Line 6: Variax 600 Guitar

date: 09/14/2005 category: industry news
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Line 6, Inc., manufacturers of the world's first digital modeling amplifiers and guitars, announced the first shipment of its Variax 600 modeling guitar. The instrument features a comfort-contoured body, single-piece maple neck and fingerboard with rolled edges for a vintage feel, six-on-a-side headstock, custom tremolo bridge, 22 medium profile frets, 25 ½" scale length, and a 9 1/2" fingerboard radius. Variax 600 takes the same technology and sound from the award-winning Variax family and puts over 25 historic guitar sounds into a professional grade instrument with a classic look and feel. Within Variax 600 is Line 6's patented guitar modeling technology, which can accurately reproduce the sounds of a variety of well-known vintage electric and acoustic guitars, in addition to other guitar-related instruments, such as a resonator, banjo, and electric sitar. Modeled variations include solid-body, semi-hollow guitars, and hollow-body electrics with single-coil and humbucking pickups, as well as, several six- and twelve-string acoustics. The all-new design of Variax 600 was crafted for the professional guitarist who wants incredible flexibility all in a primary instrument that works just like a traditional guitar. In addition to the standard volume and tone controls, there is a model selector knob and a 5-way selector switch, which changes the guitar models and selects the pickup position. The characteristic tone and volume control responses of each electric model are also accurately replicated, creating instant familiarity for guitarists. Variax 600 has a standard ¼" output that easily connects to any guitar amp or pedalboard setup. In addition, Variax 600 can also be digitally connected to Line 6's Vetta II amp or PODxt Live. Now it's possible to create patches that incorporate Variax guitar models with the amp, cab and effects models provided by Vetta II or PODxt Live. Musicians now have access to virtually any guitar/amp/cab/effect combination with just the press of a footswitch. Variax 600 is also compatible with Variax Workbench, the world's first virtual guitar custom shop for Mac or PC. Variax 600 is available in 2-tone sunburst, vintage white, blue, and black finishes. Includes custom-fitted gig bag, TRS cable, and XPS A/B footswitch/power supply box.
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