Line 6 Introduces New James Tyler Variax JTV-89F Guitar
New solidbody guitar features Floyd Rose licensed double-locking tremolo system by Graph Tech
ANAHEIM, Calif.—January 24, 2012—Line 6, Inc. (NAMM room 212A), leading manufacturer of innovative solutions for musicians, is pleased to introduce JTV-89F, the newest member of the acclaimed James Tyler® Variax® family. With a Floyd Rose® licensed double-locking tremolo system by Graph Tech and the ability to virtually tune down a whole octave without impacting playability or intonation, JTV-89F is ready to throw down like the hammer of Thor.
Coming soon to a downloads page near you: Tyler Variax HD
Tyler Variax HD will be a free upgrade from amp and guitar modelling pioneers Line 6 enhancing all James Tyler Variax guitars to include an entire collection of pristine HD instruments.
Also included with this upgrade will be a new version of Variax Workbench, unsurprisingly named ‘Workbench HD’. This will be supported by all Tyler Variax guitars and will enable new ways to customize your guitars and tones.
Line 6 are set to announce a new member of the Tyler Variax family at Winter NAMM 2013 in a few days time. This limited edition guitar equipt with a licensed Graph Tech Floyd Rose is an all new version of the renowned JTV-89 and will be called the JTV-89F. More news to follow at NAMM.
Blast From The Past
If you’ve not been following my previous blog posts about the Line 6 – James Tyler Variax guitars, then click here: http://rowbinet.co.uk/category/line-6/line-6-variax-newsinfo/ There’s also a separate JTV59 in depth review from fellow Line 6 User Expert and Rowbinet guest blogger Nick Mattocks which you will also find via that link.
So what’s the point of me reviewing the same model of JTV59 too? Well everyone has different opinions, as well as having different physical guitars of the same type (which should of course be almost identical)…
Line 6 Extends The Acclaimed Dream Rig with Free James Tyler Variax® v1.8 and POD® HD v2.0 Updates – SEE. CHANGE.
Along come Line 6, and give us some more free updates. This time some extra features for the modelling of the acoustic guitar models in the JTV, as well v2.0 for the higher end POD HD devices.
Line 6 Extends The Acclaimed Dream Rig with Free James Tyler Variax® v1.8 and POD® HD v2.0 Updates
–New features for Line 6 James Tyler Variax guitars, and POD HD Pro and POD HD500 multi-effects, create even more inspiring experience for the world’s first fully integrated rig for guitarists–
ANAHEIM, Calif.—January 19, 2012—Line 6, Inc. (NAMM room 212A/B) the industry leader in digital audio technology for musicians and audio professionals, announces free updates for James Tyler Variax® modeling guitars and POD® HD multi-effects that give users incredible new features and enhanced integration.
Soon to be downloadable for free on line6.com, JTV firmware v1.8 for the James Tyler Variax series features spectacular updates to the guitar’s five acoustic models and enhanced functionality when the guitar is connected to a POD HD500 or POD HD Pro multi-effect processor.
What’s your favourite superlative? Like a rock star throwback from the 1980′s crossed with a Wayne Campbell (Mike Myers) wannabe: My favourite superlative has to be AWESOME!… I say it far more than any self respecting guitarist should, but much like my GAS (Gear acquisition Syndrome), it’s a hard habit to break.
On this occasion I am forced to make an exception, and only because AWESOME! just will not cover it.
The mothership has landed, and what an impressive mothership it is!
The latest Line 6 multi-FX and amp modeler to be branded with the POD HD moniker is the all new POD HD Pro. It’s similar to the rest of the POD HD family and still boasts 22 amazingly detailed amp models, 16 cab models, 8 mic models, and over 100 high quality M-Series FX. The easy to use interface will be familiar to you if you’ve used a POD HD500 or HD bean, but simple to work out if you’re new to the POD HD line or amp modelers in general. Obviously the Pro model has some extra features which will certainly appeal more to studio users as well as those of us who like to keep our gear in a rack at the back of the stage and control it with an FBV Shortboard front of stage.
I received my new James Tyler Variax JTV-59 last Friday (17 June 2011) which I ordered and paid for in August 2010. My initial fevered G.A.S. fuelled excitement wore off months ago, but I have to say I am stoked with the new guitar. I felt compelled to put something down in writing about my first 48 hours of ownership and thought it might be of some help to anyone who is perhaps considering a JTV-59 or for those that might still be awaiting the arrival of their guitars.
I am an L6 Expert User over on the Line 6 forums (see here for more info: http://line6.com/community/docs/DOC-2120), but I have tried to tell it exactly the way it is for me without bias.
Anyway, for those of you that might be interested, download the whole review HERE.
If you are desperate to get hold of a James Tyler Variax Bass, at the moment your only option is to put in a feature request and ask Line 6 to make one. Hopefully in the future that will happen, but for the time being, you have 4 options.