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  1. Onwhamer are good, redwires IMHO not so good I bought them all in a package because of the IRMIX2 plugin, the IRMIX2 plugin is nothing less that AWESOME!!! You can mix all the IR's you want to mix together any brand some of the best I made are in the link I shared (all from free ones)
  2. Simple fact of the matter is it's a character issue, no matter what their age it is a character issue, character is what you do when nobody's looking. There is a world full of folks out there that just don't care and want people to think they are something they are not. Sad but true...
  3. This is another reason I love this forum... it gives me so many ideas to work with. I recently found out since I have a Variax now that I can change guitar models per/snapshot as well so I can be playing through a marshall with a Les Paul hit the snapshot button and be playing a strat through a Fender Twin.. also figured out recently I could use my expression pedal to control the volume on the output selector thus being able to remove the volume pedal blocks and save DSP for other things. It's near Limitless....
  4. Try the aux in for your acoustic and other active pickups See if that helps "The Aux In is 10k Ohm (yes, the Helix floor's manual has a typo), which is closer to line level than instrument level. The four FX returns can be set to instrument or line level". DI
  5. this needs to be pinned I have to repost it every month or so...... Here is something I posted before for anyone who wants to mod your EXP of what ever brand. Posted 18 January 2016 - 03:22 AM From: http://missionengineering.com/ Wiring. Most potentiometers have three connectors; Clockwise, Counter-clockwise, and Wiper. Amazingly, there are multiple different ways these can be wired, all achieving largely the same result, which means yet more variations for expression pedals. The most common expression pedal wiring is to connect the pot to a 1/4″ stereo (TRS) instrument jack as follows: CW —— Sleeve Wiper — Tip CCW —– Ring An alternative is with the tip and the ring reversed as follows: CW —— Sleeve Wiper — Ring CCW —– Tip Yet a third way is as follows: CW —— Sleeve Wiper — Tip CCW —– Tip In this last one, the wiper and CCW are bonded together and connected to the tip and the ring is unused. This requires the use of a mono (TS) cable such as a regular guitar cable, in place of the stereo (TRS) cable used in the other two. These three are the most common that we see in expression pedals, but we keep finding more. Sometimes a dual gang potentiometer is wired in parallel to create a single pot with half the resistance. For example you may see a dual 20K Ohm potentiometer bridged into a single 10K. In this case the pedal will function the same as if it were a native 10K Ohm single pot. ..................................... OK so now we know we can do this: The third way is the Line 6 way. (after some google searches I found this out) This also alleviated the backwards operation problem and the 0 - 100 - 0 problem... which means after the conversion you don't need to use TRS cables anymore you can use TS cables. Also now with either the 12k ohm pot in the one and the 10k ohm pot in the other I get full 0% to 100% on the Helix control. here is what I did to make mine compatible so there would be no need for re configuring. the Potenteiometer on this 1 is 10k Here is before here is after... so just moving 1 wire (the green/ring) and put it together with the (red/Tip) and the (black/sleeve) stays the same. also I jumped out the back on the side pot that is for changing the "throw" of it to disable it and not doing it made it have issues when you adjusted it it would not go back to full throw. (If that makes any scents to you) My other one here is after... so just moving 1 wire (the green/ring) and put it together with the (red/Tip) and the (black/sleeve) stays the same. this model had a duel 24k pot and I soldered each connection 1,2 and 3 to 1,2 and 3 (you see it better in the picture above) making it a single 12k pot This can be done with a soldering iron with no extra solder. just heat up the green wire pull it off and put it on with the red and heat it up to connect it.
  6. sign me up for that one bro!!! just got my 89F and loving it!!! how soon you think?
  7. The only thing you missed was that IR's would all be erased.... (I know not funny) It is quite an inconvenience and I tried to use a free program that puts numbers at the first part of the name of the file so I could just drag and drop them back in after an update and it still is not working as good as I had hoped... my original way worked best and that was taking a screen shot or a picture with my phone so I could put them back in order. If you come up with something better let me know...
  8. I have a couple sustaner guitars and that is the only thing missing for my JTV-89F to be the baddest guitar in the land, I absolutely love it but I miss my sustainer... so I was hopping to find someone here that has done this already and could give me the incouregement to go ahead and do it I am guessing that it may void the warrenty unless I can keep it separated from the variax electronics entirely. If you don't know what the sustainer is google it....
  9. I don't know for sure but I believe that the Variax models are just that and an IR is different from a model. as for your other question you can mix the IR's with what ever you plug into the helix by putting in an IR block in the path somewhere.
