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  1. therightclique

    2x12 Stereo Powercab

    Oh yeah, I would never advocate for REPLACING the current model.
  2. therightclique

    MP3 and Powercab standard

    It's a line level input, so I don't see why not. I don't know if it's the best use of the Powercab, but it should sound great if you disable the speaker emulation and go with a flat response.
  3. therightclique

    PowerCab 112 or Plus?

    Aside from IRs, there are other differences. You have to decide for yourself whether or not they matter to you. The differences are listed here: https://line6.com/powercab/
  4. therightclique

    2x12 Stereo Powercab

    I too would be interested in that. Currently, you can link two of them together to get stereo, but I'm betting they could make a 2x12 that is cheaper than $1600.
  5. therightclique

    DT 50 discontinued?

    I'm fairly certain they're done with those two amps. I'm not sure how that makes them 'doomed' though. Perhaps they're working on a followup that integrates with the Helix better than the DT amps do. I think the DT amps were fighting an uphill battle against the people that hate modeling, but every one of those people I've actually put in front of it has changed their minds. It's also important to note that Yamaha acquired Line 6 after the DT series was released. It shouldn't be much of a surprise when a company shifts its product focus. The DT amps are still great and won't stop working just because they've been discontinued. Hopefully they're working on a sequel amp line. EDIT: Sweetwater still has the DT25, for whatever that's worth.
  6. therightclique

    Speaking of fuzz...

    After getting an MXR La Machine, the Helix fuzzes are just ugly by comparison. The La Machine is so warm and creamy and delightful. I'm sure it's a copy of some well known fuzz, but nothing in the Helix is even similar. I find them very unusable. I feel that way about the drive pedals in general. They seem extremely lacking compared to previous Line 6 units.
  7. therightclique

    Where are the amps?!? - aka, beating a dead horse

    Compared to previous products Line 6 has made, that also cost a lot less money. I love my Helix, but still, we shouldn't have to take a step back in a lot of major categories just to upgrade to the latest [very expensive] modeling tech. Microsoft did something similar with the Xbox One, where it's missing a lot of the nuanced features that made the Xbox 360 great, and three years later, they're slowly adding all of those features back. This kind of thinking damages trust. We WANT to be Line 6's cheerleaders, but it's currently a little hard to justify. The user interface and hardware are AMAZING. Probably the best I've ever seen, but there are times where the list of amps and effects feels extremely lacking, almost barren, compared to the HD500. People don't want to have a Helix PLUS their pedal board. They want to be all-in on the Helix, and they get frustrated when they can't.
  8. therightclique

    using looper - keep timing

    At least they released a new Trio with a looper. That helps quite a bit! Doesn't help the wallet, unfortunately...
  9. therightclique

    Is there a way to adjust the AUX Input level?

    Aux definitely doesn't bypass the traditional paths.
  10. therightclique

    Helix Arrived Today - Setup Question HELP

    I don't 100% know the answer, but why don't you just try it?
  11. I also have this problem with my JTV-59p. I actually had assumed it was just the nature of modeled guitars. Still, it makes me not want to pick it up very often. I only looked the issue up because I was bored and thought maybe somebody else had seen and dealt with it. I haven't even plugged my 59 into my Helix, because why bother, right? The p90s don't have the plink, but are noisy (no surprise there). I've just read this entire thread. That first Line 6 guy that kept deflecting should be ashamed of himself. Similarly, the members of Iron Butterfly should be ashamed to be associated with him. Wait, was that guy spending too much time around butterflies? Is that why he was suggesting adjusting the pickup by 1/10th of a millimeter? Has anyone considered that he may be a really tiny guy? Perhaps, to him 0.10mm is a massive difference. Could he be this Ant-Man I've heard so much about? I've ordered some Polyweb strings and will swap in the 52 for the stock E string and see what happens. Might file the saddle like somebody else suggested. I'm not super handy with mods like that, so I may not do it. I'd love to breathe some new life into this guitar. Mostly just adding my name to the list.
  12. therightclique

    Reasons Why I Returned My Helix

    This is proof that you just had a defective unit. I'd have to go out of my way to make the Helix sound soft and distant. Yes, the Satriani preset the guy posted above sounds soft and distant, but that's by design. You certainly don't have to program presets to sound like that.
  13. therightclique

    Does the Helix have Bluetooth built in for a possible blue tooth app?

    I don't see why the bluetooth synced app has to have any information other than the controls of the current patch and the names of the other patches. Surely, syncing one preset (or a bank of 4) and a text list of the entire setlist (or all of them) shouldn't be out of reach for Bluetooth. Naturally, it'd be great to download new patches and beam them to the unit as well. The bluetooth functionality wouldn't have to be super deep. Just the ability to switch presets and download new ones would be nice. I imagine mounting a phone/tablet to a mic stand and controlling it without bending over, or if the Helix isn't right next to you.
  14. therightclique

    Everything using Helix

    I clicked expecting to hear garbage*, but it's really good. Sounds very pro too. Well done man. *The internet has made me into a very negative person. Apologies.
  15. therightclique

    original Line6 amp models in Helix

    There are so many amps and effects from the various pods that I miss in the Helix. It feels pretty bare by comparison, which is a real shame considering how intuitive it is to operate. For $1500, it definitely feels like it should have started with more in the software department. The hardware is definitely great, and I hope future updates will unlock more greatness.
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