The Alt Tune Knob

Imagine going from a Stones tuning to a Zep tuning with the twist of a knob. Imagine having more foxy in your Foxy Lady because you are tuned to Eb without touching a tuner. Imagine playing slide guitar without lugging an extra axe. Imagine being ready to play in D because your singer is having a trouble with the original key.

Imagine no longer. Variax Alternate Tuning technology makes it possible, and puts a dozen different tunings at your fingertips and instantly accessible.

Each James Tyler Variax modeling guitar has a dedicated Alt Tune knob. This knob has 12 settings, including two labeled “Model” and “Standard.”

Set to “Model,” the Alt Tune knob lets you access the alternate tunings you created using Variax Workbench™, which is Line 6′s virtual guitar workbench software. (These tunings are stored on your Variax’s Model knob.) Set to “Standard,” the Alt Tune knob overrides saved tunings to set every model to standard “E-to-E” tuning.

The Alt Tune knob’s remaining 10 settings are hand-picked for each style of James Tyler Variax guitar.

Alt tunings for JTV-59 and JTV-69:

1. MODEL
2. STANDARD: E A D G B E
3. DROP D: D A D G B E
4. 1/2 DOWN: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
5. DROP Db: Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
6. 1 DOWN: D G C F A D
7. DADGAD: D A D G A D
8. OPEN D: D A D F# A D
9. BLUES G: D G D G B D
10. RESO G: G B D G B D
11. OPEN A: E A C# E A E
12. BARITONE: B E A D F B

Alt tunings for JTV-89:

1. MODEL
2. STANDARD: E A D G B E
3. DROP D: D A D G B E
4. 1/2 DOWN: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
5. DROP Db: Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
6. 1 DOWN: D G C F A D
7. DROP C: C G C F A D
8. m3 DOWN: Db Gb B E Ab Db
9. DROP B: B Gb B E Ab Db
10. M3 DOWN: C F Bb Eb G C
11. DROP Bb: Bb F Bb Eb G C
12. BARITONE: B E A D F B

Next I will post a video showing the Virtual Capo™ in action, and demonstrate how you can save user-created tunings to the Alt Tune knob in seconds flat.

Rich

3 Responses to “ The Alt Tune Knob ”

  1. metalkrapo Says:

    Sweet! Virtual capo? That sounds like a great addition!


  2. wheat Says:

    You don’t have my tuning listed anywhere:

    E A D G C F

    or sometimes

    Eb Ab Db Gb B E


  3. Line6Renken Says:

    Hey wheat, you can program and save your own custom alt tune settings using virtual capo. You can make up any tuning you like and make it and save it on the fly.

    metalkrapo, yup, great addition. When I show people, they trip.


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