sornord Posted September 20, 2022 Share Posted September 20, 2022 Wife and I are planning to move overseas next year. Our sponsors are telling us to bring NOTHING, and to buy locally everything we need once we get our house in order. BUT I have 20+ instruments and amps that I use regularly and hope to use playing in the local music scene, which is VERY active with big name people showing up to jam in local bars and clubs after their big time gigs elsewhere in the country. I'm primarily a bassist but have played lead when no other better player was available. In order to NOT ship my expensive/vintage guitars, I just bought a JTV-59. I'd LIKE to do the same for my basses but Variax basses are a different beast. I've read on various online sources that imply the piezos on the Variax basses are prone to failure. Replacement parts for the basses are pretty much unavailable. I've been told without "normal" PUs the 700 bass would be a brick if the piezos ever fail. How difficult/expensive would it be to fit a Variax 700 with regular pickups in addition to the modeling electronics? If that option isn't an outrageous price, it MIGHT be an option. Otherwise, I'm stuck with taking one of my vintage basses, which I'm loath to do. Any sources or ideas? Stephen Wilson Pensacola, FL Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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