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  1. I've tried this, but for some reason it sounds like crap. The signal gets overloaded, that's the best way I can describe it. It seems to only work with low gain amps.I'm going to try your recommendation though.
  2. Has anyone taken their Helix back panel off? I'm wondering if it is reversible. I do realize the serial information is on the back. For one, I have scratched up the bottom in a freak accident after babying my Helix for the past year. Also, I'd like to protect that product information on the bottom by flipping the back cover. I realize this is silly to most people, but for some reason I'm OCD about my electronics.
  3. Try: low/High cut cutting lows to 160-200Hz > Noisegate > TS9 (2.0, 0.0 ,7.0 controls roughly) > Rev Amp model on Agressive 2/Peavy 5150 > Cab V30 or an IR) I run my Helix directly into my Macbook and use Garageband. It sounds very good. I don't us the LA Compressor it does tighten the sound and make it more aggressive, but at the cost of dynamics. Maybe for Rhythm tracks.
  4. @gunpointmetal You have some material up on Youtube if I'm not mistaken?
  5. Thank you for saying this. It's like mob mentality this intellectual wit pissing contest. I'm championing for Line 6 and the Helix. I'd also like to add the metal community is the most responsible for popularizing switching to modelling as an overall amp replacement. Do you have any ideal how many Helixs would be sold this year if Premier Guitar did a rig Rundown of Misa Mansoor, and he had a Helix Floor in his pedalboard?
  6. I mean not really but I get you disagree. If I were dating Scarlett Johannson I'm sure I'd have better things to do than tweak my Plexi patch that sounds less like Van Halen than I'd admit to myself.
  7. Well at this point I won't be setting myself up for failure anymore. This was my first update announcement with Line 6. So, next time I see an update announcement "By End of 2019" I'll check in on January 1st, 2020 I guess. Maybe my expectations or perception about this product were wrong and that's on me.
  8. They have till the end of June until they're late. Yeah, technically. They announced this about 3 or 4 months ago and for me it kind of made it seem like it was going to be released by now. Not that it would be here "right before spring ends". When I bought it I was told and under the impression that they were going to be adding some "big updates" and it was a very exciting time. I like my helix very much and I'm happy with what's included. But, when this update was announced I was already a bit disappointed. The main focus was to make the economy between their products healthier which is nice for those folks. But, that’s not quite what I imagined would be on the horizon. I imagined a few more Modern Hi-Gain amps, perhaps some cool Line 6 Originals, a nice drop pedal modelled effect, or anything else its seems to be lacking. The old Marshalls and Fenders I think we are good on. I think we have enough overdrives but we’ve got yet ANOTHER fender and 6 more OD’s. You know, just in case the traditionalist are satiated with this hi-tech product that one would think would be best marketed for the current generation who are all moving to modelers? So sometimes it feels like I’m waiting on that second date with a girl I’m not that crazy about wondering how I found myself in this mess to begin with.
  9. While it's nice of them to update the unit for you, you very specifically asked for a factory new box. It may seem like not a big deal to most people but you asked for this for a peace of mind. I'm much like you. You are not over-thinking this. I would either ask for an open-box price or a different unit. I bought my Helix open box and it had the plastic on the screen and I'm not even sure they took the Helix out of the plastic - but I got it from MF for ~850.
  10. You should have every year Bassman you want! You guys are part of the reason I occasionally go to the amps I wouldn't usually use, pull out my strat, and step out in your world for a minute or two. I found some beautiful tones with one of those old Marshalls with some spring reverb and the minotaur in front of it. While I'm a metal and 80s hair metal guy, sometimes I just pick an amp and start building a patch.
  11. Wow I didn't expect anyone to concede my point. Is this....an actual discussion...and not a pi$$ing contest? The 5150 on the modeler doesn't sound like the 5150 Block Letter I once owned. The 5150 III sounds different than either of those and a huge amount of the metal guys are using them. Even satchel from Steel Panther, Killswitch Engage, Gogira, Trivium, FFDP, and probably 80% of metal bands have used this amp - not to forget Van Halen. It doesn't need anything in front of it and its capable of nearly any kind of tone you'd want.
  12. That last sentence. Please don't do that to me man now I'm all excited. What do you mean by "Big Deal"?
  13. LT in 2017 and Stomp in 2018. This update will be telling for me personally. So their overall focus is still as much devoted to making the Helix better as it never was, it's not way more focused on more streamlined units of an existing product?
  14. Hey man in not's a Twin Reverb with a special Tolex from 67, so these old guys don't give a S#!t. Go to Idealscale.
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