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  1. Hi, I have been experimenting with using the Fender Hot Rod Deluxe as a tube power amp for the helix. I am starting to get some pretty reasonable tones so I thought I would share my approach in case it is useful to anyone else. Everything below assumes going from the Helix into the Power Amp In jack on the Fender. Clean Tones For clean fender tones you can use the the pre-amp models like US Deluxe and US Double without much additional tweaking. Dirty Tones For dirty tones it works better using a full amp model (no cab) into the Fender Power Amp In. I typically setup a patch where I can A/B using a footswitch between my monitors and the Fender. The idea is not to get exactly the same tone, but it does help me tweak the tone going into the Fender. My starting point is to use 2 EQ blocks after the amp model before going into the Fender. The first EQ block reduces the mids (-9dB) and treble (-3dB), but this should be tweaked for each amp sim. The second EQ block is a hi/lo cut (80hz / 15kHz) to remove the fizziness that is present in a lot of the high gain models. I have used this approach with Cali IV lead, Brit J45, Brit, Plexi, and Tweed Blues and generally I am pretty happy with the tones I am getting. I would love to hear any other tips from other Fender HRD users. I still think I will end up buying a Powercab 112 Plus.... thanks.
  2. thank you rd2rk. That is very helpful in showing me how to get much closer to the tone I am chasing.
  3. Hi, I was considering buying HX stomp so downloaded Helix native to get a feel for the platform. I have been trying to replicate one of my favourite high gain tones in s-gear but I am not having much luck. The helix version is very dark and muddy in comparison. I would describe the s-gear version as very crisp and not over saturated. I have attached the presets from s-gear and helix, and included a soundcloud clip below. The first part is s-gear then the same recording re-amped with helix. I know that the playing is rubbish but it should give you an idea of the tones I am talking about. I have also included screenshots from s-gear and helix. I tried the approach of trying to replicate the same settings from S-gear into Helix. I am sure that this is not the right way to build a tone in helix but I had to start somewhere. I would really appreciate any advice on how to recreate the s-gear tone in helix, because right now I am very discourage from buying a helix product. thanks! s-gear high gain.sfx S-gear high gain helix.hlx
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