kenmac1 Posted August 28, 2014 Share Posted August 28, 2014 My unit keeps reverting back to patch 1A any time I press the FS2 switch. A quick summary of how it is set up. I am using an original series Variax, through the HD500X into a Small 15w Fender valve amp. So it is a lightweight compact system to lug around, but tonnes of power for club gigs. An example of the patches I am using. I have created a basic smooth 12 string acoustic clean patch as 1A, a Clean Tele into Fender Twin is Patch 1B, (Rat Distortion kicks in with FS1, Script Phaser FS2, Chorus FS3 and the typical Wah and Volume alternate on the Exp Pedal). Patch 1C is a crunch setting, Tele into the Gibson amp, with similar pedals as in Patch 1B, except the tube screamer is used in place of the Rat. Patch 1D is a Les Paul / Treadplate combo, with only FS2 being used to kick in the Pitch glide set to a 5th above (for 5th harmony soloing), and wah / volume alternating on the Exp pedal. Since I do not kick in any additional fx on the 12 string patch, this problem occurs when switching fx in and out on the electric patches. If I am using any of the electric guitar patches and kick in FS2 to operate the Phasers, or Pitch glide, the whole unit reverts back to Patch 1B. which is the Clean Fender patch. So if you imagine a hard rock solo with a driven Mesa sound suddenly drops back to a lower volume clean patch when I try to kick in the Pitch Glide, you can see how frustrating it is. Additional info which may help. It makes no difference if I am running Monkey HD or not. So if I am just using the Pod into the amp with no interface, the problem is still present, which eliminates the program or my Macbook as the cause. If I use my other Variax (same models) the problem is still present, so it is not the guitar. I have also tried different leads, the problem still happens. I have velcroed a wooden block surrounding the Loop switch so it will not accidentally operate, as I have big hoofs and had hit that button without wanting to previously, so I know it is not the loop function being turned on. After wasting well over a month programming sounds as close to my real valve gear and acoustic gear as I could muster, I do not want to factory reset the whole thing and start over, after all this is meant to be professional stage equipment, it should be reliable. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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