The Alt Tune Knob
   

Imagine going from a Stones tuning to a Zep tuning with the twist of a knob. Imagine having more foxy in your Foxy Lady because you are tuned to Eb without touching a tuner. Imagine playing slide guitar without lugging an extra axe. Imagine being ready to play in D because your singer is having a trouble with the original key.

Imagine no longer. Variax Alternate Tuning technology makes it possible, and puts a dozen different tunings at your fingertips and instantly accessible.

Each James Tyler Variax modeling guitar has a dedicated Alt Tune knob. This knob has 12 settings, including two labeled “Model” and “Standard.”

Set to “Model,” the Alt Tune knob lets you access the alternate tunings you created using Variax Workbench™, which is Line 6′s virtual guitar workbench software. (These tunings are stored on your Variax’s Model knob.) Set to “Standard,” the Alt Tune knob overrides saved tunings to set every model to standard “E-to-E” tuning.

The Alt Tune knob’s remaining 10 settings are hand-picked for each style of James Tyler Variax guitar.

Alt tunings for JTV-59 and JTV-69:

1. MODEL
2. STANDARD: E A D G B E
3. DROP D: D A D G B E
4. 1/2 DOWN: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
5. DROP Db: Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
6. 1 DOWN: D G C F A D
7. DADGAD: D A D G A D
8. OPEN D: D A D F# A D
9. BLUES G: D G D G B D
10. RESO G: G B D G B D
11. OPEN A: E A C# E A E
12. BARITONE: B E A D F B



Alt tunings for JTV-89:

1. MODEL
2. STANDARD: E A D G B E
3. DROP D: D A D G B E
4. 1/2 DOWN: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
5. DROP Db: Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
6. 1 DOWN: D G C F A D
7. DROP C: C G C F A D
8. m3 DOWN: Db Gb B E Ab Db
9. DROP B: B Gb B E Ab Db
10. M3 DOWN: C F Bb Eb G C
11. DROP Bb: Bb F Bb Eb G C
12. BARITONE: B E A D F B



Next I will post a video showing the Virtual Capo™ in action, and demonstrate how you can save user-created tunings to the Alt Tune knob in seconds flat.

Rich