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  1. Even in the real world of guitarists and musicians (in general) only a small amount even know what an IR is. But it’s growing.
  2. I bet his guitar tech and sound techs are very happy campers! Mic’ing amps, percussion, vocals, etc is a nightmare..
  3. Yes, I have. As far as I’m concerned, the strobe is just an alternate visual representation of the existing course and fine tuner. I haven’t found it to be any more accurate but I have found it to be as inconsistent and buggy as the other two. Useless for me. But I’m glad it’s working great for you.
  4. Hey L6 could you make a legacy tuner option in the Helix, ... say from from your M series gear? The simple tuner in my M13 worked perfectly fine!
  5. Yea no issue here either, in fact I usually set my loops playback and overdubs minus a half to a full db.. even then at times the playback is too loud for a lead part.
  6. Hmmm, not that I’d keep one running in the sun for long, but regardless, a cheap PC fan might be a nice and easy mod for these units? I’d definitely ask L6 support - but it’s probably fine after shutdown and reboot.
  7. Something I haven’t really spent much time doing - I did today. Starting with my morning coffee and ending up with my afternoon beers, I played the Helix through my lone surviving tube amp (having sold everything else this year). Guitar > Helix > Amp, and 2 nice cables. Man what fun! I don’t think I was ever concerned or aware if the Helix (as a unit) is true bypass - but it sure seems to be - or very darn close. So now I have some nice new “pedal board patches” for my old school buddies that still want an amp in the room. No big thing, it just started out with me plugging my Tele straight into my old MusicMan and it evolved from there.
  8. Ah, ok. No need to submit a bug report then. Thanks again.
  9. Appreciate it Phil. I've been using snapshots since they were introduced and once I got wrapped around the concept, I basically haven't had any issues assigning parameters and their values - and yes, doing it just as you described above! I love snapshots and depend on 'em in a big way! Your reply caused me to dive in a bit more. It appears I actually can assign them via the knobs on my floor unit (something I never do) but not via my Helix Editor. I'm running version 2.71 on the editor and 2.71 on the machine, which I believe are up to date. If it wouldn't be too much to ask, would you verify if you're able to tweak a few snapshots with various Ohm assignments via your editor and verify if they feed to your machine? Thx!
  10. Tight 4 man band. Shull's Helix tones were really great! Speaks well of the Power Cab's abilities. Definitely will check out some of his presets. Guthrie's vocals are killer classic blues/rock and I thought it interesting the drummer also said he is using a Helix, assume to mic various parts of his kit (or was he BS'ing)?!?
  11. Helix clearly has the ability to assign Guitar In-Z as a parameter within Snapshots but it won't actually support assigning various Ohm values to different Snapshots. It only allows for the same Ohm value across all 8 Snapshots - or at least on the unit I own. Was just curious if this is even do-able?
  12. surfsup1955

    Stay safe

    Living with hurricanes here on the east coast is bad enough, but watching videos of the fires over there reveals some damn scary scenarios. Stay safe and we’ll be hoping and praying for the best possible outcome for all of you!
  13. Try a headphone amp between your Helix and your headphones. It doesn’t have to be an expensive one, could be you just need a bit more clean headroom (umph) than the Helix headphone out will drive. Worked for me and my 20+ year old Sony MD7506s.
  14. opps, my response deleted, not relevant to the HXE..
  15. Wow, would really like to see a picture of that guitar..
  16. Operator error. I thought the updater was supposed to download it all. Following the "clearly" written and "simple" instructions works much better... Thanks!
  17. that's what (I thought) I did? I'll do it again...
  18. I can only load the 1 Switch Looper from the hardware knobs via my Helix (now ver 2.60) - it is nowhere to be found in my Helix Editor (showing Ver 2.52). Weirder than that, once I load it to a preset, it doesn't show up in my Helix Editor in my signal path, but it clearly shows up on my Helix signal path. Bug?
  19. surfsup1955

    Im done!!

    Yep, I like Jason’s methodology as well. His template is my starting point for building patches now..
  20. Awesome PerS, appreciate the share on the compilation. Well done sir!
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    When L6 brought over the legacy effects from the M series pedal boards, they should have considered bringing the M’s tuner as well. My M13 tuner is far more user friendly (stable) than my Helix.
  22. So I assume you’re keeping it :D
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