So why is it taking sooooo long for Helix to be readily Available. in Helix Posted November 19, 2015 Well this is a little disappointing. I "purchased" mine from GC locally, but it was part of a deal where I sold them used gear which they used with some additional I had thrown in, to order the Helix. So I have the $1500 tied up, and it's going to be two months before I see the unit? While I agree that the first release date can get a little hinky for any company to meet (unless you are Apple-sized), the 2nd or 3rd ship dates they should have it. Based on my research, no GC in Washington has had a Helix in hand except maybe for one in Seattle which I believe sold when they did the tour there. I have also been to the GC outside Boston and they didn't even know what it was. Of the other Line6 dealer music stores I have contacted, it's a toss up between "who knows" and "what is it?" I'm sad now.