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Ok, I'll start:

 

1) Sleep mode to save battery power on the JTV-89 -or anything that prevents unplugging to disconnect

2) Replace either the dobro, tricone, or Martin O-18 or _____ with a great sounding nylon string guitar

 

Your turn-

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Hi everyone...
I strongly agree with the nylon strings (maybe a nylon strung acoustic... would be a real dream). 
On the electric side, I'd really appreciate a PRS model. I know they can't really be considered as "historic" as a 59 Strat or LP, but they are great sounding guitars IMO. So, why not complete the whole range of axes with one? (maybe only as one of the options on the WBHD).

 

Just my 2 cents from Italy.

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Are you sure that there isn't a sleep mode on the 89. I don't know why there wouldn't be. It's on all the other models. The thing is that even in the sleep mode, the battery can drain pretty quickly. It's still drawing power, just at a slightly slower rate. It's really just meant to be something you use during a gig between sets. Even then, though, I usually will unplug mine. It's not really a big deal to pull the cable out. Then you know the guitar is really off.

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micro tuning for 6 string guitars.

 

ex. each half step broken into cents for tuning to slightly out of tune recordings etc.

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Are you sure that there isn't a sleep mode on the 89. I don't know why there wouldn't be. It's on all the other models. The thing is that even in the sleep mode, the battery can drain pretty quickly. It's still drawing power, just at a slightly slower rate. It's really just meant to be something you use during a gig between sets. Even then, though, I usually will unplug mine. It's not really a big deal to pull the cable out. Then you know the guitar is really off.

 

There's no indication of a sleep mode in the 89 manual but if it's still drawing power, then its of little use to me.  I would like a "kill switch" program that would be the equivalent of unplugging.  I rehearse daily and unplugging every time I take a break or get a phone call means I have to turn the amp down too.

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i just use the pod... no use for batteries at all... perhaps that doesn't fit into your ideal... but it is a solution available to anyone.

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There's no indication of a sleep mode in the 89 manual but if it's still drawing power, then its of little use to me.  I would like a "kill switch" program that would be the equivalent of unplugging.  I rehearse daily and unplugging every time I take a break or get a phone call means I have to turn the amp down too.

There is a Variax power kit that may be the ticket for you.  No batteries, and no POD, necessary

 

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/VariaxPwrKit/

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I like the nylon for the 89.  There's some black metal bands that dip a little bit into that for a sorta classical feel.  The dobro and banjo are useless to me.  The PRS would be aesome.  I had some some PRS stuff for variax but I don't know where the hell I found them or where they are now (I'm a variax newb so I'm still sorta lost)

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I bet you could not remove one single model from the standard set without huge complaints ;)

 

My suggestion would be to make each model (old and any new ones) available as a "package" and make a utility where the user could compile any combination of models for downloading to the guitar (within the DSP limits). Or maybe, new body types and microphones as I guess thats how the internal structure works.

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My suggestion would be to make each model (old and any new ones) available as a "package" and make a utility where the user could compile any combination of models for downloading to the guitar (within the DSP limits). Or maybe, new body types and microphones as I guess thats how the internal structure works.

 

You're right, I think this is quite easy : just add models / pickups to Workbench, and let the user choose the models they want in their Variax. 

Line 6 don't need to change anything to the default models (preventing complaints ^^). Like they did for the "high gain" models in the last update : the custom 1 bank on the 89 reverted to the factory defaults and the user can load again the high gain models, on any slot they want through Workbench.

 

For the "power down" feature, I thought that if you set the volume to 0, it shuts down the Variax.

And if you disable the modelling it drains the battery ? I didn't notice that, the battery is always in my guitar and I didn't notice a loss of power if I don't use the modelling.

Else, the solution right now is to power the Variax with a VDI cable...

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I would like the 12 string electrics to work with the guitar physically tuned down to D with no crazy pitch error glitches.

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I would like the 12 string electrics to work with the guitar physically tuned down to D with no crazy pitch error glitches.

 

Same for 12 string acoustics!

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Same for 12 string acoustics!

 

 

Hadn't tried the acoustic 12s yet, but... that really sucks. This means I will have to go back to 1.9 til there is a fix as I use the acoustic 12s a bunch (have never used the Rick 12s as they didn't sound good at all to me before but the HD versions sound great and I would likely use them a lot if the pitch issue were fixed).

 

What about the new feature that lets you use any of the guitars as 12 strings? Does this give you the same crazy pitch glitching errors as the Rick and acoustic12s?

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Hadn't tried the acoustic 12s yet, but... that really sucks. This means I will have to go back to 1.9 til there is a fix as I use the acoustic 12s a bunch (have never used the Rick 12s as they didn't sound good at all to me before but the HD versions sound great and I would likely use them a lot if the pitch issue were fixed).

 

What about the new feature that lets you use any of the guitars as 12 strings? Does this give you the same crazy pitch glitching errors as the Rick and acoustic12s?

 

I haven't tried it on any other models in WB yet.  I submitted a ticket on this flaw (feel free to do the same!).  Let's keep our fingers crossed.

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I haven't tried it on any other models in WB yet.  I submitted a ticket on this flaw (feel free to do the same!).  Let's keep our fingers crossed.

 

 

I tried to submit a support ticket this morning but have not yet registered my JTV so the ticket was not allowed - will do so when I register for sure.

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Just ordered my JTV69-S.  I have one of the early 500's and I still play it more than my other "real" guitars. :-) 

 

I would really like to see "Model Packs" for the JTV.  Not for free of course but like they did with the Pods.  That way we could have more options (maybe at the expense of some we don't use).  It seems like this would be a way to make everyone happy and really expand the capabilities of this fantastic guitar!  I am sure that Line6 has thought about this and for some reason they have not done it.

