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Line 6 Variax 600 Modeling Electric Guitar

Get an entire guitar collection in a single body with the Line 6 Variax 600. The Variax 600 offers accurate digital modeling of popular guitar sounds. (47) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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A couple of years before Variax(R) was born, we decided to turn our attention from all that guitar gear to the guitar itself. We wondered could it be possible to capture a complete range of this tone in one single instrument? It was a daunting task, but then so was the idea of squeezing a whole collection of amps and effects into one little kidney bean shaped metal box. So we figured, why not give it a go?

We knew our sounds would have to be amazingly accurate to meet the needs of discriminating guitarists, so we began an intensive research project into guitar physics. We assembled test guitars that would make Victor Frankenstein blush. We systematically examined every factor that contributes to a guitar's tone, and developed ways to measure the complex interactions of vibrating strings, resonant bodies, and magnetic pickups. More importantly, we developed ways to capture these interactions mathematically so we could get the same sounds from our guitar.

Variax 600: Build Quality To Match Sound Quality



As we refined our measuring and modeling techniques, we began working on a new, powerful hardware platform that could deliver our shockingly accurate sounds. Variax needed to have less noise than a standard humbucker, the ability to switch sounds in the fraction of a second that it takes to slap a pickup selector switch to the next position, and be powered in a variety of ways. And, most importantly, perform so flawlessly that you could forget it's even there.

As the body and brain neared completion, it was time for us to create the soul. We auditioned an amazing array of vintage instruments to find the ones with the most distinctive voices and personalities.

We applied our painstaking measuring techniques to these specimens, and refined our models while constantly referring back to the originals for accuracy. When the model reached the point not only sounding like the original, but also being as much fun to play, it was done.

The result of our labors? Variax 600. An entire guitar collection in a single instrument.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Line 6 products.
Comfort-contoured basswood body

Single piece maple neck and fingerboard with classic-feel and traditional "skunk stripe"

Six-on-a-side headstock

22 medium profile frets

25 1/2 in. scale length

9 1/2 in. fingerboard radius

Custom L.R. Baggs tremolo bridge

Standard 1/4 in. guitar output jack

Custom-fitted heavy-duty gig bag

Digital I/O jack for PODXT Live, Vetta II, and Workbench connectivity - everything you need to get connected is included

Included XPS A/B footswitch selects between two outputs:
- 1/4 in. standard guitar output for connection to any guitar amp
- XLR balanced output for sending acoustic sounds to a separate amp or PA
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 818-575-3600
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "The Variax - Great Road Guitar."
Sound: Does a great job of matching guitar sounds. The banjo-type sounds are a little clunky. Feature: Instant drop tuning, instant guitar model selection with toggle switch for five most-used. Ease of Use: Have had trouble with saving to the toggle. But other than that, it's fine. Would be great if I replace the neck with a Strat neck, and replace the tuning keys with locking types. Quality: Pretty good, with the exception of the neck. Manufacturer Support: Dealth with American Musical - who instantly replaced the first V600 I ordered, which had a bad pickup on one string. So don't buy direct. Overall: I suspect Line 6 will improve the Variax. I would buy another one.
Style of Music: All except hard rock or punk.
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"It's all good - EXCEPT THE NUT!"
Quality: There is a piece of old ice cream container plastic where the nut should be. Get an expert to replace the nut because it is glued in with a gallon of non standard guitar making glue that makes it almost impossible to dislodge.
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