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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-22-2006, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Variax 600

Maybe you'll say i'm in the wrong forum, but this is my home... i own ibanez guitars, but i also own a pod xt live... and i'm planning to buy a variax, if any of you own one or have tried them, is it really that good ? good feel, playability.... does it worth ?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-22-2006, 01:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Variax 600

come on! plz... i don't want to go to a line6 forum where everybody worships variax guitars
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-22-2006, 01:30 AM
 
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Re: Variax 600

someone will be able to answer you within 24 hours. chill!

I've only heard about them. sounds intruiging. I wouldn't mind hearing what people have to say about these axes.
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Re: Variax 600

i've tried a variax 300 and sounds good... but it's hell ugly!!! but the features having a pod xt live... i mean alternate tunnings and everithing else... and the variax 600 has the maple neck and strat look... man!!!
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-22-2006, 10:09 AM
 
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Re: Variax 600

I've not tried one, but they look ugly as hell. I have seen some people have taken the system out and installed it into their own guitar projects, and one or two brands have incorporated the technology into their guitars. I think some brands (hint hint) should strike some sort of deal with Line 6 to have them installed. The guitars I've seen them on also had normal magnetic pickups on as well so you could switch between the two.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-22-2006, 11:25 AM
 
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Re: Variax 600

Hi

I have one. Good times!
It's sounds truly amzing, especially the Gibson sounds.

The only thing that sucks is the fact that the neck is
a bat and the guitar itself is not that great.

Too bad they didn't have a Jem that was variax compatible.

Squeeg
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-22-2006, 11:36 AM
 
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Re: Variax 600

I tried one and have basically 2 criticisms (ugliness of the guitar itself aside):

-there is an extremely slight, but noticeable, latency
-the variax processes the signal from the guitar's piezo bridge, which don't exactly reproduce palm-muting very well
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-04-2006, 03:27 AM
 
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Re: Variax 600

Hmm yes i also noticed the slight latecy and the palm muting problem. I also noticed that i couldn't get controlled feedback like a regular guitar. Those are the reasons i didn't buy it. But it does sound great. Just like the real things. It just doesn't play like the real things. Joshua
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