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Some Variax questions before purchase...
by dtray187 on 2013-01-22 17:25:23

Hey guys

I have a few questions about the Variax guitars and software before I decide to purchase a used model...

1. Is it possible to use a variax 300 series guitar without a pod pedal......?

connect it via usb or something, to a macbook, change your presets using workbench, and then just use guitar rig for the amp modeling?

2. If I purchased a used 300 series will I be able to run the latest acoustic models? They sound really good!


Re: Some Variax questions before purchase...
by TheRealZap on 2013-01-22 17:51:42

1. you would need to buy the workbench interface it costs 100$, if you ask me money would be better spent going to a used XT live

2. No, the new acoustics are JTV only

Re: Some Variax questions before purchase...
by clay-man on 2013-01-22 19:44:51

I had the same problem when finding a Variax on ebay as you. I noticed that getting a Variax would require purchasing a lot more than just the guitar itself.

I felt batteries would cost too much so I needed the power supply, and I wanted custom patches so I needed the workbench cable.

Like Zap says, the accessories cost alot on it's own, but I found a 600 for 400 with VDI cable, workbench interface, XPS power adapter, and a bag, so it was a great deal.

You just have to keep looking around for good deals. Try to be patient.

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