I have the 300 model and it cuts out occasionally, making me worried about using it for a gig. However, I LOVE the sounds the thing is capable of. Seriously one of the most fun guitars to play. The Strat modeling nails the in between positions, the tele has twang, the archtop settings really sound like a full hollowbody jazzbox. Pretty amazing. I replaced a piezo, which was no big deal. But my signal cuts out periodically and unplugging and replugging the cable in seems to fix it for a while. I took the guitar apart and looked for loose connections, etc...no problems I could detect and the fact it is intermittent makes troubleshooting even more difficult. Are there more reliable Variax guitars that you can count on working and not cutting out? What is the model to get?