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Bushman2

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  1. Hey All.... I'm in the middle of the update to 3.11, and everything is fine I think. I backed up the current (2.92) with the old Helix Edit, then updated Helix Edit from the lower right corner "check for updates" link. The update process made another backup (1), so now I'm double backed up. Sheesh! Then the update went smoothly but saw this on the Line 6 Update Page "We STRONGLY recommend performing a factory reset AFTER UPDATING your Helix/HX firmware to 3.11 and THEN RESTORING YOUR BACKUP." So... Factory Reset NOW, then restore my old 2.92 backup? That sounds crazy. Can anyone tell me if I should restore my old 2.92 backup now or what? Cornfuzed......
  2. Just saw that it had a monthly subscription fee and have to run my PC / Laptop as well... Thanks for the info...
  3. I was browsing the idea of running Helix Edit on my iPad, which I know has been asked too many times, and ran across This YouTube showing a guy doing just that with his regular iPad. has anyone tried this app, which if readily available on the AppStore? looks like the ticket, possibly....
  4. I do cello/violin tones a lot. I always use a generous amount of distortion to simulate the strings chattering under the bow, volume swell and finger vibrato. It takes a little practice but have gotten lots of cudos...
  5. Just had the same problem with flashing snaps after update. Here's the fix: Press the menu button in the upper left and push down on the Global Settings knob. Change Snapshot Mode Switches to "Manual Return" Hit the Home button and then save the preset.
  6. I agree… The helix is an awesome piece of kit, that gives me great tones and is deeper than I could ever use… It’s the nicest sounding piece of equipment that I currently own. and says mine is just out of warranty, I don’t mind working on it myself, if parts are available. I’ve done a lot of work on pedals before, soldering in new bucket brigade chips etc... so don’t mind..
  7. I did check that already, and the setting looked right. my tempo light worked intermittently, only illuminating partially around, not at all, then back on, then just quit altogether. It sure acts like the led’s went gunny-bag.... from the YouTube link, looks like it just has a couple of screws holding it with no solder....
  8. Cool! Finally someone with the same problem! My Helix Floor Tap Tempo Button quit illuminating. It still works, just no tempo light. So if I get a switch , that will work? Any soldering? I'm going to try to find some tactile switches as well, since I imagine those go too, like my HD500 switches always did, If the Helix uses them in addition to the Lighted switches.
  9. 3M Dual Lock. I’ve used it for years. Way better than Velcro. might be tall enough to use with feet. they have lots of different hold firmness styles and they do vary height between them. something to consider.
  10. I bought my HD500 when I was thrust into the "quiet stage" way of thinking. I was kicking and screaming the whole way, having to ditch my tube amps and analog pedals. I had a Rockin tone going, but after a year or so, with the HD500, I started liking my tone again. I would probably still be rocking the HD, but one of the foot switches went bad, and I sent it to Line 6 for repair. A year later the same button went out. I decided to invest in the Helix. I've had it for about a couple years now, and really digging it... The Helix has great tone. Better than the HD tone to my ears, and the interface has went farther towards my pedalboard layout. On one hand, it went farther towards great tone and effects, and at the same time going farther back towards the feel of an analog pedalboard. It just blossomed goodness in my world...
  11. I use 3M Dual Lock for any pedal fastening purpose. They have 2 or 3 different densities for firm to incredibly firm attachment. http://www.nghobbies.com/cart/images/products/3MDUAL_BL.JPG
  12. It's how I run my '65 Twin Reverb.... Haven't tried it on the Helix Twin Model yet...
  13. Found the solution... Press "Menu" button by the preset knob. Press "Global Settings" knob. Turn "Snapshot Mode Switches" knob to "Manual Return" Press the "Home" button. Save the preset.
  14. Just updated to Helix floor 2.20 and updated globals waited until all presets rebuild, etc... Then I imported my set lists back to the helix. now when I go to a preset the push both bank switches to get to snapshots, all my snapshot scribble strips are blinking. when I choose a snapshot footswitch it makes the snapshot change and goes back to preset scribble strips instead of staying on that preset and showing the snapshot scribble strips. Any way to get it back?
  15. It Shipped tonight, Woo Hoo! Can't wait...
  16. OK, I'll suck it up, and wait. I know it's worth it, and I really dig the latest Line 6 offerings.. BTW, the L6 bag got here last night, looks heavy enough duty, but is less rigid than I thought. Definitely a heavy bag that I can throw my cables, ear pieces, and iPad into, replacing two bags I schlep currently.
  17. Thanks for the replies.. I wasn't aware they had a supply problem earlier too... I've noticed an increase in the last few days, of folks getting their new units. (jones'ing hard) I should get the helix bag today.. Thanks for the ray of sunshine phil-m, I'm hoping my HD500 graduation will occur soon!
  18. In an earlier post, I mentioned pulling the trigger on a new Helix.... Which I found was on backorder.... ...Which was set back another couple of weeks. ...And was set back an additional couple of weeks. ...And the most recent set back was another couple of weeks, due available the 30th (in 1 week) Morbid curiosity made me look at the MF Helix offering page today. The date has changed to 7/04/16, and I haven't received the dreaded extended backorder email yet. Do you think they have given up on sending out the bad news emails, or might it be that my Helix made it there??? I'm hoping not more delays. Kinda looking at a couple other multi-fx models in that price range...
  19. I have the Line 6 backpack on order, but if I were to be looking for a cheaper alternative, I would buy another SKB like the one Fulcrum linked to. I have one for my HD500 I've been using for a couple 3 years now, and it's great. The attached pocket came unstitched after a year of over-stuffing it. LOL! Still using it and loving it, until my Helix makes it in from Siberia,.JK...
  20. I got a Gator case for my HD500 and the EP foam was awesome. I had to put Egg-Crate foam in the top and bottom so the board wouldn't rattle side to side, but has rocked for a couple years now. One note, I was stuffing cables and lots of crap in the side bag when it finally let go of the main case, but I don't miss it. Looking forward to the L6 Backpack Bag...
  21. Haven't touched this in two years since the HD500.... I'm hoping the Helix will continue the trend.. :)
  22. Thanks for the replies. i wonder if their switches are Spring operated microswitches? If so I should probably stock up on a few… lol...
  23. Looks like some of you are in the same boat as I..... Hopefully the new footswitches are bulletproof. Definitely a weak point for the HD500 series... I'm really looking forward to the new gear, as I have kind of run the gamut in that department. Started off with electric guitar and a Korg AX300G, which was awful, but refreshing after hearing a guy plug his guitar straight into the snake with an XLR/1/4" adapter, and make the 100 foot run to the mixing board...... It was razor thin tone, made me want to jam something in my ears..... Then I went to a Digitech RP2000, which was way better than the Korg. (duh) Then I dumped a lot of cash into tube amps and pedals, just to finally end up with a quieter stage requirement and an HD500. I fought it for a long time, but became accustomed to a processor and in-ear monitoring. So this is another step forward, I think... ...still have all my analog gear and amps tho.. ;)
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