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Offline mikelange

Dark Fire Hex Piezo > Re-amp on VG-99 !!! ... And Variax ???
« on: September 27, 2015, 05:14:37 PM »
Hi.
This is my first post ever. I hope it's in the right place.
I've managed to re-amp my Darf Fire's Hex piezo pickup, with two pro custom made cables, basically like this :
(see attached image : Dark Fire Hex pickup re-amp on VG-99.jpg).

I would like to do something similar to re-amp my Variax JTV69 piezo pickup, basically like this :
(see attached image : Variax piezo pickup re-amp.jpg).

Is it possible ?
Thanks for your help.

Offline Elantric

Re: Dark Fire Hex Piezo > Re-amp on VG-99 !!! ... And Variax ???
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2015, 05:47:51 PM »
The Dark Fire has separate string outputs - with the MiniDIN jack on the RIP box

( details here:)
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?action=downloads;sa=downfile&id=80

the Variax lacks a separate string output connection jack

read about Gk13 pin Break out boxes here

GK Acessories
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?board=13.0

and here

VGuitar Forums > For Sale > GK Pickups / Tools / Accessories
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?board=174.0
« Last Edit: September 27, 2015, 05:50:51 PM by Elantric »

Offline mikelange

Re: Dark Fire Hex Piezo > Re-amp on VG-99 !!! ... And Variax ???
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2015, 05:34:21 AM »
Thanks Elantric. I've checked those.

Do you know what are the two black cables in the JTV-69 piezo 8pin connector below ?
Let's say I build a kind of "8pin to 6x balanced Jack" 10 feet adapter (not a GK adapter).
If I use this adapter to connect my Variax piezo pickup directly to my audio interface inputs, will I be able to record the JTV's hex signal ?
And if so, if I use this adapter to connect my audio interface outputs to directly into the Variax mainboard, will I be able to playback my recorded hex track into the Variax ?
The [red, white, yellow, yellow, white, red] cables below are obviously e,B,G,D,A,E.
But the two black ones, I don't know... Ground ? Voltage ?

Thanks again for your help.

Offline Elantric

Re: Dark Fire Hex Piezo > Re-amp on VG-99 !!! ... And Variax ???
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2015, 09:00:21 AM »
You'll have to explore on your own
The dual cables are Tyler Variax  piezo saddle signals ( and I lack a schematic , only Line -6 Service Centers have those )

 

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