Rock and Roll Ergonomics: Low Back Protection

The Rock and Roll doctor is in. Dr. Ricky Fishman, San Francisco, CA,-based Chiropractor and veteran bass player is uniquely qualified to evaluate and treat the challenges that musicians face. Back pain due to hauling gear, repetitive stress injuries due to hours of playing – the “Musician’s Chiropractor” has seen it all. Visit Dr. Fishman’s […]

Line 6 Guide to Home Recording, Part 4: Effects and Automation

In the last article of our Home Recording series, effects and automation — and the freedom they deliver — are explored in detail. Make sure to read the other parts in the series (Part 1: the Computer, Part 2: Choosing Microphones and Part 3: DAW Software) for valuable information that will make your recordings better […]

Putting a JTV in the Hands of an FMO

A few months ago, I got a call from England and was invited to join a band whose first gig before touring Europe was to be a charity event at the Royal Albert Hall in London. I haven’t played in an actual band in quite a few years. (Let’s put it this way, last time […]

4 Reasons Why POD Studio is the Best Pro Tools 9 Interface

By Jim Dalrymple When Avid released Pro Tools® 9, one of the biggest developments was support for third-party USB audio interfaces. For Line 6 users, this means we can finally take full advantage of all the amazing hardware and software features of our POD Studio™ interfaces and use them in the Pro Tools platform. Here […]

James Tyler Variax Video Blog No. 2: Exploring the Magnetic Pickups

Jack explores each of the Tyler-designed pickups in the JTV-69 and spends some time investigating the “voodoo” that lives between the middle single-coil pickup and the bridge humbucker. (Voodoo courtesy of James Tyler).

James Tyler Variax Video Blog No. 1: Jack’s First Impressions and Instrument Overview

Jack describes his first impressions of JTV-69, showcases some of James Tyler’s design choices and discusses how playing an unplugged James Tyler Variax can tell you a lot about the guitar.