Line 6 Unveils Modeling Five-String Bass - Variax Bass 705

--Instant five-string access to 24 must-have bass sounds from vintage and modern to acoustic upright and synth--

Agoura Hills, CA—July 22, 2005 — Agoura Hills, CA,--July 22, 2005 — Line 6 announced today the launch of Variax Bass 705, a high-quality, five-string bass addition to the Variax family of instruments. Variax Bass 705 accurately models vintage and modern electric basses, an acoustic upright, plus synth bass tones. Variax Bass 705 is a custom-crafted, contemporary instrument that is ready at a moment’s notice for any live performance or recording situations.

Variax Bass 705 is a breakthrough product for any bassist, as it provides instant access to sounds never before available in a five-string configuration. Its simple, stand-alone operation offers 24 authentic bass sounds all in a single, professional grade instrument. Its output can be sent direct to any standard bass amplifier, mixing console, or recording device.

“Variax Bass 705’s simple layout combines the best of passive and active electronic controls in one practical, problem-solving, pro quality system,” said Rich Lasner, director of instrument product lines, Line 6. “No other bass enables artists playing live or in the studio to instantly call up a five-string version of a classic 4-string, vintage 8-string, or acoustic upright. Plus, the low B-string extends the synth sounds into a range only keyboard players are normally able to reach,” explained Lasner.

Variax Bass 705 uses Line 6's patented guitar modeling technology to offer bassists instant access to models of a world-class collection of the greatest bass instruments and sounds in recorded history. Variax Bass 705 features an alder body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, and sealed chrome tuners. Custom-fitted gig bag and direct box with ¼-inch and XLR outputs included. Available in black or sunburst finishes.

Variax Bass 705 Pricing: MSRP $1,399.99 Black, $1,449.99 Sunburst

About Line 6
Incorporated in 1996, Line 6 is a music gear manufacturer dedicated to creating music products to inspire creativity both on the stage and in the studio. Headquartered in Agoura Hills, California, Line 6 currently has a presence in over 60 countries worldwide with offices in California and the United Kingdom. In just under seven years, Line 6 has grown from an original team of 10 to over 200 employees. As the pioneer of digital modeling guitar amplifiers, Line 6 has created award-winning products for guitarists, bass players and engineers, working both on stage and in the studio. For more information visit
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