Here I describe a pioneering act regarding Variax Conversions! Until now, conversions of the Variax 500 or 700 were mostly just conversions of the entire hardware consisting of circuit board, piezo bridge in fender form in another body.
Here I managed the conversion to a Gibson-like bridge (Stop Tail Bridge) with piezo inlays. So now Les Pauls or like SG's are possible.
Attached are two sound clips from my friend " mesa " - thanks for the recordings!
|Acoustic and Strat
|Sound Clip 1 (mp3, 2.2MB)
|Sound Clip 2 (mp3, 1.3MB)
As always, it starts with planning and then the milling templates have to be created.
Continue with the scroll saw
Fine work along the line
Body waiting for milling
First layer milled away
All milling finished
The holes for the end bushing are drilled.
First test to see if everything fits.
Applying the shielding
Electronics almost completely wired.
Finished electronics compartment with connected circuit board.
The cables of the single piezos are led through the body to the conversion board.
Finished conversion. Please listen to the sound clips above - amazing sound! More sustain and more natural acoustic sounds.
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