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Is it possible to get a bouzouki or a mandolin sound model into a Tyler Variax?
by antognioni68 on 2013-01-01 23:37:33

Hi, I'm asked for sounding as a bouzouki and a mandolin for the gigs with the variax as some years ago I could make this with the Line 6 Variax 700 acoustic guitar. Nowadays I haven't got that guitar and before buying the Tyler I would like to know if its possible to expand the sounds palette with new instruments as for example a bouzouki. Thanks in advance



Re: Is it possible to get a bouzouki or a mandolin sound model into a Tyler Variax?
by scheater5 on 2013-01-02 15:51:31

Do you mean is it possible for you, or is it possible for Line 6? 

No, as it stands right now, it is not possible to get these sounds on a James Tyler Variax (though I imagine a 12 string model with the tuning set really high would come close to a mandolin).  There is no way to get any sounds onto the guitar besides what is already there except when Line 6 offers a firmware upgrade - unless you count fiddling with pickups and whatnot via Variax workbench. 

For Line 6?  I dunno, drop them a line and let them know you're interested in that having those sounds in a future firmware. 

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Re: Is it possible to get a bouzouki or a mandolin sound model into a Tyler Variax?
by antognioni68 on 2013-01-02 23:18:12

Thanks for your answer scheater5, I was in doubt about getting a Tyler Variax for the job but now I have to find a second hand Line 6 700 acoustic for the gigs. Happy New Year!!



Re: Is it possible to get a bouzouki or a mandolin sound model into a Tyler Variax?
by Nipp on 2013-01-03 03:24:43

I put this question 6 month ago to Line6 people.

Unfortunately they have this policy not revealing in beforehand about new features.

But Ethnic stuff should be known to them - and is an excellent addon if to be implemented.

I am waiting for more ethnic stuff and a midi guitar solution before I get a JTV.



Re: Is it possible to get a bouzouki or a mandolin sound model into a Tyler Variax?
by anthonylee on 2013-01-22 09:04:14

i did a mandolin tuning for boat on the river i'll load up to youtube next week




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