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#1 clay-man

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 09:34 PM

List some people you know who use or have used a Variax in their career that are notable or are a musician people would know.

 

Dustin Kensrue of Thrice used a Variax for about 2007-2012 until Thrice went on hiatus. He sold his Warmoth Variax transplant to someone on ebay. He used it for the drastic tuning differences in the Thrice catalog as well as having different guitars on their records.

 

Here's a picture of him using it:

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Ed O'Brien of Radiohead has been listed to have used a Variax 700 though I can't find too much info on that.

Ironically enough, if you look in your Variax manual, he is stated in the description of the Rickenbacker 360:

"Though overshadowed by the success of the 12 string, the 6 string versions of Rickenbacker's stylish models continue to be popular with players looking for something a bit out of the ordinary, like Ed O'Brien of Radiohead."

 

Do any of you know any big musicians that utilized the Variax? Can by any Variax; first gen, JTV, acoustic, bass.

 


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#2 hurghanico

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:02 AM

I know that Steve Howe "Yes" and Nathan King "Level 42" used Variax guitars


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#3 phil_m

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:38 AM

The Edge has two custom Variax acoustics - this one and a silver sparkle one.

 

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:45 AM

The Edge has two custom Variax acoustics - this one and a silver sparkle one.

 

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That is pretty badass. Are the designs modified by him or did he commission Line 6 to do them?


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 09:30 AM

James Taylor at Obama's inauguration. Guess he did not want to freeze one of the Olsons.

 

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