 

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I'd like an option to load the version 1.9 strat and 335. The HD versions have a more scooped sound that I'm always trying to avoid. The ver 1.9 335 bridge for instance has gobs of creamy low mids that I always want in a 335. The HD one has tons of top endy stuff . It's totally different. I'll stay on ver 1.9 forever before I'll give up the strat neck and 335 bridge.

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Here's another request for the nylon string model.

 

I'd also like to have option to set up bass guitars in the custom banks: A Jazz bass, P-bass, 5 string, even an acoustic.

Bass guitars are an option in the GR-55 even when in guitar mode.

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You can do that in Workbench. Experiment with body types and pickups - and just tune every string down a full octave.

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I'd also like to have option to set up bass guitars in the custom banks:...

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You can do that in Workbench. Experiment with body types and pickups - and just tune every string down a full octave.

Thanks!  I'll explore that.

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I have a JTV59, I would like to have an option of using roundwound or flatwound strings for the jazzboxes as well as a L5CES model.  Another wish is a nice nylon string guitar with very little ambiance.  Another wish would be to have more choices of bodies / pickups in the workbench, like a semi hollow telecaster or soapbar pickups.

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The Variax 700 Acoustic has a decent nylon string model (as well as a lot of other acoustic models). It would be nice to be able to trade the Martin O-18 for the nylon string model... or be able to purchase the "Acoustic Model Pack" from the 700 (or new HD versions) as an option like mentioned above. 

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The Variax 700 Acoustic has a decent nylon string model (as well as a lot of other acoustic models). It would be nice to be able to trade the Martin O-18 for the nylon string model... or be able to purchase the "Acoustic Model Pack" from the 700 (or new HD versions) as an option like mentioned above. 

 

 

Just ordered my JTV69-S.  I have one of the early 500's and I still play it more than my other "real" guitars. :-) 

 

I would really like to see "Model Packs" for the JTV.  Not for free of course but like they did with the Pods.  That way we could have more options (maybe at the expense of some we don't use).  It seems like this would be a way to make everyone happy and really expand the capabilities of this fantastic guitar!  I am sure that Line6 has thought about this and for some reason they have not done it.

 

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A big vote for the "Model Packs" option.

This would allow the individual to load what they actually need for a given project or gig.

I would pay for more acoustic guitars including nylon string models, and basses.

Others will want more bodies, pickups etc.

Then again, I'd  want it all.  :D

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Wow... seems like we're on to something here!  :D

 

I also would pay to have some of the Acoustic 700 models to load into a Custom bank. That would not suck!

 

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Model packs of previous firmware anyone? I'd love version 1.9 strat and 335 as they're much darker sounding. The strat sounds like the pickups are loaded down with high a capacitance cable (hendrix, Srv anyone?). Just the way I like my strats.

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More detailled tone(V2 is on the right way) + a Varitone.

And i would swap my JTV89 for and ES335 shape in the futur. :)

So ES335 shape.

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How about a "treble-bleed" feature for the volume control.  For those unfamiliar with the term, it means that as you turn down the volume on a modeled instrument, the tone does not alter.

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I'd love ONE good bass model, optimized for guitar strings (I know I can just detune -12, but it's just ok).  

 

Nylon string model would be cool. 

 

I'd love to see model packs of particular artists' guitars.  For example: Dan Auerbach pack with his weird collection of old vintage Harmonies, Danos, and the like.  A Tom Petty (or Jeff Lynne!) pack with his actual axes modeled.  Jimmy Page?  George Harrison?  All of these artists we can get very close to with the onboard sounds, but it would be REALLY cool to get a collection of a particular artist's instruments.  I know it wouldn't be cheap, but who among us wouldn't like to have Eric Clapton's collection of acoustics and electrics as a downloadable pack? 

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Why not just ask line6 to add more guitars into the WB application on the next update. They could put in all those coveted guitars and WE could choose which ones to load into our JTVs!

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Ability to print an EQ on the acoustic models in workbench so when you use them with different systems you have a good start point as the one printed at the moment is awful, Bassy, unbalanced, clanky, brittle etc.

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+1 for a classical guitar model.  Maybe call it "Segovia".

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I would gladly pay for new models that could be downloaded in place of others or in the custom banks!!!!

Same, but I would also pay for the capacity to load in pre 1.72 Acoustic guitar models, as well as models from the Acoustic Variax 700. 

Id happily pay $100 for the Acoustic 700's models.

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Same, but I would also pay for the capacity to load in pre 1.72 Acoustic guitar models, as well as models from the Acoustic Variax 700. 

Id happily pay $100 for the Acoustic 700's models.

 

 

How about starting a "Kickstarter" thingy, goal $1,000,000, each guitarist pays $100, when you get to $1 million you turn the money over to Line6 and say "Here's a million dollars, now give us those acoustic models!"

 

Terms of the Kickstarter state that in the case Line 6 says no  nobody has to pay the $100. Deal?

 

 Line 6 probably isn't going to spend the time and money to  bring those models to the Variax based on one guy offering $100, but if you can get 100,000 guitarists pledging that kind of money that might get their attention.

 

And there probably aren't 100,000 people with JTVs, but nothing should stop a person who REALLY wants those acoustic models from donationg more money, right? Maybe one person would be willing to pay $200 for the acoustic models, and another $1000...

 

I have seen successful Kickstarters based on more ridiculous things.

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