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Re: Acoustic guitars modeling

I use a VG8, upgraded to EX.  If you want an alternate tuning machine, you
really should try the VG8.  One can't judge its ability to model an 
just by listening to a sample online; to get the real idea, you'd have to
try out some good patches (look on vg-8.com) for acoustic sounds, or learn
to tweak your own.  I haven't played the Variax much but I'm satisfied from
researching it that the set-up I've got is the best currently available.

By the way, I don't think any mechanical solutions make up for the damage
you do to the guitar's neck by constantly putting it into weird tunings.
And I say this as someone who almost never uses standard.  I play in 61
tunings and the VG8 lets me dial up any tuning I want, now that I've got
them all programmed.  It just takes time and effort to learn to play the
VG8; it's not as easy as turning pegs, until you've got things set up to
your liking--then it's easier.

I will occasionally switch off, just to get the exact feel and tone of an
acoustic, but for the most part, VG8 is best for I what do.  I don't know
what kind of music you make, but if I were you I'd find a way to try out an
old VG8--not the VG88--with some good acoustic patches on it.  You might be


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "L. Angulo" <labalou2000@yahoo.com>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 12:55 PM
Subject: Re: Acoustic guitars modeling

> Thats correct the klein is not a modeler and has
> automatic motors which tune the string to the
> preprogramed pitch, althoug with all that mechanism
> insde i am also suspect of its sound.It also has the
> soundhole below which will with no doubt alter the
> typical acoustic sound.
> cheers
> L.a
> --- Daryl <highhorse@mhorse.com> wrote:
> >
> > The Klein doesn't seem to be a modeler, unless I'm
> > misunderstanding
> > something...it seems to have motors for adjusting
> > tunings.  I think
> > that's a fantastic evolution, hopefully someday
> > it'll be affordable.
> > The Line6 appears to be the worst idea I've ever
> > heard of - short of the
> > tuning function, which is interesting but a little
> > suspect, if my
> > experience with intelligent harmonizers and chords
> > is any indication.
> > But ramming a genuine steel-string guitar through EQ
> > is supposed to make
> > it sound (or feel) like a nylon-string?  please.
> >
> > Daryl Shawn
> > highhorse@mhorse.com
> >
> >
> > >i keep dreaming that someday there will be a system
> > >that will make my life easier on stage playing in
> > open
> > >tunnings,but i see its starting to happen!I am
> > quite
> > >impressed by this product of line6 has anyone tried
> > >one yet? i would appreciate your comments!
> > >
> > >http://www.line6.com/VariaxAcoustic/intro.html
> > >
> > >this is probably better if you have the money!
> > >
> > >http://www.kleinguitars.com/transperformance.htm
> > >cheers
> > >L.a
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> =====
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