--New Variax Workbench software is free for Vetta II and PODxt Live users--

Agoura Hills, CA—August 18, 2005 — Line 6 announced today the launch of Variax Workbench version 1.1, the interactive, virtual custom shop available exclusively for Line 6’s Variax Electric 300, 500, 600, and 700 guitars. Released in early 2005, the hardware/software package is now available as a free software download for users who connect their Variax directly into Vetta II and PODxt Live using the digital RJ45 cable.

Variax Workbench 1.1 provides guitarists with their own interactive guitar custom shop with all the tools needed to easily create, store, and share guitars they’ve completely customized using a Windows PC or Mac OS X computer. Variax Workbench provides access to an amazing collection of pickups, controls, and bodies allowing guitarists to mix and match parts to create their ideal tone.

In real time, guitarists can easily listen to and tweak the placement and settings of each until they’ve come up with a guitar that is truly unique and meets their creative needs. In addition to the customization of bodies, pickups and sound, guitarists will also be able to create and store custom tunings and retain bank names when transferring models to and from Variax.

Vetta II and PODxt Live users who own a Variax Electric can go to to get the free 1.1 version software.

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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