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Just ordered a new JTV-89F-few questions
by stos2 on 2013-04-14 16:08:03

I just ordered a new JTV-89F, and can'twait for it to come in.  I bought the blood red one.  I hope it's as beautiful as it looks in oics.  It makes me nervous to order such an expensive guitar without seeing or playing.  I'm not a a shredder or metal player, but I just love the look of this guitar.  I know this guitar is designed with the shredder in mind, mainly by the alt tuning selections. 

My questions is, can I still get the same alt tunings as the 69?  I'm a solo performer, and play everything from classic rock to blues, country, folk and some jazz.  Hence, the reason I'm so excited about a aguitar that does it all.  I'm just not sure if there are limitations compared to the 69 Strst style.  Maybe I should have ordered the 69, but I love the look of the 89-F.  Anyway, any info would be appreciated.  I'm mainly interested in the differences between the two models.

Thx



Re: Just ordered a new JTV-89F-few questions
by dchernov551 on 2013-04-14 17:16:09

Hello and welcome aboard!

JTV89F blood red owner here. Yes, it is a beautiful guitar and I believe that it looks even better than what it looks in pictures. It also has a beautiful sound to it and in my personal case, I am quite content with my model and glad that I've made the right choice. I'm not a shredder or a metal player too though I really like these styles, but I hope to get a hold of it one day. This guitar is very comfortable to play if you had any experience of playing RG series from Ibanez guitars. However, it is hard to even compare because it has a special feel to it that allows you reaching the high frets without any trouble.

Yes, you can have any possible alternate tuning. You can mix and match any tuning with any instrument and also create your own tunings on the fly with Virtual Capo. It’s easy to save your custom tunings, either to the open Model slot on the Alt Tune knob, or to one of the other alternate tuning slots. With the help of the Variax Workbench software, you can create any tuning you wish.

The difference is that in the various alt tunings included, but you can always save the one you need to the "Model" slot of the knob. Then come the native pickups. JTV89F has two high-output alnico humbucking pickups while JTV69 has alnico bridge humbucker and vintage-style neck and middle single-coil pickups. You can actually compare both models at: http://line6.com/jtv-69/specs and http://line6.com/jtv-89f/specs

Iguess there are people who may own both models out there and they might give you more information about the differences on practice, but I hope that the specs of both instruments will be of some help. Double-locking tremolo is quite decent on JTV89F and in my particular case GraphTech bridge is responsive and so far I haven't noticed any problems (in my case).

If there is anything else I may help you with, feel free to ask .

Here is a picture of mine (but it looks much more beautiful in reality!):

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With the best wishes,

Denis



Re: Just ordered a new JTV-89F-few questions
by stos2 on 2013-04-17 20:41:12

Denis,

Thanks for the input.  I just got it yesterday and am still playing around with it.  You're right that it looks even better than the pics.  It is one beautiful guitar.  So far, I like how it sounds both analog and modeling.  I got a gig coming up the end of next week, and am hoping to get things set so I can use it. 

I still have some confusion about the alt tunings.  Specifically, how can I change the tunings to match those in the 69?  Are the tunings that come with the guitar able to be modified?  Or do I have to save them to the Model switch position.  I hope I can choose these modified tunings with all the different guitar models.

Thanks again for all the help.



Re: Just ordered a new JTV-89F-few questions
by dchernov551 on 2013-04-18 05:07:09

Hello!

Thank you for your message and congratulations on your new guitar! I am happy that I could be of some help to you! I'm glad that you like it and I am sure that it will be your best friend at the upcoming gig.

Now about the alt tunings: you can mix and match any tuning with any instrument and also create your own tunings on the fly with Virtual Capo. It’s easy to save your custom tunings, either to the open Model slot on the Alt Tune knob, or to one of the other alternate tuning slots. Here is how it looks in action:

Also there is Variax Workbench software that comes along with guitar and you can use it to create virtually any tuning possible. I have only tried Variax Workbench software so far and it worked great. Virtual Capo feature sounds even easier, but the fact remains - it is possible to get any tuning and match it with desired guitar. If there is anything else that I can help you with, be sure to let me know!

Take a good care and best of luck with the upcoming gig! You will rock the place, I am sure

-- Denis




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