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Unread 07-06-2011, 07:10 AM   #31
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two weeks ago I'd have agreed with the folks above saying that it's the player not the instrument, all guitarists are snobs and only THIER fav model will do the job, and that most non musos are cloth eared idiots who can't tell the difference anyway.......

but

I just got a variax.

WOW that thing is versatile!!!!

and with the POD XTLive floor board?

good grief!
That is very true. I gigged that setup for quite a while and I can't think of anything it can't do

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Unread 07-06-2011, 07:17 AM   #32
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PRS Custom or Mira
Mmmmmm... Mira. My dream guitar.
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Unread 07-06-2011, 09:32 AM   #33
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What model of the Variax did you get?
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Mmmmmm... Mira. My dream guitar.

They are great man. I like to consider the Custom to be the Strat/LP, but I would consider the Mira to be an Tele/SG
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Unread 07-06-2011, 05:47 PM   #35
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two weeks ago I'd have agreed with the folks above saying that it's the player not the instrument, all guitarists are snobs and only THIER fav model will do the job, and that most non musos are cloth eared idiots who can't tell the difference anyway.......

but

I just got a variax.

WOW that thing is versatile!!!!

and with the POD XTLive floor board?

good grief!
Uhh forgot about that one. If you want versatility, there it is.

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IMO, versatility isn't the best characteristic of a guitar. For example, if you want a guitar to sound like a strat, then tapped humbuckers just won't sound the same.

If you are just looking for a guitar that can play multiple types of music and you aren't so concerned about having a particular "strat" or "LP" type tone, then check out a PRS Custom or Mira. Both having tons of options and the single coil split tones sound pretty good.

I gig a Strat 90% of the time, but when I need to play a gig where we will cover anything from Casting Crowns to Southern Gospel, I will take my PRS Custom 22.

Check out a Tele too. You can get that classic single coil tone, but the bridge pickup can sound pretty beefy when needed for harder music.
I agree wholeheartedly and I don't go for guitars that try to do everything.

Teles to me sound just so much more authoritative than strats, and a tele and an LP will grt 90% of the sounds most people are looking for. But for example, my peavey generations, (Best tele I ever owned and I have owned about every tele known to man) and my LP custom are my 2 main guitars, but both are very different sonically in every respect. The wood, scale length, electronics, bolt versus set neck... all of those effect the tone just a little.

Like rainer said, all electric guitars sound sort of alike. (Personally, I'd exclude some of the more high end full hollow jazz boxes I have heard from that assessment, but thats my only exclusion. I have heard a couple that sounded almost more harp or piano-like in the hands of a good player.) The tele and LP represent in my opinion opposite ends of the sonic spectrum, but both have a very full sound. I find that with a little tweaking, I can make my LP indistinguishable from an SG by cutting lows and low mids. I think the strat might be trickier as the trem provides a certain springiness to the attack, so the tele with tone rolled down a bit would still be an approximation.

But I don't find I want a jack of all trades guitar, because they are usually master of none. I'd rather have a master of one, reasonably good at others.
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The most versatile?

Easily the Utah. Hands down.
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Easily the Utah. Hands down.
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Easily the Utah. Hands down.
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Whenever any talk of him comes up, I wonder if that guitar actually did anything near what it was claimed to be able to do.
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Whenever any talk of him comes up, I wonder if that guitar actually did anything near what it was claimed to be able to do.
Part of me wants to build a guitar like that. Then the other part of me realizes I would never use more than what I use on a normal guitar.
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Whenever any talk of him comes up, I wonder if that guitar actually did anything near what it was claimed to be able to do.
Come on man... that guitar cured cancer... then blasted off into space on it's own after it gained sentience and realized that it's power was too great to fall into wrong hands, and went to battle Galactus and the Flying Spaghetti Monster and their evil pet the ravenous bugblatter beast of traal.
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Easily the Utah. Hands down.


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Anyone know of any photos of the Utah? I've only found a wiring diagram....

also, I'm surprised no-one has mentioned this one

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Anyone know of any photos of the Utah? I've only found a wiring diagram....

also, I'm surprised no-one has mentioned this one

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The only photos that ever existed were from 15-20 years ago. Various members of the board asked for updating photographs repeatedly and were told they were coming, but the pictures never came.
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It looked like a combination of this:


this:


and this:



That's about it.
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I can't believe I'm doing this...

This is a picture of one of the versions of the Utah. The site I found this on posted it in March 2011, but I have no idea how old the picture actually is.

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