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  1. I just played my first gig with the Helix Rack on Saturday and I had this exact problem. I have a Mission Engineering pedal plugged into Exp1. Does anyone know if there's a fix for this, yet? I was planning on using the Helix to play gigs every Friday & Saturday, so this would potentially be a 100% deal-breaker for me.
  2. I'm thinking about getting a Helix Rack for my live rig, and keeping my Helix at home for practice/rehearsals. Since it's WAY easier for me to create patches at home (rather than on-stage at like a sound check), I was wondering if there is an easy way to transfer the patches I make on my Helix to the Rack version without plugging the Rack version into a computer? My rig is pretty big/heavy, and a Helix Rack probably won't make sense for me if I need to unscrew the whole thing and take it home every time I want to upload new patches. I'm assuming there's an easy way for me to transfer things to the Rack (hopefully with just like a USB? Fingers crossed), but I can't seem to find any information on the subject. Thanks, guys!
  3. Wow- THANKS for all the responses, everyone! Awesome to hear that so many of you have put time in on this type of sound (and hopefully have saved ME some time!). Heading back on the road for this weekend's gigs, but I'm gonna just set up an ALL-HELIX day next week and try all of these ideas/sounds out. I'll report back once I've checked em out. Thanks again!
  4. I'm looking for just a crisp Fender Twin style clean tone that I can use as a starting-point for my patches. I've played with all of the factory presets, and a LOT of the clean-tones I've found on the forum, and so far I haven't been able to find anything that just sounds like a regular old CLEAN Fender Twin. They all seem to sound like 1 of 2 things: either just too squashed (they all sound like there's already some gain happening- if you just play a chord with any force, they already seem to start breaking up); OR they're those super ambient reverb-delay type clean tones (which don't get me wrong- those sound super cool and all, but I need just a good flat CLEAN tone). I play in a band that covers a LOT of different styles of music. Right now I get about 90% of my tones on-stage from just my clean Divided by 13 JRT 9/15 (think SUPER clean like a Fender Twin) with an Analog Man King of Tone in front of it, all mic'd by an SM57 pretty close to the grill. That's IT. And that's basically what I'm looking to replicate with the Helix, but I haven't even been able to get CLOSE, yet. Now, I know that's a "boutique" amp with a "boutique" pedal in front of it, but really I'm just looking for ANYTHING that's super clean, and NOT squashed. Like a clean tone where if you just strum an E-chord with some force, you can hear the fullness (headroom?) of the low AND high E-strings, without any breakup. Again nothing wrong with some killer break-up, but that's just not what I'm going for, here. I want it to be CLEAN as can be, until I put on a distortion pedal. I'm SURE the Helix is capable of this kind of clean tone, but apparently I'm too freaking dumb to make one myself! Every "clean" tone I've downloaded seems to sound like a Fender Twin.... only with like a blanket over it. Please- SOMEONE help me find a NOT-squasehd, BIG, crisp clean tone! Lastly- not sure how much this matters or not- but I'll be using this tone directly to/through the PA. We play a lot of big rooms, and I need a clean tone big enough to fill the space. That's where I've run into a lot of problems- a lot of the Helix clean tones sound okay until I have them going through the PA, at which point they seem to go from a little-squashed to "why aren't you just using an amp, you chump" squashed. THANKS, everyone!
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