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  1. Good questions. It it has become my main guitar. Reason is that I play mostly metal with all different tunings so easy to go from one tuning to another and then to another using the helix with the Shuriken. I'm very happy with the build quality. 'I'm used to,the baritone scale length and had never tried that before this guitar. I'm used to it. But if you go from a standard guitar to the Shuriken in the same session it may feel a bit different for a short while. Id recommend trying one if possible before buying.
  2. Hi, What does this mean: Known Issues: Shuriken Variax bank names will not appear in firmware until Helix is connected to a Mac/PC and Workbench HD is launched
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    USB Cables

    I only use mogami or monster USB cables. They are the best............. :D
  4. Would it be possible for line 6 to post the preset setlist files for us to use after a firmware update. That would be the easiest way to get the newest presets.
  5. I use the Black Sabbath ones all the time. Good stuff.
  6. Hi, I would say the neck feels closer to my strat or vintage gibson sg. Not like my Les Paul standard. It feels thinner like the strat. I think if it was a chunky neck it would be harder to play being a baritone scale.
  7. Hi check out Ben Vesco's site. He has great Metallica patches.
  8. Ok. I installed the workbench and monkey software. I had to register the guitar with line 6 to get the software to recognize the guitar. Monkey said firmware up to date. I didn't play around with workbench but it downloaded all the info on the guitar to the workbench. I'm having so much fun setting up different tunings on the helix. 8 different tunings per preset. One per snapshot. Amazing. Sounds really good. The magnetic pickup sounds fine to me. One tip is that you have to have a cable in the 1/4" socket of the guitar in addition to the variax cable for workbench and monkey to see the guitar.
  9. I just installed workbench. How do you tighten up palm muting? The string tension feels fine. They are 10's. I haven't even tried the magnetic pickup yet.
  10. I have a helix. This is my first Variax. The Guitar itself is good quality. It's not heavy. Feels solid. Nice in the hands. Neck is comfortable. The scale length is longer then I'm used to but I'm pretty much accustomed to it after a few hours of use. The matte black finish is cool. Left hand slides easy with this finish. It does pick up fingerprints. Integration with Helix is crazy cool. Changing tuning per snapshot is great. It came tuned to Drop D as many of the presets built into the guitar are made for Drop D. When setting up different tunings in Helix you just have to set the low E string setting by one whole step higher to account for the physically Drop D tuned guitar. I play along with tabs on tab toolkit app on my iPad. Mostly metal genre with lots of different tunings . This makes it fast and easy once you set up the preset. Palm muting is not quite sounding perfect but good enough. If any of you have questions I'll try to answer them. I ordered mine from Sweetwater Jan 25 and it came 4/11/17.
  11. Shipped from Sweetwater today
  12. Do I need the line 6 monkey for anything. I have a helix and am getting the Shuriken.
  13. DI, I had seen an ideascale idea to move the USB input trim to a better location. Any plans for this? Thanks.
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