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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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Before line6 was called line6... they used to do r&d for other companies like alesis + others. and when those customers came to visit the offices of line6 (before it was called line6) and the receptionist needed to warn all the guys who were designing products for other companies (and for themselves... ) who were like 'in the back' the receptionist would announce over a tannoy 'tellephone call for 'fred smith' on line 6' the cunning part was that they only had 5 telephone lines, so it was the secret code for "hide your sh1t the feds are comin'" or "someone's coming, let's hide these PODs that we aren't going to release for another few years so they don't see them" 

 

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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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Before line6 was called line6... they used to do r&d for other companies like alesis + others. and when those customers came to visit the offices of line6 (before it was called line6) and the receptionist needed to warn all the guys who were designing products for other companies (and for themselves... ) who were like 'in the back' the receptionist would announce over a tannoy 'tellephone call for 'fred smith' on line 6' the cunning part was that they only had 5 telephone lines, so it was the secret code for "hide your sh1t the feds are comin'" or "someone's coming, let's hide these PODs that we aren't going to release for another few years so they don't see them" 

 

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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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