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#1 arislaf

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 06:12 AM

Johnyay or anybody else, how can I put the electronics of the Variax 300 to a hollowbody? Requires drilling and wood cutting or can I transfer them by ungluing the glue from the body?


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#2 stevekc

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 10:10 AM

This is just a link to the typical procedure

http://www.exit45.com/VaxII


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#3 cruisinon2

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 10:16 AM

This is just a link to the typical procedure

http://www.exit45.com/VaxII

 

Wow...I will forever remain mystified at the patience required to pull off something like that, and I had front row seats for a custom build that I had done for me years ago...saw it in various stages along the way, so I get what's involved, but when you lay it all out in pics like that it's crazy. Hats off to anybody who can do that!

 

I get cranky when the cable box doesn't respond to the remote fast enough... ;)


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#4 radatats

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 11:48 AM

amazing job, what a very talented individual... super impressed...


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 02:30 PM

Does Warmoth still make Variax bodies?


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 02:33 PM

The deal is that I own a HB30 from washburn, and today I bought a second hand variax 300, looking to transfer these to there...Possible? And if yes, how?


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#7 Charlie_Watt

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 06:53 PM

The 300 guts are different than the ones shown in the above build.  That was based on an original 500.  That build was done many years ago if I recall correctly.  You used to be able to get routing templates to do the 500 transplants and Warmouth did make a Variax body.


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 07:04 PM

The deal is that I own a HB30 from washburn, and today I bought a second hand variax 300, looking to transfer these to there...Possible? And if yes, how?

 

yep, here's the link to his White Falcon, looks like it would be a similar awesome project...   :)

 

http://line6.com/sup...stions/?p=16052


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Posted 19 February 2014 - 01:55 PM

Johnyay or anybody else, how can I put the electronics of the Variax 300 to a hollowbody? Requires drilling and wood cutting or can I transfer them by ungluing the glue from the body?

 

Well lollipooooooooop... most of the info on Variax transplants seems to have disappeared from the web over the years, once upon a time there was a site that showed a hollowbody conversion step by step as it was being done.

 

For my White Falcon copy I cut a hole in the back of the body, I put all the V300 electronics into a small project box from Radio Shack, then I made a rear cover plate for the guitar and screwed the box to the cover plate. I cannot access the switching or the knobs as they are sealed in the box, all tone selection is done by VDI/HD500. I could have easily put the knobs on the body but I didn't want anyone to know it was a Variax, the only giveaway visually is the jackplate.

 

It was an easy conversion and took only about a day of work start to finish, wouldn't take much longer if I had installed the pots and the switch normally.

 

For the bridge I used a GraphTech Tune-O-Matic.

 

I don't know how to open the body and reglue it to avoid cutting the hole in the back of the body, a luthier could probably tell you that.


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#10 stevekc

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 02:15 PM

www.vettaville.com

 

Varaix 300 Internal pics

http://www.vettaville.com/variax.htm

http://www.vettavill...iax300pics1.htm

300chassis2.jpg


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#11 arislaf

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 06:58 AM

Thank you guys! a lot of usefull information found here! thank's a lot for your time! and the advices !


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