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  1. Loving a pole-mounted L2t. I actually got a pristine, used L2t from MF. Subsequently, I bought a heavy duty metal pole from MF on sale for $25. I really like the simplicity of the setup, the sound, and the and the L6 Link. Still waiting for integration with my DT50 via the L6 Link, however. Now, I am slightly hacked off that Line 6 is offering the Helix backpack for free with the purchase of the Helix during March. I suppose they are seeking an edge over their competition with Fractal and, now, Headrush. Where was the freebie a year ago when I purchased the Helix?
  2. Peter has the right idea, from my perspective. Through the L2t, the Helix is brighter, more lively, and louder in electric guitar mode. If, however, you are using it as a PA speaker, running to a PA, or using acoustic patches with a piezo equipped electric guitar, then PA reference mode does the trick.
  3. beascott

    Helix and L2T

    I use the digital L6 Link cable (AES/EBU) and this negates global EQ settings, is an easy setup, and produces great sound with the L2t.
  4. Really enjoying the Archons right now. Also, the Soldanos work out great for my tastes.
  5. In using 2 PRS models with magnetic and piezo pickups, I have designed a set of patches so that I can switch between mags and piezo or blend them. I run the magnetic output to the Helix guitar input and the piezo output jack in to the Helix aux jack. I have been trying the Taylor IRs on the acoustic side with reasonable results.
  6. Well, I opted for an L2t after running the Helix through my PA and trying some options with my DT50 212. I love the L2t. I enjoy it so much as an overall solution that I thought of ditching the DT50. But, I love that amp and still have an HD500 to mate with it. I am not holding my breath regarding improved Helix/DT50 integration. I guess I will continue to hoard Line 6 gear for awhile until my separation anxiety subsides.
  7. Just for the record, I was one who highly valued and used the HD500 to DT50 integration ( as did Steve Howe if I am not mistaken). I bought the Helix in the hope that I could use it in a similar manner without a lot of complexities. Ultimately, I bought an L2t as an FRFR solution for the Helix. It is a great combination for my purposes. I thought about moving my DT50 along. But, I love the amp. I am hoping, like others, for an integration between Helix and the DT50 that is both simple and useful. So, I am hanging on to the DT50 for now.
  8. Yeah, keep bringing on those riffs from The Darkness!
  9. I recall being able to coax some tones out of an HD500 + DT50 setup that would hint at a sax tone. While I cannot recall the presets right at the moment, I am almost certain they were overdriven amp models. I also remember getting this sound most convincingly in the middle of the fretboard.
  10. That made me laugh pretty hard...thanks!
  11. Call me cheap...I love free Helix patches! And, I am aware of the rating system on the Custom Tone site. However, I am much more interested to hear which patches form Custom Tone folks have found useful or inspiring. For instance, I really like the patch, Darkness, which seems to replicate the intro (lo fi), rhythm, and lead tones of "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" and "Barbarian" by The Darkness. Any suggestions?
  12. Thanks for such a thoughtful and thorough effort to answer my question. This helps me a lot.
  13. I am wondering if anybody has A/B'd the Helix through a DT50 vs. an L2t. Even if you haven't, I am interested in opinions about the advantages/disadvantages of these setups for both live and studio applications.
  14. Ignore me! I downloaded the latest drivers and I am good to go.
  15. I will try to be brief. In attempting to back up my presets on my PC, the Device Manager shows me an error code when I connectthe Helix. It says, "device cannot start (code 10)". It goes on to report: Status Device Data Error. All other USB connected devices including printers, external hard drives, and the like are easily recognized and function appropriately. Has anyone else in counter this? Any suggestions?
  16. Wow! I was getting pops and clicks on the itrack dock with an earlier ios before upgrading to 9.3.1. The upgrade solved that problem. Have you recorded from the Helix straight into the USB/Midi in on the itrack dock?
  17. I tried using the Helix USB out to the itrack dock's USB in and only received a series of clicks, no signal. So, I resorted to the 1/4" outs to the dock. Am I missing something here?
  18. Like an earlier post here, I got one that had been returned to MF, but had to jump on it quickly. Then, I had to stay on them to actually ship me the unit that I purchased after getting a backorder notice. It was worth it for the 20% discount, free shipping , no tax. The unit was in perfect shape.
  19. The Helix is an amazing piece of gear. Still, I am hanging on to my HD500. It may come in handy and I still love the integration with the ST50.
  20. Smelly Muffin - Smashing Pumpkins?
  21. It was sent in a double boxed container from Line 6, packaged specifically for transporting this large amp.
  22. I faced a similar dilemma. I had a box that I did not trust. I took my 212 to the UPS store and had them pack it as a precaution against potential damage. It cost me $23. Ultimately, the amp was damaged when it arrived at Line 6 in Calabasas, CA. The cabinet was cracked and, as you can imagine, the packaging was severely damaged. While UPS declared "insufficient packaging" as the cause of the damage, the fact that the UPS Store packaged it was a saving grace. I quickly filed a clain with UPS. However, since LLine 6 was the RMA shipper, they became the calimant. UPS paid the claim to Line 6 quickly and Line 6 shipped me a brand new DT50 212. A bit of a hassle , but a good outcome. The folks at Line 6 were very helpful every step of the way. I hope that helps. In the end, I was happy I spent the $23 to protect my interests.
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