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  1. Just the same as always. Perhaps Line6 could just trap the "green" sector when within half a cent? Must say I never found my guitar out of tune to the ear and I always use the Helix tuner
  2. Thank you. Downloaded and very informative
  3. Would love to get the Excel file but I do not do the facebook thing so I get nowhere when going via above link Possible you could load the file directly here or any other way where IT Limited idiots like me could get it?
  4. Had similar problem few times. Think only since 2.3 upgrade: On power up no sound from Helix. Not even playback from iTunes via USB. Helix on and Helix Editor communicating via same USB link but no sound. Each time it worked again after Helix reboot (simple power off and on again) My Helix is powered via a UPS
  5. Great thread great tips OK what I know now is: I KNOW NOTHING!
  6. Just to confirm. I did only the "green" lines in the instructions. There is no globals reset? Just restore from backup and good to go? This is so much better than before but I need confirmation that I should not have done "globals reset" and that portion of procedure should not be required then in the future with v2.30 and upwards? The restore worked great but on globals the level settings on USB ins and outs did change. (Did not restore to my original values) This can be dangerous if you switch on the amps and speakers being fed from Helix with huge volume increase. Luckily i always go back on sound after upgrade with very low volume setting on Helix master volume and then carefully raise the volume.
  7. In examples shown the input impedance refers to the INPUT of the guitar input which should be selected to match the guitar output impedance, not the block it feeds to? That is how I understood the Auto setting or then the manual setting per preset. I use on all presets a gain block as first block thus my input impedance between guitar and Helix should stay constant always. Am I correct in assuming this? Then as impedance simulations between interconnecting blocks do change that is a result of Helix and there I trust what they do since I would not have a clue. The AUTO setting used on global (and thus effective if preset input is also set to Auto) is more for where one wants to match different guitars to the same input. Maybe for comfort use the Auto, but I do find that not feasible so I label presets for each guitar I have the main diffence being setting the input impedance of the Guitar Input on the preset and then adjusting via the gain block that I get the same output volume at the same guitar knob setting for both guitars (each on their own preset which is in all other aspects normally a duplicate of each other). Not sure if this is the solution or even if I am correct in my thinking.
  8. I just loved that sound. Share the Helix patch?
  9. I had similar problem on L3T. Took it in to service center. They spent an hour and called me saying it was fixed. They said they replaced a speaker. I do not believe that. Your story sounds much more credible!
  10. Ok I will try again. EFTP is generally referred to the echoes used by Hank Marvin. (Echoes from the Past) and has been extensively developed by Charlie Hall. But now there is some copyright issues etc. Hank used the Meazi multihead tape echo. I am getting very close but not perfect using the multitap delays from Helix. But I do not really understand how the Multitap Helix works. I place T1 and T2 and T3 etc equivalent to the tape heads on the Meazzi (using delays which one can get on the web). But what is the first time one puts on the multitap. Is that actually like the quarter note time of the song you try to play. Then Tn is the delay (position of tape head in mS) from the tape recording head to the playback head(s). Or Tn as percentage is the portion of the delay time set in the first input. Is the 1st input not actually a delay time but rather simulating the "speed" at which the tape would run? I feel I am close if I can just fully understand or get some info on how this delay works. There is not any real detail in documention. Am I wrong to relate the multitap delay to a 6 head Meazzi tape delay. And if not how exactly should I approach it to get the sounds so famous from Hank Marvin and the Shadows. I have seen players getting brilliant results with the Quadraverb Q2 and Q20. Now I am refusing to accept that my Helix cannot do what the Quadraverb can do and do it better.
  11. Any advice on how best to try and simulate the Echoes From the Past delay? Or would that not be possible and if I want that sound should I buy then rather such a unit?
  12. I Like that idea! Would help me a lot since I do not have the ear to hear the kick in point
  13. Do not know about the cheap part but a pair of L3t's from Line 6 is what I have. I use this as my HiFi with my music playing from iTunes through the Helix to the L3t's connected via L6 link. The guitar is always plugged in so at any time I select a backing track and on the very same speakers join in with my lead. It always sounds brilliant and the backing tracks of course are also played back in Hi Fi through the same two L3t's. I do not think I could have done better. I can clearly hear any small change in effect or cab implemented on the Helix. L3t employs two 10 inch speakers which also responds well at lower volumes. And is truly brilliant when you start to use the 1300 watt you have available per cabinet. Only time I will change is when Line 6 brings out an upgrade or new similar units. Finally I just want to mention that since upgrade to version 2.20 on the Helix my guitar surely cannot sound better. Clean with tone and character. Right now I am just absolutely happy for the first time since getting the Helix and L3t's in March 2016. I play mainly with my Fender Elite fitted with Kinman Mark Knopfler noiseless pickups. (did not like the original Fender Elite noiseless 4 pickups)
  14. IF you can register the on Line 6 under your name then they are new. Maybe Demo but sure still new. However you should get a 2nd unit. If have two L3t's and they are magnificent. Through my Helix they act as my HiFi for playback of music and backing tracks and the guitar is always plugged in so any time I join on the same set of speakers and it is just brilliant. You need really nothing more unless you would play on really big venues but even moderate venues you have plenty power and at home you have HiFi and pure backing tracks and your guitar gets the full preset treatment perfectly from Helix via these units.
  15. Just did the update. Brilliant thank you Line 6. Suddenly my clean presets are CLEAN. Must be the improvement on reverb. Oh no! Could not stop playing so burnt my supper on the stove!
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