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Has Anyone Successfully Updated To 2.0 Without Pod Hd500(x)?

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Still haven't pulled the trigger on a JTV.  Concerned about screwing it up in Workbench HD and not having a POD HD500 to revert to prior firmware, then reflash to 2.0.

 

Seems to be a concern here.  I like my POD HD300 and don't really want the complications or cost of the 500x.

 

Any input is appreciated!

 

Thanks, Bob

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I've updated through the 500, the prox, and the included interface... 

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Thanks Zap!

I'm looking at getting a "Dent & Scratch" JTV-69 from Sweetwater, and they ship it with 2.0, but I'd like to create my own guitars (part of the fun).  Didn't want to brick my JTV if I only have the dongle to use.

 

Bob

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no one to my knowledge has ever bricked a JTV by using workbench with the interface.... only have those sorts of issues flashing.

if you are already at 2.0 when you get it, you're in the safe zone.

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I was concerned about the Spank problem if I used Workbench to modify certain banks.  I know there's a corrected bank I can download and load from another site (vguitar), but if I had to flash back to an earlier firmware and back to 2.0 with the dongle, that was my concern.

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you won't have to downflash because of a spank bug.. if the 2.0 flash isn't good out of the box, i'd go the exchange route rather than messing with it.

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I don't think there'll be a problem out of the box.  I thought hooking the guitar to workbench and making any changes triggered the Spank bug.

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generally no... but it can happen. you'll have a pretty good warranty thgrough sweetwater and line6 though.

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Anyone who claims to have a definitive answer to that is lying (note the correct use of the qualifier 'generally' above....). Pick whatever answer you want, then wait and see .... :P

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I have just purchased a jtv69 and somehow tried to update to the latest firmware through workbench HD but it failed 3 times, it would not complete.

The lights on the guitar stayed red... The vdi started to flash and the guitar stopped working. In all, tried 3 times, had to remove the battery to regain control but still no sounds... Got a bit worried for a bit. Then I unplugged all cables and restarted the procedures again...failed, started workbench and decided to upload all to the guitar and by miracle everything is now working. I consider myself quite good working on computers but this was a pain! The Spank model has no difference in sound fro position 2 and 3. Is this a bug?

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Yes it is a WB bug.  You have to read the threads here to see how to move one of the pickups in WB to fix the Spank problem.  It's easy to do.  I am confused about your update though.  You do not do the Firmware update with WB you do it with Monkey.

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