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  1. Monter

    Can Helix do decent harmony patches

    Thanks to all. As I said I have tried the pitch with HD500x and M9 and found them to be glitchy, my real question was whether Helix could offer improved pitch effects. Using PS6 with Helix would Not be a solution for me.
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    Can Helix do decent harmony patches

    Thanks guys.... 'Dragon is right in that if you place a pitch effect before the amp it will sound cac, and suck the tone out, the pitch should be after the amp and in the loop,b etween pre and post amp stages. But i am sad to hear Thurston9's response, because that syncs with what I read, and because I do use pitch effects (sparingly, but I do use them) that is barrier to buying Helix. I currently have two setups, one 'classical' pedal board using PS6 for pitch and the other using Atomic Amplifire and using H9 for pitch.... I was hoping to combine everything in the same box.
  3. Hello, I am in a band that requires me to use double and treble harmonies, and currently I use a Boss PS6 to do that (two actually!). I want to know if Helix can offer usable harmony configurations. I ask becasue I thought the HD500x and M9 pitch offerings were poor in terms of audio, and I read somewhere that Line 6 had basically moved its M9 effects to Helix without improvements. Don't get me wrong, I think L6 effects are very good, I just found that the pitch algorithms were a bit .... squeaky... difficult to articulate, but compared with a Boss PS6 it was just not as a good and I ended up not using them.
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    Neck relief or sand the saddle?

    Yep, make sense, similarly I have a 1971 Yairi which has never required any replacements and sounds great...but I'm not sure any mic system will work that well, they all look so clumsy and need more boxes in the chain to make it all work. Thanks for the feedback.
  5. After not having used it for years my Variax 300 nylon string action is way too high, the manual tells me how to adjust 'neck relief', but I can't convince myself that will cure the string height which is a whopping 4mm at the twelfth fret. Am I right and does that mean lowering the string height from the bridge by sanding the saddle down?
  6. Thanks to everyone for your feedback, very grateful, all of interest.... I am sure the tones will be good... after L6 are the pioneers in this, wasn't it 1998 or so when the first bean came out? So they've had time to perfect the tones... my concern is more to do with using those tones in battle! You know how it is, you get a great tone at home and then you go to the rehearsal and discover there's no head room when you need it. And that takes some modeling... listen to the range and dynamic that someone like Robben Ford gets even out of a deVille...can anyone attest to hElix performing well in battle?
  7. Hi, I have owned 5 PODs since 1999, and still have my trusty old V2 and XT, which I still use from time to time and get some decent tones from. I have always enjoyed Line 6 gear, and now I'm umming and arrrring about Helix .... BUT the very fact that all processor-driven devices time-out so quickly (= devalues fast) plus the fact that the cost of a Helix is not far south of a decent amp head makes this a completely different proposition. But i'm still curious, and there's one thing that might persuade me. I'm a great believer in getting a good basic amp tone ... not masked by gain or other effects ... just a simple tone say, of a Plexi or AC30 with no heat dialed in at all. Over the years I have been able to get an approximation from the XT, but then when I A/B it against my Marshall 1987x or Blackstar Artist I am sorely reminded what all those components are doing! Both amps give great dynamic clean tones, and are a joy to noodle around with without any effects. I well remember from my first beanie how important it is to have that benchmark, because it's so easy to go off piste with modelling. So is Helix really able to re-create the glorious base tones and dynamic of a good valve amp? Most of the U-Tube stuff tests hi gain models which I know L6 do well (remembering now my 500x) but I haven't seen evidence that Helix can perform well at clean and 'just clipping' tones. I'd like to hear from a Helix owner who doesn't always do hi gain tones, and has perhaps compared the playability of the Helix against a decent valve amp.
  8. Monter

    Editing POD XT

    Thanks. Did that, but it wants me to install a legacy version of Java which is a no no because it screws up other software
  9. Hi, I have owned 5 PODs since 1999, and still have my trusty old V2 and XT, which I still use from time to time and get some decent tones from. I have always enjoyed Line 6 gear, and now I'm umming and arrrring about Helix .... BUT the very fact that all processor-driven devices time-out so quickly (= devalues fast) plus the fact that the cost of a Helix is not far south of a decent amp head makes this a completely different proposition. But i'm still curious, and there's one thing that might persuade me. I'm a great believer in getting a good basic amp tone ... not masked by gain or other effects ... just a simple tone say, of a Plexi or AC30 with no heat dialed in at all. Over the years I have been able to get an approximation from the XT, but then when I A/B it against my Marshall 1987x or Blackstar Artist I am sorely reminded what all those components are doing! Both amps give great dynamic clean tones, and are a joy to noodle around with without any effects. I well remember from my first beanie how important it is to have that benchmark, because it's so easy to go off piste with modelling. So is Helix really able to re-create the glorious base tones and dynamic of a good valve amp? Most of the U-Tube stuff tests hi gain models which I know L6 do well (remembering now my 500x) but I haven't seen evidence that Helix can perform well at clean and 'just clipping' tones. I'd like to hear from a Helix owner who doesn't always do hi gain tones, and has perhaps compared the playability of the Helix against a decent valve amp.
  10. Monter

    Cabinet models for POD 2.0

    Just downloaded the manuals and cannot see any reference to the cabinet model listing, can anyone link me to the list ? Ta
  11. I still use my trusty POD XT from time to time, because it is still a decent modeller, but I would love to be able to edit via my Mac .. I have a horrid feeling that Line 6's editing software won't talk to Mac's OS X now but I thought I'd ask the question "is anyone else managing to edit an XT via Mac?" cheers
  12. Hi Like others, I commonly use a distortion in front of a delay unit, however using an M9 to generate distortion and delay direct into an amp makes a harsh unpleasant delay sound, and the 'mix' value has to be set so low because the effect has become super-sensitive. What I believe is needed is to route the delay in parallel rather than series but I cannot see how to do that in this context. Others must surely have the same issue? Does anyone know a workaround? cheers
  13. Hi OK, so it has probably been several years since I hooked up my POD xt and controlled it using Logic programme changes bias a Yamaha UX16 MIDI unit but surely this hasn't all timed out too??!!?? POD XT connected via Yamaha UX16 Midi unit - MacBook Pro running Logic Pro X / OS Mavericks (x.9+) Can anyone help?
  14. Monter

    Noisy Echo Park

    Well that is what I suspected, thanks a lot for taking the time to reply and making my mind up!!
  15. Hi I love this pedal but as soon as I connect it into a chain with other pedals it generates a hideous sweeping noise which swishes in time with the delay light. I am using a Dunlop Power Brick to supply the power, so I am thinking the problem cannot be with that, yet if I power the Echo Park in isolation... It works fine. So what to do? Hoping someone out there has the answer Regards
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