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Would you own more than one JTV?

  1. Yes (45 votes [86.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 86.54%

  2. No (7 votes [13.46%])

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#1 pugdealer

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 10:28 AM

Hey guys

 

Well, the question is pretty straight forward...would you own more than one JTV?

 

Does being the same (variax wise) makes it kinda hard or redundant to justify owning 2 or more different models?

 

Let me know why...your thoughts!


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#2 guitarno

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 10:32 AM

It would be a little redundant seeing as how they would really have all the same models, but I have a 59 and if I could afford it, might want to add one with a tremolo bridge. I would also be interested in another if they ever released either an updated acoustic version, or a hollowbody electric version.


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#3 stevekc

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 10:44 AM

 I own both a JTV-59 ( for the Les Paul Neck feel / ergonomoics) 

 

AND a 

 

JTV-69  - for my Strat  / Jeff Beck excursions.

 

And despite the hype - I use the Mag Pickups 80% of the time on both.

Why?

 In 2013 despite all the breakthroughs I remain in the camp that still considers playing through a DSP guitar  / pickup modeler remains in the same realm as thinking an iPAd pinball game 100% replaces a real 1961 arcade pinball game  if you close your eyes and imagine really hard, you "almost" get in the same ballpark as the sound  ./ tone of playing the guitar being modeled, but with DSP modeling (Roland, Line6, Antares) there always remains a 2 dimensional quality on these systems, that an experienced player who knows and uses the tools provided with "real deal" vintage electric guitars will be able to pick out (or put down ) the Variax in seconds. 

 

But I remain an advocate of DSP modeling, as it solves many logistic hurdles for the gigging musician who can only bring one guitar to the gig.  


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Posted 18 December 2013 - 11:10 AM

I have a 69s and I would love a blood red 89F, for 3 reasons

 

1)The colour

 

2)The graphtech piezo

 

3)To replace the mags with dimarzio d activators

 

Though that both would run the version 2, and that my favorite would still be my old Variax 700.


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#5 Charlie_Watt

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 11:46 AM

One (69S) is enough for me.  I like Strat like guitars.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 03:04 AM

allow me to throw a spanner in the works...

No, no and no - oh wait that may have been one too many nos. ;)

 

No I wouldn't buy a second, cos I wouldn't buy the first.

 

I am firmly entrenched on the Strat/floating bridge side of the hill.

I owned a 600, then as I started playing more regularly (I hesitate to say professionally, tho I have no other "work"), I figured a second instrument is necessary in case of string breakage.

Yeah, yeah, I hear the Gibson/fixed bridge camp holler from over the hill - if I didn't have a floating bridge etc etc...

I just don't like playing Gibson style guitars OK? The necks are too chunky and I tend to steer away from most C@(< rock style music the Gibson fans tend to gravitate to. (Lookout - incoming!!!)

 

Different strokes etc... whatever...

Bottom lines for me in a working guitar are:

1 Playability

2 Looks

 

Without even trying the JTV's, they are UGLY (my opinion). The only one which moderately attracts my eye is the 59, but it would have one of those big chunky necks that the Gibbos are renowned for, Bleargh.

 

The 69 has the same old 2 post tremolo system which will inevitably give bad tuning stability, and in the long run fail, due to metal fatigue at the pivot points. Exactly the reason I eventually transferred the electrics into a $100 pawn shop bargain (I've mentioned this in other posts, so no need to bang on about it) with Alder body, maple neck, vintage slotted type tuning pegs, vintage style bridge, Graphtech piezos and Tusq-X nut. Painted and reliced in my fav colour for a Strat, Fiesta Red.

This is the second one I've done, so I now have my two players, just how I want them.

 

I love what the Line 6 gear gives me in terms of tonal flexibility - just not a JTV fan.

Rant over.

 


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#7 jandrio

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 04:25 AM

Yes, as a standby/backup unit for lives.

Also a second HD500 for the same reason.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:34 AM

Yes, as a standby/backup and also, as I have a JTV59, I would like the JTV69 for the trem but also because you are able to replace the neck with whatever neck you would prefer.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:33 AM

Yes, i have the 59 and just never bonded with it like i'd hoped... thinking a 69 might be in my future.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:30 AM

Well

 

I Have a 59, which I bought over the 69 cause they were soldout at the time. The 59 kina grew on me, but I always had that "splinter" in my mind...69, 69, 69...and so I was contemplating buying a 69. I'd have 2 JTV's which would at least be useful as a backup for live situations. 

