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  1. Hey Psarkissian. Wondering how I can get a nylon string acoustic on my JTV '59? Would be great if we could get the old Acoustic variax sounds into workbench HD. Sounds like you have it on your Variax..? Thanks
  2. Hey @waymda - these files are now showing as 'unavailable'. Can you post the preset in Customtone? Thanks
  3. Hi Tim. I'm no expert, but here's what I hear: SG is on the bridge pickup with volume and tone rolled back a little. The tone seems darker than an SG does wide open or when the volume rolls off and there's a treble bleed circuit. I'm guessing his signal chain is compressor-amp-chorus-delay-reverb. The chorus is quite subtle but I think I can hear it on the delay repeats. It could easily be a 'delay with mod'. The delay is set to two or three repeats and sounds digital. You can hear his string attack acoustically through the mic he is speaking through which makes the electric guitar sound unusually bright on the attack. In terms of amp, it could be almost anything running clean with a lowish gain crunch in front or a digital model (most likely given the signal chain above). Try playing with different models in your Helix but make sure you roll off the volume a little. You'll notice as well that he's quite gentle with his picking hand. Put your pick down and use your fingers. Hope this helps.
  4. Thanks for posting and thanks to Ben. Is made me start experimenting with all the amps and pedals again.
  5. Hi Dazza. I use my LT with the DT25 combo. I have a setlist just for use with the DT25. The main thing I would say is to use 'pre-amp' blocks rather than 'amp' or 'amp+cab' blocks. If you then scroll through the output block settings you will get to DT amp settings. There you can set up Pentode / Triode, class A or AB etc and if you connect with L6 Link cable (AES/EBU - XLR is too noisy) then the Helix will drive the settings into the DT power amp and switch the power amp with each preset. The new 2.9 firmware now has output metering so you should find it easier to set volumes. I tend to book up the Helix to Garageband and set the channel volumes looking at the levels in Garageband to check they are fairly even. I've had the Helix for about 9 months now and have settled down to using only 4 or 5 pre-amp models that I really like and can get what I want from. I spent ages trying to get 'divided by' loud enough with a clean sound and gave up on the end. I tend to use JTM45 now. Hope this helps.
  6. I think I read on here somewhere that you need an impedence matching transformer like one of these: https://www.thomann.de/gb/audix_t50_k.htm?sid=c2e27d8f4991fcfb3747a06e12b3d92e Hope this helps
  7. Just noticed amongst all the grumbling about issues on here that not many folks are taking the time time to say thank you to Line 6 for all their efforts to continue developing their products under exceptional circumstances. It would have been easy for them to postpone 2.9 (or 2.9.1) with everything that's going on, but no, they choose to push it out to help us all during the strange times. Let's show some gratitude. Thank you Line6, from a grateful customer.
  8. Hi Manub Just to throw another thought in here. If you use a Line6 DT25 or 50 amp you can configure the power amp to run as Class A or AB, Pentode of Triode so rather than just having 'a power amp' you have several. Helix connects to it via L6 Link and changes the power amp configuration physically inside the amp (listen carefully and you can hear the relays clicking in and out). Hope this helps.
  9. Hi Kier Yes to all the above. The Helix also does a pretty good 6505 so you could lose the amp altogether or go for a smaller amp that does a clean sound that you like and run the 4CM with that, using the Helix for the 6595 sounds.
  10. I have a L6 DT25 combo. When I used to use an XLR cable it worked but was really noisy and would pick up interference in some rooms. AES/EBU is much quieter.
  11. I've found this button on the Helix that might help
  12. Hi Nitrous I made the switch a couple of months ago from HD500X to Helix and I used to do the same trick with 4CM previously as you do. The Helix offers you many more ways to do this. There's a good video here that explains 5 different ways to add a volume boost. The first few would also affect the tone. I have his number 5 suggestion (about 6:30 on the video) set up in every preset. This is really easy to do. You just set it up in an empty preset and then copy this preset to all others in a setlist. This is like setting it up as a master template so whatever else you put in the preset you will always have a clean boost assigned in the same place. The great thing is that it doesn't take up an effect block, just a footswitch.
  13. Thanks Brue. I set it running to update from 2.81 to 2.82 (my Helix Edit is 2.82) about four hours ago and it's still saying 'don't unplug or disconnect' but showing no signs of actually updating anything. Is this normal? Any L6 people able to offer me any suggestions? I'm going to need to switch it off or unplug eventually - which is the least harmful thing to do?
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