M9: The Cure For Lousy Backlines Everywhere

Busy guitarist Mike McManus knows better than to rely solely on backline amps for his guitar tones. Which is why he doesn’t leave home without his Line 6 M9 Stompbox Modeler. Two cities in two nights with two different bands = zero opportunity for tonal meltdown. By Mike McManus Fly-away gigs. Every working musician does […]

Lithium-ion Batteries: The Power Behind the Pleasure

When we set out to bring the new James Tyler Variax® guitar to life, we knew we needed to bring its power management into a new era. To accomplish this we chose a lithium-ion battery similar to that of a camcorder – the kind we are all familiar with. This battery delivers at least 12 […]

Propellerhead Record + Reason: Ring Modulator Guitar

By Line6Piper Line6Piper (aka Matt Piper) teaches you how to use Record and Reason to add a Ring Modulator effect to your guitar. Matt is the in-house Propellerhead Product Specialist at Line 6, and the author of the acclaimed instructional guide, Reason 4 Ignite. Sometimes I enjoy making some rather strange sounds with my guitar, […]

Endless Guitar Loops with DL4

When I came across this video from tubescreamer using the DL4, I definitely had a “why didn’t I think of that” moment.  Punching in and out of a guitar loop is a skill all its own, but this method seems like a great solution if you’re just interested in laying down a wall of ambient […]


The attention-grabbing details and designs of James Tyler Variax® guitars may be dominating the conversation but, just like any good story, it pays to dig a little deeper. Each James Tyler Variax sports some big advances in Line 6 Variax technology. Many of these advances will pop up as separate blog posts but, for now, […]

Propellerhead Community: Reason 101

by Line6Piper There is a great online network of talented people creating and sharing information for users of Propellerhead Record and Reason software. From time to time I will be highlighting some of these resources for you. This time, I’d like to draw your attention to Reason101.net. Reason101.net is the creation of Robert Anselmi, known […]