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  1. cruisinon2

    Just ordered myself a Helix!

    Decent studio monitors don't have to cost a fortune... and the are many choices in the sub- $300/ pair category. Size drives the price, really... just depends on the available space. I have a pair of JBL LSR305's, and I like them a lot. They're fairly small af monitors go, only 5" drivers, but they deliver plenty of low end given the size, and have a reasonably flat response. You can do anything you want with them... the smaller ones won't deliver stage-volume levels, but that's not what they're for anyway.
  2. cruisinon2

    Just ordered myself a Helix!

    You could probably make either work with the appropriate adapter(s), but honestly you don't want to use generic PC speakers anyway. They are almost universally awful, and you've just purchased some top-shelf gear... don't skimp on the output. You wouldn't put 4 space-saver spare tires on a Ferrari. Speakers are a HUGE part of your sound. Either a good pair of studio reference headphones, and/or monitors is what you need.
  3. cruisinon2

    A love letter to the Helix!

    Yup...it's the result of countless variables. Other hardware, the chosen monitoring method, what you play, how you play it...all sorts of other intangibles that make each of us sound like the players we are. It's why Customtone is useless 99.97% of the time...
  4. cruisinon2

    HX Stomp needs 8 blocks

    My mistake...I was thinking Helix floor, not the Stomp, so it doesn't apply anyway. Can't really chew up 1/3 of the available blocks with amps...
  5. Seems unlikely that two new cables are both defective... have to consider the possibility that the problem lies elsewhere. The connector either at the guitar or the POD could be the culprit. Does the guitar work with the battery and 1/4" cable? If it's not the guitar or the POD, then get one of these: https://btpa.com/98-030-004-XXX.html It's a sturdier cable, and will probably cost you less than you shelled out at GC, unless you order one that's a mile long.
  6. cruisinon2

    Helix Rig Questions

    Take it back, get another one.... or you could try updating to the latest firmware. Quite often you don't have the newest version right out of the box anyway.
  7. cruisinon2

    Is anything in the pipeline?

    I'm gonna name mine Charlie...
  8. cruisinon2

    Is anything in the pipeline?

    Simply put, no. It's just not how L6 does things. Honestly, I don't know of any gear manufacturer that announces what they're working on before it's ready for prime time. It's a great way to pi$$ people off when things don't go as planned. "Where's "X" that you promised us?!?!??!?"....but I digress. We find out about new stuff when they want us to find out. If you spend any significant time around here, you'll see this same question asked time and again... followed by the the inevitable lament that this is how it is. Is anything in the pipeline? Of course there is...otherwise they'd go out of business. But the ones who actually know what those things are, ain't talkin'...
  9. cruisinon2

    Helix Rig Questions

    I like running stereo FX too... at least for playing/recording at home. So for me it's either studio monitors or headphones, depending on the hour. I also have an L2T that I use as a monitor live, but it's serious overkill for my small "studio" space at home, and two would be ridiculous, lol. In the end, needs, available space, and budget will make the decision for you. There's nothing wrong with a good pair of near-field monitors. But hey, if you have a huge room and the nearest neighbor is a mile down the road... then by all means, go big and go loud! ;) Patches will have to be tweaked accordingly either way....
  10. cruisinon2

    Helix Rig Questions

    Well you seem to know what your options are already... the only real question is whether or not you'd miss the whole "amp in the room" thing, which might make the Powercab a consideration, as that is what it's designed to bring back to the equation. Personally, I don't miss it...I do a lot of recording, and was quite accustomed to listening in the next room through studio monitors, long before I ditched my amps... it's been years now, and I wouldn't go back if you paid me. Well, maybe if you paid me, lol...but it would have to be a large check, and somebody else would have to carry all that $hit...my back hurts on a good day. ;)
  11. cruisinon2

    HX Stomp needs 8 blocks

    ...but I don't want to spend the extra money. ;)
  12. cruisinon2

    Can the Helix switch presets on the fly?

    This is what snapshots are for. Switching patches entirely will always be accompanied by an audible gap... using snapshots within a particular patch to toggle blocks on and off, and/or change settings within one or more blocks, eliminates that problem.
  13. cruisinon2

    hx stomp, but in hx effects format...?

    They're not gonna build a 3-slice toaster... you'll have to make do with either the 2 or 4-slice model. Life's rough...;)
  14. cruisinon2

    Metal tones on HX effects

    Ok, you've got the amp covered... so scoop the mids, and you're off to the races. ;).... effects can be anything you want them to be.
  15. cruisinon2

    Jtv vs Shuriken

    Modeling is all the same, but some of the factory alt tunings are different. Doesn't really matter though, as you can create any alt tuning you want and save it to the guitar anyway.