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  1. markman87

    Love for the Derailed Ingrid

    This amp model is soooo touch sensitive. I love it, and what an amazing addition they made to Helix with that one. I love putting my guitar volume knob on 8-9 and play without a pick. Has that clean dirty balance that is so great. Definitely one of my favourites :)
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    Love the Lonestar

    Love it with my strat. It has low output pickups. you'll not be disappointed :)
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    Love the Lonestar

    Well, the BE 100 is also crazy good. Better than I had anticipated! Love it with the gain at 2 and then switching from BE to HBE mode! Awesome :)
  4. markman87

    Love the Lonestar

    Yeah, that's true. I see your point more clearly. And Line 6 did say they would be expanding on Helix. DI explained that new hardware stuff they make also pays for those things (like the HX effects will pay for some updates, the LT paid for some of the updates and so forth), so it's not only the first sale they made when they sold us Helix. Of course updating with new firmware will also allow them to sell more Helices going forward, because it gets more attractive with each new release. So in that way, it's a win win! So expecting updates for some time is not out of line as long as one doesn't expect something super specific. We don't know what's coming, only that something is coming :) Thanks for your explanation! Btw, the Lonestar is fantastic. Going from clean to overdriven in such a smooth way. Takes pedals very well (both overdrive and fuzz) :)
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    Love the Lonestar

    I respect your opinion but I disagree. I mean they could choose to not release anymore now, and Helix would still be worth more than the price of entry. But I appreciate that they continue to add content and functionality to an already great product. :)
  6. I'm positive they'll be adding more meat and potatoes HX versions at some time. They just needed to cover the "massive sounding" ones first. :)
  7. I've read that they optimized the use of the DSP, so now you can fit a bit more in the presets. That's also great! :)
  8. Yes, one in the legacy folder and one HX version. Could sound different and the older likely uses less dsp :)
  9. markman87

    Andy Timmons - Lonestar Tone

    Sounds crazy good. Fantastic amp (and not to mention player!)
  10. markman87

    Just took the plunge...

    A new firmware update (2.20) is due this month, so you might want to think about waiting and doing that one, or just be prepared to do it once more if you prefer to get the newest right away (I do ;)) Have fun, and welcome!
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    Litigator Heaven

    I feel the same way. as if they're perfecting their craft with each update and amp model. I think it's awesome that they're focusing on the bass players (and people like me that fake on a bass from time to time). It will also be very cool to see what comes after 2.20! :)
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    Helix Rack trade for Helix Floor

    Unfortunately I'm in Europe. Don't mind the floor and wouldn't mind the rack :) But hope you get what you're looking for :)
  13. markman87

    Native Integration?

    Yes to both questions. I don't know how it would work with the latency of Native, but I saw it discussed by some thegearpage. You could let the plugin handle the reverb and delay effects and use the hardware to take care of the amps, cabs and drives and build a massive rig ;) You can share patches, though I think there will two ways to run Native: 1) full resources mode: use as many effects and amps as your system allows – the patches won't transfer to your Helix without a lot of greyouted stuff. 2) limit the amount of stuff you can use in Native to what's possible on hardware: this is useful if you want to make sure you can share the patches between the two, and get a more consistent sound from studio to stage. I think they'll make it optional. It wouldn't make sense to limit Native capabilities.
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    Helix Rack trade for Helix Floor

    Where are you located? US, Europe, Asia? :)
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    I don't need any more amps

    So maybe not that time consuming to implement? Cool. It would be awesome and be a welcome for creative use :)
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