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Line 6 Variax 700 Electric Bass

Estimated price for orientation: 600 $

Category: Line 6 Variax 700 Electric Guita

Condition: Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab ... Read moreabout the condition Model: Variax 700
Body Color: Black Brand: Line 6
String Configuration: 4 String

I'm selling off most of my music gear since I don't really play music anymore (switched to writing novels). This bass has been sitting in the gig bag for years unplayed, and it deserves an owner who loves playing it all the time. This is a highly sought after bass because Line 6 doesn't make basses anymore.You get 24 different basses in this one single instrument, and that's what's so unique about it. Check out this Youtube video demonstrating all the different bass models it is capable of sounding like: bass is in excellent condition. All original accessories are included, as well as the original Line 6 gig bag. (Also included are the TRS and 1/4" cables, even though they are not shown in the photos.)Here are some information about the Variax 700 Bass:Ever wish you could take just one bass to a session that could go from round, vintage warmth to modern, active pickup punch? What if you could take that jazz gig and not have to squeeze an acoustic bass in your trunk or on the subway?With a Variax® Bass, you can show up to any live gig or studio date with the confidence your tone will always be perfect for any tune. Best of all, that's just the beginning of what you can do with a Variax Bass 700 and 705. The only real difference between the Variax 700 and the Variax 705 is that the 700 is a four-string bass, and the 705 is a five-string model.ControlsMaster Volume -- Green/Red Select: Even a control as simple as volume offers you more on Variax® Bass. When you press the Volume knob down, the light near the MODEL SELECT knob changes color from green (first model) to red (second variation).Model Select: Its primary function is in choosing the active instrument model. Rotate the knob to choose from the 12 positions, and that handy indicator light will be lighting up the knob so you'll even be able to see what you're doing on a dark stage. Each position actually contains two models, just push the Volume knob to select between them.Blend -- Pickup Positin -- Mic Positin: Most of the basses we've modeled have two pickups. Instead of providing individual volume controls for each pickup, we've taken the more modern approach of a master Volume and Blend. Rotate the Blend fully clockwise for just the bridge pickup, and fully counterclockwise for just the neck pickup. At the center detent, you get equal amounts of both pickups. Everything in-between is a blend of the two.Several of the modeled basses have only a single pickup. Ordinarily this doesn't give you much pickup variation, but the Variax Bass is no ordinary instrument. At the center detent, you can hear the pickup in the "stock" position. Rotate the control clockwise to move the pickup closer to the bridge, and counterclockwise to move the pickup closer to the neck. Welcome to the future, my friend.For the acoustic instruments, the Blend control lets you change the position of the modeled microphone. Rotate the control clockwise to bring the mic closer, counterclockwise to pull the mic out for more ambience.Tone: The Variax Bass Tone control is split into two separate knobs. The smaller knob on top controls Treble and the large one on the bottom controls Bass. For models based on passive basses, the center detent on the Treble represents 10 on the modeled instrument. Rotating counterclockwise gives you the same results as turning down the passive control. If you rotate clockwise from the detent, you get a treble boost of the modeled instrument. Since passive basses don't typically have a Bass control, putting this control at center detent makes no modification to the modeled instrument sound. For those of you who prefer enhanced to natural, rotating clockwise boosts bass frequencies, and rotating counterclockwise cuts them. For models based on active basses, the behavior of the tone controls are based on those of the modeled instrument.Saving the perfect setup: To really take advantage of the sonic capabilities of the Variax Bass when performing, you'll want each instrument model to be set up for your specific needs and preferences. Use the Customize function of Variax Bass's model knob to get all 24 models sounding just the way you want. Once you've tweaked these settings to perfection, just press the Model Select knob down and hold for a few seconds until the indicator light shines solid green or red. That's it. Now every time you call up that model, it's set up just the way you like it.Direct to house PA and stage rig with the XPS-DI: Variax Basses come with the XPS-DI unit. This professional direct box gives the Variax Bass a balanced XLR and standard 1/4-inch output. No additional DI box is required! Now you can get a clean, balanced signal straight to the house PA and to an amp rig on stage without carrying around any extra gear. But that's not all. The XPS-DI can even power the Variax bass. Check out the specs page for all the details on this incredible little box.Variax Bass 700 Features• Practical, instantly familiar controls• Contoured alder body• Maple neck with rosewood fingerboard• 21 medium profile frets• 1.5" nut width• 34" scale length• 10" fingerboard radius• Standard 1/4" guitar cable output jack• Digital I/O RJ45 jack for future updates and additional sounds• Included XPS-DI direct box and power supply features:○ 1/4" standard guitar cable output for connection to any bass rig○ XLR balanced output for sending signal to a recording console or house PA○ Powers the Variax Bass using included TRS cable• Powered by XPS-DI or on-board batteries (six AA or one 9-volt)• Custom-fitted heavy-duty gig bagVariax Bass 700 Models based on*:• 1961 Fender® Jazz Bass®• 1960 Fender® Jazz Bass® with flatwound strings• 2004 Fender® Deluxe Jazz Bass®• Fretless 1961 Fender® Jazz Bass®• 1963 Fender® Precision Bass®• 1958 Fender® Precision Bass® with flatwound strings• 1977 Music Man® Sting Ray®• 2003 Modulus® Flea Bass• 1971 Rickenbacker® 4001• 1963 Rickenbacker® 4001 with flatwound strings• 1966 Danelectro® Longhorn Bass• 1963 Höfner® Model 500/1 with flatwound strings• 1963 Gibson® Thunderbird 4• 1966 Gibson® EB-2D with flatwound strings• 2002 MTD® 535 35-inch scale• 2003 Warwick® Thumb• 1978 Alembic Long Scale• 1984 Steinberger® XL2• 1968 Hagström® H8• 1994 Hamer® B12A• 2003 Tacoma® Thunderchief• 1949 Kay® M-1• Inspired by classic Moog MiniMoog bass soundsInspired by modern bass synth sounds