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  1. Not at all a problem, but a puzzle... When I switch on my Helix floor unit, my PC always flags up the 'USB device not recognised' error... but Helix and HX Edit work perfectly ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Anyone else have this? Been going on for at least a year, and maybe longer, through several W10 builds (currently on 1903).
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    USB device not recognised Windows 10 error message

    Thanks for this, but all done, long ago. It seems to be a 'false positive', if an error message can be so described :-)
  3. Bassman is one of my favourite amps on Helix, so lots of time with the 4 x 10 Tweed, which is indeed a fine cab. But I do have a soft spot for twin 4 x 12 Greenback 25s, dynamic on one, ribbon on 'tother, in the traditional way :-)
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    USB device not recognised Windows 10 error message

    Thanks! I suspect the same because everything just *works* but discovering someone else has the same issue is... reassuring.
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    USB device not recognised Windows 10 error message

    Already on 2.82, and as I said, this is an old (and minor) issue, not related to the Big Shift at v2.80ff.
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    Sign in

    I conserve cookies from this site and it signs me out after a variable period too. I assume it is either resource management as rd2rk suggests, or a security measure...
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    Helix is not good enough for Metal - hahahaha

    Ahem. Goodness me. More tea, vicar?
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    Using FRFR Behind You On Stage

    A fine, impassioned and informative rant, but paragraphs are to prose what mix quality is to music. :-)
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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Bu-bu-but I'm a Brit... does that mean I don't get any food? :-(
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    FIZZ

    Yes, another, very interesting tool in the kit - thanks again for the pointer. I blush to admit it, but I don't think I'd even noticed that it had appeared until you flagged it up. What's more, I doubt I would have figured out what it was good *for* without some help :-)
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    FIZZ

    I've been experimenting with this too. It works better with some amp / cab combinations than with others as sometimes the low frequency boost is too much. It's really good to have an alternative, fast, one-stop EQ to the High/Low Cut block though. I'm slowly working through patches A/B-ing between the two to see which gives the best results. Definitely a good tip :-)
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    That twangy Les Paul sound

    :-)
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    That twangy Les Paul sound

    And yet some people run pickups with enough output to power a lightbulb into a high gain amp model - all dimed - then complain that it sounds hideous... and blame Helix... :-)
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    That twangy Les Paul sound

    Good move, imho. Low-wind PAF-alikes are the key to the clarity, articulation and string separation that all vanish with hotter HBs. You can add dirt via HX with pedal blocks and pre / power stage amp crank as needed and it should get you good, classic rock tonez... Enjoy :-)
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    That twangy Les Paul sound

    Vintage PAF tone often described as 'Tele on steroids' so maybe that's what's causing confusion?
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    That twangy Les Paul sound

    57 Classics are optimistically named. I'd advise researching low-wind replacements, as suggested. Meanwhile, keep distortion / drive firmly under control, shape the midrange to taste depending on rig / ears and cut the bass to keep it tight and flub-free.
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    That twangy Les Paul sound

    Boutique low wind PAF-clone pickups, eg OX4s.
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    FIZZ

    Thank you, but I don't currently use Native. I've also found that there is huge flexibility with the stock cabs if you dive in to the mic options, which has (so far) removed the need for IRs. But I keep an entirely open mind on the subject, of course.
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    FIZZ

    Ah, sorry :-) Yes, I can see that you know your EQs, and like you, I prefer where possible to simplify and avoid slapping in EQ blocks if at all possible, but sometimes, needs must... Thank you, I will have a play around with both IRs later :-)
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    FIZZ

    Have a look at this thread (with audio clips) over at TGP. It may help you find a more 'musical' solution to the high and low cut problem: https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/helix-cab-ir-high-low-cut-frequencies-a-much-better-way-clip-attached.1853814/ EDIT: I should also have added this comment by @DunedinDragon from an earlier thread here: https://line6.com/support/topic/29771-how-do-you-handle-high-end-brightness-of-the-helix/?do=findComment&comment=229655
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    FIZZ

    ^^^^^^^^^^ :-)
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    2.8 issue - fading in and lower volume

    What brettchinery said - I'm on 2.82 and the issue disappeared with that upgrade. It was a transient bug, nothing more. Imo you are costing yourself the use of a good unit for no reason... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    FIZZ

    This reminds me of philosophy examination questions :-) Eg: 1/. Every action is a reaction. Discuss. I'll go with T.S. Eliot on this one: ;-) Your English is impressive. As for unfizzing patches, did anyone post an example yet?
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    FIZZ

    Obvz JM knows his stuff. I read that interview with interest, and freely admit that I cannot personally hear what he is discussing with Helix, but this may be a problem with my ears. It is likely that the marginal potential for improvement that still exists with high-end modelers vs real amps would occur exactly as JM suggests, in the subtleties arising from a cranked amp's dynamic fluctuation in sag.
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    FIZZ

    Here is a case in point. After a day, nobody has the measure of a complex modeler like Helix. There is much work to do on knowledge deficit before allocating blame to 'software issues'.
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