Okay, I just found this place and I am having a blast looking around!
I have been wanting a Variax Bass for a while, but I really didn't want an Ebay one.
I like to "connect" with an instrument before I buy it.
Well, last week, I visited our local music store, and there it was.
I knew it in an instant, thanks to the lack of pickups!
A Consignment Variax 700 Bass with ALL the case candy! (cables and all)
I hooked it up (nobody in the store knew about the power supply and the XPS box)
I Played it and the people in the store were amazed at the sounds I was getting
going through an amp with NO EFFECTS.
All the models worked and there were no issues physically or electrically.
So, for $500, it was MINE!
It is Black and it looks great next to my Red Variax 300 Electric and
my Sunburst Variax 700 Acoustic.
I need to do a setup on it, but it is in great condition.
Plastic still on the pickguard.
Finish has no flaws.
Now, all I need to do is figure out a switching system that will allow me to
switch between these three through the VDI connection of my POD XT Live.
I'm thinking an eight-pole, 3 or 4 position, rotary switch and RJ-45 connectors
in a box mounted on the guitar stand.