#1
To me they look like a vast improvement over the already good variaxes, they just took the problems and fixed them, as well as making the guitars themselves better quality

I'm thinking about getting one, or at least checking one out since there is a us and a Korean version, and while the us version would be awesome, the Korean is still pretty good and is much more viable for me price wise


Just curious as to what people thought
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#2
I have a variax 500 and i think that there is plenty of room for improvement, i hope they have made the most of that room - i like the way they've got custom tunings built in to the guitars controls and actual real guitar pickups, but has the modelling improved? lets hope so.

sucks to be me though - my guitar has become obsolete after 5 years of owning it... great, thanks a lot line 6
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#3
Well the sounds from the old ones are still good, it's just things like alt tuning too far or palm muting which the only reason palm muting is a problem is because of the nature of piezos
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#4
I was already planning to get a Variax later this year, so this is welcome news. Hopefully the tech upgrades will also include a price drop.
#5
My only gripe with the Variax is the like too many other companies, they don't offer any left handed models. I mean, even if they only put out 100 just so lefties could have a chance to try one.
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#6
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My only gripe with the Variax is the like too many other companies, they don't offer any left handed models. I mean, even if they only put out 100 just so lefties could have a chance to try one.



Oh, man, I'm sorry, seriously I hardly even think about left handed guitarists, and you're right, maybe they will though
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#7
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My only gripe with the Variax is the like too many other companies, they don't offer any left handed models. I mean, even if they only put out 100 just so lefties could have a chance to try one.


I do wonder how many Variax guitars Line 6 is actually selling. They can’t be moving that many units if they’re not making a left-handed version of a product that they have a monopoly on.
#8
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I do wonder how many Variax guitars Line 6 is actually selling. They can’t be moving that many units if they’re not making a left-handed version of a product that they have a monopoly on.

Look how many Guitars PRS sells. they don't have a single production run lefty.
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#9
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My only gripe with the Variax is the like too many other companies, they don't offer any left handed models. I mean, even if they only put out 100 just so lefties could have a chance to try one.

well the 500, which i have was discontinued as a right handed model when the 300/600 models came out, and the 500 was available left handed only iirc.

but yeah you have a point there - you swap the strings round and play it upside down, you're probably gonna screw the modelling system up a bit. Mine, interestingly enough, has an extra strap button so you can attach a strap in a decent position if you're playing it left handed - i think this was done by the previous owner.
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#10
The ugliest headstock in the industry meets the most annoying electronics in the industry. Somehow seems like a perfect match
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#11
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My only gripe with the Variax is the like too many other companies, they don't offer any left handed models. I mean, even if they only put out 100 just so lefties could have a chance to try one.


@Jhachey22 The JT Variax WILL be available left handed 'soon'.

That's what the variax guys told me last week. 'Soon' by Line6's standards could mean a long while though! Although at least we know they will definitely be making lefties at some point.

I've been watching a lot of video reviews of these things and they are getting a ton of praise. A huge step up from the current Variax models.
#12
The new variaxs have dual core processors apparently and a rechargable battery with an "indicator like a macbook".
I loled.
Look pretty decent though.
#14
Regarding Lefties. Yeah, they have now changed their minds from "soon", to "look for word next summer".... saw that one coming a mile off.

Basically isn't going to happen for a LONG time. This is the company that took an entire year to offer Windows 7 support after all.
#15
How do these things work? Do they pitch shift each string electronically on the fly?
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#16
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How do these things work? Do they pitch shift each string electronically on the fly?



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#17
I bet the EMG haters would be losing their lunch over these things then.
I'm a bit skeptical myself but I haven't tried one so I'll reserve judgement.
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#18
Quote by Cathbard
How do these things work? Do they pitch shift each string electronically on the fly?

Yeah, basically. The older ones just used piezos, no magnetic pickups, so each string had its own signal.

And for the lefties; If you flipped the guitar its pretty easy to fix the bridge, you'd just need to swap the piezo wires from each saddle (E to e, A to B, D to G) and it'd work just like the righty version.
#19
Watched a few demos on these last week.
In my opinion, the LP one sounded okayish, and the 'shred' one sounded absolutly awful.
The moddeling I mean.
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