that Workbench doesn't allow creating "global" tunings rather than only specific to a model. That way you could create many tunings - more than the number on the knob, save them to disk, and load which ever ones you want at any particular time.  But's it's easy to do the alternate tunings on the guitar itself and I'm not sure I will ever need a large number of alternate tunings  I'm just happy to be able to get them without actually changing the tension on the strings.

 

Thanks again.

 

It doesn't because original Variaxes didn't have a tuning knob, ergo there is no such thing as a global tuning. It's one of the plus sides of having a JTV.

I have to waste model spaces for alternate tunings on my 600. I'd kill for an alt tuning knob function.

 

Workbench was originally designed towards the original Variax guitars. It's outdated but it's still very useful for changing up models and deep editting the models' pickups, pickup positions, wiring, and tone and volume pot values. I love workbench, and I'm glad the JTV is getting it's own Workbench soon with the HD update.

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It doesn't because original Variaxes didn't have a tuning knob, ergo there is no such thing as a global tuning. It's one of the plus sides of having a JTV.

I have to waste model spaces for alternate tunings on my 600. I'd kill for an alt tuning knob function.

 

Workbench was originally designed towards the original Variax guitars. It's outdated but it's still very useful for changing up models and deep editting the models' pickups, pickup positions, wiring, and tone and volume pot values. I love workbench, and I'm glad the JTV is getting it's own Workbench soon with the HD update.

 

What does HD update mean?  What is it?

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it's a 2.0 update... coming REAL soon... free for JTV owners... 

 

What does HD update mean?  What is it?

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this is unfortunate...the alt tunings apply globally otherwise to the models - I'd wanna take the dadgad & open tunings down 1/2 step - that'd use up more slots on 500

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