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  1. Does anybody know when the G70 units will be available once again (in the US)? I have had a unit on order from GC since April. They (GC) told me October 18th was the date but that has come and gone. Now they are saying there is no ETA. I have sent messages to Line 6 but get no replies. This is frustrating.


  2. I just updated to 2.20 on Sunday from 2.10. Using Glen DeLaune patches. Have not had any issues until the update. At rehearsal last night my volume kept dropping out. If I moved the volume pedal it would come back. I remember there was a bug similar to this but thought it was resolved. Any suggestions other than rolling back to 2.10 (which I am not opposed to)?


  3. I opened a trouble ticket and after some troubleshooting Line 6 issued an RMA for my unit and replaced it under warranty. The new unit is working flawlessly in the exact same environment that the old one was dropping out in. So there was no way it was a channel interference issue unless the old unit was not choosing a clear channel.


  4. Have you docked the transmitter in the receiver for 10 seconds so it can find the best channel. Usually dropouts are caused by interference of some sort, so it could just be that it needs to find a better channel.

    Yes. I've redocked the transmitter but still get the dropouts. The light on the transmitter says on constant green even though the receiver light blinks out. 


  5. I picked up a Behringer KXD-12 keyboard amp from GC to try out with the Helix.

    I had been running into my DT25 with the pre-amp modeling disabled. That was giving me good tone but the DT cab is very directional. I was considering the Friedman ASM-12 and the new Matrix FR12. Both in the $750+ price range. Someone mentioned the Behringer in another post so I decided to check one out at the local GC. At a price of less than half the others and with similar specs I figured I'd try one at home. Hey if I don't like it I can just take it back.

    I plugged the Helix in and turned it on. With the Helix volume at 12 o'clock, the input volume (gain) at about 12 o'clock  and the master volume on the KXD at about the 10 o'clock position (0 is at the 7 o'clock position for reference) it was loud. Yes I was alone so there was nothing to compete with but I had plenty of headroom to spare. Let me note that when my band plays out I run the XLR out from the Helix to the FOH and the 1/4" to my DT. The DT (or the KXD) is just for me really and to help fill out the backline sound. That being said back to the review.....Right off the bat I was pleasantly surprised. The tones were very good. My acoustic patch suddenly came to life sounding much more natural. My high gain patches sounded better too. Almost sounded more organic which is funny seeing as they are now 100% digital.

    Tonight will be a better test as it is practice night. Let's see if this can compete with another guitar, a bass and a heavy hitting drummer. 

     


  6. People actually look at the display during startup? I power on the Helix, go power up my amp, then my PA, grab a guitar and plug in. By that time the Helix and everything else is ready to go.  ;)


  7. My DT25 head is making a popping noise. It just started happening. It takes a couple minutes after turning it on but does it whether I am playing or not. Also can hear it when the volume is turned down. The head is about 18 months old and used regularly for band practice. Any ideas? Tubes maybe?

     

    Thanks!


  8. I totally don't understand what you are saying here.  It sounds like you are saying you can change the amp models in the DT through L6 link?  You are not using the Helix amp models?  What setting in the Helix even does that?  My understanding and experience so far is that the Helix signal through L6 link still runs through the DT amp modeling, essentially coloring the tone by whatever amp model is loaded in the DT.  But that is only if you choose the voicing prior to starting L6 link.  Helix doesn't change anything in the DT through L6 link, just goes through whichever channel and voicing you have selected at the time.

     

    What I have learned is to use midi to turn off all modeling in the DT and to choose class, triode/pentode and topology.  That way you are only using the tube power section to amplify the complete tone signal from the Helix.

     

    I don't doubt what you are saying, just not sure I understand you correctly or exactly what you are doing.  Doesn't really matter though, as long as the tones you have are what you want, that's all that matters!

    Let me clarify a little. Everyone was saying that when they connect the Helix and DT via L6 that the topology switch goes out so you can't adjust the voicing. With firmware v1.0 I still have control of the switch and can change between I, II, II and IV. I am not controlling this from the Helix but I can control it manually unlike the latest firmware that renders the switch inoperable. 

    I tried setting the pre-amp and cab to none so that I was just using the power tube section but I didn't like the tone. Everything sounded muddy and it didn't mix well with the rest of the band.

    Now that I am back to v1.0, I set my voicing to IV, gain to 0, bass/mid/treble and channel volume to 12 o'clock, just a touch of presence, and no reverb. I like the tones I get which is all that really matter, right?   

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  9. UPDATE:

    I was finally able to get the firmware rolled back! 

