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Best Answer joeloduca , 19 August 2013 - 11:50 AM

Thanks Uber Guru,  this does help a lot..   wasn't quite sure how the variax stuff is working..  I am very new to it.  I finally (and recently) got a guitar that sounds and feels the way I want. It rare for me to find those 2 qualities in 1 instrument. This was a long journey for me to get where I am at today.   I will not compromise now that I have what I got.   And there is no body real estate for any additional electronics for variax either if I had gutted out another variax guitar.   The only thing I really wanted to gain here was some good acoustic guitar stuff on occasions..    So...  I believe you are right on target, this is unfortunately not for me.

 

 

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#1 joeloduca

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 05:41 AM

Hi Folks,

I want to ask a few questions to anyone out there that might be a variax guru. (and that is not me).  I own a warmoth guitar that also has a graphtech piezo (midi) system that terminates into the typical 13 pin connector.  I also own a pod HD500.  I am very interested in exploring the world of variax but I absolutely refuse to change my guitar.  I love what I have and it must work with variax or I will not go there.   So here are my questions.. 

 

 Can variax interface to this graphtech bridge hex piezo pickup system I have?  If so, is it just a conversion cable that I need?  Variax looks almost like a RJ48 or ethernet type connector in some kind of cylindar case.  Graphtech interface is a 13pin connector.

 

Next question, can my pod HD500 do all this sound modeling or is there some kind of other dedicated piece of hardware that I need to interface to?

 

Thanks much if you can help me..

Joe


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 05:47 AM

there is no plug and play variax solution... and none of the variax parts are sold outside of the guitar...

you'd basically have to buy a variax and steal the guts... then have it transplanted into your guitar.

 

if you are serious about keeping your current guitar, the variax isn't for you...

sure there has been some great transplants... but the level of change you'd need to do to retrofit your current guitar, probably would make the guitar itself different...

and NO... the hd500 does not do the guitar modeling.


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#3 silverhead

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:03 AM

Two opinions are better than one ... and I have the same opinion as The RealZap. The Variax is not for you since you absolutely refuse to change your guitar.


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 11:50 AM   Best Answer

Thanks Uber Guru,  this does help a lot..   wasn't quite sure how the variax stuff is working..  I am very new to it.  I finally (and recently) got a guitar that sounds and feels the way I want. It rare for me to find those 2 qualities in 1 instrument. This was a long journey for me to get where I am at today.   I will not compromise now that I have what I got.   And there is no body real estate for any additional electronics for variax either if I had gutted out another variax guitar.   The only thing I really wanted to gain here was some good acoustic guitar stuff on occasions..    So...  I believe you are right on target, this is unfortunately not for me.

 

 


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