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  1. brue58ski, I see value in your idea and I just voted for it on Ideascale. It would be yet another step in maximizing the power of Variax-Helix integration.
  2. Yes, when you use a Line6 VDI cable, which also enables you to change Variax guitar models and tunings via Helix snapshots with footswitches instead of fiddling with the knobs on the Variax - very cool.
  3. Today I gave Moke's BOC Burnin' For You preset a spin, and it's another winner. Based on what I'm seeing/hearing with this and the Rebel Yell preset, Moke has put a lot of tweaking and attention to detail in these presets. He also has a couple other Helix presets on his site. Hopefully he will do more.
  4. I bought it and agree it sounds great. And nice emulation of the ray gun and feedback.
  5. I was having similar issues and found that if I bring up a patch that does not involve Variax, then plug Variax into Helix via VDI cable, then press the Variax model knob in, then bring up a Variax-involved patch, I have no problems with Helix launching the originally-programmed models when switching through snapshots. There were no instructions like that in the Helix manual, but for whatever reason this works for me.
  6. I finally loaded brue58ski's preset onto my Helix and gave it a spin. Sounded pretty true to the very elusive BOS tone. A little over the top on gain so I adjusted that, and channel volume was really low so I had to increase that to get decent volume through my speaker. Anyway nice effort, this tone is a tough one to capture.
  7. I've read that Trower did use the middle pickup on this song
  8. Brue58ski, thanks for putting the patch on custom tone so fast and for the link to the demo. Not sure why you're apologizing for your playing, it sounds great and you captured the vibe of the song nicely. Tone sounds really good. I'm out of town right now but will load your patch onto my helix when I get back and will let you know how it's working with my setup. I would be using variax jtv69 on spank middle position model run through stagesource L3t FRFR speaker. Sorry to hear about your knee, hang in there. Datacommando thanks for your reply and patch as well. Will check it out. Much appreciated guys!
  9. Any chance you could post your bridge of sighs preset on custom tone?
  10. I've gotten the Limelight and Closer To The Heart presets and they're very well done IMO. John has sweated the details. I recommend that any Rush nuts out there check out John's presets.
  11. Good to know, thanks much. By the way, of potential interest to owners of both Helix and Variax, Scott from The Helix Channel is in the midst of creating a Classic Rock Variax presets package that is shaping up nicely in my opinion -- taking advantage of the use of snapshots to switch seamlessly between Variax models/tunings and related Helix tones on songs that have, for example, parts with 6- or 12-string acoustic and parts with cleanish electric and higher gain electric etc. Examples here:
  12. I didn't know Glenn had created actual Variax patches. Are these actually Helix patches or something that gets integrated into the Variax itself as a custom model? I've never messed with Workbench so am totally unaware of how this would work. I looked on YouTube to see if Glenn had some demos of the Variax patches but found nothing.
  13. I've loaded the Seek & Destroy patch and it sounds really good an authentic to my ears. I especially like the option to get a simulated doubled guitar sound. I recently bought the Enter Sandman patch too but haven't loaded it yet. The Rhoads Crazy Train patch is a kick as well. Ben is meticulous in his artist research and sweats a lot of detail in putting these patches together. Nice work.
  14. Yeah that would be a nice feature to have built in. I suppose the solution for now would be putting a looper pedal (i.e. Boss Loop Station, TC Ditto, etc.) that contains saved phrases in the Helix FX loop - I assume that would work for playing those saved phrases, right?
  15. Is the Helix looper able to save recorded phrases to recall/use in the future like you can with the Boss RC-3 Loop Station? Seems Helix looper can't do this but wondering if it can? Thanks.
  16. Am surprised no one has asked this yet (forum search shows no results for "parked wah"). Am wondering how to best achieve a parked wah tone a la Tom Scholz, Michael Schenker, others. Ideally without having to actually use a Helix wah model with expression pedal. POD HD500x had the Q filter, but Helix doesn't (or am I missing something?). So, would it be best to use an EQ block to achieve this and if so... Which EQ model? What specific settings on that model should be used? Where in the chain should it be placed? Thanks in advance.
  17. Like the OP, I'd also like to be able to get controlled sustain/feedback at lower volume. Will the Boss FB-2 pedal's feedback control feature work on Variax modeled guitar tones (i.e. using the piezo pickup) with modeled amp tones through POD HD500x? If not, is there any feature in the POD that will deliver the desired result?
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