I bought a classical variax some years back, and have used it extensivly for recording, and very pleased with the results. Does anyone know whether this is compatible with the new HD500X pedalboard?
Posted 06 October 2013 - 02:42 AM
Compatible in what sense?
You can certainly use it like you would use any pedal board.
I don't think you can use the HD500X to automatically select the model on the acoustic variaxes, but I could be wrong on that. Also, the HD500/X doesn't have any modelled acoustic amplifiers. You can use all the standard effects like reverb, compression, EQ, etc. And you can use the amp modelling, but they're all guitar amps that are modelled.
Posted 06 October 2013 - 05:11 AM
Variax Acoustic 300 doesn´t have VDI connector (unlike the 700 acoustic, which does have) but there is no reason why you can not use it with any multieffects processor. The HD500/X doesn't have any modelled acoustic amplifiers, that´s true, but the fact is you do not need any, actually. And there are about 90 custom presets in customtone related to acoustic guitars, in addition to those included in the factory presets (they are few, but some sound really good, no need to have a dedicated modeling amp)
What you are looking in an amp for any acoustic instrument is to be as flat as possible. And there is no an amplifier flatter than no amp at all.