Jump to content

Custom guitars on the JVT 59

Recommended Posts

I currently have a V700 that I've been using in the studio and live for several years. I play in a cover band, and love being able to switch to the guitar of the band we are covering.  I have my 5 favorites saved in custom 1, and can quickly switch between them in mid song.   In one song, I am playing an acoustic until the double lead comes in.  I click my distortion pedal and flip the guitar toggle to a LesPaul.  When the lead is over, back to clean acoustic.  Love the 5 position switch for my 5 favorites.


I am considering buying a JVT59, but don't see a 5 position toggle.  How do I switch guitars between favorites quickly without that switch?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

You would need to make use of Workbench HD, create your patch, and load the

Custom patch into the JTV-59, to switch between them. Kevin Cadogan of Third Eye

Blind did something similar like that on his customized JTV-69.


There is no way to directly port over from the 700 to the JTV-59, since they are

different data formats from each other.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

The JTV59 has a 3 position toggle switch (like an LP type guitar) but you can still asign 5 favorites to the Custom bank.

3 of your favorites are chosen directly with the 3 way switch - accessing the remaining 2 favorites requires pushing the alt tuning knob - like this:
Model 1 = 3-way toggle switch upper position
Model 2 = 3-way toggle switch middle position
Model 3 = 3-way toggle switch lower position
Model 4 = 3-way toggle switch upper position + alt tuning knob engaged
Model 5 = 3-way toggle switch lower position + alt tuning knob engaged

- not as easy as using a 5-position switch - but it can be done. And everything can be programmed with Workbench HD.

You might also consider a Standard, that has the familiar Strat-style 5-position switch.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...