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About mgw5678

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  1. Hi, I’m looking for some help with buying one or two Powercab plus. At present I have a L3t and L3m which I run my Helix through, it’s a bit of an overkill because I don’t gig, I bought them to use as studio monitors with the option to gig in the future which is now unlikely. The Powercab plus seems the way to go for home and small venues but I’d like to know the sound quality when playing music through them in flat mode for monitoring recordings and jamming, I have some small Alesis 520 monitors as well. I would sell my Stagesource speakers if the Powercab plus will serve my purposes. Thanks Mark
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    Helix into amp input from line out on amp

    Many thanks for this I will check everything you’ve suggested. Thanks !ark
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    Helix into amp input from line out on amp

    Thank you this is so helpful. I think it will be much easier just to put the Helix in the front of the amp like a regular pedal board. The only thing I’ve found when doing that is it’s noisy. There seems to be some electrical interference somewhere, any ideas? thanks again
  4. Hi can any one help? I have a fender tweed amp that has no effects loop but has a line out which bypasses the speaker for recording purposes, computer etc. I would like to connect my Helix to use the effects only with effects before and after my amp for live work with an impulse response block. Can this be done? cheers mark
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    Help with Plexi Variac with Helix

    Hi Can anyone tell me how to get the the Plexi Variac tone from the XT with the Helix for Lincoln Brewster type tones? Thanks Mark
  6. Thanks so much for all the feedback I really eppreciate it.
  7. Thanks for that really good to hear that the 500 is worth getting and I agree I’m not going to bother with the transplant. cheers mark
  8. Ah, that sounds like to much work when I can just enjoy it for what it is. Any thoughts on diffiferences it sound quality of guitars between the more expensive Variaxes to the 5000? Is it possible to upgrade the electronics, they don’t make it easy for lefty players.
  9. Thanks everyone for your help, the guitar has hardly been played. I wanted to know if the electronics etc are the same in the new models as this 500 as I’ll probably ditch the 500 body and install the electrics and hardware in a strat build. Will it also be compatible to all the new software etc. many thanks Mark
  10. Hi can someone help please, does the Variax 500 lefty Sound the same as all the others. I have the opportunity to buy one and I’m not sure good they are. cheers mark
  11. Hi Has anyone got this preset they could send me via Dropbox or email. I’ve downloaded it from the forum but it won’t load on my Helix. Would really eppreciate the help. My email is mgw5678@gmail.com Many thanks.
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    My Two Rock/Fender clean tone, PRESET+IR

    Hi Please can someone help the files wont download properly and will not load on the my helix. I have changed and re typed the .hlx but nothing works.
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    Helix through headphones sounds awful

    Thanks for this, I will submit a ticket even though I don’t use the phone socket as I use my interface. It isn’t right because it doesn’t work properly and it has nothing to do with settings etc. Thanks again.
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    Helix through headphones sounds awful

    I have read all the posts on this subject and I think there is actually a fault with phone output, the reason I have come to this conclusion is when I first had my Helix listening to my through the headphone output with my Beydynamic 770 rated 80 ohms sounded just fine. Good volume no distortion the same as listening through my interface. Now it doesn’t, to get any sort of quality the volume has to be set very low, past twelve a clock and it distorts and sounds awful.
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    Update 2.50 Help!

    I’ve had the same problem, Helix wouldn’t allow me to backup before the new update and since the new update I’ve nothing but problems with amp cabs greyed out, now sound and pops on patches, it’s a mess at the moment.