My buddy has had a Variax for over a year or so and just never bonded with it. I played it at practice a couple of weeks ago and it had a terrible set-up so I did a set-up on it. He's mainly an acoustic player so he gives me 12s with a wound "G." I do the set-up, cut the nut, set the action and adjust the truss rod. No problems. I figure what the heck might as well "shake it out" during my Sunday AM Church gig. I have to tell you that the axe played great! Being able to switch between a "Lester" and a 12 string "Rick" in the same song was really enlightening. The "T-model"and "Spank" were good too. My signal chain was a very simple board (Comp, Sans Amp, TS, Chorus, Phase, Lex verb) in to my '71 non verb Princeton. The Variax stayed in tune, had no hum and really surprised me with its versatility. I usually use an EJ, ASAT, CT6M or Carvin Bolt and a Variax won't replace those but it is useful. Really surprised me how the audience and fellow guitar players noticed how good it sounded. Bad thing is now I'll have to buy one!! Perfect for a Church gig.