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Variax battery
by talifer on 2011-03-19 15:19:59.1090

My variax only works with my Pod500. Fully charged battery, the battery check shows 4 green...but no tone functionality, no connection via USB. Must be bad wiring inside, I'm thinking. Everything updated to most recent via Monkey...So what should I do?

Re: Variax battery
by gtrman100 on 2011-03-19 17:50:36.5310

It doesn"t sound like a battery problem.Are you saying that the Variax only works through your VDI cable with the HD500, and nothing is coming out the regular 1/4" guitar jack? Give a bit more info and maybe we can help.

Re: Variax battery
by talifer on 2011-03-19 18:30:51.3750

You're right, it wasn't a battery problem. Apparently in order to connect to Workbench through the USB interface you have to have the VDI -and- 1/4" cables connected. Thanks for replying

Re: Variax battery
by MartinHines on 2011-03-20 07:25:15.4560

You have to connect a 1/4" cable into the JTV 1/4" jack to "wake up" the guitar. This is to preserve battery life when you are not playing.

When connected to  POD via the VDI cable, the guitar gets power from the POD.  When connecting the JTV to the USB workbench interface, the guitar does not "know" it needs to turn on.

The information above may not be current, and you should direct questions to the current forum or review the manual.