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Pinned  Helix Pedal Maintenance Procedure

May 22 2017 02:26 PM | Line6Tony in HELIX

NOTE: Please be aware that this is NOT for the Helix LT. The instructions contained in the document below illustrate how to resolve loosening and squeaking that may be encountered with your Helix® floor processor’s built-in expression pedal. Line...

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Pinned  How to update the Helix's firmware

Nov 09 2015 10:50 AM | line6will in HELIX

Instructions on how to update the Line 6 Helix to the latest firmware.

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Pinned  HELIX Support FAQ

Oct 08 2015 07:14 AM | line6will in HELIX

Will there be an iOS or Android editor? ​Probably not, Helix's presets are extremely large, and syncing 1024 tones would take forever. As Helix is more at home in larger studios and on larger tours, it makes sense to support Mac/PC editing. Can I...

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Pinned  Helix Reset Procedures and Troubleshooting Tricks

Oct 12 2015 03:14 PM | line6will in HELIX

We’re sure you’ll have a great experience with your Helix. As with anything, be sure to regularly back up your presets, and in the event anything unexpected happens while using your Helix, please perform one or more of the steps below.  Helix Flo...

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Pinned  Firehawk FAQ

Jan 02 2015 08:10 AM | Line6Drew in Firehawk

Full List and Descriptions of FIREHAWK FX Amps, Cabs, and Effects  FIREHAWK FX Specs · 29 HD Amp Models· 25 HD Effects Models· 78 POD Farm Amp Models· 95 POD Farm Effects Models· 8 simultaneous effects· 128 Onboard Presets· 5 FX on/off, ch...

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Pinned  Firehawk Troubleshooting

Jun 26 2015 04:11 PM | Line6Tony in Firehawk

Q: The ABCD lights are flashing and the unit does not function, even after a factory reset. A: This is recovery mode, meaning there was a failed update attempt. The unit will function again once the update is successfully completed. I n the ev...

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FBV3 with Spider IV 75, 120, 150, HD150

Sep 11 2017 07:58 AM | Line6Tony in FBV Controllers (MKI / MKII/ 3)

Here are the controls for Spider IV amps (75,120,150, HD150) with the FBV 3 foot controller. FS1: Boost on/offFS2: FX1 (Gain, Auto, Pitch)FS3: FX2 (Chorus, Phaser, Tremolo)FS4: FX3 (Delay, Tape Echo, Sweep Echo)FS5: Reverb on/off Function: tu...

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Helix 2.0 Snapshots and Shortcuts videos

Jul 07 2016 12:46 PM | line6will in HELIX


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Helix Sends/Returns and the signal noise floor

Dec 16 2015 03:46 PM | line6will in HELIX

When using the Helix’s sends and returns the noise floor can be increased. This is due to the number of A/D converters now used in the signal chain. Most of the increase is negligible. However, it can become more noticeable if the sends/returns are placed in front of a high gain amp model such as the PV Panama (Peavy 5150) due to its inherent high noise floor. This phenomenon occurs on the Pod HD series as well.

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FBV 3 Update Mode

Jun 21 2016 07:39 AM | line6will in FBV Controllers (MKI / MKII/ 3)

The Line 6 FBV 3 has an update mode. You can use this if your firmware update fails for any reason. Press and hold down Footswitch 1 and the A footswitch and then plug in the USB cable to power on. You'll see the LCD screen say Update Mode. The Line 6...

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Helix LT Comparison

Apr 03 2017 12:56 PM | line6will in HELIX

Here's a comparison chart with more detailed specs:  Helix LT  Dual DSP-HX Modeling6.2" 800x480 Pixel LCD Screen62 Amps, 37 Cabs, 16 Mics, and 104 EffectsCapacitive FootswitchesUp to 2 Expression PedalsExternal Amp switchingMidi Control20.87...

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Firehawk FX and Firehawk 1500 connections

Feb 05 2016 11:23 AM | line6will in Firehawk

There's lots of ins and outs and what-have-yous with the Firehawk line. And this is not just, like, my opinion, man First let's look at what's the same on both units. USB port for updating firmware and use as an I/O interface.Variax input for...

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Dec 31 1969 11:00 PM | Line6Tony in HELIX

Please note that a copy of the original purchase receipt is required to qualify for any warranty service (if needed) for all Line 6 products.  WHEN DOES THE EXTENDED WARRANTY PROGRAM LAUNCH? Thursday, July 6, 2017.  WHO QUALIFIES FOR...

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Pre 2.10 snapshot presets can eliminate EXP 2 f...

Nov 22 2016 02:46 PM | line6will in HELIX

Pre 2.10 snapshot presets can eliminate EXP 2 from EXP scribble strip v2.10 - e561954  REPRO: 1. Save a preset with snapshots on v2.01 public firmware. 2. Back up that preset on v2.01 public editor 3. update Helix floor to v2.10 public...

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Helix Snapshots and EXP pedal recall

Jul 28 2016 09:21 AM | line6will in HELIX

Snapshots do not store or recall the EXP 1 and 2 assignment. So when you engage the Toe Switch, the onboard pedal switches between EXP 1 and EXP 2 assignment, but Snapshots do not account for that since they only store the Wah or Volume block’s On/Off...

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Helix Dimensions

Oct 14 2015 08:33 AM | line6will in HELIX

Helix—22.05 x 11.85 x 3.6 inches; 14.6 lbs. Helix Rack—19 x 5.25 x 9.5 inches; 9.3 lbs. Helix Control—17.2 x 9.4 x 2.5 inches; 7.2 lbs.

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Helix Expression Pedal Calibration

Dec 01 2015 04:28 PM | line6will in HELIX

Don't do anything! It auto calibrates. If you're having trouble getting the pedal to stay at 0% it might be due to the tension being too loose. Try tightening it with the provided hex wrench.

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The Helix Looper

Oct 08 2015 09:13 AM | line6will in HELIX

The Looper  How do I find the Looper? Most factory presets already have a Looper block, ready to go. If your presetdoesn't, or you cleared all the blocks, Looper blocks can be selected from the verybottom of the Model List, below the Send/Return...

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HELIX and EXT Amp Controlling

Jan 15 2016 01:39 PM | line6will in HELIX

Helix’s ability to control external amp channel and/or reverb switching has been tested with many popular amps and heads. Unfortunately this does not guarantee compatibility with all products. Note that, depending on the circuitry of the channel switch...

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Firehawk Effects Blocks Basics

Feb 01 2016 01:35 PM | line6will in Firehawk

Firehawk Effects Blocks Basics  In the Firehawk Remote editor, there are 12 effects blocks that you can turn on and off, and assign different models and parameters to. Some of them can be dragged to different locations, some can't. Of these twel...

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