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  1. -Dual Tone Effect, where you are hearing the strings in standard tuning and the alternate tuning out the amp, together.

    Typical with 1/2 step down as it more dissonant to begin with.


    -500X tuning might not be as dialed-in as it could be, making Dual Tone Effect worse.


    -Variax string tuning has to be tuned very close and dialed-in for custom or Alt Tune to sound alright when doing a 1/2 step difference.


  2. Program for the heads are different, and slight difference in other places to accommodate different 3rd party cabinets.

    Modeling program for the heads is designed for that, program for the combos are not. Been that way since Spider III and Spider Valve.


    As I've said before, these are not all analog tube amps, so you can't get away with doing the kinds of things we used to

    do in the all analog tube amp days (circa early 1970's).


    Had this chat with a audio test analyst guy here, as we both used to work at JBL (or JBL/UREI in my case). Was picking

    his brain a while back for my prior comment, as he was dealing with some Neodymium speaker testing that week. Hence

    my prior comment.



  3. Neck wood density, head stock shape, string gauge and tension, all play apart in how the neck plays a

    part in the sound.


    Being a bolt-on neck, it by it nature does not have the same acoustical coupling as a set neck. The whole

    bolt-on neck idea was about making manufacturing easier to mix and match necks and bodies, do quick

    swap repairs, and had little to do with sound.


    Bolt-on necks are a recent thing in the history of string instrument, introduced by Leo Fender as I recall. Set neck was

    the standard way for almost a millennia until then.


    Some like less sustain, because they can add to it with a sustain effect. Once resonance in it, it's hard to take it out. 

    Yes, the tail piece and bridge being the other end of the guitar play their roles in the sound as well. Interaction of resonances

    and tensions. Too stiff, it pinches and deadens to note. Too loose and it get floppy, droopy and dies away.


    It's about finding that happy mid ground.


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