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    HELIX help sought, guitar cable tip stuck, help!

    Replied to this in the other thread, but just so you see it... I had this problem not too long ago. You can use the aux in for guitar, but the impedance is much higher and as such is normally better for active/hot pickups. I got the tip of my cable out by screwing a long screw into the lodged tip so that it was stuck on the end of the screw, then simply pulling it out. It may take a few attempts as the clips are quite stiff, but it did work for me. Hope you get it out!
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    HELIX help sought, guitar cable tip stuck, help!

    I had this problem not too long ago. You can use the aux in for guitar, but the impedance is much higher and as such is normally better for active/hot pickups. I got the tip of my cable out by screwing a long screw into the lodged tip so that it was stuck on the end of the screw, then simply pulling it out. It may take a few attempts as the clips are quite stiff, but it did work for me. Hope you get it out!
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    Broken cable tip

    It was a loietnt cable picked up from Amazon. A lesson has been learned, although to be fair I couldn't physically remove the tip from the other end with pliers!
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    Broken cable tip

    It's been an age since I asked about this, but finally got over the fear of sticking a screw into an expensive electrical opening and wanted to thank you for your help - Everything extracted and Helix fully functional again!
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    Broken cable tip

    Thanks for the replies - There isn't enough surface on the broken jack to add glue to which touches the tip I don't think, but I'll try that, thanks. If that fails, my current plan is to put a drinking straw in the jack as a protective sleeve for the jack, then put a matchstick tipped with epoxy through and into the lodged tip. Wait for that to set and hope its strong enough to pull it out. I'm a little loathe to open it up and poke about. I'm lucky it's on the aux in so the helix itself is still usable, but will need to sort out at some point. If this doesn't work, I'll have to come up with a plan B.
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    Broken cable tip

    So, I was playing away with my Helix and afterwards pulled the cable out of the aux in jack on the back. However, the tip of the cable disconnected from the cable itself and is lodged in the aux in jack... I'm not really sure how it happened as there was nothing wrong with the cable, and trying to disassemble the other end to see what I have to work with isn't working as the tip is so f@@@ing securely on! Any bright ideas how I might be able to get it out? Can I open the back and get at it that way, or is it a completely closed jack?
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    The slow, secret death of the six-string electric...

    Enjoying that irony on an amp modelling forum!
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    Out of the Box

    I've had my best results wearing no underpants...
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    Expression pedal rubbing

    http://line6.com/support/topic/23827-squeaking-expression-pedal/?hl=squeaky&do=findComment&comment=181644 My thread from exactly this issue!
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    Expression pedal rubbing

    I had this a few months ago and cured it this way: Open up the underneath and you'll be able to see the pivot point of the pedal. Undo the tensioning screw a little bit and apply some lubricant to it. Rescrew it back in and it should be solved! I used WD40. I've had no problems, but it's not to be recommended unless you're happy putting corrosive fluid near electronics...
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    Squeaking Expression Pedal

    Ah, thanks very much for that!
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    Squeaking Expression Pedal

    When using my expression pedal, it always squeaks whenever I use it. Loudly. Not such a problem just using it for swells, but if I'm using it as a wah, my God. I could kill on that sound. Fixing it to my mind should be easy, simply undo the bolt and WD40 it carefully, but I just want to make sure that doing this isn't going to damage the helix in any way... Any advice?
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    New firmware and editor v2.01 available now

    Reverting the pitch shift to its previous algorithm has sorted the problems I was having using simple pitch to detune my guitar, fantastic!
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    curmudgeon rant just for the sake of it.

    Number 3, the happily over-reaching beginner. That's a good thing though, it always means I'm more concerned about my own limit than that of my equipment!
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    Pitch Shift Issues after the 2.0 Update

    I'm finding the same issues...sometimes. I have two separate patches where I have pitch shift set for detuned playing as the first block in the chain with identical settings. In one patch (basically the stock ANGL meteor setting with a couple of small tweaks) it works fine for tuning to Eb, D and even C. On another patch I've created, the exact same block with the exact same settings sounds awful. It's particularly noticeable if you play a barred minor chord, the second string is extremely dissonant. Maybe it's not necessarily the effect itself, but the way it reacts with other effects?
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