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Variax: General FAQs

Nov 07 2006 02:47 AM | Line6Tony in 1st Gen Variax Guitars / Bass / Workbench

Q: Is the Variax a MIDI guitar? A: No, the Variax is a real guitar, and the guitar does not send MIDI signals. All of the sounds available in the Variax start with the actual string vibrations of the Variax itself. Our proprietary modeling process...

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Variax: Electric Guitar Specifications

Nov 07 2006 02:47 AM | Line6Tony in 1st Gen Variax Guitars / Bass / Workbench

Q: What is “radius” on a neck? A: Radius refers to the amount of curve on the fretboard. A smaller number (i.e. 9.5”) has a more pronounced curve than a larger number (i.e. 12”). Players who emphasize chording may prefer more round necks, while pla...

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Variax XPS & V.D.I. Cable F.A.Q.s

May 09 2008 10:43 AM | Line6Tony in 1st Gen Variax Guitars / Bass / Workbench

Q: What is the XPS Unit? A: The XPS unit is the power supply that powers the Variax instrument via 1/4" TRS cable. The Line 6 XPS box must be powered by a Line 6 PX-2 power supply for correct operation.  There are three variations of the XPS...

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Variax Workbench Software User's Guide

May 11 2012 08:29 AM | Line6Tony in 1st Gen Variax Guitars / Bass / Workbench

Here is the user's guide found in the Help section of the Variax Workbench software. Please click on each image to view the instructions: Workbench Setup   Workbench Tonelocker   Workbench Editor Pt. 1   Workbench Edi...

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Variax Workbench Software User's Guide

May 11 2012 08:36 AM | Line6Tony in 1st Gen Variax Guitars / Bass / Workbench

The Help section manual for the Variax Workbench software.

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Variax Workbench HD Release Notes

Aug 13 2013 03:10 PM | Line6Hugo in JTV / Shuriken / Variax Standard / Workbench HD

Deutsch Français en Workbench HD is the companion editor for the James Tyler Variax HD firmware update. The all-new Variax Workbench HD software lets you mix and match body styles, pickups, components and more to create unique instruments or r...

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Variax Workbench FAQs and v 1.72 Release Notes

Oct 30 2009 08:23 AM | Line6Tony in 1st Gen Variax Guitars / Bass / Workbench

Deutsch Français For information on using the Workbench softwre, you can also check out the Variax Workbench User's Guide . Q: What is the Variax Workbench software? A: Variax Workbench software is an Editor/Librarian for the Variax 300/500/600/7...

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Variax Workbench Connection Compatibility

Aug 13 2013 09:33 AM | Line6Hugo in JTV / Shuriken / Variax Standard / Workbench HD

The current version of the Variax Workbench HD software requires the usage of the Variax Workbench Interface that comes with the James Tyler Variax guitars. Usage of other VDI equipped hardware such as the POD HD500, HD500x and the HD Pro are not suppo...

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Variax Usage and Tuning FAQs

Feb 13 2007 09:05 AM | Line6Tony in 1st Gen Variax Guitars / Bass / Workbench

Q: I am getting strange noises when I use my Variax. What can I do? - Piezo pickups can be susceptible to Radio Frequencies and Electro-Magnetic Frequencies. Keep cell phones, radios, and computer gear as far away as possible.- Use the highest quality...

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Variax Troubleshooting Tips

Nov 07 2006 02:47 AM | Line6Tony in 1st Gen Variax Guitars / Bass / Workbench

Q: How do I perform a Factory Reset ("reflash") on my Variax 300/500/600/700/705? A: See the following link for the reflash procedure: Variax Reflash and Software Update F.A.Q. Q: The strings on my Variax Steel string are breaking consistently at...

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Variax Shuriken FAQ

Mar 30 2017 02:00 PM | Line6Tony in JTV / Shuriken / Variax Standard / Workbench HD

What is Variax Shuriken? Variax Shuriken is Line 6’s first artist guitar. It was developed in collaboration with Steve “Stevic” Mackay of the Australian fusion metal band Twelve Foot Ninja. Variax Shuriken sports a fresh, new design alongside a 27” b...

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Variax Shuriken Custom User Presets

Apr 06 2017 01:08 PM | line6will in JTV / Shuriken / Variax Standard / Workbench HD

The Shuriken is unique in many ways from other Variax guitars, one of the ways is the 4 Artist's programmed user presets on the model knob. If you want to replicate the artist's setup you will have to tune the low E string down to D, which will make th...

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Variax Reflash and Software Update Instructions

Apr 18 2012 07:24 AM | Line6Tony in JTV / Shuriken / Variax Standard / Workbench HD

Deutsche Version Version française en Please go through the following checklist before updating the flash memory of your Variax guitar to ensure the update completes successfully: Ensure that the interface you are using to update the Variax with...

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Variax HD Firmware Update FAQ for JTV series

Aug 13 2013 03:03 PM | Line6Hugo in JTV / Shuriken / Variax Standard / Workbench HD

Français Deutsch en Variax HD is a free firmware upgrade for all James Tyler Variax guitars. Variax HD delivers a world-class collection of HD guitars rebuilt from the ground up using Line 6’s next-generation modeling technology. The team captured...

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Variax Control Through a PODxt Live

Sep 17 2007 07:28 AM | Line6Tony in 1st Gen Variax Guitars / Bass / Workbench

1. Plug the Variax into the PODxt Live Variax input 2. Press the OUTPUT MODE b\utton and scroll the SELECT knob until you see MIDI/VARIAX. Use the fourth soft black button under VARIAX to activate input 3. Press the EDIT button. Scroll the SELECT k...

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Variax Acoustic Instrument FAQs

Nov 07 2006 02:47 AM | Line6Tony in 1st Gen Variax Guitars / Bass / Workbench

Q: How do I perform a Factory Reset on my Variax Acoustic? Variax Acoustic 700 Hard reset: See the following link: Variax Reflash and Software update F.A.Q. Variax Acoustic 700 - Soft Reset Start with unit off (TRS cable and/or Variax Digital...

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Using a James Tyler Variax with PODxt/X3 Live a...

Apr 26 2011 02:37 PM | Line6Tony in JTV / Shuriken / Variax Standard / Workbench HD

When using a James Tyler Variax Guitar with a PODxt Live, POD X3 Live, or X3 Pro, the POD presets will not recall Variax models as originally saved with a Variax 300, 500, 600, or 700 electric guitars.? You would need to re-save your presets with the d...

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Lithium Battery Transport

Mar 22 2011 07:16 AM | Line6Tony in JTV / Shuriken / Variax Standard / Workbench HD

For touring James Tyler Variax owners: Lithium cell and battery transportation is regulated in both the United States and the international community. When using a freight company to transport your gear, we suggest that you disclose to the freight comp...

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JTV/Variax Reflash and Software Update Instruct...

Oct 26 2009 02:43 PM | Line6Tony in Guitars

Please go through the following checklist before updating the flash memory of your Variax guitar to ensure the update completes successfully:Ensure that the interface you are using to update the Variax with (Workbench Interface, PODxt Live/Pro, POD X3...

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JTV-89 and 89F Custom 1 Bank w/ v1.90 and Later...

Aug 13 2013 09:29 AM | Line6Hugo in JTV / Shuriken / Variax Standard / Workbench HD

For JTV-89 Customers Only: In addition to the 28 electric, acoustic and electric instruments, you also get five high-gain models exclusive to the JTV-89 guitars based on the high output magnetic pickups loaded into the Custom 1 Bank . Each model is ba...

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