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problem with pickup
by dough54321 on 2009-03-12 11:05:32.4330

I have a Variax 300.  The "G" string doesn't seem to be getting picked up by the piezo.  Does anyone have any suggestions on fiddling with this?  How do I get to the pickup?  Can I get to it through the back or do I have to take the bridge off?

Re: problem with pickup
by AParedes on 2009-03-12 16:41:10.5170


  You need to replace that actual saddle.  You should take the unit to a Line 6 service center to have the performed if you are not comfortable doing the soldering yourself.

Re: problem with pickup
by dough54321 on 2009-03-12 17:28:21.1270

The saddle or the pickup?  Where do I get info on replacing the saddle?  As well as the parts?

Re: problem with pickup
by steeeeeeeeeevo on 2009-03-12 21:30:11.9530

vettaville has had some  variax links and vids in the past for transplants .


Re: problem with pickup
by robkosinski on 2009-03-14 06:34:32.8070

Just for clarification, the saddle IS the pickup. There are 6 individual piezo's - one in each saddle. You'll see little fine wires going from each saddle into the guitar body. When restringing or adjusting the intonation/action you need to be careful not break them.

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