    I am using an iConnectivity MIO MIDI adapter. I uninstalled the drivers and reinstalled using the latest from their website. BINGO!  I am now back to v1.0 and I have my tones back from my Helix.  :lol:

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  10. Tried again today. No luck. When I try to update (downgrade) to v1.0 I get an error message stating that the installation failed and to try again. At this point I have to power cycle the amp and restart Line 6 Monkey. I even tried downloading the firmware from the website without luck. Here is hoping that Line 6 decides to have better integration between the Helix and DT.


  11. I have had my DT25HD for almost a year and never saw the need to update the firmware. I just got a Helix and was surprised when I connected the two via L6link that I could still change my amp model when everyone else said they could not. 

    Well the other day I decided to update the firmware on the DT and after doing so I lost the ability to change amp models. I tried to rollback the firmware to v1.0 but it fails every tie. Has anybody been successful doing a rollback? If I can't do a rollback then can anyone tell me what the default amp model would be for voicing IV, Class A/B, Pentode? I have all my Helix tones set to work with whatever that default was.

    Thanks 


  12.  

    There you go:

    # python helix_parser.py -i Bundle_VERSION_1_03.hlb
     Input file is: Bundle_VERSION_1_03.hlb
    Output file is: Bundle_VERSION_1_03.hlb_parser.out
    
    Setlist:  FACTORY 1
    ----------------------------------------
            (1 of 128):     US Double Nrm
            (2 of 128):     Essex A30
            (3 of 128):     Brit Plexi Jump
            (4 of 128):     Cali Rectifire
            (5 of 128):     US Small Tweed
            (6 of 128):     Essex A15
            (7 of 128):     Brit 2204
            (8 of 128):     German Ubersonic
            (9 of 128):     Soup Pro
            (10 of 128):    A30 Fawn Nrm
            (11 of 128):    Brit P75 Nrm
            (12 of 128):    ANGL Meteor
            (13 of 128):    US Double Vib
            (14 of 128):    A30 Fawn Brt
            (15 of 128):    Brit Plexi Brt
            (16 of 128):    PV Panama
            (17 of 128):    Stone Age 185
            (18 of 128):    Divided Duo
            (19 of 128):    Brit Plexi Nrm
            (20 of 128):    Line 6 Elektrik
            (21 of 128):    Jazz Rivet 120
            (22 of 128):    Interstate Zed
            (23 of 128):    Mandarin 80
            (24 of 128):    German Mahadeva
            (25 of 128):    Tweed Blues Nrm
            (26 of 128):    US Deluxe Nrm
            (27 of 128):    Brit J-45 Brt
            (28 of 128):    Line 6 Epic
            (29 of 128):    Tweed Blues Brt
            (30 of 128):    Solo Lead Clean
            (31 of 128):    Solo Lead Crunch
            (32 of 128):    Solo Lead OD
            (33 of 128):    Mail Order Twin
            (34 of 128):    US Deluxe Vib
            (35 of 128):    Brit P75 Brt
            (36 of 128):    Line 6 Doom
            (37 of 128):    WhoWatt 100
            (38 of 128):    Brit J-45 Nrm
            (39 of 128):    BAS:Cougar 800
            (40 of 128):    BAS:Tuck n' Go
            (41 of 128):    BAS:SV Beast Nrm
            (42 of 128):    BAS:SV Beast Brt
            (43 of 128):    BAS:Cali 400 Ch1
            (44 of 128):    BAS:Cali 400 Ch2
            (45 of 128):    BAS:Cali Bass
            (46 of 128):    Brown Sugar
            (47 of 128):    Fast Lane
            (48 of 128):    Black Hole
            (49 of 128):    Come As You Are
            (50 of 128):    Fortunate Son
            (51 of 128):    Evil
            (52 of 128):    Boulevard
            (53 of 128):    Cold Shot
            (54 of 128):    Hey Joe
            (55 of 128):    Tom Sawyer
            (56 of 128):    Untitled Streets
            (57 of 128):    Have a Cigar
            (58 of 128):    Bottle Message
            (59 of 128):    Mad House
            (60 of 128):    Run Like
            (61 of 128):    Every Breath
            (62 of 128):    Aqualung
            (63 of 128):    Reign In
            (64 of 128):    Even Betta Than
            (65 of 128):    Ticket to Ride
            (66 of 128):    Pull Me Clean
            (67 of 128):    Pull Me Under
            (68 of 128):    Plug In Baby
            (69 of 128):    Nothing Else
            (70 of 128):    Kashmir
            (71 of 128):    Fire Woman
            (72 of 128):    Sweet Home
            (73 of 128):    Mystery Train
            (74 of 128):    You've Got
            (75 of 128):    Shortest Straw
            (76 of 128):    Lights
            (77 of 128):    Whole Lotta
            (78 of 128):    Trooper
            (79 of 128):    Ha! U Said Djent
            (80 of 128):    Royal Power Duo
            (81 of 128):    Dream Pop Lead
            (82 of 128):    Prehensile Nose
            (83 of 128):    Almost Not Fair
            (84 of 128):    Marsha Marsha
            (85 of 128):    Vicegrip Funk
            (86 of 128):    British Twang
            (87 of 128):    Grymm Blackness
            (88 of 128):    Crossover Synth
            (89 of 128):    Dark Uncle Floyd
            (90 of 128):    Lonely Highway
            (91 of 128):    Nighttime Swim
            (92 of 128):    Nighttime Drown
            (93 of 128):    Deep Clean
            (94 of 128):    Arena Rock
            (95 of 128):    Stadium Rock
            (96 of 128):    Heisenburger
            (97 of 128):    M'Lady Neckbeard
            (98 of 128):    Not at Launch
            (99 of 128):    Angry Shaman
            (100 of 128):   Hairy Doom
            (101 of 128):   Openly Squished
            (102 of 128):   Double Parked
            (103 of 128):   New Jimmy
            (104 of 128):   Buy 1 Get 1 Free
            (105 of 128):   Austin Clean
            (106 of 128):   Austin Lead
            (107 of 128):   May...er May Not
            (108 of 128):   Fat Caterpillar
            (109 of 128):   Mockabilly
            (110 of 128):   Twin Tangerine
            (111 of 128):   Beat Prudence
            (112 of 128):   WookieSpongeBath
            (113 of 128):   Jazz 2 Me
            (114 of 128):   Surf Buzz
            (115 of 128):   Tween Trem
            (116 of 128):   Space Cadet
            (117 of 128):   Raining Princess
            (118 of 128):   Chewnicorn Clean
            (119 of 128):   Fuzzy Kat
            (120 of 128):   EXP 3 No Mercy
            (121 of 128):   BAS:Cali Plus
            (122 of 128):   BAS:TBTV Bass
            (123 of 128):   BAS:Dommyz Go 2
            (124 of 128):   BAS:Treasure
            (125 of 128):   BAS:Baboo Thang
            (126 of 128):   BAS:Boots Bass
            (127 of 128):   BAS:Incubass
            (128 of 128):   BAS:2 Much Tuna
    
