Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2012 2:12 PM (in response to AlphaScorpious)Re: JTV59 Virtual Capo question
You can do this directly on the JTV, without Workbench, using Custom Alternate Tunings. For details, see page 13 in the JTV manual:
The only thing to be aware of is that the physical strings of the JTV59 will resonate at the original tuning as they are plucked/struck. This can't be avoided. In low volume situations the resulting dissonance can be quite un-musical. I find that the dissonance is particularly noticeable with acoustic models because the preferred relatively clean processing doesn't do much to hide the original acoustic vibrations of the natural strings.
That's a great birthday gift, and congratulations on reaching the milestone!
P.S. - As far as I know, alternate tunings in Workbench, incuding the virtual capo, only work on 6-string models. It was certainly this way with earlier Variax models because the 12-string models use the alternate tuningfeature with the original 6-string base model.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 9:17 PM (in response to silverhead)Re: JTV59 Virtual Capo question
You can actually create alternate tunings for a 12-string in Workbench but since strings 3-6 are maxed out at +12 in the 12-string models, the only thing you can really do is create an alternate tuning or virtual capo for strings 1 & 2.
So to stay on topic I have another question: Doesn't the Variax use a hexaphonic pickup for modeling? If so, shouldn't I be able to use the Pitch Glide on the HD500 to change the pitch of the 12-string model for strumming without it sounding like... well, you all know what it sounds like?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2012 9:55 AM (in response to AlphaScorpious)Re: JTV59 Virtual Capo question
I use a physical capo - remember those? - for Hotel California with a JTV 12-string acoustic model. As long as your intonation is good, it will sound great. The JTV won't do a virtual capo for the 12-string models.