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  1. theElevators, Thanks for the feedback. I have the Helix Floor not the LT. codamedia, I will use that and see. Thanks! datacommando, Thanks as well! I'm going to be investigating the various solutions. I haven't had the chance to keep up lately with the various music work I have found as well as my "soon to retire from" non-music career. I will report back once I have investigated and get a chance to breathe! lol just plain dennis
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  2. ...and it makes a huge difference with parallel path setups to be able to have up to 4 blocks in each path.
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  3. The POD Go requires momentary switches to work properly. That Vox footswitch is designed to work with their amps, and it latching.
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  4. My advice is to see how many sounds you need at the moment. Do you need to have clean, distortion, wah and an occasional solo and that's it? Or do you need crazy U2 sounds in every single song? As others have mentioned, Pod Go is an excellent machine. I have the Helix and Pod Go. The Helix is big, heavy and powerful. The Pod Go is light, compact and can easily fit into your gig bag. The limiting thing about the Pod Go is that you must always have your amp/cab block in your signal chain, even if you don't need it. It's wasting DSP. But this setup is ideal for most applications, including how I have my signal chain setup. I say this with confidence, for non-complicated cover bands, bar bands, etc, Pod Go will get the job done. If you have a couple of sounds and don't need to have different effects and complicated signal processing, this is the way to go. It has all your amps, pedals. It runs in stereo and can work as a recording interface. It has all the sounds of the Helix, but has more limited signal paths, fewer buttons. It has an expression pedal, switches, etc. HX Stomp to me personally is way to limiting. But if I only played AC/DC covers, then this would suit me perfectly fine. IMO, Pod Go > Stomp for sure! Stomp XL to me is a stupid product. It's just the Stomp + more buttons and no expression pedal. Stomp is already limited and is 1/2 the power of a Helix, so why not use an almost equally-limited Pod Go instead that is lighter and has an expression pedal. Now for me personally, I need the big Helix because of how complicated some of the songs I play are. Not all, but some. My band requires a lot of effects, time-based effects. I would not be able to easily play some songs with only one preset on the Pod Go. I would have to break up my presets into "part 1" and "part 2" to get the job done. I play more straight-forward music with my other band and use the Pod Go there. In that punk band I just need: distortion, delay, wah, solo boost. So I can get by with only one preset on the Pod Go easily.
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  5. Unless you touch the gain structure "prior to the amp" (or any compression).... tones will not change with levels, your perception of them might. Nothing beats "pre-preparation"... try to get the levels as matched as possible prior to going to a rehearsal and/or gig. Choose your method for fine tuning the volume.... will it be the channel volume on the amp, will it be the output block, will it be a gain block at the end o the preset, etc... etc... Try to be consistent with this choice.. it makes life easy as you move forward. Set the choice you make to be "highlighted" when you move from preset to preset so you have immediate access to it via the small rotaries. When you change each preset... if the volume is off - bend over and adjust the volume until it's right. Then hit SAVE! Repeat #4 as often as required. NOTE: Many (if not most) people will choose to have the AMP as the highlighted block. This makes sense as it places the "important" amp controls at your fingertips, just like having a real amp sitting behind you on a gig. Instant access to gain, bass, mid, treble, presence, & volume. Any changes you make can be temporary, or permanent depending on whether or not you choose to save.
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  6. Un-assign it from the expression pedal in your patches - see the Pod Go Wireless manual p33 for full details but in brief: 1. Press PAGE and PAGE together to open the Menu. 2. Press Knob 1 (Bypass/Control). (The Bypass/Control screen looks very similar to the Edit screen) Clearing a Block’s Assignments Clearing a block’s assignments clears both its footswitch (bypass) assignment and any of its parameters’ controller assignments. 1. From the Bypass/Control screen, select the block whose assignments you want to clear and press ACTION. 2. Press Knob 1 (Clear Assign).
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  7. If you can figure out how to set up a drum kit (I've tried), you can figure out how to use a Helix. Get a Helix Stomp. If you have a computer, use HX Edit to edit the sounds (its easier than using the hardware unit). There are plenty of youtube videos on how to create your own tones. Or, you can buy a set of "programmed" patches from the CustomTone section on Line 6 (there are also free ones). If you want a wah wah and volume pedal, and like lots more buttons, and you have lots of money — get the Helix instead of the Helix Stomp. Have a Merry Christmas.
