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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%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.46%

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#21 clay-man

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 01:41 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

 

I don't think it looks bad. I just wish there was a sunburst 69s with a maple. That would be perfect. Also, I don't really like the James Tyler headstock. Looks kinda like a deformed thingy.

 

I do admit one of the reasons I like maple is just because of the look, but I do think it feels nice, doesn't get super dirty either. 


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#22 joegut

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 10:32 PM

Now, with the news of Line 6 being taken over by Yamaha, I would keep my old 600 in additition to adding a Tyler Variax 69s. I just have a feeling they'll one day become "collectors items".


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#23 davidb7170

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 01:59 PM

I voted yes, as I have the 59 Tobacco Sunburst and the 69S Shoreline Gold. I got the 59 first when they just came out (got it after ~8 months of waiting, finally May 2011) and went through the switch problem, but was treated very well in the process, then had a bridge plating and piezo grounding problem later that summer. It all was sorted out and has been a champ ever since. I shied away from the 69 initially, as I don't care for the super strat HSS layout, but when they released the 69S with SSS pickups, I jumped - fall 2012, when they were having their Dream Rig promotion, so I got it for $200 less than now. I did not have any of the neck problems as noted initially with the 69's.

 

I've been a Fender and Strat guy for many years, and it just feels right to me. In the last few years, I got into the HB LP style, including my 59, so had kind of gotten used to the relative silence of those. Since I use my physical pickups on the JTV's about 80 or 90% of the time, I changed out the 69S's single coils with a set of DiMarzio noiseless strat style pickups, the Paul Gilbert set, I believe. I was amazed at how quiet they are for hum. I had no problem with the tonality of the 69S's original PU's, just the single coil hum. I will probably change out my Strat's single coils with the same set, I like 'em so much.

 

Lately, I find myself playing the 69S more than the 59. I always take both to the gigs -- one as backup. I also picked up an HD500X, and have my HD500 as backup, I carry a spare Class D 150Watt Crate amp head also. I've had equipment fail on me at a gig, and do not like the prospect. I'm an engineer, and I believe in contingency planning....

 

My 2 cents...

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#24 toasterdude

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 10:55 AM

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

 

Why so many!?!?!?


 

 

Well:

tele xplant

les paul x plant

explorer x plant

69 with refinish and warmoth neck

firebird xplant coming in 2-4 weeks

billy bo lapsteel xplant next in the pipeline

another 59 that may go into a warmoth flying V, warmoth LP Special body I already have or maybe I get a warmoth starcaster for this one.

 

I also have a 69 main board I got off ebay. Would love it if I could just use that for the billy bo lap steel, so I would have another 69 ready for a project.


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#25 cruisinon2

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 12:04 PM

I might pick up another at some point...either another 69, or the 89. Mostly I'm curious if some of the 69's oddities are universal, or just peculiar to mine. My only real issue is with palm muting the open A string with higher gain amps while using any of the drop D tunings (drop D, drop Db, DADGAD). If I rest my hand anywhere near the low E string, I get some odd overtones coming thru...it disappears if I reposition my hand slightly, so it's no deal breaker, but still annoying, as I have to think about it and adjust. Definitely curious if they would all do that...could just be something in my technique that doesn't jive with a sensitive piezo...would love to find that out, but I'm not doing a $1000 experiment right now, lol. Never seen one of these in a music store anywhere near me, otherwise I'd try it out that way...


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#26 ColonelForbin

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 01:03 PM

Yeah, I would. RIght now I have the tobacco JTV59, Korean. My 'backup' guitar is my USA strat, 3 tone sunburst; but it's the weird model, with the roller nut and the humbucker.

 

So, I would lean slightly toward a 69S, but more likely, I'd go bat-lollipop-crazy and grab a USA /Custom shop. Because what else would I need a spare $5,000 for ? ;)

 

I realize this probably makes no sense to most, but my #1 turn off to the 69 is the Variax graphic on the headstock... I realize they were probably under the gun to make sure it didn't infringe on the Fender neck / headstock design, but they just went a little over the top with the multiple overlapped logo thing.

 

Like I said, literally has nothing to do with playability, sound, etc.

 

I guess I like the feel of the 59 neck; I had gotten used to the strat scale and feel, so this was a nice

alternate to that vibe.

 

The USA Gretch orange color is interesting, though I lean toward more "classic" colors for no reasonable reason. Looks like they did the same graphic thing on the USA headstock too (pic attached)

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#27 BigChas52

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 03:22 PM

I voted yes, but really, it depends.  I own a JTV 59, and I currently have no desire to purchase another JTV, but if I was a gigging guitarist, and making money from my profession, I would always want a spare nearby.  Electronics are fickle.


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#28 cruisinon2

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:37 AM

So, I would lean slightly toward a 69S, but more likely, I'd go bat-lollipop-crazy and grab a USA /Custom shop. Because what else would I need a spare $5,000 for ? ;)
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Before you pull that trigger, make sure you dont mind that the USA model has the truss rod adjustment at the heel. From pics I'e seen, is looks like theres a recess to accomodate adjustments without removing the neck, but I'm not sure. That would be a deal breaker for me. I have an older Warmoth neck on a Strat, before they moved the adjustment screws to the headstock...makes me insane. What should be a 4 second process can take a half hour, especially if more than one turn of the screw is needed...and taking the tension on/off the strigns like that deadens them. Never understood that design.
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#29 jcosta_sr

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 01:15 PM

I would have two JTVs -

I have a 700 and a JTV-69. I have also played a 59. While they may have the same electronics/modeling, they play different!!! I don't get the same sustain on a 69 playing a Lester patch as I do on a 59. So for those songs that I want a humbucker patch I would use the 59, conversely I would use the 69 for single coil pickups.

I think the specialty patches/accuoustics it wouldn't matter.
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Posted 27 February 2014 - 01:59 PM

I would definitely... sometime in the future I will get a 59 to complement my 69...


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Posted 27 February 2014 - 06:48 PM

Nope. One JTV-59 is just fine. My Jackson Soloist SL1 USA and Taylor 2014 810e complete a small collection that are really all I need. :D
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:19 AM

I wouldn't mind having another to compliment my 69 and my Variax 500.  I don't see it happening unless I find an incredible sale though.


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 11:31 AM

I wouldn't mind having another to compliment my 69 and my Variax 500.  I don't see it happening unless I find an incredible sale though.

 

+1.

 

No real reason, just fun to have a complement to my 69 (a 59 or 89).

 

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Variax:  JTV-69 (manuf. 3/2012), Variax 500 (manuf. ~2003)

Amplifier:  DT50 Head, Mesa Rectifier 2x12 (v30s)

Modellers:  POD HD500

Other:   Fender Strat HSS, MIM (~2012), Taylor 614ce (2011), Taylor 315ce (2010)

 


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 05:47 AM

I voted no, but I do wish I'd gotten the JTV69S as opposed to the JTV59 at times just because I am at heart a Strat guy.  But I have learned to bend the neck a bit which suffices for some warble so I guess it'll do there (except of course for playing any modern Jeff Beck lol)...


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