The conversion project Variax - SG

The conversion project Variax - SG

Here I describe a pioneering respect Variax Conversions! To date, were conversions of Variax 500 or 700 usually only conversions of all the hardware consisting of board, piezo bridge in fenderform in another body.

Here I managed the conversion to a Gibson-like web (Stop Tail Bridge) with piezo deposits. Thus Les Paul or SG's are now possible.

Enclosed are two sound clips of my friend "mesa" - Thank you for the pictures!

Name File Description  Sound Clip
Acoustic and Strat AkkStratClip.txt Sound Clip 1 (mp3, 2.2MB)
Les Paul LesterBrettClip.txt Sound Clip 2 (mp3, 1.3MB)

Finished Conversion

It's always like going on with planning and then the milling templates must be created.

Make templates

Continue with the scroll saw

Fine work along the line

Fscablone for the battery compartment inside

Body ready for milling

Before milling

Milled away first position

Milled away first position

All millings ready

Millings ready

The holes for the end bushing are drilled.

Output socket

First test if everything fits.

Everything fits?

Applying the shield

Applying the shield

Electronics wired almost finished.

Built-in hardware

Ready Electronics with wounded board.

Variax electronics ready

The prototype used here Umsetzplatine has been further developed and can be purchased as a single part!

PCB set

New board with piezo transducer

I've developed a new PCB. I sell this board upon request!

Prototype Adapter

The cables of the individual piezos are passed through the body to Umsetzplatine.

Variay Piezo Bridge

Pavers remodeling. Please listen to the sound clip to the top - official Sond! More sustain and more natural Acoustic Sounds.

Pavers remodeling

I also Variax conversions to order !!

I'm doing custom Variax conversions!