Finding Great Acoustic Tones With A James Tyler Variax


Are you a JTV owner who quests after the ultimate flexibility from your guitar as well as the ultimate acoustic tone? Or perhaps you’re an acoustic player who is looking for a flexible option for gigging with 1 guitar to get different tones and tuning from.

Well whether you fit into either of those groups of people or not, you should take a read at the following article from the Line 6 Blog.


Create Any Tone Imaginable With POD HD + JTV

Here’s a recent Line 6 mailshot I received. It’s certainly true that there are a vast number intones you can create, but I am interested to know if there’s a guitar tone from a song that you have failed to replicate on a POD HD + JTV.

Call it a challenge if you like, and post a comment under this article with the song that contains the guitar tone you’ve not been able to replicate, and Rowbi will have a go for you.

As a POD® HD owner, you know the power of having a priceless collection of amps and effects in a single, compact unit. But did you know you could multiply the possibilities with a James Tyler® Variax® guitar?

In addition to putting 29 vintage, modern and exotic instruments at your fingertips, James Tyler Variax integrates with POD HD500 and HD Pro multi-effects for instant control of your entire rig. You can save your instrument, tuning, amp, effects and more to a single preset—then recall up to 500 different rigs with the press of a footswitch.


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NAMM 2013: Line 6 Announce Tyler Variax JTV-89F Floyd Rose Limited Edition



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.

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Line 6 Tyler Variax HD upgrade & Variax Workbench HD

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 Tyler Variax 89F

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.


Dream Big for Your Dream Rig

Save Big on Your Dream Rig

Line 6 Promo Offers $500 Savings on the Best-Sounding, Most Advanced Guitar System Ever

RUGBY, UK, 8TH October 2012—Line 6 UK Ltd. is pleased to announce the “Save Big on Your Dream Rig” promotion. The Line 6® Dream Rig integrates a James Tyler® Variax® guitar, DT-series amp, and POD® HD500 or HD Pro multi-effect into the world’s best-sounding, most advanced guitar system. Customers can save £325 on the entire system, or up to £125 on select components.*

From 1st October – 31st December 2012, customers visiting participating Authorized Line 6 retailers will receive £100 instant savings on DT-series amplifiers and £125 instant savings on James Tyler Variax guitars

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Big Dreams for Less

Save Big on Your Dream Stage

Line 6 Promo Offers Up to £1,125 savings on the Latest Live Sound Gear

RUGBY, UK – 8th October 2012—Line 6, Inc. is pleased to announce the “Save Big on Your Dream Stage” promo, which offers significant savings on groundbreaking StageSource™ and StageScape™ M20d live sound products. From 8th October–31st December 31, 2012, customers can save £100 per StageSource loudspeaker (limited to 10 loudspeakers per person).

In addition to the instant rebate, Line 6 is also offering customers who purchase and register the Dream Stage the opportunity to claim an additional £125 via a mail in rebate.  Customers who purchase a complete system could save £1,125 (10 speaker plus one M20d).  Terms and conditions apply.

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New James Tyler Variax Models Released – P90’s and Single Coils

Line 6 Announces New James Tyler Variax Guitars

New offerings give guitarists more sonic and aesthetic options

RUGBY, UK—24th September 2012—Line 6, Inc. is proud to introduce two additions to the James Tyler® Variax® family. The new JTV-59P and JTV-69S guitars provide new pickup configurations and a variety of finish options, expanding the sonic capabilities of the James Tyler Variax family to meet the needs of even more guitar players.

The single-cutaway, set-neck JTV-59P features two P-90 soapbar pickups for a classic look and vintage tone that is ideal for classic edge-of-breakup blues, modern rock and more. JTV-59 is available in Gold Top or Black.

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Line 6 JTV59 Review – One Guitar, Many Personalities!


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: 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)…
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Line 6 JTV v1.8 update – Free Update – SEE. CHANGE.

Line 6 are soon going to give us a free update to our James Tyler Variax’s and , but what goodies should we expect from the update, and what will it mean for us players when using JTV flash v1.8 with a POD HD500 or POD HD Pro running flash v2.0?
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