Warning: Actual guitar content: Fender "Strat-o-Sonic", Fender 1964 Vibroverb RI, Line 6

Discussion in 'rec.music.guitar' started by Odin, Aug 25, 2003.

  1. Odin

    Odin Guest

    Re: Warning: Actual guitar content: Fender "Strat-o-Sonic", Fender 1964 Vibroverb RI, Line

    "howldog" <howldogAINTNOSPAMAGNET@yahoo.com> wrote in
    message

    > >Never thought of that. Apparently neither did the people

    at Line 6. Which
    > >just proves once again that these modeling toys are

    designed for bedroom
    > >wankers and not working musicians. Level matching would

    be an obvious
    > >feature that I would have assumed was engineered into the

    instrument.
    > >Maybe it's a cool home recording toy.

    >
    >
    > level matching can be a problem anyway. Wouldnt there be

    some way to
    > tweak the patches or something?
    >
    > I thoght you said you saw a guy using all this shit in a

    club.. if he
    > sounded alright, shirley there must be some way to get it

    going.

    Yep, but they took time between songs so he had plenty of
    time to mess with it. And he mostly stayed with one
    overdriven tone.

    > to me, too much trouble.


    Agreed.
  2. drumguy1384

    drumguy1384 Guest

    Re: Warning: Actual guitar content: Fender "Strat-o-Sonic", Fender 1964 Vibroverb RI, Line

    "Odin" <res0jmoj@REMOVEverizon.net> wrote in message
    news:nTc2b.10806$vy5.8011@nwrddc01.gnilink.net...
    >
    > Heard a band in Florida last week, 3 piece basic bar band. The guitar
    > was sounding pretty damn good so I wandered up near the stage. The guy

    was
    > playing a Line 6 guitar with no pickups and a Line 6 amp of indeterminate
    > model. His tone was quite good and I was shocked to see it was a modeling
    > amp. What's up with that Line 6 guitar thingy with no pickups? Is this
    > something new that sounds good or was I drunk?
    >
    >


    That's a Variax, interesting modeling guitar ... never actually tried one,
    but the demo video and audio clips on Line6's website were very intriguing.

    http://www.line6.com/variax/stage.html

    It comes with an A/B box for putting the electric tones to your amp, and the
    acoustic ones straight into the PA. The A/B box can also be used to phantom
    power the guitar ... otherwise it takes batteries.

    It can be used with any analog amp, but has a second digital port for
    connection to Line6's Vetta line of amps. Not sure what the exact advantage
    is here ... other than keeping things completely digital up until the power
    stage of the amp. My guess is this would reduce any stray RF noise ... just
    a guess.


    Drumguy

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