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Written on: 07/03/2015 by earsight (2 reviews written)
Cut to the chase : this is a good guitar for £500-£800. Unfortunately it is not an outstanding guitar as, despite all of the digital wizadry under the bonnet, the quality of the woods and build affect the sound and this guitar is built to a price. Therefore it is not a way of getting a collection of classic guitars at a bargain price as it doesn't play like a classic and, in my opinion, it doesn't sound like a classic either! Don't misunderstand me : there are some amazing emulations here… Read Full Review
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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