Variax Workbench Software

We decided to hang on to the Virtual Capo video for the moment, to spread the news that every James Tyler Variax® digital modeling guitar will be shipping with Variax® Workbench™ software! Variax Workbench is your virtual custom shop. Choose from famous guitar bodies, pickups, pickup placement, tone and volume controls, and tweak away until […]

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 […]

Recording a Film Score with The Faded

By Gene Blalock (The Faded) L.A. rockers The Faded have been avid Line 6 users for years. In this article, front man Gene Blalock describes how Line 6 gear helped him and the band score a documentary about a subject close to their hearts. In June 2009, I was asked if I would be willing […]

Tim Pierce on Variax Modeling Guitars

During the development of the James Tyler Variax® we met with many pro cats and power users of the first-generation Variax modeling guitar. Our goal was to hear about their experiences and find out what they thought of the new James Tyler Variax. One of those guys was Tim Pierce, a well-respected A-list session guitarist […]

James Tyler: the Man, the Myth, and the Mind Behind the Mongoose

An old James Tyler motto: “Either you know or you don’t.” It was something told to guys who would walk up to the NAMM booth and ask, “Why would I pay that much for a Tyler?” That works very well for Jim’s boutique business. But I am here to pull back the curtain and give […]

Video Spotlight: Zelda Theme

Zelda Main Theme: metalkrapo has put together quite a creative video using the Variax and a POD X3 Live.  It builds slowly in the beginning but the ending is worth the wait.  Complete annotations are provided explaining the gear he used and the process for building the live loops. If you liked the video, let […]

A Message from JT of Hawthorne Heights

At Hawthorne Heights, we know only 2 things: hard work and touring, and they seem to go hand in hand. To hype our new record, called Skeletons, we are stripping away all the extravagances of a normal Hawthorn Heights tour. Instead, we will be rocking out in small clubs across the US to bring our […]

Recording With POD X3 Live: Teddy K. Bares All

By Teddy Kumpel Time is money for busy New York guitarist Teddy Kumpel. And when he’s in the recording studio, his time needs to be spent recording guitar tracks, not fiddling amp knobs. Teddy relies on Line 6 gear to record great tone and meet his deadlines. I played guitar on a record for Saul […]