James Tyler Variax Video Blog No. 3: A Short Update

Jack takes a moment to recognize that James Tyler Variax modeling guitars are in short supply. They are being built and released as quickly as possible without compromising quality or precision.

Musical Odyssey, with a Side of Mealworms

[Please ignore the following characters: MPQHD5QU2W3W - They made me do it]

Some gigs are a little stranger than others. This would be one of those.

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 […]

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.

Employee Spotlight: Dave Patrikios, Creative Manager

What do you do at Line 6? I have a great job, I’m the Creative Manager. My main responsibility is making sure all of our marketing and advertising supports the Line 6 brand. Line 6 takes its brand very seriously. Whenever someone comes in contact with Line 6 through our website, product packaging, magazine ads, […]

Jack Sonni Dives Deep into James Tyler Variax Modeling Guitars

Greetings guitarists and fellow travelers on the plank-spankers’ journey. Welcome to the first entry of my deep dive into the James Tyler Variax digital modeling guitar. Over the next few months I invite you to join me as I run the guitar through some real-world paces taking it from studio to stage. But first, a […]

Employee Spotlight: Matt Piper, Propellerhead Product Specialist

Line 6 Propellerhead Product Specialist Matt Piper discusses performing live, what he does at Line 6 and how he ended up working there, and how he uses Line 6 and Propellerhead products in his music.

Employee Spotlight: Andy Z., Product Design Manager

What do you do at Line 6? Product Design Manager. I manage all the non-engineering aspects of the products including getting the product manuals written, the silk art created and the packaging scheduled. How did you end up at Line 6? Some friends who worked here got me involved on some projects on a per […]

Now Shipping!

Exciting news! James Tyler Variax guitars are now shipping and the JTV community can finally taste the first fruits of our efforts! But here’s the rub. While the response to the product has been overwhelming it has created a situation in which the demand for the guitars is greater than the supply. This leads us […]

6 Techniques To Help You Make More Music

You’ve got your instruments, you’ve got your gear, and you’ve even invested in some recording equipment. Yet you find months slipping by with little or nothing recorded. Often the hardest part is just getting started. If you find yourself in this situation, I hope you will benefit from reading a few suggestions that have helped me.

Recording Acoustic Guitar

With proper microphone placement, great-sounding acoustic guitar recordings can be done at home. Here are some easy tips to get you started!

M9: Replacing Teddy’s NYC Subway Pedal Board

When tone-tweaker and M13 evangelist Teddy Kumpel needs to pare down his rig and brave the New York City subways, he grabs his M9 and heads out the door. But it wasn’t always this easy… By Teddy Kumpel If you’ve read my other blog posts (here and here), you know by now what a fan […]

WORLD Musical Instruments and Production Guitar Number One

Just got back from Korea overseeing production of the first batch of James Tyler Variax guitars, and they are coming out great. They are being made by our Korean partner, WORLD Musical Instruments Co. Ltd. When we set out to find the partner for our off-shore guitars, we searched the globe. I talked to people […]

CMJ 2010: The Long Road Home

Hundreds of overheated music fans spilled out onto a Brooklyn sidewalk after (yet another) excellent BrooklynVegan CMJ event. Incredible sets from Ted Leo, Morning Teleportation, Titus Andronicus, No Joy, Jamie Lidell, Dominique Young Unique, Reggie Watts and others sent us away exhausted but exhilarated. Yesterday’s spike in Spider Valve™ praise was matched by this afternoon’s […]

CMJ 2010: One Down, One to Go

Lots of great music, lots of great people, a scheduling mishap that threatened to undo an entire CMJ event (welcome to the rock and roll business), and we’re officially halfway through our own little CMJ music marathon. Today’s Planetary Group/Future Sounds party was a great success. (No surprise, they’ve been throwing this annual daytime bash […]

CMJ 2010: Can You Take Me Higher?

Anxiety, nerves, butterflies – call it what you want. But no matter how many times you’ve played, or how many stages you’ve played on, you never lose that little sense of heightened awareness that comes before a performance. It might hit you in the morning, it might hit you at showtime, but it always hits […]

CMJ 2010: We Have Arrived

Months in preparation. Thousands of dollars in airfare, hotel rooms and rental gear. 30 short minutes to prove yourself. For many indie bands, making a pilgrimage to the CMJ Music Marathon is no small feat. But that’s what makes this event so special. New York City is a bustling place where people feel free to […]

James Tyler Variax and Wildwood Manufacturing

When we set out to find a manufacturing partner for the USA-made James Tyler Variax bodies and necks, we searched the entire country. We looked for a team that shared our sensibilities. (Sensibilities that need to mesh with James Tyler’s exacting standards.) We found a wonderful partner in Wildwood Manufacturing. Wildwood Manufacturing has been making […]

MIDI Mobilizer Inspires MIDI Apps on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

By Chris Grigg, Mobile Products Manager As you may have heard, Line 6 makes the first – and so far, only – real hardware MIDI interface for Apple® mobile devices: the MIDI Mobilizer™. Ever since we first announced the MIDI Mobilizer, MIDI-using musicians everywhere have been really excited about the possibilities of using their Apple […]

Next Entries »Next Page »