    Setlist:  FACTORY 2
    ----------------------------------------
            (1 of 128):     LickedByAWhale1
            (2 of 128):     LickedByAWhale2
            (3 of 128):     Djentrified
            (4 of 128):     Mr. Ferguson
            (5 of 128):     Bentique
            (6 of 128):     Dark & Lush
            (7 of 128):     SC Small Lead
            (8 of 128):     Tripod Gallop
            (9 of 128):     Wild Year
            (10 of 128):    Chalice of M'eh
            (11 of 128):    Mmmm Bat Heads
            (12 of 128):    BackWahrds
            (13 of 128):    In Your House
            (14 of 128):    Noiserock War
            (15 of 128):    TBTV Rhythm
            (16 of 128):    Big Monosynth
            (17 of 128):    TIDES Takeover
            (18 of 128):    Multi Mic Dark
            (19 of 128):    Unchained Jumped
            (20 of 128):    The Handler
            (21 of 128):    Andy Warb Hall
            (22 of 128):    No Soup For You
            (23 of 128):    Oh No Stereo
            (24 of 128):    Mandarine Gaze
            (25 of 128):    Chorus Crooner
            (26 of 128):    Toska Lead
            (27 of 128):    Flarhgunnstow
            (28 of 128):    Sky Explosions
            (29 of 128):    Watt, Now?
            (30 of 128):    Electric Version
            (31 of 128):    Breath Of Odin
            (32 of 128):    Funk'n Roll
            (33 of 128):    Funk Clean
            (34 of 128):    Smelly Muffins
            (35 of 128):    Rogue Vampires
            (36 of 128):    Sunset Shimmer
            (37 of 128):    Gorilla Clean
            (38 of 128):    Gorilla Crunch
            (39 of 128):    Uncle Muscles
            (40 of 128):    Nine Inch Pills
            (41 of 128):    Smooth Autopan
            (42 of 128):    Jumped w Stomps
            (43 of 128):    The Syndrome
            (44 of 128):    Sweet Dispozish
            (45 of 128):    Dream Syrup
            (46 of 128):    Plexi Monster
            (47 of 128):    Rhythm Sandman
            (48 of 128):    Glengarry Lead
            (49 of 128):    Dark Dystopia
            (50 of 128):    4D Love of Steve
            (51 of 128):    Parallel Space
            (52 of 128):    Murphs Adventure
            (53 of 128):    Ointment
            (54 of 128):    Doom Vacuum
            (55 of 128):    Fuzzy Drunk
            (56 of 128):    ISS Flyby
            (57 of 128):    Carrot Cake
            (58 of 128):    Thundermullet
            (59 of 128):    End of Summer
            (60 of 128):    Star Talk
            (61 of 128):    Grease Cats
            (62 of 128):    Pick Attack Solo
            (63 of 128):    PhD May
            (64 of 128):    Dramatic Scene
            (65 of 128):    Rock Gaze
            (66 of 128):    Ducked Trails
            (67 of 128):    Melter of Faces
            (68 of 128):    Rezz Score
            (69 of 128):    BAS:BassFest '02
            (70 of 128):    BAS:Hang Out
            (71 of 128):    BAS:Brit Bass
            (72 of 128):    BAS:Tile Growl
            (73 of 128):    BAS:Ballixiz
            (74 of 128):    BAS:Phat Rat
            (75 of 128):    BAS:DangeRuss
            (76 of 128):    BAS:Liberator
            (77 of 128):    SFX:Hokulani
            (78 of 128):    SFX:EXP Disturb
            (79 of 128):    SFX:Pulse Drone
            (80 of 128):    SFX:Ufology
            (81 of 128):    Unicorn In A Box
            (82 of 128):    X Ray
    
