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Is there a variax with locking tremolo?
by EagleWildFire on 2012-12-01 12:12:04

Hi everyone!

I'd love to have a Variax guitar, but I play in a metal band and I need a guitar for shredding (like the JTV 89, which has 24 frets) but I also would like it to have a locking tremolo system (like Floyd Rose).. I think that it's something really important for solists, but there's just the 69 with 21 frets and a Fender like vibrato system.

So my qüestion is this one: Is there any variax with 24 frets and a non fixed bridge or would I have to ask for a custom one? If I had to do this, how much more would it cost?



Re: Is there a variax with locking tremolo?
by YirWaffy on 2012-12-01 12:42:31

There isn't one now but according to the following post one is in the pipeline:

http://line6.com/support/thread/88259?tstart=0

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Thereare also some posts where people have transferred the electronics from a JTV into their own guitar. Since there's no FR at the moment, for a tremelo you'd have to use a JTV-69, which does not have a locking bridge. The bridge contains the piezos used for the modeled guitars.



Re: Is there a variax with locking tremolo?
by EagleWildFire on 2012-12-01 13:41:36

Thanks a lot!
And would it be possible to have a 69 with 24 frets?



Re: Is there a variax with locking tremolo?
by YirWaffy on 2012-12-02 08:25:24

I tried out the 69 and I can tell you that it's thick and round, like the hitting end of a baseball bat near the body. So if you like an Ibanez-like thin neck, you'll hate this one.

Here's a thread on replacement necks for the 69:

http://line6.com/support/thread/85897?tstart=0

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Idon't think you can add a 24 fret neck on a 69 but I'm no expert. I'd recommend waiting for the 89 with the FR though I've no idea when it will be released.




Re: Is there a variax with locking tremolo?
by nevla on 2012-12-04 03:07:15

Desperately hoping Line6 make an announcement about this soon, or at least leak some information!




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