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#1 arislaf

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 08:00 AM

Well, honestly, I really love my Variax 700..But this version 2.0 of the jtv is something else...The jazz guitars and the resonators are so awesome!

Combined with the alt. tuning on the wing...So convenient...I never before used the jazz guitars, or the resos, but now they are my favorites. 

 

Although I still miss the old stratocaster (thanks god I bought the 69s I will make it sound better with dimarzio) and the custon L.P. , but the tones I get are great!!! Speaking for the new tele and the new L.P. they are so perfect!!!

 

Thanks Line 6!

 

Love my jtv also !!!

 

My Variaxes are really the best guitars out there, and I have (and have played) plenty!!


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#2 clay-man

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 11:05 AM

Well, honestly, I really love my Variax 700..But this version 2.0 of the jtv is something else...The jazz guitars and the resonators are so awesome!

Combined with the alt. tuning on the wing...So convenient...I never before used the jazz guitars, or the resos, but now they are my favorites. 

 

Although I still miss the old stratocaster (thanks god I bought the 69s I will make it sound better with dimarzio) and the custon L.P. , but the tones I get are great!!! Speaking for the new tele and the new L.P. they are so perfect!!!

 

Thanks Line 6!

 

Love my jtv also !!!

 

My Variaxes are really the best guitars out there, and I have (and have played) plenty!!

It took me a while to care about the jazz guitars, because that wasn't my main interest before, but now I love it.

 

The alt tuning knob on the JTV is very helpful, because on my 600, I have to waste spaces on the model banks just for alt tunings. Instead of wasting banks for the exact same guitar but alt tuned, you can just use the knob, and have a lot more tunings that way.

 

The capo feature is also really handy if you want to set a tuning quickly without messing with stuff in workbench. Really great for live application.

 

This is just me talking in theory though, since I don't have a JTV. 


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#3 hurghanico

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 12:07 PM

Well, honestly, I really love my Variax 700..But this version 2.0 of the jtv is something else...The jazz guitars and the resonators are so awesome!..

 

I would really like to hear a recorded track with the new redone 2.0 jazz model to get an idea of the improvements

 

I like very much my 175 neck HB - 700 version

 

as in this my old demo sound track

https://soundcloud.c...ico/jazzy-hd500


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#4 arislaf

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 12:12 PM

I would really like to hear a recorded track with the new redone 2.0 jazz model to get an idea of the improvements

 

I like very much my 175 neck HB - 700 version

 

as in this my old demo sound track

https://soundcloud.c...ico/jazzy-hd500

tommorow you will have it!


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#5 arislaf

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 12:14 PM

Clay man is accurate all your words!I also never care for the jazzies, but now i love the!


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#6 hurghanico

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 12:21 PM

tommorow you will have it!

 

thanks friend ;)

 

I appreciate it! :)


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#7 arislaf

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 12:21 PM

thanks friend ;)

 

I appreciate it! :)

uploaded just now! Enjoy! I follow you so you can find me easily! Aris Laf my u. name.


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#8 hurghanico

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 12:49 PM

uploaded just now! Enjoy! I follow you so you can find me easily! Aris Laf my u. name.

 

ok!.. I'm curious to hear it


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#9 arislaf

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 01:12 PM

ok!.. I'm curious to hear it

Waiting your response!!!


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#10 arislaf

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 01:18 PM

By the way, super 400 on the rythm, 175 on lead.Preset jazz chords


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#11 hurghanico

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 01:19 PM

uploaded just now! Enjoy! I follow you so you can find me easily! Aris Laf my u. name.

 

ευχαριστώ Άρης ;)

 

I would say it's not bad at all the sound of the model you recorded, it's different from the 700 one, I wouldn't say improved or better but just different

 

just your demo track is really low in volume, I had to turn up my system volume a lot to hear clearly your recording

if I can I would suggest to turn up the HD500 amp output volume or/and the mixer block volume to get a standard recording level

don't be fooled by the master volume knob setting, it has no effect on the recorded signal level via usb

 

what I'm saying above is something I learned using a lot my POD for recording

 

another thing that I often do when I finish recording is to normalize the track to get the best signal to noise ratio

I'm sorry if I said useless things that you already know

 

thanks again, I really appreciated it!


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#12 arislaf

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 04:09 AM

Yeah, mater of fact I did't realize that I had the master louder (shame on me) and the final result was this.I uploaded a new version, louder, and correct mix (now the sound is post eq, not only from the pod).Thanks for the remarks!


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#13 hurghanico

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 04:52 AM

...I uploaded a new version, louder, and correct mix (now the sound is post eq, not only from the pod)..

