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  1. 1- If the Hip Shots fit, then okay. The height of the string slot on the tuning post must be lower than the string nut slot.

    And the post holes and mounting screw holes should line up. Best to go to a guitar or music instrument store and match

    it up there rather than buying online.


    2- Don't drop string tuning beyond a whole step. There has to be a minimum amount of string tension and pressure on

    the piezo to transfer enough mechanical energy to the piezo for it to sound the note.



  2. For older Variax +9V, for JTV +7.4, and have to be very stable and not too high of a current draw.


    Caveat,.... everything here on this topic is an at your own risk, since modification like this are not supported by Line 6.


    So if something goes wrong with this and it comes to my repair bench, 50/50 chance I'd have to send it back untouched.

    As much as I would enjoy the challenge, they pay me to work on Line 6 gear and not a third party who supplies a modification.

    Just so you are all aware. That being said, best of luck.


  3. "AI modeling built into guitar firmware could be cool... ", the training algorithm is about 120 line of code in C-language,

    but would require some serious memory space on the circuit board for the data accumulation and buffering.

    Interesting idea, lots of computer calculating overhead.


    Ironically, I have a 700 Acoustic on my bench now for some lutherie adjustments.


  4. "I've finally Bought in June 23 a Variax Standard on eBay, from Japan. " --- In the words of Monty Python, "He's not dead yet."

    If or when it happens, there will be official notice. Until then, it's just the same rumors I've been hearing since year 3 of the JTV

    release 12 years ago.



  5. Yes,... PierM remembered.


    "... hope they design new magnetic pickups that capture each string's signal separately, "  

    " It is not possible to use a magnetic pickup for individual strings. At least I don't know any that can do that. " 


    Actually, it is possible. They are called "hexaphonic pick-ups". Hex being six, and phonic being sound source. Not enough magnetic field isolation

    between strings because of magnetic mutual coupling of the magnetic fields between pick-up elements.


    And what goes into it verses the results you get from it,... was thought of as diminishing returns for the effort put into it. Nice idea, just didn't work as

    well as it was hoped.


    Mostly used in some of the early guitar synths. Still used on certain Roland guitar synths and Fishman guitar MIDI products.

    Beyond that, hardly anyone uses hexaphonic pick-ups much anymore.




  6. All Variax guitars have Jescar 57110 frets.


    Upside for a luthier is that when working, leveling and round frets, there's enough material to work with.

    smaller frets wear down to where you can't work them anymore. Then you have to re-fret, or swap out

    the neck,... if it's a bolt-on neck.


    Down side is that Jescar 57110 is a bit much.


    I'm fine with anything, I adapt, so I'm comfortable with whatever it is.



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