  10. https://www.dropbox.com/s/27sbhs9jz7jmel4/DUDE%20_%20ACOUSTIC.hlx?dl=0 try this preset with your Variax and see what that Para EQ dose... it is good I can't remember where I got the settings for it but the guy was using the settings for recording an acoustic in PT I made a preset before getting my JTV-89F and it used this and an ir of a taylor and some other stuff so I started to modify it with my Variax and noticed that the Para EQ was awesome on my Variax oh and you change or blend the two paths with EXP 2 and EXP 3 is a volume peddle for both paths... 2:28 on Saturday I updated that preset so that the snapshots work as I didn't know how to get them working before and the normal brite and the mid boost are for the variax mags and the 12 string snapshot changes the acoustic model on the variax
  11. you need to add an IR block and seiect 1 wich is the space you have that ir loaded
  12. Here is something I posted before for anyone who wants to mod your EXP of what ever brand. Posted 18 January 2016 - 03:22 AM From: http://missionengineering.com/ Wiring. Most potentiometers have three connectors; Clockwise, Counter-clockwise, and Wiper. Amazingly, there are multiple different ways these can be wired, all achieving largely the same result, which means yet more variations for expression pedals. The most common expression pedal wiring is to connect the pot to a 1/4″ stereo (TRS) instrument jack as follows: CW —— Sleeve Wiper — Tip CCW —– Ring An alternative is with the tip and the ring reversed as follows: CW —— Sleeve Wiper — Ring CCW —– Tip Yet a third way is as follows: CW —— Sleeve Wiper — Tip CCW —– Tip In this last one, the wiper and CCW are bonded together and connected to the tip and the ring is unused. This requires the use of a mono (TS) cable such as a regular guitar cable, in place of the stereo (TRS) cable used in the other two. These three are the most common that we see in expression pedals, but we keep finding more. Sometimes a dual gang potentiometer is wired in parallel to create a single pot with half the resistance. For example you may see a dual 20K Ohm potentiometer bridged into a single 10K. In this case the pedal will function the same as if it were a native 10K Ohm single pot. ..................................... OK so now we know we can do this: The third way is the Line 6 way. (after some google searches I found this out) This also alleviated the backwards operation problem and the 0 - 100 - 0 problem... which means after the conversion you don't need to use TRS cables anymore you can use TS cables. Also now with either the 12k ohm pot in the one and the 10k ohm pot in the other I get full 0% to 100% on the Helix control. here is what I did to make mine compatible so there would be no need for re configuring. the Potenteiometer on this 1 is 10k Here is before here is after... so just moving 1 wire (the green/ring) and put it together with the (red/Tip) and the (black/sleeve) stays the same. also I jumped out the back on the side pot that is for changing the "throw" of it to disable it and not doing it made it have issues when you adjusted it it would not go back to full throw. (If that makes any scents to you) My other one here is after... so just moving 1 wire (the green/ring) and put it together with the (red/Tip) and the (black/sleeve) stays the same. this model had a duel 24k pot and I soldered each connection 1,2 and 3 to 1,2 and 3 (you see it better in the picture above) making it a single 12k pot This can be done with a soldering iron with no extra solder. just heat up the green wire pull it off and put it on with the red and heat it up to connect it.
  13. I am pretty sure it worked with 2.0... I ran the update again to test it and it still does the same thing. I wanted to use the meteor amp like this: snapshot 1 standard settings, snapshot 2 change the mid to 7 and the treble to 7, snapshot 3 same as 2 but turn on the mid boost... but no matter if I save it or not the settings stay the same in all snapshots (what ever I change them to they stay there and don't change when I switch back to the other snapshots). It will turn on and off blocks but not change parameters... :angry: :blink: :( Help!!! I am sure it can be done after watching a couple of videos, also the one line 6 did the guy says you can change Variax models per snapshot and says to hold encoder until you see brackets but he dosen't do it in the video where you can see it...
  14. jaminjimlp

    Tuner

    I saw a video where a guy says that you don't play your guitar picking really light so you should pick it as hard as you play so it is in tune when you play and he said to continuously pick wile tuning and I have been doing this for over a year now and fell like it is a better way... I checked my tuning with my Black Snark tuner (the extra tight tuning one) and the Helix tuner was as close as I could get it (with the small bar moving around) and it was perfect on the snark here is the short version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_970555227&feature=iv&src_vid=8tfxy_zs0Mo&v=38XqgSL72UE long version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tfxy_zs0Mo&index=3&list=PLigz2q1FaNcTut_ASXixXPGUL2D8fyE0P
  15. Well surprise surprise, they got 1 in and I picked it up Wednesday and didn't get to play with it much till Sunday at church (because of work) and I must say it is spectacular with the helix it is so awesome and I made 2 capo patches (5th fret and 2nd fret) of the presets I have been using lately in about 3 minuets. I will never need a capo again!!! and yes it was almost in tune when I pulled it out of the box and with a very little tweek it was in tune and the battery had just enough charge on it to plug in and test it out at the GC for about ten minuets also it is like someone else said that the guitar is like they did a factory setup and the intonation is on!!! and the action is great but it has what feel like 10's on it (a little heavy for my liking) Another thing is it feels great and it sounds great unplugged, I have never spent this much for a guitar and I can feel the quality and play-ability that makes me feel like it was well worth the $$$$. Oh yeah I love the Blood Red (perfect for the Christian Guitar Player that wants to have the reminder of the blood shed by my Lord and savior Jesus Christ!!!) My GC has some awesome fellows working there and are always a big help...
  16. There is a thread on here (on the Helix Forum) somewhere the guys were talking about using an "ART Tube Pre" in the FX Loop and were very pleased with the results and it was giving them a "real tube " sound, subjective as that may be.... (I am happy with what I am getting from the Helix now)
  17. it also doesn't hurt that this guy is an awesome player.... I watched a few or his videos.
  18. The strat copy with 2 humbuckers and a Floyd Rose was $199.00 in 1992 still plays awesomely.
  19. yeah I know but the guys at my local store are phenomenal and the fellow I have help me gave me a 20% off on my Helix so I give him all my business.
  20. here is the same guitar... just as you all suspected it is HSS JackThammarat Seymour Duncan STK-S4n neck, SSL-6 mid, JB/Custom hybrid bridge
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