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Line 6 Variax 500

“I like the fact you can use a laptop to modify the...”

Written on: 05/12/2008 by Caledonian Recordings (1 review written)

I like the fact you can use a laptop to modify the sounds or build unique guitars but you loose the sustain and although it can sound kinda like a les paul it really cannot give off the same sustain. I know use traditional guitars for recording but uses these for messing around with. Hopefully oneday they will sort the software out and make it do what it says on the Ads… Read Full Review

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Line 6 Variax 500

“The Line 6 Variax 500 has a good sound. The only bad...”

Written on: 20/10/2007 by tetris (1 review written)

The Line 6 Variax 500 has a good sound. The only bad thing about it is the weight, but if you need a good guitar, buy a Variax!… Read Full Review

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Line 6 Variax 500

“When I got my Line 6 Variax 500 electric guitar home,...”

Written on: 04/08/2006 by Blompcube (1 review written)

When I got my Line 6 Variax 500 electric guitar home, at first I couldn't get it to work, but after much fiddling, it was just that the batteries had run dry while I was playing it in the shop. For some reason when the batteries are in, the guitar tries to use them rather than using the power from the foot-switch. But complaints aside, this is a great guitar, and it is now working perfectly.

I have been spending hours trying each individual guitar sound and comparing it to the sound of the… Read Full Review

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Line 6 Variax 500

“You can't get a Line6 Variaz 500 electric guitar...”

Written on: 01/12/2005 by techmek (1 review written)

You can't get a Line6 Variaz 500 electric guitar anymore, unless you find a store that has some left, as it's now a discontinued model. Since it looks like the top of the line, it'll be better than the 600 in my opinion, to anyone who can find one. I've been finding that it's like any other guitar, you have to respect it, take the time to learn each setting as if it's the guitar you are playing, so just turning the knob to the Telecaster setting isn't going to magically make it sound 100% like… Read Full Review

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Line 6 Variax 500

“Line6 Variax 500 a great piece of innovation. I don't...”

Written on: 08/04/2005 by martinman (2 reviews written)

Line6 Variax 500 a great piece of innovation. I don't claim to be a lead player but I have received nice compliments about some of the lead rifs I have added to my recordings recently using this guitar. My mate, who is a great lead player has accompanied me with it at gigs reckons it is wonderful and the audience reaction would do justice to a USA Strat.
I had an unfortunate accident with this guitar - tripping over a cable caused a minidisc player to crash on it snapping off the the tone… Read Full Review

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Line 6 Variax 500

“Line6 Variax 500 - We have been using 3 of these in...”

Written on: 02/01/2005 by clansfolk (1 review written)

Line6 Variax 500 - We have been using 3 of these in the band since they first hit the shore - and although we have "top line" named guitars as well these are ideal for working musicians. Just added the 700 acoustic to the line up which is even more impressive with alternative tunings and even better acoustic sounds. The Bass Variax will be the next addition when it arrives later this year… Read Full Review

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Line 6 Variax 500

“Line6 Variax 500 - The Variax 500 doesn't do exactly...”

Written on: 14/11/2004 by AxeMan2000 (3 reviews written)

Line6 Variax 500 - The Variax 500 doesn't do exactly what it says on the tin, but it does do a worthwhile job. If you want to have a massive guitar collection available to you at the flick of a switch, then this is the one to buy. As I already own a Fender Strat and have played a Telecaster on numerous occasions, these two sets of patches were the ones I can best comment on. Yes they do sound Fender Strat...ish or Telcasteresque but they are obviously not the real thing. But then on the other… Read Full Review

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Line 6 Variax 500

“Line6 Variax 500 - Personally, I think that if you...”

Written on: 03/10/2004 by maxmax (1 review written)

Line6 Variax 500 - Personally, I think that if you like this guitar then you don't know guitaring. I mean, I play a PRS so I would know… Read Full Review

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Axeman2000's Response to maxmax's Review

Written on: 14/11/2004

I'm not sure that this reviewer has ever been near a Variax, it doesnt have conventional pickups as the they are modelled in the software algorithms for each of the instruments it recreates and therefore can't have been badly placed, the strings don't fuzz?? And the knobs are of very high quality.

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Corky1's Response to maxmax's Review

Written on: 19/04/2011

Are we supposed to be impressed that he plays a PRS? Mass produced, over priced guitars that are not necessarily the best out there. I play Fender, Gibson, Larrivee, Lag and a number of hand made custom built guitars (built for me), and that means NOTHING to anyone else. Only me. Oh yes, and the Variax 500 that feels as good to play as any other decent guitar.
<br/>His efforts to impress us do give cause for some amusement though.

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Blompcube's Response to maxmax's Review

Written on: 27/07/2006

i don&#039;t know what guitar maxmax is reviewing here but it&#039;s certainly not a variax. having played one (not actually plugged in, unplugged...) i know that the playing feel is great, the frets are not randomly spaced (who ever heard of a guitar built like that? not even hondo (sorry if you happen to have a hondo) make guitars that badly), the knobs don&#039;t break easily, and the pickups are badly placed??? what pickups? there are no pickups to place badly, so there&#039;s no problems there.

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Siziemm's Response to maxmax's Review

Written on: 07/06/2006

I have had a variax 500 for a couple of months now and I find it a real joy to play - can't really understand Maxman's comments, as they seem unfounded and, quite frankly, untrue.
Brilliant fun, and if paired up with an amp with its own effects (I bought a Roland Micro Cube), then I think you will have years of tinkering and aural gratification to look forward to. Also, there still seem to be a few new ones around at about a third of their original cost. If you find one of these snap it up!
Maxman, I'm afraid it is hard to comment on your ill-informed review without resorting to offensive language. I hope that, by now, you have learnt the basics of a guitar ie. what a pick-up is, what head alignement is and what makes a variax 500 different, before again attempting to comment on one (or anything else guitar-related for that matter).

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Varyaxeboy's Response to maxmax's Review

Written on: 28/06/2005

Sounds to me like this is an ex employee,probably sacked for sitting on his behind or punted because the technology was just to much for him........I have a 500 and it sounds amazing.Why has he made no comment on the robust footpedal,the quality leads or excellent giig bag......very sinister.

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192950_Crinkelcut Chip's Response to maxmax's Review

Written on: 12/05/2005

It doesn't have pickups, the frets are perfect, the body is really well made, it feels extreemly real like to any of it models.
<br>everything about this guitar has been carefuly worked out, great guitar.

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Clansfolk's Response to maxmax's Review

Written on: 25/04/2005

Why has this review not been put in "The Bin" where it belongs, it was obviously written by someone who has not seen heard or played a Variax. (If any guitar at all!).

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Abarker's Response to maxmax's Review

Written on: 23/04/2005

Wow, you're right, having a PRS automatically makes you a guitar expert. You're so wise, PRS man.

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Martinman's Response to maxmax's Review

Written on: 08/04/2005

If you cannot make this guitar sound good you should not be looking at a PRS let alone playing one. A bad workman......

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Clansfolk's Response to maxmax's Review

Written on: 02/01/2005

I agree comments are not in line with someone who has seen let alone played a Variax - not worth the time reading the comments.

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