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  1. I have a standard and I connect it with the variax cable to the helix. I can’t use the tuner on the helix since it can’t find the signal. What should I do? What is the best way to palm mute on the standard to mute unwanted strings? I play slide and this is necessary for my style. What is the best way to get a Gibson SG. I like the Derek Trucks sound. Thanks!
  2. Thanks for the input. This is great feedback!
  3. I am trying to develop a preset that gets me close to the Derek Trucks sound. He uses a cranked Fender Super Reverb so the closest amp model is a Twin Reverb. I want to get the clean, long lasting sustain that he gets with the cranked amp. I am playing a Gibson LP Classic Premium Plus with Classic burst buckets. I only have the amp, a 2 by 12 cab and a 4 by 10 cab. Also I end up with a 63 Spring Reverb. DT can sustain notes and get 4-5 notes to sound when he plays slide on one string. When I try to do this, I get about 2-3 notes and they trail off pretty quick. He does not use any affects to get his sound. So I am hoping to emulate this. So here are my settings so for: Gain 8, bass, 2, mid 3, and treble 8. Presence is at 8 also. Master is on 10. The preset sound pretty good, but like I said the sustain is not quite there. By the way I am playing thru a Tech 21 Deuce Deluxe Power Engine. The volume is close to the top. Any ideas as indicated I am not looking to add pedals.
  4. I have a 2015 American Standard Strat with Fat 50s pickups. I love the sound of this guitar. Lately it seems that the D and G strings have a compressed sound when I play single note leads. I have a preset with a plexi Marshall amp set with two speaker cabs. When I play chords I don’t hear the compressed tone. Any ideas?
  5. For my birthday I splurged and bought a pair of the Deuce Deluxes. These were affordable to me. Both look really cool (like little amp cabs). They are FRFR and have a tweeter that can be switched on or off. Included is a of and hf cut. I will need to tweak my presets, but really like what I am hearing.
  6. Hello I have a Epiphone houndog dobro guitar that I want to run through the Helix. Are there any irs for resonator guitars? If not can I use an accustic guitar ir and just let the resonator tone make the difference. Just asking
  7. Another 4 cable method posting. I. Am using a Trademark 60 in 4 cable method (Fender HRDlx in shop). I set up amp to my liking. I was able to balance the signal to amp with helix to amp. Then I put a Essex AC 30 preamp in chain by affects S/R. I was not able to balance the volume between preamp model and the amp (turned up return gain did not help). Then use Ac 30 amp and now was able to get close by using channel volume. I did not want to increase drive to raise the volume. The amp without cab sounds good thru the TM 60. Am I on the right path? Any tips?
  8. I was wondering if there is a way to simulate an accustic guitar with my Fender Strat. The Boss GT 100 had this feature and it was cool.
  9. I am wondering it I should use a cab when plugging into T21 PE or should I just use an amp model. What are pros and cons of using a cab vs not using one? Thanks
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    I was wondering if anyone knew how to set up a preset for Eric Clapton’s song Badge? I am especially looking for the part that George Harrison wrote with the Leslie effect and I am assuming wah pedal.
  11. No I am not using it to toggle channels. Just to run HRD in the s/r and have aHelix model (Marshall Plexi Bright). I am working on an Allman Brothers from Philmore East sound).
  12. I am playing a Gib LP Classic Premium Plus into the Helix and I am using 4 cable method into a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe. i am getting great sounds. Today I noticed that I am getting hum when I turn on the s/r and use the Fender amp. When I look at the return level and lower it the hum goes away. Of course now the Fender is quieter than the Helix amp model. I checked the cables and they seem ok. What are my options? Thanks,
  13. I have a Helix Floor and wonder if I can use the amp connection to change channels on HRD. The HRD also has a more overdrive switch. So can the Helix switch channels and then switch more dirt/less dirt part also? Also how do I do the channel switching? Thanks
  14. Everyone is probably tired of seeing questions about the 4 cable method, but here comes another one. I have the cables all plugged in correctly into the Fender Hot Rod Deluxe. I have the send/return right before the amp model in the Helix. I have hardly any volume when I try to switch between the Helix model and the HRD. I have one FS toggled to turn on the S/R and then another FS to toggle on the Helix model. I have not figured how to do it with one press of the FS. I am still trying to figure out the assigns. Also there appears to be much hum and hiss when trying 4 cable method. Anyone have any advice?
  15. I have had the Helix about two days and I have some questions about it: I am using it with a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe with and without 4 cable method. Therefore, I mostly use mono effects. So wonder if I am using a mono amp can I sometimes use stereo effects? I like the stereo chorus and the rotary speaker. I don't understand the parallel routing and wonder if I will use it much since I going into a mono amp (return loop). When and why would you route this way especially with my setup? I am coming from a Boss GT 100 background and miss things like touch wah , auto wah, accustic simulator, and ability to mimic different types of pickups. I am happy so for I have put in two programs for EC's Badge and Pretending. Since I am using a mono amp in return loop and 4 cable method should I primarily use the preamp models or should I look at amp and cabs? Also I find the scribble strips too bright sometimes and wish there was a way to adjust the contrast and brightness. Maybe this will be a future addition. Still rockin and liking the Helix so for. Thanks for any tips and advice you guys can give me. By the way I am visually impaired so that is why I hope for changes in the scribble strips.
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