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  8. If modeling is new to you, I recommend that you consider the PodGO. It is the same dsp as the HX Stomp and Stomp XL...It is greatly simplified and in terms of tweaking is more like the older HD, X3 Pods....It has most everything you need to spin up great tones. I used one for over year for a few gigs and songwriting during all of 2020...It's very easy to get under, has the HX models and it can sound just as good as anything else out there...Super simple to tweak. A full Helix or LT might be a bit overwhelming because the depth if you are new to modeling...I don't know if you are, but you're a drummer so there's that jk ;-) If you really want something you will grow into all-in-one...then the Helix or LT is really the way to go....I use a Stomp XL with some outboard stuff that I prefer over Line 6 and a couple that simply do not exist in any HX or Helix.
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  9. I'll add to the above by saying if you're playing high gain stuff like Whitesnake (similar to what I play), you may be unsatisfied with the Helix high gain models, depending how fussy you are. If you're okay with a reasonable high gain tone, you'll be fine. The Helix has a lot of versatility so you'll cure the pedal problem easily enough. If you are fussy about the high gain sound, I would consider a Fractal FM3. I know it's not popular to say it but truthfully, it does high gain better than most amp modellers. Helix does everything else pretty well, it just lacks a bit in the high gain authenticity, but as I say, it depends how fussy you are on those types of tones.
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  10. I would be hesitant to recommend a Helix to a brand new guitar player. It's a real handful as far as the depth of the technology and a complete paradigm shift from the typical "plug your guitar into and amp and play" situation most people are familiar with. The modeling paradigm simulates the real world amp and effects situation, but it would likely take away from your primary joy of just learning to play...unless you would consider yourself to be a pretty technically inclined person. It is fairly easy to find resources to download fully functional presets and just play, but the most reliable ones aren't the free ones typically. At some point you still have to learn how to tweak them or troubleshoot them if you make adjustments and things go wrong. That's probably fine for someone that's pretty technically inclined, not so good for someone that's not.
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  11. Let me guess... Helix LT? I have seen this happen with mine occasionally for as long as I've had my LT, but not as severely. Usually goes up to 99, then 98, but never lower than that. The pedal on the LT is very flimsy and you can basically force it to go higher right before pushing the footswitch.... The workaround is to use an external exp pedal, I'm afraid, or get it fixed under warranty.
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  12. Here are three things to consider.... maybe one will apply to you. The pedal on the Helix is suppose to be self-calibrating at start up. On every start up.... I take the time to do "toe down > heel down > toe down" on my internal & external expression pedal. I can't say that it helps or not, but I can say I am not experiencing the problem you (and others) have reported.... so maybe it does. Do you set your expression as "global, preset, or snapshot"? FWIW I set mine as global so there is a constant communication flow between the expression and the Helix.... no interruption of presets and/or snapshot settings to "possibly" corrupt the values. I doubt that would matter, but I've convinced myself it might :) The internal expression is photo (light) sensitive. I have problems outdoors because light gets in and wreaks havoc on my position/setting. Check the lighting position around the placement of the helix.
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  13. Hi Dennis, Maybe this one: Or this, Another, but it’s really old. Hope this helps/makes sense.
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  14. - Quit HX Edit! Don't start it again until you're finished with everything following. - Go here and download the Line 6 Updater (in case it's not installed on your machine already): https://line6.com/software/ - Also download the "Flash Memory" from there (it's the actual update). - Install the updater. - Reboot the Helix while holding down switches 6 and 12 (this will take you to safe boot mode). - Start the Line 6 Updater, select "Offline Mode" and see whether it finds your Helix. - If yes, select it and choose "local file". Point it to the Flash Memory file you've downloaded.
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  15. Of course! This is the first thing I wanted to do, also! First, go to Global Settings > Footswitches > Stomp Mode Switches = 10 switches (or not, if you only want to use 8 stomps). Next, in your preset, assign each module to a footswitch. Press the menu button, then press Bypass Assign. Use the joystick to select an effect, then use the Switch knob to choose footswitch 1-5, 7-11.
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