I d just ordered a Variax 600 and Podxt live. I know it will be alot of work getting it right and I'm totally confused after reading this discussion board. Whether I keep it or not is going to depend on how good of an acoustic sound I can get from it. Can anyone give me some tips on how to get the best acoustic sound possible right out of the box so I can try it on the gig?
Your best bet for acoustic guitar with the XT Live will be to create a patch with the amp modelling disabled. Click here for a post that you might find helpful. You might also want to check out a patch that I made for my rig. If you're interested, click here and download the one called PS1 Acoustic...
'Hope this helps. Let us know how it goes...
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Hi stumper,the variax range from L6 is great in concept but the instruments just dont cut it.I first had a 700-black wow!weighed a ton and had bad microphonic probs.specialy on accoustic patch.so I sold it on ebay,bought a 300 the same place and found a guy called Vic at K9vap@firstname.lastname@example.org. has a site called TRANSAX GUITARS.He built the electrics of the 300 into a superb Top-.Range squire for me and it's everything I ever wanted.2Kx better than L6.He makes to order now and is a superb craftsman.When you want something that bit special this is the way to go ,
I obtained a Variax 500 sunburst and a 600 white. I think I'm going with the 500, it feels better to me and I don't need a tremolo. I took it to my solo gig tonight and used it straight through the Pas without the Podxt because I haven't even taken it olut of the box yet. The acoustic sounds did not sound good at all. I haven't yet checked what firmware is on the guitar, may need to be updated. I'm hoping there will be a major positive improvement when I get the Pod figured out.
Hey stump,the best accoustic sound is variax/accoustic patch but no amp.with comp and eq.activated.The latest flash-ware is much better OH and make sure the xt-live is up to the new version as this is miles better than the last one.There just is no way to compare to steping on a swich and going from accoustic jumbo,To 12string ricky,to les-paul,then stinging tele.at will ,try dueling banjo's playing both parts, switching between foot-switches and having banjo and martin-acc. hung round your neck at the same time.Thanks L6.