How about the Line 6 Variax electronics in a "real" guitar?

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  1. jpage

    jpage Silver Supporting Member

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    I notice that Warmoth is offering replacement parts but wouldn't it be cool to incorporate this technology into a Strat or something?
     
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    it has been done w/ super cool results. http://www.guitaristjeffmiller.com/mods.htm

    he has done a bunch of guitars w/ the variax system in it. there was a ridiculously long link on the line 6 forum detailing the process of creating the first tele-ax.
     
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    Very very nice. I have a Strat just begging to be modded.

    Where can you get the electronics?

    Thanks for the reply.
     
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    You have to buy a Variax and gut it out.
     
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    I'm kind of thinking that this technology will soon be avail as a drop in modification before too long. Whether it be a Line 6 product or someone else. Way too cool a mod for all these companies to ignore.

    It looks like the process right now is almost cost-prohibitive. With even the Variax 300 selling for $500, and so few options currently available through Warmoth, why wouldn't you just purchase a higher end Line 6 guitar? Or a lower end one with a replacement neck?

    Anyone know if the body and/or the electronics on the Variax 300 are inferior in any way to the 500 or 700?
     
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    I'd like to know this as well. There is a huge jump in price between the 500 and 700. Far more than the cost of upgrading the neck thorough Warmoth. According to the site, the electronics appear the same.
     
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    There's a slight difference in 'hardware' of the 300/600 and the 500/700.

    The hardware is made differently, shape and build, allthough the offered software is almost identical. There's no sound difference between the two.

    BTW for those with a Variax there's new flashware available
    http://www.vettaville.nl/vvlatestnewsnl.htm#215
     
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    Why not buy ahigher end Variax?

    Because they are turds. I have no love for their guitars, essentially, even withthe higher end guitars, you are buying an electronics package, and the guitar is like a box to hold it. if it's a $300 electronics package and a $600 total for everything, you're still getting sacked with a $300 guitar. and apart from a new warmoth neck (which Line6 calls a feature.,.. that they use the same pocket as Warmoth!) you aren't going to have a great instrument.

    I have done more than a few setups on these, and have been dissappointed int he build quality. I have no problem withthe electronics, not my favorite, but i can see a need... But i can't justify the guitar they wrap it with.
     
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