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#1 sacapuntas

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 12:39 PM

Hi folks

some weeks ago I bought a Variax JTV 89 and was not really convinced. I decided to send it back although I liked the guitar as such. Some days later I have seen one again for 565 Euro at Thomann in Germany and gave it a second try.  I especially like the playability of it.

 

I somehow discovered that it is probably not right to expect when you switch from one model to the other  that all sounds great right aways. It needs a bit tweaking and change of mindset. Then it can be quite nice. So the second JTV 89 became my "friend" and stays.

 

For demo purposes I recorded a short loop ..left side Variax Tyler Jazzbox model with Kemper Andy Deluxe Reverb profile (www.theampfactory.com). Right side same Variax Tyler with a Kemper Hendrikksen amp profile (a typical Jazz amp). Plus a Jazz bass in the background. Nothing special just to demonstrate Variax and Kemper sounds

If you are interested.... here you can hear it. In my ears it sounds quite like a big jazz guitar with a lot of wood and percussion in the tone.

https://soundcloud.c...k-to-showcase
 

What I have learned is that when one is dedicating style and some sound adjustments, the Variax can sound really ok for demos and composition.

Cheers

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#2 hurghanico

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 01:38 PM

I like it... very nice jazz tone!.. a Benson type sound I would say..

it seems a very good combination the JTV JazzBox model with the amp profiles you are using in your demo..

 

in the past I did a Variax 700 JazzBox-POD HD500-VOX AC30 model demo which I still like but it's a different sound than yours

http://snd.sc/Z1Zwpi


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#3 sacapuntas

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:53 PM

Hi hurghanico,  

thanks for you comment.

Wow your recording sounds phantastic.. 100% real.. Great stuff

 

 

Cheers

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 01:18 AM

thanks

the sound of your recording appears also very genuine and authentic, nice style of playing too


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#5 clay-man

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 02:43 AM

Nice demo. I originally didn't care much about the hollow guitars when I got the Variax, but I'm loving the 175 a lot now. The tonality is superb.


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#6 guilhordas

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 06:14 AM

is 2.0 firmware?

Hi hurghanico,  

thanks for you comment.

Wow your recording sounds phantastic.. 100% real.. Great stuff

 

 

Cheers

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 08:41 AM

yes 2.0


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#8 lindsayward

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 06:22 PM

Wow, that sounds great!

 

Which jazzbox models (positions) were you using?

 

Any ideas what POD HD amp/settings you might use to get close to that sound - I love it!

(and I really enjoyed your playing too!)


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#9 guilhordas

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 05:14 AM

very nice , what is the position this model on jtv? is this 2.0?


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