Your Variax 600

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Your Variax 600

Postby Colin F » Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:58 pm

Hi Gordon
You've had one of these for a couple of months now, just wondering how your getting on with it, any Pro's and Cons etc. I have heard it's best to play it through a Line 6 amp such as the Flextone3, that true?, and have you gig'd or recorderd anything with it yet?
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Colin

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Postby Sue » Sat Apr 21, 2007 6:20 pm

Hi Colin,

Mike and I went to see Gordon in a village called Shorne last night. I've just finished uploading a new gallery of photos which actually feature quite a few of the Variax !
( - click the link below or go to the Gallery section.)

http://tinyurl.com/25hsf9


It was the first time I'd heard it used, but I must admit it sounded great.
I'm sure Gordon will tell you more on his return in a couple of days.
In the meantime, enjoy the pics :D

Sue

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Postby Colin F » Sun Apr 22, 2007 12:32 pm

Hi Sue
Hey that looks pretty spanking that doesn't it? I'm torn between getting one of these and building my own Strat to be honest, the Pro's of The Variax means I can play One of Gordons Tune's (in some of those obscure tunning he favour's) and then play something completely different in Standard at the flick of a switch (I say Play, but the term is quite debatable really! :lol: )The Pics. where great! You've done a remarkable job with this website Sue.
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Colin

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Variax

Postby GORDON » Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:07 pm

Hi all.

The Variax is just great, I love it, and have only realy scratched the surface with it's potential.I use it constantly and have done so since the start of this year. I played my two charity concerts at the weekend, and my pal Paul White attended Sunday's gig. Paul is the man who turned me on to the Variax, and he is a man who really knows a thing or two about sound being the editor of SOUND ON SOUND.He was well impressed with what I was doing with it. I just go straight into the PA with it and it sounds great. I really can't praise it high enough.

Be Well all.

G.

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Postby crookedpinky » Mon May 14, 2007 5:13 am

Hi all

I only found this group and website yesterday - what a find. I was astonished to find the Variax being mentioned and I have a couple of comments to make about them. I have a Variax 300 and have been using it for the past year ad a half. A life-long fan of all things guitar I was initially skeptical about the validity or accuracy of its sounds - particulalry the acoustic sounds. It does have it's limitations but for live work it excels and even with recording its so close to the real thing - without the hassle of miking. I have a red 300 and while it's not the most attractive looking guitar ( the sunburst looks better ) it is easy to play and performs well. What I've found is that it really needs to be amplified through a system with a flat response - at least for the acoustic sounds. Obvioulsy an electric guitar amp will be appropriate for the electric models on the 300.

I have a GR20 running off my 300 and this allows for processing the guitar signal separately. Until last week the guitar signal was being sent through an X Vamp. I changed to a zoom G2 which I found gives the 300 acoustic models a much more natural and acoustic sound. It's given the 300 a new lease of life, reinvigorated my meagre playing skills and taught me that there is always a better nsound to be had.

Apologies for the lengthy post, thanks for reading

Alan (Crookedpinky) :)

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Postby GORDON » Mon May 14, 2007 11:35 am

Hi Colin.

The Variax is serving me VERY well sir, and you can hear the evidence on a new double live album due for realease sooon, where I use it on DODO'S DREAM...twice!

Be Well buddy.

G.

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Postby Colin F » Fri May 25, 2007 11:11 pm

Hi Gordon
I just received My Variax 600 this week along with a Spider £ 75 amp, It's fantastic ! Not got to grips with the 'Workbench software' yet, but I would love to set it up to one of your Guitar tones for that authentic 'Giltrap' sound, any advice on this would be most welcome.
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Colin


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