Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Jump to content

Jtv 69 Model Selector Switch & Sound Problems

Recommended Posts

I have got a JTV 69 in July this year to replace a JTV 59. I used a lot of the models from the 59 for recording but thought that the 69 would work better for also using live, I use the trems quite a bit.


I got a 69 and the model selector switch was not working and loose so i tightened a nut inside (as much as i could without taking it apart) it is now not loose but does not alway engage or needs a really firm push to activate.  Not really the best solution for live work.  


Also the model sounds all have a sitar like buzzing overtone to them and nothing like the 59.


I have tried Line 6 support via the ticket route and was told to talk to the dealer.  Did that and still waiting for help 8 weeks down the line. Tried phoning Line 6 UK.  Held on for 10 mins even though I was told that I was No.1 in the que.


Is it me or is Line 6 support really bad.  It is now starting to lollipop me off that I have so much money invested in a guitar that I cant use.  It is also making me think negatively about Line 6 products.  I am not a moaner but expect prompt customer service in the event of something not working properly. 


Has anyone had this experience with a 69, is the overtones due to the Trem where the 59 was a hardtail? 



  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks, I am pretty good at setting up guitars and can do all the usual relief, action, balanacing the trem & intonation adjustments


I dont get any buzzing when playing with the magnetic pickups on a clean amp.  It definately sounds like it is something to do with the Piezo pickup or modeling softwear.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The model selector not engaging was a relatively common problem because the shaft was too short - pull the knob off put a little bit of paper inside to make the hole a bit shorter and put it on again.

For rubbish modelling first thing to try is to re-flash the JTV (twice according to L6 process docs), then look at the global string volumes as some people (me included) have found that reducing to -6db or so per string really helps.


The other thing you may have is resonance of the trem springs which are supposed to be damped by a little bit of material inside them - check you have this in place 

  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 year later...

I don't know if this will help at all but with the original Variax I remember that opening it up and just reseating the connectors often solved issues. It would be worth a shot although it probabaly nulify's the warranty. And +1 on the short shaft issue and solution. I had the same problem. Just took a small piece of plastic placed in the selector's hole for the shaft; essentially makes the shaft longer so the selector sit's higher and can therefore be pushed down further so it can engage.

Link to comment
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...