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 A Versatile Studio Guitar? 
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Motorman

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Post A Versatile Studio Guitar?
My friend is making a studio and he needs a good versatile "studio" guitar. He doesn't play gigs ever, he just records pop and rock (think like bon jovi kind of rock and the 'guitar' pop stuff like Teenage Dream). I told him to get maybe a Fender Jaguar as they seem to be able to coax out a lot of different tones? He's mainly doing cleans stuff and maybe some distorted rhythm, some leads sometimes, so I figured a Jag would be his go-to guitar? Something with humbuckers? Maybe I'm wrong? I have a Telecaster Plus that I think is mighty versatile but I'm starting to think the Jag is more flexible tone-wise.

I have no idea with respect to an amp. I'm trying to convince him to get an Axe-FX but that's kinda out of his price range and I also don't know if that's even necessary (I just wanna use one!). Any help from my more educated brethren?


Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:24 am
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Post Re: A Versatile Studio Guitar?
EASY - James Tyler Variax.... it is UNBELIEVABLE!

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Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:40 am
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Post Re: A Versatile Studio Guitar?
Just checked that out, Levi... wow. I want one so much.


Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:13 pm
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Post Re: A Versatile Studio Guitar?
I played the old variax and it sucked balls - i mean, it sounded absolutely fine - but it felt cheap and didnt play well.

The nex one is made by James Tyler - enough said

I played one at the MusicMesse last year and have wanted one ever since - that and the HD500 just blew me away when paired.

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Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:54 pm
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Post Re: A Versatile Studio Guitar?
MissMisstreater wrote:
I played the old variax and it sucked balls - i mean, it sounded absolutely fine - but it felt cheap and didnt play well.

The nex one is made by James Tyler - enough said

I played one at the MusicMesse last year and have wanted one ever since - that and the HD500 just blew me away when paired.

Ah right, so you're talking about the £2900 American-made one instead of the Korean model? :P


Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:26 pm
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I went and had a look and a few can be found circa £1000, with some differences. They seem nice for the studio :)

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the korean one is fine - the bad one is the old variax300

http://www.thewoodshop.20m.com/graphics/variax300.jpg

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Post Re: A Versatile Studio Guitar?
MissMisstreater wrote:
the korean one is fine - the bad one is the old variax300

http://www.thewoodshop.20m.com/graphics/variax300.jpg


I gutted one of these and transplanted it into my tele. Too much fun to be had.


Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:16 pm
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I REALLY want to do that!!! How simple a project was it?

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Post Re: A Versatile Studio Guitar?
MissMisstreater wrote:
EASY - James Tyler Variax.... it is UNBELIEVABLE!


I was gonna come in and say the exact same thing. Beaten to it :roll:

But yeah, if you're looking for one guitar that covers all bases that's pretty much the one you want.

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Try the MusicMan Reflex guitar, it is awesome and very versatile.

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Post Re: A Versatile Studio Guitar?
Wow, both look great. I'll have to ask him what his budget is...the Variax seems like a great bargain for a somewhat good price.


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Post Re: A Versatile Studio Guitar?
Amazing, what their interfaces can do too!
I was glad to see they improved the body style as well.

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Rich wrote:
Amazing, what their interfaces can do too!
I was glad to see they improved the body style as well.



The first Variax guitars looked teeeerribbbleeeee!!

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