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Just compared those with the ones on the 705 here. None of them

look like there even close, at least not for a 705.

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Just compared those with the ones on the 705 here. None of them

look like there even close, at least not for a 705.

That is too bad. Any chance the E to E   dimmensions?

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Part of it is the physic dimensions, they won't fit the saddles.

Don't know yet about the electric characteristics or how they

match up impedance wise.

 

That's a ten year old product. Not easy to get parts for.

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Part of it is the physic dimensions, they won't fit the saddles.

Don't know yet about the electric characteristics or how they

match up impedance wise.

 

That's a ten year old product. Not easy to get parts for.

I know, thanks for the reply thought :( . Too bad Line 6 don't make a new one. 

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Hi, Arislaf!

 

Did you found anything so far?

 

I'm deliberating if the moment to sell my 705 has arrived. I don't want a time bomb on my hands, and the LT is tempting me.

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Hi, Arislaf!

 

Did you found anything so far?

 

I'm deliberating if the moment to sell my 705 has arrived. I don't want a time bomb on my hands, and the LT is tempting me.

Negative mate, nothing so far...

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Negative mate, nothing so far...

 

Really bad!

 

At least still there are compatible piezo pickup replacements: http://www.fullcompass.com/prod/114557-Line-6-11-11-0001

 

But... how long could the stock last?

 

What are you planning to do with your 705, Arislaf? Do you think is still a good idea keeping a ten year old product for which it is not easy to get parts?

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Really bad!

 

At least still there are compatible piezo pickup replacements: http://www.fullcompass.com/prod/114557-Line-6-11-11-0001

 

But... how long could the stock last?

 

What are you planning to do with your 705, Arislaf? Do you think is still a good idea keeping a ten year old product for which it is not easy to get parts?

My 705 was a third hand bass, already 11 years old, running perfectly though. I will install the ghost when the bass pickups dies... I will try and  find a solution..And yes mate, I will keep the 705 until all electronics die, it is an ultimate bass.

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My 705 was a third hand bass, already 11 years old, running perfectly though. I will install the ghost when the bass pickups dies... I will try and  find a solution..And yes mate, I will keep the 705 until all electronics die, it is an ultimate bass.

 

 

My 705 sunburst is also working perfectly so far. And yes, its a very good bass, except for the weight (that it's insane).

I love the string spacing. Together with the Musicman Sting Ray model (Manta) this bass is simply awesome for slapping, very very close to the real thing.

I bought mine second hand 5 years ago, the original owner was a pro bassist, so it's almost mint and have a pro setup as well, with a very low action, a real pleasure to play.

 

So please let us know if/when you find any solution, becouse most of us are still loving our Variax Bass but have no clue of how a Ghost can be installed there (specially when L6 says they won't fit the saddles).

 

Another option if/when everything else fails could be a Roland GK-3B pickup, but then you have to get an GR55 as well. In this situation I'm not sure if the 705 worth the expense, being such a heavy instrument...

 

Something like the Yamaha TRB 1005 TBL would be a good replacement If you like the 705 neck feel (as I do). I think the string spacing its very similar, and the active electronics seems to give a broad sound palette.

 

By the way, Arislaf, are you already a member of the Variax Bass club? (I am member #12): https://www.talkbass.com/threads/the-official-variax-bass-club.932650/

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My 705 sunburst is also working perfectly so far. And yes, its a very good bass, except for the weight (that it's insane).

I love the string spacing. Together with the Musicman Sting Ray model (Manta) this bass is simply awesome for slapping, very very close to the real thing.

I bought mine second hand 5 years ago, the original owner was a pro bassist, so it's almost mint and have a pro setup as well, with a very low action, a real pleasure to play.

 

So please let us know if/when you find any solution, becouse most of us are still loving our Variax Bass but have no clue of how a Ghost can be installed there (specially when L6 says they won't fit the saddles).

 

Another option if/when everything else fails could be a Roland GK-3B pickup, but then you have to get an GR55 as well. In this situation I'm not sure if the 705 worth the expense, being such a heavy instrument...

 

Something like the Yamaha TRB 1005 TBL would be a good replacement If you like the 705 neck feel (as I do). I think the string spacing its very similar, and the active electronics seems to give a broad sound palette.

 

By the way, Arislaf, are you already a member of the Variax Bass club? (I am member #12): https://www.talkbass.com/threads/the-official-variax-bass-club.932650/

Sure thing Ed, you help me with the bass sounds already before! If I will have any news you will be the first to know. Thanks for the club, didn't know it exists :) I made my subscription.

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