Uncle E wrote:Lemmy Koopa wrote:You CAN mix magnetics and modeling via POD or a Workbench preset.
You can also split the signal via POD.
Great to know! A friend of mine recently picked up a USA JTV-69 and the magnetic pickups sound excellent on it.Auto Tune guitar is pretty cool. Do you have to pay for the models or are they free?
It seems that they're freely accessible via the app:
Nice. I'd say Auto Tune is the best competitor for the Variax then. If I had money to throw away I'd probably get one as well.
I wish I could try a JTV with HD firmware. I love my 600 but some of the new features on the new Variaxes are a serious deal breaker.
You have no idea how annoying it is to waste patches and banks on duplicates just for alternate tunings. Example: If I wanted a strat both in E standard and Drop D, I would have to use a whole nother bank for drop D, for all the 5 pickup selections.
The JTV has the alt tuning knob and capo mode where you can basically dial in a tuning on the guitar on the fly, you don't even need to save it, you can put a temporary one that won't change if you change banks and pickups, as if you physically retuned the guitar. I'd kill for that functionality. I have so many guitars I've thrown out of my Bank roster just for alt tunings that I wish I had room for.
I couldn't afford a JTV so I got a used Generation 1 Variax off ebay.
Another thing I like about the Variax is that you can make your own guitars. I made a Jaguar Jazzmaster and SG through workbench.