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#1 clay-man

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 03:15 AM

So I noticed that when I played at the 12th fret mark of a Rickenbacker tuned an octave up, I get this fuzzy, almost silent note.

I messed around and swapped bodies and stuff, and I notice this only happens when the pickup is positioned where a neck pickup goes.

 

Is this a glitch with the old Variax or is my Variax goofy?


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Posted 02 September 2013 - 08:47 PM

Noone with a Gen1 Variax can confirm this?


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 11:55 AM

Had the same problem, but when I tune down instead of up.Never fixed, I just change pick ups on the neck position.


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:50 PM

Thanks!

 

I suppose I can live with it, but I'm kinda disappointed that this glitch exists.


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:12 PM

BTW here's a clip of what it sounds like. Rickenbacker neck 1 octave up. Playing at the 12 mark on all lower 5 strings results in a fizzy muted noise. Playing on the 11th on the high e does the same.

 

If I move the tuning down and increase the played fret by 1 (13 fret, then 14 fret, and so on everytime I tune down a half step) it does it. Maybe it's a problem with the convolution?

 

Oh well. I mainly use a real capo anyways, and I could just use a bridge pickup version if I really wanted. I just like the extra octave I can play out of this preset.

 


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 01:15 PM

nope, this is nothing similar to my vax!realy no idea why this happens.


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 01:21 PM

nope, this is nothing similar to my vax!realy no idea why this happens.

 

Which Variax are you using?


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 01:44 PM

700 blue trem


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 02:43 PM

700 blue trem

 

Sad. I guess my Variax is a bit borked.


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