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  1. antonio1961

    How many people would like to see a medium size Helix?

    Not much i'd change about the floor, though i do miss my old G-System's footswitches, they were the best of any multi-fx unit i've owned, and with using the snapshots feature more on the Helix, it'd be nice to have them on it... Yeah, i know there are switch topper things, but they are a bit crap imo.
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    Helix with synth via midi

    I've never used the midi features on the Helix, but thinking that it could be useful in a live band situation for triggering maybe a synth to help fill out ,and give more depth to certain songs. I'm essentially a guitarist with limited keyboard skills ,but i believe that with something along the lines of a Roland JD XI that stuff could be pre programmed, and triggered via the Helix ? I'd love to know if you use the Helix in this way, and just exactly how creative you can get with it . Thanks.
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    Took the Leap to 2.81...what's all the fuss about???

    No issues whatsoever on my mid 2011 iMac . My last Windows laptop was stolen from me ,it was a pretty high spec too, and though i really missed it at the time, i now can't help but think that the thief did me a favour. If i plugged hardware into it it would say "What exactly do you think you're doing ?" Whereas my current iMac says "Hey you've plugged something in, lets get that working for you".
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    Need this tone

    In this case ,the guitar,, and Charlies fingers ,are the two major contributors to the tone. That effect is easily achievable with most multi fx these days,, fairly sure there are a good few stock presets on the Helix that will do that, and then some.
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    WoW 2.8 really isn't ready still?

    I have some sympathy for you op. You work a 10 hr day ,do 2-4 gigs per week, and what with all the holidays and buying cars , ..I'm struggling to wonder how you even found the time to do an update.
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    Helix Firmware 2.80

    Only scratched the surface, but loving the new pedal position indicator btw :-)
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    Helix Firmware 2.80

    Absolutely flawless, no issues whatsoever using OS X.
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    Marshall CODE 100 as Helix Speaker

    I have also heard some positive feedback about the Code, so wouldn't worry too much about any negativity there. Don't know much about the custom speakers that they use, but with it being a modelling amp ,and the ability to disable the onboard stuff, it may be well suited with a Helix. I tried a similar thing with a Fender Mustang with great results, so there's no reason why it shouldn't work for you.
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    Helix into Front of Amp

    Agree 100% on this , and sorry to derail the ot a bit Glenn, but heard some really nice sounding harmonies there without any of the other two band members moving their lips :-) Are you using some sort of vocal harmoniser?
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    Footswitch replacement uk

    E&M Electronics do the warranty repair work here in the UK. http://www.eandm.co
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    Setup for British/Indie/Britpop sound

    John Squier used a Fender twin reverb in the early days ,his effects included an Ibanez Tube Screamer and a Boss CS-1 Chorus ,so You’d be looking at the Helix versions which are the US Double Nrm amp model, along with the scream 808 and 70’s chorus ,probably throw in some reverb for good measure, this combination should get you near to the tone on She Bangs the Drums.
  12. antonio1961

    Helix overheat - is it unreliable now?

    Sorry ,but can't help but be other than hugely impressed by the fact that you did a 5 hour gig in the hot sunshine , i'd have given up way before the Helix.:-)
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    oops.... I bought an Axe FX III.... but...

    I'm quoting you phil_m because you were the one that initially engaged me in conversation, and i'd just like to say a massive thank you, not only for that, but also for being the voice of reason. :-) Massive thanks to Frank at Line 6,..and to quote spikey.
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    oops.... I bought an Axe FX III.... but...

    You're not quite grasping this one mate, it's just the nature of having such an expensive unit as the helix, that it has to be fully insured, it is what it is, and i never blamed anyone. Still doesn't mean that i have to accept that, and as i mentioned earlier , i won't be either. Are there really that many "Bad" units these days ?, if that is the case, then i don't think that puts Line 6 in a particularly good light, but you're quite obviously one of the lucky ones, and if you'd be happy to pay the $72 to have yours repaired whist still under warranty, then that's your prerogative. The same amount for a unit not under warranty ?, then yes i could understand that. You obviously have the patience of a Saint :-) Seems like you've had more than your share of bad luck , or whatever else you'd like to call it , I think i may well have just thrown the towel in a lot earlier . There are an awful lot of "Going beyond the call of duty" type L6 customer service stories, and i don't doubt any of them, but they only serve to alienate those other customers that may feel let down by their experience. From experience ,I'd offer Mesa/Boogie, and Morley pedals as two US companies that do offer good worldwide customer support.
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    oops.... I bought an Axe FX III.... but...

    Yes, i appreciate that there will be some new and interesting additions in the next update , but the hardware fault so early on for me , it doesn't really inspire confidence in the Helix. They are happy to repair it , but the Helix would have to be sent to the repair centre fully insured as they request , so there is no way out of it really with it being an expensive unit , it's just the nature of the beast , and though it's seen by Line 6 as a free repair under warranty , the reality is that it's actually a $72 fix regardless of the problem. Just to add, the shop i purchased it from online would also post it to the repair centre for free, but the cost for me to send it there is the same, so makes no difference unfortunately.