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Variax bass issue with Jack

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So I encountered a weird issue on a gig yesterday. My Variax bass (700) have been working flawlessly, but all of a sudden the bass did not power up using Line 6 the DI-box with stereo-jack - the lights didn't turn green as well (and obviously it then didn't produce any sound). We checked the jack-cable and that worked and we did quick check for any loose cables inside the bass but couldn't see any. Upon testing with the Cat-5 cable the bass came alive as luckily the guitarists use Line 6 gear as well. Find it so weird as I would have understood it more if none of the connecting methods didn't work. Any others who have experienced the same issue?

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I have a Standard, but does the DI-box work?

Can you check with a multimeter?

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On 7/28/2019 at 2:04 PM, mafiboy27 said:

the lights didn't turn green as well (and obviously it then didn't produce any sound). We checked the jack-cable and that worked and we did quick check for any loose cables inside the bass but couldn't see any.

 

If the light on the DI did not turn green... are you sure the DI XPS is working properly? 

You say you tested the cable and you say you looked inside the Bass... but you don't mention anything about fully testing the DI XPS box. 

 

When you tested the cable, did you check for voltage or just continuity? It should have voltage (roughly 9v) on the ring/sleeve when connected to the DI box.

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I've had problems with the DI power box (both the XLR switchable version and the Mini; using it with a Variax 700 acoustic). Have gone through a few of them for various component problems. That would be my #1 suspect, so do as @codamedia says to test it.

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