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VARIAX AND HELIX . IM TRYING TO CHANGE PRESETS WITH DIFFRENT GUITAR

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I USED TO HAVE A HELIX BUT GAVE IT AWAY . BUT DECIDED TO BUY ANOTHER ONE . I BOUGHT A HELIX LT I ALSO OWN A VARIAX JTV89

I WANT TO CHANGE PRESETS THAT HAVE DIFFRENT GUITARS 

WHEN I GET ALL SET UP WITH THE RIGHT GUITARS AND SAVE THEM BUT GUITAR DOES NOT CHANGE ON VARIAX 

ANY ONE WOULD BE NICE ENOUGH TO TRY TO HELP ME OR GUIDE ME TO THE RIGHT PLACE ?

THANK YOU VERY MUCH 

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Like specracer said, you need a VDI cable. You can get away with a regular ethernet cable in a pinch but they’re not very robust IMHO.

 

Once you have the cable then plug in to the VDI port on your Helix and connect your Helix to your computer via a usb cable and fire up Helix Edit. In edit mode (that’s what I call it ... the mode in which you can select blocks for your Helix) you should see “Variax” on the right side of the program. Click to open and you will see a host of options appear, one of which will be the Variax model (it might say “don’t force” to begin with ... change it). Save the preset and you’re done. An added benefit to using the VDI cable plugged into the Helix is that you don’t need to have the battery in the guitar ... the Helix supplies the powerr for the onboard electronics.

 

I’ve been playing with just this situation for the past couple of weeks. It’s pretty slick.

 

Edit: You'll have to highlight the input block before you will be able to see the "Variax" pulldown on the right side.

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Also make sure the Variax mode is set to Per Preset, not Global.

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