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  1. Wow, great job! Helix Help.com has always been there for us, but I did wonder why that tremendous effort wasn’t presented in a spreadsheet format.
  2. Thanks, I’ll have to play with the Tilt EQ..
  3. Totally agree. My comment was not a debate regarding IRs vs Stock Cabs. I personally love IRs and own a boatload of Ownhammer and 3 Sigma sets and use them daily for various presets. However, my point specifically being that Helix cabs have come a long way and are totally usable now. In this topic, I’m saying, if the OP can’t get a “reasonable” tone using them - I doubt any IR will fix that particular problematic preset’s tone. I.e., there’s an issue elsewhere and I wouldn’t want to give him the expectation that buying xyz IRs will 100% save the day.
  4. Agree. If you can’t spin up a reasonably satisfying tone with the current Helix Cabs, I doubt any IR will save the day.
  5. I’ll definitely try it. Happy New Year!
  6. It’s definitely not the Mission pedal since the Helix acts the same when that’s disconnected. I haven’t contacted Line 6 yet, it’s such a monor issue, especially when playing with my band. Maybe this week.
  7. Thx for looking. Looks like I’m the Lone Ranger and will contact support...
  8. Short and sweet (or sour?): I have always run a volume effect block using a Mission expression pedal plugged into EXP 2 which frees up the Helix's built in expression pedal for effects management via EXP 1. Ever since version 2.82 the volume "position" is having a hard time finding 0 (zero). Selecting Linear or Logarithmic does't matter. Not a huge issue - BUT it is audible - is anyone else having this issue?
  9. Pretty much the same way as Caledonia’s above.. It would be best to look at how you operate musically, then go from there. Do you have a lot of different guitars? If so do you need to accommodate everything from a D28 to a JEM? Do you play in a band? If so, do you need presets for each song or can you divide a few presets by genres ? Will you be using FRFR mostly - or will you need several output choices? Anyway... things to consider. Kinda off track, but back in the real amp days, when switching guitars, I’d just walk over to the amp and make a few quick tone changes (gain, bass, mid, treble, etc). Now a days, I toggle through my setlists (electric, acoustic, pedal board, etc), scroll through the presets, then select, voila! Not only am I simply changing tone settings, but now I’m rerouting the pedal board, swapping out effects, changing their parameters, swapping cabs and mics, etc... it really is amazing what’s going on with a push of a button! And it actually sounds right too.
  10. I hadn’t thought about my problem with ‘the Big Pack’ until reading through this thread so I wasn’t keeping up with your subsequent updates. Also, didn’t realize the expression pedal was ever a Helix bug? I really did like a lot of your tones so I’ll recheck it out. Thx.
  11. The last one I downloaded was: fremen_helix_presets_big_pack.rar (2/7/2017 at 4:01PM) I gave up after that.. Is there a later one? And now that I'm running Helix Ver 2.82, should I even try it?
  12. I tried loading your presets after a few Helix updates with no success. Same problem, changing the snapshots would cause the expression pedal settings to operate much different than how you designed it. There were others who experienced this as well and we never figured out if it was a bug or what because, frankly, you weren’t all that motivated to get to the bottom of it? Never had this issue with other developers paid presets, including Glenn’s, Marco’s, Worship Tutorial’s, etc., so I doubt it had anything to do with the Helix unit? Bottom line is I could never use the ones I (we) paid you for..
  13. Hey fremen, did you ever figure out why some of us could never resolve the expression pedal/snapshot problems we experienced in your earlier work? Thx
  14. I’m not aware of one. Expression pedal #2 is the Helix default volume pedal - or has been on mine sine I first pulled it out of the box. However, I would assume when you rebuilt your presets they would fall in however your settings dictated pre 2.81?
  15. It’s a no brainer. Order the Helix and Power Cab from a reputable on-line company. Do this when you can take a few days off and do nothing but sample and test to your heart’s content. Maybe even with your band. Keep all of your boxes and paperwork nice and tidy. If you don’t like it, ship it back and get your refund. Worst case scenario you pay the shipping. If you have (or have access to) a decent powered monitor, you can reduce the possible cost of shipping by just ordering the Helix. It won’t be 100% the same but probably close enough for your purposes. This how I approached the dilemma (that we all face) 3 years ago. I kept the Helix. Also, your chances of joyfully converting are proportional based on venue size and volume requirements.
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