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  1. I've got a coupe DXR 10s and the sub, which I use as pa on some gigs and just 1or2 dxrs for guitar on others. These cabs have an exceptionally hifi sound for their price. I love mine!
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    Best Yamaha PA speaker for Helix?

    I use 2 dxr10s and one sub for a full pa rig, or with an ensemble, I run one on the floor for myself, and if needed, the other aimed across the stage for the rest of the band. Sounds fantastic to me.
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    Autumn Leaves (P90 Les Paul into "Stone Age" EH-185)

    Nice! I do a solo guitar arrangement of Leaves too. I liked the trem stuff.
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    Caroline Guitar Company Kilobyte Approximation Patch Included

    To get the lower fi delays, I'd put it in a separate path at 100% mix, followed by a dist pedal, then mix the return of the path to taste.
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    Best 1 Preset does All for Covers band

    I play covers, and with a very wide variety, but I don't try to cop original guitar tones. I go for approximations, but they're my sounds that I like for the particular song. I do use one particular preset for about half my tunes, and maybe 4 others for almost everything else.
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    How many here have the FX Block Lit up problem

    I have the opposite problem, where they don't show on the screen as active, when they are. Only sometimes, on certain patches.
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    Expression Pedal control demo

    I made a video of how I use the Expression Pedal to control my lead and rhythm sounds and levels for live use. You may find it useful, especially if you are also a singer or just like convenience. If you want to take a closer look at the patch: http://line6.com/customtone/tone/2783919/ https://youtu.be/tEVdNJLDoQI
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    FRFR cab options. Price vs Quality in the UK

    If you're not playing out and just want true representation of helix at comfortable volume, I'd get one of these. Or two if you want to improve your studio, or play in stereo. http://www.equatoraudio.com/professional-monitor-reviews-s/12.htm
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    What expression pedals do you guys use with the Helix?

    Has anyone tried the Roland EV5? I have one of their vol pedals with the same design and it has been very reliable for years, so I'd be pretty confident about it not breaking down. I wonder if there is a simple mod I could do on the Roland vol pedal to make it an exp pedal?
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    Acoustic Guitar Helix Players: Can I hear your best tone?

    Yes, that's what I do.
  11. I've been working on my Helix acoustic patch, using one of the ubiquitous Taylor IRs, and this is the best I've gotten so far. I'm really curious to hear other people's best tones, for purposes of knowing how good it can sound and learning how to improve my own. This is an Eastman Grand Auditorium (similar to a Taylor, with a rather poor-sounding Fishman undersaddle piezo). I rolled off some highs and reduced the output on the guitar itself. Helix chain is: Graphic EQ, Taylor U87 IR, Parametric EQ, Deluxe Comp, Delay, Plate Reverb. I played a simple G, C, D strumming thing, with a little single note run at the end. This should be easy to duplicate. I'm mostly interested in optimizing the strumming sound, which I find to be the Achilles heel of most guitar pickup systems. If you have done some work on this type of patch and would like to share your sound in a clip, or have suggestions for how you get your best sound, please share! Thanks. https://soundcloud.com/billlorentzen/acoustic-patch-helix-u87-eastman
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    Help me decide on a Helix, please...

    You could certainly use helix as your single audio interface. I've found the challenge is to adjust to it conceptually, but it can prolly do most, if not all, of what you may need. For sure, you're going to like the amp sounds. I haven't done a comparison of converters vs my audio interface, and although I am an experienced audio engineer, I also know after 40 years as a working musician, my ears are no longer trustworthy for full frequency shootouts, but I can say I don't hear anything faulty about the helix converters.
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    Vote for this on ideascale, DI said so 😉

    It's kind of neat.
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    Ben Adrian talks about the origin of the Litigator

    Everything he describes - the low end roll off, the knees, the sag - that's what I love about it.
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    What's your favourite Helix delay??

    Transistor tape is my favorite. It seems to not get in the way of new notes. Others are also fun.
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