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#1 Fendervariax


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Posted 14 September 2013 - 07:36 AM

Well, I´ve to say that my JTV 89 came in so perfect shape that all the nerves I had because I´ve read so many horror stories went away in two minutes.


The neck is perfect. The action, much better than my Standard Stratocaster (USA). NO FRET buzz that I have noticed either. :D  Smooth from the neck to the bridge.


As for the sound..... Some models are so good that I don´t really think you would need those (physical) guitars anymore.


The Tele...... Love it!!!!!!!


The Stratocaster....... It´s sounds a bit different than mine, but after only two days, and comparing them in a recording environment, I have to say that the Variax  settles better in the mix. It sounds a bit more smoother, without having those peaks I hear in my strato (lows and highs) that are a bit piercing  to the ear.


I find it less microphonic as well and a more compressed, but not in a bad way. Honestly, I didn´t thought it was going to sound so good. :blink: 


About the cuack.... yes, I agree with others, in my opinion it´s to polite, should be more aggressive. Right now there´s no much difference between this ( 2 and 4) position and the others. 


The gibsons are stellar as well.



So far, the ones I think need more attention are twelve strings and acoustics.




My guitar came with 1.72 version, I upgraded to the latest without having listened to it with the actual firmware. Everything was right at first attempt .



Overall, I´m happier everyday I play this guitar, and when you connect it to Worckbench HD, then you loose any sense of time :D.... it´s so much fun that I forget to play anything concrete.



So, I hope to be around here for a long time and I can´t wait for the next generation (maybe in two years....), because for me, this is the future of guitar.



Thanks everybody for been so helpful all this time. I´ve learnt a lot reading this forum and it helped me to convince myself that I had to try one. 








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Posted 14 September 2013 - 08:10 AM

Congratulations..it is a fun instrument to play.


Experiment with changing the alt. tuning and let us know how that goes. I'm hoping it works perfectly!

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 05:48 AM

Congrats on your new jtv i love mine also cal.Great sounds out of that guitar.

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#4 Charlie_Watt


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 05:54 AM

My alt tuning works great but you have to play loud to avoid hearing the out of tune natural string vibration.  For standard tuning in different keys I prefer a capo.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:57 AM

Thanks!!!!! Still discovering new things and different combinations.


I´ve definitely changed the strat´s body for the parlor one. It brings more harmonic content out of the strat model, but still not comparable to my real Standard USA.


Nevertheless, As others have mentioned, I see this guitar as a broad palette of different "colors".


The sounds are, for the most part, very usable, though as I´m playing more and more, you feel that there´s room for improvement in the feeling and the most important thing: overtones.


Still a tad on the sterile side.


Having said this, I´m keeping mine for sure. Love it and when a new one comes in, I´ll be there. :D


Great forum!!!!!



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:04 AM

    Welcome to the Variax club FenderVariax! Glad you like your new AX! I recently got the 59, and I really love the guitar. Like you, I found it to be a really solid, well playing instrument. No problems with the fit & finish, intonation, neck & frets, everything was constructed well, set up and adjusted properly right out of the box. And as someone above said, it's a real sonic palette to work with - lots of good tones to be had, and a lot of adjustments available. More than I can wrap my head around yet.

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