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About mgw5678

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  1. mgw5678

    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
  2. Thanks so much for all the feedback I really eppreciate it.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. mgw5678

    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.
  9. mgw5678

    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.
  10. mgw5678

    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.
  11. mgw5678

    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.
  12. Has anyone been able to create the tape saturation effect that the Strymon Deco offers?
  13. mgw5678

    V2.3 - Overall Sound improvements

    I’ve found the problem! I wasn’t aware the the global eq doesn’t work with link, it only operates via the other outlets so I’ve just run my eq on each patch and it’s ok now . Happy man
  14. mgw5678

    V2.3 - Overall Sound improvements

    I’m using my sound stage Lt3’s through the link and also into my studio monitors via xlr. When I have loaded previous old presets they sound really bad, it’s like not loading a cab sim but not as bad as that, just harsh and overly bright to me. The other users who have found this are on a Facebook users page. I’ve had to put the guitar pad on which I’ve never had to do, my global eq has always been set to low cut at 80 and high cut at 60. I returned the it to 2.21 update and it sounded the same so it must be me, I just don’t remember them being that bad. It could be an age thing , it’s still the best bit of kit I’ve owned it’s pretty well replaced all my amps and effects, I love it.
  15. mgw5678

    V2.3 - Overall Sound improvements

    Unfortunately I found the complete opposite, I find it harsh and on some presets unusable. I’ve checked everything and it still sounds bad to me. I tried the new trainwreck amp and it is horrible and harsh, I’ve used other uses presets of customtone but they sound as bad. I’m playing a strat and a les Paul, I’m not the only one either who’s experienced this problem.