so i was just looking at the line 6 variax, not to buy or anything but i was wondering, what picks up the sound on it? it's got no pickups. how does it send the sound to the computer and in what format if it doesnt pick it up? also how can physical custom guitar configurations like tuning be downloaded onto a guitar? its not like the string is digital or something.... ah someone explain.
the pickups are underneath I think
yeah I think that because you can decide the placement of the pickups with the program, the pickups must be moving under or be totally digital with a way I can't understand
The pickups are Piezo pickups I believe. They are funky bridge saddles which pick up the actual vibrations. To simulate stuff like tuning and p/up placement, it just uses digital witchcraft to alter the sound accordingly, like an acoustic simulator would do.