Picked up a used Variax 300 last weekend in a trade and I used it at rehearsal last night for the first time. I'm using the Mini XPS to run it through the front of my Kemper profiler. Basically, I just unplugged my normal guitar and plugged in the Variax 300. First thing that i noticed is a large increase in the low end over my Vox Virage. Not really a nice clear low end, sort of a muddy low end. Is this normal?
One change that I made after getting the Variax home was to put on a set of Elixir 10's. To be honest, I'm not a big coated string guy, but after reading a few posts here, Elixirs seemed to be the string of choice for many people. Do the elixirs give a big boost to the low end?
On a side note, when i got the Variax home, the piezo on the A string was shorting out. Miraculously, a local store had one in their parts drawer. Probably been there for years....... So I replaced the piezo, and now everything is working fine, except for the extended low end.