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High pitch sounds/echo/chime when playing chords.

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Hi everyone!

I just received my Line 6 Variax Standard today and when I was trying it out with the magnetic pickups I heard a resonating/high chime sound, especially when playing the D chord. I've tried to lower the magnetic pickups but it is still there, so it's not string pull I guess. When enabling the modeling the same can be heard but it's much harder to detect but it is still there. Is this normal is the guitar bad, or the setup? 

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Probably the set-up, fret buzz, string nut slots or pick-up height to the strings,... needs to be checked out by a Line 6 authorized service tech.

Did you change string gauges on it?

 

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Lowering the pickups did not make a difference. The guitar was setup by a authorized Line 6 dealer. The action is pretty high tho and some fret buz can be heard sometimes but not when playing the D chord. It can be heard when unplugged, it sounds like it's coming from inside of the guitar.

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15 minutes ago, psarkissian said:

Did you change string gauges on it?

 

 

They put 10's  from Elixir on the guitar for me (not sure if this is default) string gauges. 

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Yes,... D'Addario Xl-110, 10-gauge set is factory.

Sounds like something with the set-up.

 

Line 6 dealer is okay, Line 6 authorized service tech is better.

 

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I included a recording of the sound. It almost sounds like a spring reverb. No effects, straight from the amp (Vox AC4) into iPhone Garageband recording. 

 

Hope this can clarify it better if it is a setup-up problem or a defect.

Line 6 variax sound.m4a

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Sounds like it's mechanical in nature, a secondary vibration, from the string nut or bridge end.

Something is fret rubbing somewhere. Should be gone over by a Line 6 authorized service center with the proper service info.

 

Non Line 6 techs won't have the correct set-up info. There can be interactions between piezo and magnetic pick-ups that non

Line 6 techs would not know to be aware of. Set-up needs to be done to Line 6 specs.

 

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Where can I find a Line 6 authorized service center in the Netherlands? 

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    Hanex

Waaier 36
VW Leimuiden, 2451
Phone: +31172506993
Email: info@hanexservice.nl
URL: http://www.hanexservice.nl

 

Check with them to be certain they do our guitars. 

They do our other products.

 

I've dealt with them before in the past regarding our guitar products.

 

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