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Questions about 89f modeler pots

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I am about to purchase a jtv 89 f ol but the guy does'nt have a cable with it, and he says the modeler pots don't work with just a 1/2 cable, it needs the variax cabel vci for the pots to work. can anyone tell me if thats accurate ?

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The modeling will work with a regular guitar cable. You can't connect to HD Workbench, or update any of the models without a VDI cable. Also, you can't make your JTV talk to a Helix and change with the patches.

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If you don't have a Helix or other Line 6 product with a VDI input AND a VDI cable, you need a battery.

 

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/JTVBatt2--line-6-replacement-battery-for-jtv-guitars

 

Don't forget the charger.

 

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/L6VBatCharge--line-6-variax-battery-charger-kit

 

Or a power supply

 

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/VariaxPwrKit

 

The pots will work no matter what. I'm pretty sure he was talking about controlling the pots from a device like the Helix. You need it for that. Either way, the modelling needs power from somewhere. The analog mags will always work.

 

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14 hours ago, Johnny137 said:

I am about to purchase a jtv 89 f ol but the guy does'nt have a cable with it, and he says the modeler pots don't work with just a 1/2 cable, it needs the variax cabel vci for the pots to work. can anyone tell me if thats accurate ?

 

There's nothing magical about the pots... the model and alt tuning knobs are just selector switches. The brains of the guitar is the main board, which as already mentioned requires power. Either from a battery, or supplied from a compatible Line 6 device (Helix, POD  etc) via the VDI cable.

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