Lightwave Atlantis Widebody HexFX Optical Guitar with 13-pin interface
Manufacturers Part number: AEGWHX
All Lightwave guitars purchased from SportHiTech come with a complete inspection and custom setup on our in-house Plek system
The Atlantis Widebody is identical in all respects to it's slim body cousin, with the only difference being a wider body profile. This guitar has a flame maple top and is finished in clear gloss.
The Atlantis HexFX Guitar is a high performance, professional electric guitar featuring our exclusive, patented LightWave Analog Optical Pickup System Technology. The HexFX Technology in this instrument provides individual string outputs, along with a summed mono output, to a 13-pin DIN connector. The resulting output enables full synth access, individual string processing and modeling, as well as the use of a fanout box. The optical pickup technology provides ultra-fast and accurate tracking, glitch free and with no latency and no false triggering. The tonal possibilities are unlimited!
LightWave technology utilizes light sensing electronics to detect the vibration of the string, enhancing the instrument’s true voice by eliminating the magnetic influence or “pull” inherent in traditional pickups. Our optical sensors provide a flat, even response throughout the tonal spectrum of the vibrating string, producing a sonic foundation that accurately represents the intended musical expression of the player. It’s the most powerful and responsive method of string transduction ever developed.
What you will hear is extraordinary: the sound of the strings, the sound of the instrument, and most importantly, the sound of your music. You will notice a whole new sensitivity in the interaction between your fingers and the strings. Whether playing chords, slap style, screaming leads, tight intervals, complex voicing or harmonics, your LightWave instrument will be a revelation. You will hear an openness, transparency and dimensionality unlike anything you have previously experienced.
The LightWave Optical Pickup System does not interfere with the vibration of the strings, allowing them to sustain naturally. These highly sensitive pickups read string vibration for its full duration, fading in a pure, linear fashion into silence, without an abrupt ending or distorted artifacts. The vibrations from the string are like ripples upon water that gradually get smaller over time, and the optical pickups can effortlessly read these vibrations far beyond the capacity of human hearing. Due to these unique characteristics, our instruments do not require greater mass to achieve higher levels of sustain. You can play longer and with less strain, without having to give up the tonal qualities a heavier instrument will normally give you.
Unlike magnetic pickups, the LightWave Optical Pickup System has virtually no inherent noise. As a result, you can play at any volume without annoying background hum or buzz. This is an breakthrough for recording: virtually noise-free, extraordinarily transparent sound. Even with your amp at high volume, you experience amazing dynamic range and sensitivity – loud notes will be loud and clear, while soft notes and subtle nuances are not masked by hum or buzz.
This guitar is equipped with HexFX technology that provides individual string outputs along with a summed mono output to a 13-pin DIN connector. The result is output that enables full synth access, individual string processing and modeling as well as the use of a fanout box. The optical pickup provides an ultra-fast and accurate tracking, glitch free and with no latency and no false triggering. With your HexFX equipped Atlantis and a guitar synth your tonal possibilities are endless!
Body Type: Wide Body
Body Wood: Chambered Mahogany
Top Wood: AAA Flame Maple with Soundhole
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Number of Strings: 6
Number of Frets: 21
Scale Length: 25.5″
Attachment: Bolt-On (4 Bolt)
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
Fretboard Radius: 14″
Neck Shape: Low-Profile ‘C’ Neck Carve
Inlays: Mother-of-Pearl Dots
Hardware and Electronics
Pickups: LightWave Analog Optical Pickup
Bridge: TUSQ® Nut and Saddle
PreAmp: LightWave Designed Active PreAmp
- Standard 1/4″ Mono
- 13-pin DIN Individual String
- Master Volume
- Pull-up Tone Control
- 13 Pin Volume
- Output Selector Switch
- Program Selector Switch
- 16 Hours playing time with 2-hour recharge
- Rechargeable NiMH Internal Battery
- ProTec Deluxe Gig Bag
- User Manual
- Tool Kit
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