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Variax Ghost Notes In Alternate Tunings With Newest Workbench.

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I posted a comment yesterday, absolutely convinced that it was a software problem and not the acoustic sound of the guitar I was hearing.

 

I've since listened on some proper headphones and am not so sure... a rehearsal this week will hopefully make this clearer.

 

My JTV-59 is so much louder acoustically than my old 700 and I'm beginning to believe this may really be the source!

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My Variax 600 is now absolutely useless for alt tunings.  It would be nice if L6 would chime in other then saying bring it to a service center.  My alt tunings have worked for years and I just recently made some changes in Workbench (updated version on win7 machine) and poof it's all messed up. Even if I drop just the low E to D, all the other strings are playing two notes. Sabotage?  To bad because this thing sounds great with the  Ghost saddles I put on a few years ago.  Hopefully help is on it's way?

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I was previously using version 1.58 or something like that on an XP machine .  So not sure if 1.75 on win7 had anything to do with it?  just going through what was done differently then before.  

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Thanks for steering me in the right direction Charlie. Ground wires on two of the saddles found their way loose.  All is good.  Sorry L6 I need a Snickers.

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Glad you solved it.  I had grounding problems on my 500 with the original piezos.  I also upgraded to the Ghost saddles.  It was difficult to connect all of the ground wires but the results were worth the effort.  No more grounding problems.  I wish that Line6 would do that on the newer Variax designs.  It's still the single wire relying on the case for ground.  This works for a while but it's easy to have a bad ground which causes all sorts of problems like the one you had.

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Glad you solved it.  I had grounding problems on my 500 with the original piezos.  I also upgraded to the Ghost saddles.  It was difficult to connect all of the ground wires but the results were worth the effort.  No more grounding problems.  I wish that Line6 would do that on the newer Variax designs.  It's still the single wire relying on the case for ground.  This works for a while but it's easy to have a bad ground which causes all sorts of problems like the one you had.

 

You could solder the ground wires to 1 wire then lead it to the place where the ground is.

 

I agree about using the case again for ground. Bad design which will ultimately cause grime and oil to disconnect the ground when enough gets in there.

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You could solder the ground wires to 1 wire then lead it to the place where the ground is.

 

I agree about using the case again for ground. Bad design which will ultimately cause grime and oil to disconnect the ground when enough gets in there.

 That's exactly what I did when I fixed the problem, much easier then getting all the ghost saddle ground wires to ground point.

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first you build a delorean.... then you find 1.2 jiggawatts.... mash the gas and hit 88mph.

 if i had to field a guess for 3.0, you might try 2017

 

hey guys where i get the 3.00 flash memory firmware?

 

thanks

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well thats demoting , actually my variax had bricked so im evaluating options , i could do a reflash , i had the tools but the .vxf apears to be proprietary from line 6 i cannot open in my flash programer , i need a hex file format or similar , pretty lollipop situation actually, guess start looking for a reflah service in some line6 service center (will cost an arm?) after searching for a new board whit no sucess what more i can do?? yep the delorean thing wont work , the flux capacitor is broken actually

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sorry dude i was trying to be funny and thought this was the pod group where 2.6 just came out.

what variax do you have?

 

well thats demoting , actually my variax had bricked so im evaluating options , i could do a reflash , i had the tools but the .vxf apears to be proprietary from line 6 i cannot open in my flash programer , i need a hex file format or similar , pretty lollipop situation actually, guess start looking for a reflah service in some line6 service center (will cost an arm?) after searching for a new board whit no sucess what more i can do?? yep the delorean thing wont work , the flux capacitor is broken actually

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have you tried doing the flash from another computer?

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