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    Honestly I don't know. I just posted what I've read from a L6 guy over here, or TGP, don't remember. :)
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    Way more! A spring reverb will eat up 34.03% of your available DSP whereas a room reverb only uses 13.61%. The list makes interesting reading as there can be huge differences on other effects and amp models too. Eg a US Small tweed uses 13.61% of DSP allowance, whereas a Marshall® Super Lead 100 (jumped) uses 40.83%! So although you have UP TO 4 user blocks, you might https://benvesco.com/store/helix-dsp-allocations/ There is a list created of the DSP used by different models. Look for a thread on this that I started before I bought my Pod Go and that will have links to 'benvesco' here: https://line6.com/support/topic/55996-pod-go-dsp-processing-power-has-anyone-yet-hit-a-dsp-limit/ Oh, here's the link to the DSP usage (not Line 6 but very accurate - look for the Pod Go list) https://benvesco.com/store/helix-dsp-allocations/
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    Just to be sure... Did you just switch to your user presets? Or do you still see your own presets, but the factory presets are all gone? The 1st time you save a user preset it switches to users, then you need to switch back to factory to see the list of factory presets...
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    Have you checked these ones out? These are the ones which just come first to mind for high gain, excluding those you've already mentioned, but likely more than a few others! Derailed Ingrid Based on: Trainwreck Circuits® Express Placater Dirty Based on: Friedman® BE-100 Archetype Lead Based on: Paul Reed Smith® Archon® ANGL Meteor Based on: ENGL® Fireball 100 Solo Based on: Soldano SLO-100 Revv Gen Red Based on: Gain 2 channel of the Revv® Line 6 Badonk Based on: Line 6 Original inspired by the original Cutting through the mix is often more a function of EQ rather than 'amp' itself, but yeah gain also might impact.. https://reverb.com/news/5-ways-to-cut-through-the-mix So use the EQ! Also are you choosing your cab and mic + placement? The default cabs/mics aren't the greatest imho, to get a good feel about the amps, you're better off setting up your Go not to automatically switch cab when you change amps. That way you can get familiar with cab + mic, and then get familiar with each of the amps. Otherwise when changing amps it changes cab/mic & you then can't hear the amp vs cab/mic if you get what I mean, and imho you'll hear more of the amp/mic than amp itself... I'm guessing that you're also using a distortion pedal or boost? Many have an effect on the FR (frequency response) so choosing the 'right' distortion pedal might help you cut through! Also choosing the correct mic + cab would also certainly help cutting through the mix; many of the 4x amps have a 'rounder' FR, some of the 2x or 1x speakers being more mid-focused might also help you cut through! And don't also forget that you can change the 'sag' and other cab/amps params to make the sound tighter however you might want to tweak. (likely mentioned in vid below). But yeah, you should have plenty of high gain amps in Go! Also I just stumbled in this, might help! (haven't watch it yet myself)
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    Yeah there are no strict rules, however typically you would put your reverb last in the chain. Comp and trem could go first or last depending on what result you want to achieve and how you like it best. So for example you could put comp between guitar and pod, rev between pod and amp and tremolo in fx loop, or both trem and rev in fx loop. Personally I would ditch the noise gate pedal: the pod go has already a built-in gate available in the input "block" so that doesn't take up any room for additional fx.
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    There’s no right or wrong here. Different players place different pedals at different places in the signal chain. Experiment and trust your ears. There’s also a 3rd option for pedal placement - between the POD Go outputs and the speaker. For instance, a compressor pedal is sometimes preferred at the beginning of the chain and sometimes at the end. Only you can determine your preference.
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    They are exactly the same except for some minor aesthetic differences (the MKII has different knobs, for instance). For all intents and purposes, doing the firmware update turns an MKI into a MKII.
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    You can view the contents of the Helix .hlx files for patches using this online site and then copy the info down and try to emulate something similar in your podgo https://dbagchee.github.io/helix-preset-viewer/
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    I can appreciate where you're coming from. I'm not a professional musician, but I play at home every single day and love the guitar more than anything else I've ever done. I've been using a Boss GT unit for years and started seeing Helix discussions pop up everywhere. I assumed I was missing something amazing and thought it was time to step out of the old Boss technology and get current. My mistake was I viewed this as an upgraded plug and play unit like the Boss. This is most definitely not a plug and play multi-effects pedal. This thing is like a candy addict at Willy Wonka. There is so much at your fingertips that you don't know where to start. I mostly play high gain and so far every high gain I've tried (factory presets, downloaded patches, my own created patches) all sound like garbage on the same equipment that sounds amazing with my Boss. My playing has suffered in the last few months because I spend most of my time chasing a decent sound instead of playing. I'm giving up trying to make this sound good through my Marshall 1960 cab and I'm about to buy either the L2T or PA speakers to see if I can have success with those. I'm not frustrated with the Helix. I LOVE having a piece of equipment that's beyond my abilities. It keeps things interesting. The Boss was getting quite boring. I'm positive Helix is capable of sounding far better than the Boss, or it wouldn't be so popular. I just don't know that I'm ever going to be able to devote enough time to it to make that a reality. Companies like Boss have professionals devoted to creating patches and Helix has given us that same power with infinite possibilities. As amazing as that is, I'm not likely to create sounds piddling around at home that will compare to what the professionals are able to do at this, or other, companies. Hopefully new speakers will get me headed in the right direction; otherwise I'm just going to have to admit that I'm not a professional and I should probably stick to using things the pro's create instead of pretending I'm capable of competing with their knowledge and skills.
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