Hi all, new user here. Hoping you learned folk can help me out :)
I just bought a guitar advertised as a new Variax 600 on clearance from a guitar dealer online. I know this is quite an old guitar at this point, but it was a great price, and I don’t need the latest and greatest hardware/software. This is a utility guitar for recording esoteric sounds when I need them.
So it arrived today, and I’m not 100% sure it’s all above board. I’m hoping you can all shed some light!
In the box was:
The guitar in a Line6 gig bag (it seems to be new, but both front pocket zips were broken)
VDI to USB adapter
cheap moulded plastic 1/4 inch guitar cable (NOT a TRS)
4x international adapter plates such as might slot into a generic PSU… but no PSU!
I’ve read a bunch of reviews online of the 600, and there were a few things I was expecting to be different:
I thought I’d be getting an XPS footswitch and TRS cable
I expected a 6xAA battery cradle, (there’s just a bare 9v connector)
I didn’t think I’d be getting a VDI to USB adapter
I thought the 600 had a tremolo?!
I expected a maple fretboard
When I go to register the guitar on the Line6 wesbite, the serial number on the headstock doesn’t seem to match any expected configuration.
There’s no printed manual.
To be honest (and based only on internet research) this looks like a 300 to me. And with some of the accessories missing.
So I’m a bit confused. I’ve not been able to try it out yet, as I don’t have a 9V battery handy, and no other way to power up the guitar without the footswitch and TRS cable. I’ll grab a battery tomorrow and give it a go.
In the meantime I’ve attached a few photos (forgive the low light…) and I would very much appreciate if anyone could shed some light on the situation!