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  1. steelstringer

    Preamp vs amp block

    Which block should I use (preamp or amp) if I am going from the 1/4 out from the Helix to the effects return of my tube amp? I want the Helix to provide my tone of course and I know to not use a cab block. I am confused as to the difference between the two. Thanks!
  2. steelstringer

    Preamp vs amp block

    Thank you for the replies. I will play around with both options. I am dialing in a clean Mesa and dirty JCM 800 tone tonight. I just got the Helix LT this week, and I am astounded by all of the routing and tone shaping ability. I also enjoy this message board; it's very professional and helpful overall.
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    Routing question

    I am getting ready to replace my Digitech RP500 with a Helix LT (super excited). In a live situation, I have been running one 1/4 output to my amp onstage (effects return) and one XLR out to the mixer. I am relying on amp simulation for my tone. The RP500 does not allow me to choose direct (no amp cab sim) from my 1/4 out and then select an amp cab sim from the XLR. Can the Helix LT do this? I would like to hear my real amp speaker onstage, but have the crowd hear cab sims. Thanks!
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    Routing question

    Awesome. Thanks for the reply. I'm excited to get back to a Line 6 product. I had the Spidervalve when it came out, but I had so much trouble leveling volumes between presets that it was not great as a gigging amp. I am sure that I will have better luck with the Helix. If not, I'll jump on here for advice.