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  1. Great band! This is some tricky stuff and you guys are really doing it justice.


    Thanks a bunch!


    If you think that's tricky, listen to our cover of Journey From Mariabronn from the same youtube channel.  Also, we do Paradox which is transcribing nightmare and Song For America but those vids aren't complete yet.


  2. Thanks.  The silly thing is how quickly I got those tones.  It's mostly the Plexi brt.  The leads are either Plexi brt with the Minotaur or valve distortion and some phase shifter or the 2204 with a phase shifter.  There's a tiny bit of compression added in Logic on the guitars.  Also used the dual harmony for the end and just before the first verse.  I use the ping pong delay trails on, on a momentary foot switch for some of the accent fills towards the end.


    I used to use the HD500 and had some great tones but it took much longer to get a less awesome result.

  3. All guitars Helix.

    I'd only had it for a couple of days when this was filmed. Took the audio home and re-tracked most of the guitars USB direct into Logic. We have other vids on our channel that I'd encourage you to watch and/or like as appropriate. The most recent batch is all Helix, and everything prior to that is HD500. In this band I've always gone direct to the board. You might see some DT50's on stage in the most recent video but they're window dressing.


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  4. Back when I had a Vetta I think the Fletcher Munson curve killed a lot of my patches.


    Vetta was tough to tweak in a low volume, no band situation.  Can't say how many times my patches sounded crappy once turned up and in a band setting.


    Been years since I sold my Vetta but I almost want to get a used one just to have fun with.

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  5. Idea:  Connect the acoustic directly to the speaker. Then make a POD patch that turns off the guitar input and switches the L2 to acoustic mode.  Select patch and play acoustic.


    Again though:  I don't believe that the L2's processing is being passed on to the board.  I could be wrong about this, it might depend on which inputs you're using on the L2.  But I always thought that as long as I was running direct to the board, I was fooling myself by using any of the L2's internal processing as the board was basically getting a PA/Reference signal regardless of what I had set on the L2.


    I was never totally in love with the POD HD through the L2's but it's a completely different story with Helix.

  6. I'm going to say basically the same thing.


    1.  Just use reference PA for everything and tweak A/R in the POD.  First of all, I think what's being passed through the speaker to the PA is what you think it is!  I'm pretty sure the signal going to the board is a reference PA signal regardless of what you have as speaker mode.  My opinion is that the L2 speaker modes are only useful if you're using it as your FOH speaker or if using it as a floor wedge.


    2.  Run your acoustic through the POD's Aux input.  keep the Aux turned off for patches that you don't need the acoustic and the main guitar input off for patches you don't need the electric on.


    3.  Just be certain that when you hit save, you know what the speaker mode on the L2 is.

  7. I'm currently using Helix primarily through L2's and it's great.  Typically as a stereo pair.  2 of them can get stupidly loud.  One might do the trick, I don't know as I've never actually had to get one that loud.


    Also own L3's and K12's.  Depending on your playing and the tone you want, the K12's may be better.  Much louder and much better on the low end.  L3's are also better on the low end than the L2's and way louder than you would ever ever need.


    For most vintage or classic rock stuff, L2's are great.  If you really really need that chunk, you might want something else.

  8. The only thing that's really killing me right now is a lack of phase shifters.


    You guys will laugh but I really was bonding with my HD's old Black Panel Pete and VariAC Plexi until the Helix came out.  I realize that there's absolutely zero way that they will put old POD 2.0 models into their $1500 flagship but I wish there was a way to go get some of the legacy models for use in newer platforms.  Still pining for Chemical X!

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  9. Longtime Vetta user here.  I really don't think Vetta qualifies for your FRFR and Vetta could be picky about what pedals sounded good in front of the amp.


    My gut feel is there's better ways to make your POD sound good.


    However, if you can get a Vetta for cheap, wail away! it's a fun amp.  70 amp models!  Plus the best edit software Line6 ever made.  But you might quickly find that modelling has come a long way since the 90's.

  10. Jeez fella's.  I have a 700 and a JTV.  It's no comparison, as a functioning instrument, the JTV crushed it in almost every category.


    The 700 was a nice instrument and I gigged with it for years.  Loved the butterscotch color and the sleek no pickup look.  Always got a lot of questions about it.


    BUT, it didn't sound as good.  No alt tuning knob.  The piezo's cut out on any kind of serious trem use, no idea why they even made this with a trem.  And it had intonation issues, and until I got them finally fixed, my band called it the Vari-lollipop


    JTV is DEAD stable in tuning even after a pretty good dive bomb.  Really not even close on tone. Plus the JTV's mag pickups sound great. JTV is a more pro and usable instrument.  AND it cost much less than the 700 did new.


    Next subject!

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  11. For the L3m's: Speaker height relative to ear/head level of your listening audience is surprisingly important.  I wouldn't want to use them horizontally unless you had a very good reason.  Also, the speakers will reset to floor monitor mode at every power cycle or every cycle of your L6 link and you'll have to manually reset them.


    Are you planning on flying them from the ceiling?  That might make some sense but again, I don't know how or if you could disable the auto-floor monitor function.


    For the L3s: They will work fine on their sides.  For some rooms (especially with low ceilings) this can increase the amount of bass you're getting from them.  A LOT of sound comes off the sides, and when placed sideways, you're bouncing a lot of sound off the ceiling.  Generally for outdoor or very hi ceiling rooms I'll try them vertically first.


    Can't say how they'll do under your stage though.  My gut feel is that the stage would have to be pretty high and the speaker right up front.  I'd certainly consider putting it on it's side, dead center, but out in front of the stage.  Sadly, this is frequently a very dangerous place to have your expensive speaker!


    Good luck!

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