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  2. Oh man - It is the HX Effects unit I got - not the Helix. Sorry for the trouble, but HX effects don't have it's own forum. :-(
  3. SaschaFranck

    Tone Sovereign - wow

    I'm actually not all too happy with the fuzz ones (and yes, I tried at all input impedance settings, getting better at lower values but also impacts the rest of the signal chain, even if set to "auto"). I really like the fuzz in my Atomic Amplifirebox, even if it does cause some artefacts on ringing out notes or very lightly struck ones - but the general character is pretty nice. Fortunately, I don't exactly need fuzz tones, but I wouldn't mind a bit of a Mike Landau-ish woolyness that yet cleans up well.
  4. Footbutt

    USB Port no longer working

    I think that's my last resort. I'm ok with a factory reset. I don't know what else to do because if i can't connect to the dang thing, how will i ever update or revert to previous firmware?
  5. Footbutt

    USB Port no longer working

    On a Mac i deleted the original Updater and HX Edit and even tried just the 2.8 firmware and nothing. no connectivity.
  6. codamedia

    Is variax dead?

    That looks like Rosewood to me... but I certainly can't say that definitively. Most rosewood I have seen in recent years has been much lighter than that, but my older rosewood strat looks exactly like this photo. It's the grain that is making me question it... it doesn't look tight enough for ebony.
  7. phil_m

    Helix floor vs rack

    The only real differences, other than the form factor, are that the rack has a 1/4" analog dry pass thru jack on back and the Word Clock in.
  8. SaschaFranck

    USB Port no longer working

    Uhm, that doesn't read too good... You may try a complete factory reset - but in that case you'll be losing all the patches that you haven't backed up yet.
  9. chasingMango

    USB Port no longer working

    Did you try re-installing the drivers?
  10. chasingMango

    Helix floor vs rack

    I'm not sure what the advantage of the rack version is... I suppose if you already have a rack of gear it keeps it more protected, hypothetically if you need to replace the floorboard portion it will be cheaper... but rack+floorboard is more expensive than the all-in-one unit, and then you still need to buy an expression pedal. Also it is nice to be able to see the whole signal chain on the floorboard when you are switching presets/snapshots, especially during a rehearsal when you are tweaking the tone. I recommend getting the floor unit, unless you have a very strong use case for rack mount.
  11. jnnh73

    Tone Sovereign - wow

    I feel the same way about the Tone Sovereign @MarshallArts. I was expecting it to be good, but not expecting at all for it to essentially take the place of the venerable Hedgehog D9 and the various boosts and compressors I put in front of that pedal. The Tone Sovereign has completely redirected my tone chasing, as I - GASP! - find myself using a compressor less and less (virtually a cardinal sin as a Tele player ;)), and removing pre-pedal gain boosters. It's a high-gain pedal without being pigeonholed as a metal pedal. After listening to Jim Weider's various projects, I can see how the King of Tone came to be as a result of Jim collaborating with AnalogMan. And I haven't even begun to mess around with using it in a preset and setting up different Snapshots. I just happened on a setting I really, really, really like and get everything I need with a twist of my Tele's volume knob and changing up picking techniques and intensity. Stunning, and as @JimGordon mentions, not having to wait to get one until I have even more gray hairs is a nice plus. :)
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  13. cruisinon2

    Helix floor vs rack

    Nope.
  14. cruisinon2

    Is variax dead?

    The JTV product line is approaching 10 years old... at this point, it is what it is. Waiting around for new features will be a long wait for a train that ain't coming. The only reason the fretboards were changed to ebony is because of recent restrictions on the international trade of various kinds of rosewood.
  15. I tried to assign amp drive and amp volume to exp1 and exp2. Assigning goes ok but it does not work as it should. Sounds like amp is totally disabled, or at least sound is pretty similar as it would be without amp. And when turning bass-mid-treble knobs, display does not show any of the knob values. Is this normal behaviour with HD500X?
  16. Footbutt

    USB Port no longer working

    yeah, I even tried different computers
  17. MadScientistDude

    G30 quit working after 4 months.

    Thanks for the info! I took a careful look at the battery door and found that the metal plate that acts as the connector between the battery poles and holds the lock in place was floating. The factory didn't melt the plastic bosses to hold the thing together. Of course is seems to have other issues as well. I put in for a warranty repair.
  18. gunpointmetal

    G30 quit working after 4 months.

    Don’t expect Line 6 to be active here, they don’t consider this an official support forum, just a user support forum. I think what it comes down to is the 2.4ghz band is full to capacity, and they know about the g30 issue, that’s why the battery cover is available by itself from full compass.
  19. mara17

    Global Volume Control of HD500X Pedal

    I just got my HD500X, and had to snoop around for a while to get familiar with expression pedal settings. Volume connection to expression pedal is not global, but it is defined in patch. Looks like factory patches which have pedal volume have special volume-effect, and it is connected to expression pedal. And in some cases there is also wah-fx, and that is connected to another exp pedal. Switch between exp1 and exp2 with pushing toe pretty hard. Hopefully this helps.
  20. flems

    Helix floor vs rack

    Ehy guys I have a question. I’m going to buy a new helix but I don’t know which one. Is there any software or hardware difference between the rack version (with the controller and a expression pedal) and the floor version? Thank you all
  21. Hi Jesse, Firstly, this is a forum of Helix users, very occasionally a member of Line 6 staff may chime in on a discussion, but this issue could be beyond our scope. I for one have not experienced the thing you describe in the 4 years of owning and using my Helix floor unit. After looking at the extensive list of things you have tried, I feel that I must agree with “crusinon2” and his comment above. This seems to be so complex it would probably be the best idea to raise a ticket with Line 6 Customer Support. Oh, yeah, there are a couple of things in your test list, that really are inexplicable. You have bulleted these points: I've tried multiple HELIX units entirely (both rack and floor models never been used in the same place prior both running on current firmware) I've tried HELIX native (latest version) I fail to comprehend how this is something due entirely too your Helix, because you have stated you have tried multiple units. Then you mention that you also are experiencing the identical noise problem with Helix Native - that defies logic as it is software running on a different hardware platform. That makes no sense at all. I have no no doubt that you are experiencing something extraordinary and I really do recommend that the best option would be to give it to the Line 6 technicians and let them solve the problem. There are many thousands of Helix users without any issues - instead of suffering, get it fixed ASAP and join the fun. Regards and good luck.
  22. mara17

    Footswitches does not change sound /respond

    In setup, it is possible to define ABCD to be FS5-FS8. See 'POD HD500X Advanced Guide' page 2-1 an 2-2. Also switching view to performance view reveals if it is about this setting.
  23. mara17

    Restoring the "Factory Original" Presets (HD500X)

    Those 24 comments before did not contain that tip.
  24. ledvedder5150

    Guys who have gone from all tube amp to all digital. Opinions?

    Funny stuff here! I probably should have elaborated. I meant I absolutely love the HX Effects.
  25. Recently I've bought an used JTV-59, which arrived without any allen wrench. Needing to make the usual guitar setup, when I tried with my normal (here in EU) metric allen wrenches I found none fitted in. So I have bought on Amazon an inch size allen set and found that the correct wrench size to adjust the action is 7/64" and the one to adjust the strings intonation is 3/32". I hope this can be useful to other Europeans with the same problem
  26. SaschaFranck

    USB Port no longer working

    Did you check with a different USB port and cable?
  27. SaschaFranck

    Helix Native and OSX / Logic

    MainStage doesn't come with Logic anymore, it's now a separate purchase from the App Store. It's just around 30 bucks and might absolutely be worth it in case you're planning to use Helix Native live as it allows for several switching options.
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