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    Mainly finding a way to change my screen name here :-)

    When I chose 'line6BBD' I had no idea these forums existed, or that by using this name (chosen purely so I'd remember it) that I could be mistaken for a Line 6 employee. But as I quickly discovered, it is in fact impossible to change the name you used when creating your account. So I'm stuck with Line6BBD. Sorry for any confusion caused...
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  1. BBD_123

    OT 3 new guitars in 2 days or 5 in 40 years?

    Good haul - keep it up :-) Pretty similar to my rack, really - LP, white Strat and a Mockingbird standing in where the PRS fits in your lineup.
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    Nasty digital distortion with some amps.

    If I had a digital clipping problem, you can be sure I'd acknowledge it :-) But I don't. Actually, what Phil said reminds me that right at the outset, when I first got Helix, I *did* have a clipping issue. I was running Helix into a Yamaha MG mini-mixer and the output signal from Helix was a bit too hot. Once I turned the master volume knob down to about 12 o'clock, no more clipping.
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    EMG pickups with helix ?

    I'd expect selecting a low impedance to have more effect on tone than setting the pad on (my default preference even with low output pickups) but try 'em all and see what you like best...
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    Future Helix 2

    Well, I bought a Helix floor at Christmas 2017/18 and I will run it for four years minimum. If a successor unit is launched in the meantime, I'll probably wait until the fourth year is up then upgrade. I have no problem paying ~ £250 / year for current Helix quality sound. Many people pay that and more for a single pedal, never mind a vintage / boutique amp etc. Try as I might, I can't understand the moaners - the current unit is superb if set up carefully and I agree with earlier comments about the diminishing returns from modelling fidelity vs DSP and additional functionality.
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    Helix Firmware 2.80

    Given some of the shameless trolling on this thread, so would I.
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    Helix Firmware 2.80

    ? I'm not playing word games with you. I've tried to be clear, but may have failed. But speaking of word games, I didn't say that.
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    Helix Firmware 2.80

    And I'd be even more suprised if it didn't, along with others here, I suspect. Yup, the devs will call it a day at 2.9 just to spite us all. I have to say that now I am resigned to the fact that we won't ever be getting a local weather feed in Edit I could live with that. Some of the amp models are actually pretty good as they stand. And the other stuff too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uW2lucCx_8
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    Helix Firmware 2.80

    Imagine the panic at Fender if Leo had insisted that actual real amps got developed professionally fast :-) Helix firmware isn't a YouTube channel. Chiding it for not spewing the new fast enough is a misplaced criticism, imo. Unless there are specifics you want addressed, in which case it's a different conversation.
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    Helix Firmware 2.80

    Not until the 21June solstice, in the Northern Hemisphere...
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    Helix Firmware 2.80

    Patience is a virtue, as dear old Granny always used to say ;-)
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    Helix Firmware 2.80

    Basic comprehension skills and logic, as explained, twice, above.
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    Helix Firmware 2.80

    Like I said, IIRC. Plenty of eyes on this thread, so no doubt someone can either correct or corroborate.
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    Helix Firmware 2.80

    Apples and oranges. Where's the template for 'professional speed' (which is meaningless, as stated) in the modelling sector? Citing your own authority straight after a logical fallacy of false equivalence is not persuasive. As pointed out earlier, this is baseless moaning couched in flawed rhetoric.
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    Helix Firmware 2.80

    This is a false framing. There exists no template for 'developing [modellers] at a professional speed'. What does this even mean? Asserting that a product doesn't match some arbitrary and nebulous criterion is more than a little pointless. As for continuing development and support, IIRC L6 has stated that Helix has plenty of life in it yet - as in years.
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    Helix Firmware 2.80

    Steady on :-) I suspect many of us are more sanguine.