 

But, I ended up selling the 59...just today actually...and I'm buying a red 69! So, as my wallet and live gigs can't yet justify 2 JTV's, I'll be sticking with a 69 fo the moment...but If my wallet and gigs get better I'm sure I will get a second JTV!


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 02:24 PM

Two Words:

 

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#12 clay-man

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:07 PM

Maybe a 69s and 59. I never had a Les Paul guitar, but I find them very interesting. The closest I got is my SG, and I believe an LP is the same but with a thicker body and different shape.

 

I'd get the 69s because I've lately been a Fender-style nerd, and the 69 is obviously the Strat style model. I love my Variax 600 but there's stuff the 69 will have obviously over decade-old technology. Not just that, but a better build quality. The only thing I don't like is the headstock, and the finish could be a little darker for my taste (I'd get the maple fingerboard 69s because I fell in love with maple when I got my 600)

 

The only thing with the 89 that I like is that it's more like an Ibanez so the action must be pretty low, but I'll assume you can get decently low action on the other models too. I like the floyd rose but in the end it would just be a pain in the lollipop.

 

 

So yeah, probably the 59 and 69s, though if I just got 1 it would be the 69s. For now I just have my 600.


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 05:42 AM

although i prefer the SSS pickup configuration, the 69s models just don't look good to me...

the pickguard just looks sloppy and elementary, no thought into it at all.. just "let's cover the hole"

so if/when i get a 69 it will probably be the non "s" model.

i can always drop a bucker sized p90 or something in it later if i feel the need...

with all the modeling i'm not expecting to be that needy though :D

 

Maybe a 69s and 59. I never had a Les Paul guitar, but I find them very interesting. The closest I got is my SG, and I believe an LP is the same but with a thicker body and different shape.

 

I'd get the 69s because I've lately been a Fender-style nerd, and the 69 is obviously the Strat style model. I love my Variax 600 but there's stuff the 69 will have obviously over decade-old technology. Not just that, but a better build quality. The only thing I don't like is the headstock, and the finish could be a little darker for my taste (I'd get the maple fingerboard 69s because I fell in love with maple when I got my 600)

 

The only thing with the 89 that I like is that it's more like an Ibanez so the action must be pretty low, but I'll assume you can get decently low action on the other models too. I like the floyd rose but in the end it would just be a pain in the lollipop.

 

 

So yeah, probably the 59 and 69s, though if I just got 1 it would be the 69s. For now I just have my 600.


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 05:51 AM

Being as I currently own 7 and a bag of parts to maybe make 8, and just noticed a bunch on ebay being blown out and am struggling not buy another. I voted yes.
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Posted 20 December 2013 - 06:20 AM

Being as I currently own 7 and a bag of parts to maybe make 8, and just noticed a bunch on ebay being blown out and am struggling not buy another. I voted yes.

7??? 8??? 9???

 

Why so many!?!?!?

 

I completely agree with TheRealZap on the pickguard thing...on the 69 it looks great...on the 69s....hmmmm...no, not good! There's something about the way they go around the bridge PU that just ruins it all!

 

Well, my 59 was just sent away to its new owner...my new 69 should arrive monday! Merry xmas to me :D


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 07:05 AM

Well since I own a 59 and an 89F I would say yes.  These really are two different guitars in feel and there are subtle differences in the sounds.  I also have two different bands, one an 80s cover band the other an original Prog band.  The 59 is better suited for the 80s band running the 1.9 firmware while the 89F is perfect for the prog band runnin 2.0 firmware.


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Posted 21 December 2013 - 04:06 AM

the 69s models just don't look good to me...

the pickguard just looks sloppy and elementary, no thought into it at all.. just "let's cover the hole"

 

 

It's like fat women.When you look at her from distance is ugly, but when she is underneath is very good :) So when i play with the 69s and is in my hands, the way it looks is really nice.


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#18 TheRealZap

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 05:56 AM

...or you can just raise your standards :D

 

 

It's like fat women.When you look at her from distance is ugly, but when she is underneath is very good :) So when i play with the 69s and is in my hands, the way it looks is really nice.


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Posted 21 December 2013 - 07:55 AM

Hahahahahhahahaa!!!!


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Posted 22 December 2013 - 12:38 AM

Wow I there are certain things in life I wish I could unsee and that is one of them....  I have a 59 I would have bought the 89f if it was out then, but I would not want more than one.  ( By the way The 59 neck profile is not even remotely close to a gibson Les Paul, it has a much smaller neck profile but beefy to me similar to a fender tele) I often times feel cramped playing it which I never felt with a les paul...


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