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Hi everyone!

 

I'm new to the forum and joined just after buying a jtv-69 used. It came with a battery and a charger, but no digital interface in the case.

 

So my question is: what exactly is needed in order to connect it to my macbook and eventually to workbench hd?

 

will a regular ethernet cable work? do I have to use the line6 cable? even on that cable, it's written that it's meant for digital connection to a PodXT and the like - so I'm not sure that this is meant to be used to connect the guitar to a computer.

 

Maybe it's mentioned somewhere but I honestly could not find the complete info. is the "DVI" the cable itself? or some kind of a converter/adapter? assuming I have the line6 cable, does it connect to a usb or the ethernet port? how does this chain look exactly?

 

If you could help a newbie I would be very grateful!

 

 

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Here's an informative older thread for you to read:

http://line6.com/support/topic/12586-usb-interface/

 

The hardware package you need Is included with a newly purchased guitar. If you did not receive it you should have received a price discount of about $100, the price of the hardware package. It includes 3 pieces: a plastic box, a custom RJ45 cable that connects the guitar to the box, and a USB cable that connects the box to your computer.

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This is what comes with the new JTV's

 

http://www.fullcompass.com/prod/503900-Line-6-99-065-0005

 

I'm not sure that it will work with the JTV (I''m pretty sure it will) but this is the 1st generation Variax interface.

 

https://reverb.com/au/item/1331115-line-6-variax-workbench-usb-interface-w-both-cables

 

I'm pretty sure the 1st generation Variax VDI interface comes with this because it says this at the bottom of the website

 

"Includes custom RJ-45 cable, USB cable and hardware interface"

 

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Workbench?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0pPe2qbT2AIVB57ACh29wwe5EAQYASABEgIFrvD_BwE

 

Which is cheaper than the one shown on the Fullcompass website. FYI, the software Sweetwater shows is not the right software for the JTV's. It's for the 1st generation of Varaix's. The software you need you can download from Line 6 here...

 

https://line6.com/software/index.html

 

but the interface that comes with the Sweetwater software I believe will work with your JTV Variax.

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Thanks for the info! 

 

I see that the the 1st gen. interface has a transparent case and the 2nd gen. (which probably comes with the JTV when bought new) is the black one. 

 

I live in Switzerland and it seems that the 2 Gen. isn't available, new or used, nowhere in Europe...

 

Indeed the seller was using my ignorance - or is ignorant himself - and said, now that I've asked him, that he lost the interface and kit. 

 

Before buying it, does anyone here have experience with connecting the 1st gen. interface to a JTV ?

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Before buying it, does anyone here have experience with connecting the 1st gen. interface to a JTV ?

Technicaly they are the same. Go for one or the other.

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