 

I listened to the new mix, it's much better and usable than before, thanks

to be honest listening again to the new 175 version I like it more than before in the first impression I had

in particolar I like the attack of the notes where I hear the typical wooden sound box thump

it's different than the 700 version which I still like, I would like to have avaible both of them


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#14 arislaf

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 04:59 AM

Well, consider that the new 175 is now with P90s and not a humbucker, that is the main reason of the different tone.Maybe you can reproduce it at your 700?


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#15 hurghanico

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 05:28 AM

Well, consider that the new 175 is now with P90s and not a humbucker, that is the main reason of the different tone.Maybe you can reproduce it at your 700?

 

very good idea ;)
I will make a try


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#16 arislaf

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 05:44 AM

very good idea ;)
I will make a try

Please revert with your results, i am curious! (since i don't have my 700 at athens with me :(  )


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#17 hurghanico

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:07 AM

Please revert with your results, i am curious! (since i don't have my 700 at athens with me :(  )

 

as soon as I get the chance I will test it and let you know


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#18 arislaf

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:10 AM

as soon as I get the chance I will test it and let you know

Thank you!


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#19 hurghanico

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 03:12 PM

Well, consider that the new 175 is now with P90s and not a humbucker, that is the main reason of the different tone.Maybe you can reproduce it at your 700?

 

Hi Aris,

with my 700 I did some tests with the 175 body and several PUPs, P90 included

P90 works fine also, but the one that unexpectedly I liked much has been the "junior 90" PU which is very different than the P90

 

maybe I'll do some recording at some point


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#20 arislaf

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 03:50 AM

Wow! I never tried this configuration.Too bad that the HD not have the junior 90s. Thanks for sharing your experience!

Take care, my friend.

 

Waiting for whatever new you come up with!


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 06:30 PM

Hi Aris. There's no link in this thread. Is your demo the one called "Jazz" here? https://soundcloud.com/aris-laf/jazz 

 

Thanks.


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#22 arislaf

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 01:51 AM

Hi Aris. There's no link in this thread. Is your demo the one called "Jazz" here? https://soundcloud.com/aris-laf/jazz

 

Thanks.

Correct, it's the jazz :)


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 02:51 AM

Well, honestly, I really love my Variax 700..But this version 2.0 of the jtv is something else...The jazz guitars and the resonators are so awesome!

Combined with the alt. tuning on the wing...So convenient...I never before used the jazz guitars, or the resos, but now they are my favorites. 

 

Although I still miss the old stratocaster (thanks god I bought the 69s I will make it sound better with dimarzio) and the custon L.P. , but the tones I get are great!!! Speaking for the new tele and the new L.P. they are so perfect!!!

 

Thanks Line 6!

 

Love my jtv also !!!

 

My Variaxes are really the best guitars out there, and I have (and have played) plenty!!

 

Hi arislaf, great to hear you enjoying the v2 models so much.   Have you had any issues with sustain on the new models as reported in other threads by other users?  From memory I believe some people reported they felt the Lester and Strat models had far less sustain than the v1.9 versions.  Have you found that to be the case?

Thanks.


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#24 arislaf

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 03:25 AM

Hi arislaf, great to hear you enjoying the v2 models so much.   Have you had any issues with sustain on the new models as reported in other threads by other users?  From memory I believe some people reported they felt the Lester and Strat models had far less sustain than the v1.9 versions.  Have you found that to be the case?

Thanks.

Yes, I have the same issues, especially on lester :( 


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 03:25 AM

JTV vdi'ed to HD500 is super!

No sustain "problems" at all, every model sounds really great.

My 1974 olympic white Jimmy Hendrix Strat is now retired, after remaining 40 years on the ...front line.


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 03:31 AM

Yes, I have the same issues, especially on lester :(

 

Sorry to hear that.  Have you tried tweaking the models on Workbench HD and did that help at all?   Or is the lack of sustain intrinsic to the v2 Lester models and can't be tweaked out by adjusting parameters in WB HD?


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#27 arislaf

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 04:48 AM

I couldn't adjust the sustain at all through the workbench, the tones easily but that is no problem at all...


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 05:09 AM

Sorry to hear that.  Have you tried tweaking the models on Workbench HD and did that help at all?   Or is the lack of sustain intrinsic to the v2 Lester models and can't be tweaked out by adjusting parameters in WB HD?

 

I was able to get a slight improvement in sustain by throwing a tube compressor at the front of the signal chain in the 500X...it's not a drastic difference, and certainly not as good as the 1.9 models, but it is a little better. That or it's wishful thinking and I talked myself into it...


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