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HD500/Variax 500.....Please help.

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  • #31
    Can anyone tell me what this port is (top of photo)?







    Is it possible to somehow connect directly into the main-board to flash a firmware? What kind of connection is that?
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    • #32






      Quote Originally Posted by Bluesman001
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      So I guess Line6 never went forward with this?




      They passed it along, and it seems the answer is the one you got - don't have replacement 500 boards around any more.
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      • #33
        Got a reply on the L6 forums about the connection:



        "What kind of connection is that?



        Answer: That connector you have marked is for plugging the piezos assembly into. Do not plug anything else into that connector under any circumstances."
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        • #34
          If anyone has a main-board/input jack assembly for sale/trade - please let me know.
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          • #35
            Bluesman001



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            • #36






              Quote Originally Posted by Bluesman001
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              Can anyone tell me what this port is (top of photo)?







              Is it possible to somehow connect directly into the main-board to flash a firmware? What kind of connection is that?



              Answer: "That connector you have marked is for plugging the piezos assembly into. Do not plug anything else into that connector under any circumstances."




              They're telling you the truth. The pins on that connector expect analog audio from the piezo pickups in each saddle. That's where I attached Graph-Tech Ghost pickups when I replaced the stock pickups on my Variax transplant.

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              • BrazilianScopel
                BrazilianScopel commented
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                I decided to substitute the original LRBaggs piezzos of my V500 to Graphtech PN-8000-00, since the first ones don't work anymore - except for D string - and I've accidentally disconected the flat cable from the main board. Can I just connect the GT new piezos terminals directly to that port in the photo? I mean, is that easy? No soldering job on the board?

            • #37
              If anyone has a Variax board/input assembly to sell/trade - please let me know. I'd even take a V300 model. Thanks!
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              • #38
                Is it possible to simply swap my (supposedly) fried Variax 500 electric motherboard for say a Variax acoustic 3/5/700 motherboard or any other Variax electric guitar/bass model?
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                • Bluesman001
                  Bluesman001 commented
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                  So I found a replacement input jack for the 500.  In the process of installing, I managed to break off the ribbon connector for the bridge pickups.  Similar to this photo barrowed from ION forums of the past:

                  http://www.instituteofnoise.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC\_ID=25544


                  What is the name of the piezo connector to plug into this port on the v500 board?

                  V500 Board

                   

                  Any help with where to buy part to hard wire the v500 saddles to this piezo port are definitely welcome.

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