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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  5. That last sentence. Please don't do that to me man now I'm all excited. What do you mean by "Big Deal"?
  6. 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?
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    Blues-Breaker or JHS Morning Glory for Helix

    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.
  8. But I'd be content with just the 5150 III, the most popular amp in metal. They obviously supplemented amps for guys like me with the Line 6 Originals. Not having the 5150 III for guys like me would be the equivalent of not putting a JCM800 in there for the 80's guys or a Twin Reverb for the Country guys. I understand the lack of empathy, most of the people on here aren't using the tones I'm digging for. Arguing that more options would be useless because it has the particular amps you like, or that the AxFX having 200 different amps is a con is just ridiculous. I'm sure they will, but it'll just be another Fender, Marshall, or an amp that's a competitor for either. I paid $1,000 for a piece of modelling technology. I feel obligated to offer my opinions on these threads in the off chance L6 read these threads. That's a lot of money of someone in their 20s like me. Sure there are guys in my genre who use the Helix, but start competing with Fractal in the High gain section and you'll attract a lot of those guys to the L6 side of the fence. Having said that I love the Helix, but as of late they have shifted the focus of bettering the Helix and focused on getting the products in more people's hands. Not saying that's a bad approach as a business.
  9. I'm just going to have to disagree with you respectfully. I had a 5150 before, cranked it and it tightened up and sounded nothing like the amp modeled in the Helix. While the Archon and Badonk are nice, it leaves more to be desired. I wouldn't consider the modded Marshall 2204 to be Modern High Gain. The only Modern High gain amp on there relaesed in the past 10 years is the Archon. No 6505+, 5150 III, Savage, Dark Terror, JVM, Splawn, or Etc. The most used amp in metalcore is the 5150 III and I would be happy as hell with that. The Orange Dark and JVM would be amazing as well. Im not too familiar with the HBE but Ill check it out.
  10. That's what I was guessing but wasn't totally sure. I understand it takes a while to develop new amp models, I think they've said a month actually. But I would imagine some of the guys who got the Helix on launch are a little disappointed. I would have hoped for more AMP models by now. There really isn't much of anything that is a modern high gain amplifier. I feel like they missed out on that demographic and handed it over to AxFx. I'm a little disappointed to be honest.
  11. I don't understand anything besides the new amp models thing. I'm excited about that though and hoping for something more in my ballpark. Crossed fingers for a 5150 III or high gain orange
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    Question about OwmHammer IR pack

    I thought I corrected the Own/Ohm thing before anyone saw this. Ohm seems to make more sense to me but I don't call the shots. Yes the pack I bought was $19.99 and was my testing of the IR world to see if it was worth it. It includes the following: https://www.ownhammer.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=176 Cab based on a "Based on a Mesa Boogie Standard/Oversized straight 4x12 cabinet" -6 Speakers including a C60, C70, and C90 -7ish? Mics I'm so far partial to the C70 and other Celestion speakers with Balanced, Modern, Forward, and Full mixes. As of right now, no this isn't something I want to research super deep. I think I'll continue to use OwnHammer because I really like their mixes they include in the pack and they sound super legit. I had a really hard time dialing in the stock cabs and mics. It seemed like only a couple of mics weren't muddy and a lot of the cabinets just didn't sound good for metal. I mean I tried quite a few things but didn't and still don't understand how that all works. All my attention is on dialing in Amps and learning how signal paths work to my benefit.
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    Question about OwmHammer IR pack

    I just bought the OwmHammer Recto 412 pack. Last night I figured out how to authorize my purchase and downloaded the zip file. I'm new to this to forgive the weekly questions from me. I quickly recognized that my Helix can't hold all of the Presets available in the pack - first world problems. I read the "Read Me" section and decided the best course of action was to download all the premixed IRs. So I imported ALL, BAL, FWD, MDRN, etc. for each of the speaker options. My question is am I IR'ing right and am I missing out on the other IRs that are in the pack? What's your approach? Also I must give praise to OwmHammer. I immediately did comparisons between stock cabs and IRs. To my ears the IR has a sense of authenticity and breath life into each AMP Block I selected. Went with the Recto 412 because I play primarily 80s Dokkenesque stuff, Metalcore, thrash, etc. Also looking for opinions on my next purchase. EDIT(spelling): HAHAHAHA I thought it was OhmHammer, so stupid....
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    Can I use with a tube amp or do I need a FRFR cabinet?

    Line 6 HX effects is like $450 used in excellent shape on GC site right now. Just FYI. Less than half the cost of all the pedals and you can get GC coverage.
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    Is Helix floor right for me?

    The Canadian guy on YouTube who compared his LT to the Blue Angel right? Amazing comparison.