    Setlist:  USER 1
    ----------------------------------------
    
    Setlist:  USER 2
    ----------------------------------------
            (1 of 128):     Tweed Blues Nrm
            (2 of 128):     Divided Duo
            (3 of 128):     Just Got Paid
            (4 of 128):     Cali Rectifire
            (5 of 128):     ANGL Meteor
            (6 of 128):     PV Panama
            (7 of 128):     Thundermullet
            (8 of 128):     Evil
            (9 of 128):     Brit Plexi Jump
            (10 of 128):    Brit P75 Nrm
            (11 of 128):    A30 Fawn Nrm
            (12 of 128):    Brit Plexi Brt
            (13 of 128):    Brit J-45 Brt
            (14 of 128):    Brit P75 Brt
            (15 of 128):    Brit 2204
            (16 of 128):    German Mahadeva
            (17 of 128):    ANGL Meteor
            (18 of 128):    Prehensile Nose
            (19 of 128):    Fire Woman
            (20 of 128):    Andy Warb Hall
            (21 of 128):    No Soup For You
            (22 of 128):    Mandarine Gaze
            (23 of 128):    Big Monosynth
            (24 of 128):    Funk'n Roll
            (25 of 128):    Sunset Shimmer
            (26 of 128):    Every Breath
            (27 of 128):    Kashmir
            (28 of 128):    Royal Power Duo
            (29 of 128):    Rhythm Sandman
            (30 of 128):    Thundermullet
            (31 of 128):    Sad But True
            (32 of 128):    Openly Squished
    
    Setlist:  USER 3
    ----------------------------------------
    
    Setlist:  USER 4
    ----------------------------------------
    
    Setlist:  USER 5
    ----------------------------------------
    
    Setlist:  TEMPLATES
    ----------------------------------------
            (1 of 128):     Quick Start
            (2 of 128):     Parallel Spans
            (3 of 128):     Super Serial
            (4 of 128):     Super Serial x2
            (5 of 128):     4-Cable Method
            (6 of 128):     7-Cable Method
            (7 of 128):     TwoTones A-B
            (8 of 128):     TwoTones Blend
            (9 of 128):     Ext Amp & Pedals
            (10 of 128):    Wet-Dry-Wet FRFR
            (11 of 128):    Wet-Dry-Wet Amps
            (12 of 128):    4 Tone Switcher
            (13 of 128):    Guitar + Vocals
            (14 of 128):    Gtr+Vox+Bas+Keys
            (15 of 128):    DAW Remote (MMC)
            (16 of 128):    DT25-DT50 Remote
            (17 of 128):    MIDI Bass Pedals
            (18 of 128):    Stereo Mixer
            (19 of 128):    Quadraphonic
            (20 of 128):    Momentary Pitch
    

    Thank you!


  13. Just got my Helix last night. Updated the firmware to 1.03.0. This morning I hooked it up to my DT25. When I first turned everything on the topologies for the DT25 went dark as everyone has mentioned. Just for the heck of it I toggled the A/B switch and lo and behold I was able to change the topologies. I set the amp to IV, A/B and Pentode. I set the controls to Gain=0, Bass, Mid, Treble and Presence to 12 o'clock, Reverb=0 and the Volume to about 3 o'clock. Sounds pretty good. I also hooked up to my PA and the amp is pretty close to the FOH feed. I think this will work for me. :)

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