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    Helix floor model and F/W 2.71

    There is a well documented issue in here regarding 2.71 and volume issues. Tread carefully...
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    Roland GR55 modeled guitar tones through helix amp sims

    From memory I think I go from GR55 guitar out straight to helix, helix to the board. Then I use the GR55 left right out to the board. I use helix for amps and effects, GR55 for crazy goodness like synth, piano, trumpet etc...
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    Helix Rack & Control froze during performace

    Happened to me with a rack unit once about two years ago. I reinstalled the software and it’s never happened again.
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    No output after 2.71 update

    I’ve now rebooted each unit several times and things seem to be working.
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    No output after 2.71 update

    Have two floor units and a rack. On the weekend I upgraded all three from 2.5 to 2.71. Each device followed the exact same pattern - upon rebuilding the presets the first floor unit froze at preset 395, the rack froze at 420, the other floor froze at 405. I had to turn power off and on again. On each occasion the rebuild began from where it had left off. Then I had no sound on all three devices. I rebooted and then had sound. I will turn off and on again tonight to see if anything has changed...the update process really lets this device down.
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    Your favorite custom patches / patch artists / tones?

    I found Glenn Ds Metal pack, rock pack and cleans brilliant. In particular his 1959 Marshall, Blackface, Blackstar, and Morgan. Add a couple of Fremens Blues patches, and some of Scotts specialist song specific patches and you're away.... Yes making your own stuff rules but those few I mentioned above are brilliant. For some reason Glenn's stuff sounds incredible on my system and I can't really get close, I use QSC 8s, 10s and 12s via a mixer or direct. I have a bass cut at about 90 and treble at 7500 on the IR blocks.
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    Mags/piezo at same time?

    I use a Music Man Majesty with Guitar in for Electric Pick-ups, return one for piezo and built several patches based on Pater Hamms video above. I use a hummingbird IR and its glorious - literally can switch from super clean acoustic to whatever level of electric crunch at the switch of a button...beautiful stuff!
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    Impulse Response Locations

    And ALWAYS insert a number starting at 1 in front of the IR name. That way they will always stay in order when exporting/saving etc
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    Can't get a useful high gain sound

    Buy Glenn Delaunes high gain patches. Fixed. Period.
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    Kinda lazy...your top preset purchases?

    Scotts for specific sounds/songs, for example his She Sells Sanctuary and Everlong patches, Fremen for some good general sounds e.g.. Blues for Cocaine and his Rectoball patch for metal, and then Glenn Delaunes Boutique Amp patches for everything else. I use these live all the time and they sound brilliant. I use them as a base and add stuff like a separate path for my piezo acoustic, or a clean amp. Seriously good stuff.
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    Is FRFR really necessary for Helix?

    I, like a lot of people purchased the Helix thinking it would be a great compliment to my tube amp and replacement pedal board. My analog board was getting out of control. Truth is the tube amp reduces flexibility of the set up, adds complexity and generates more troubleshooting, and weight. Whilst it took a month or two to retrain my ears and programming skills, my FRFR setup now blows my amps away. My tube-playing rhythm guitarist has his fender amp and its narrow tones - he is blown away by the variety coming out of a box that takes 5 minutes to set up, and that I can carry in one hand.
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    Stereo Wireless for Helix?

    Ok so Ive started building some killer patches on Helix for my Music Man Majesty. I'm using the stereo out of the guitar with one cable directly to the Helix, one to the Aux in. Im building two separate signal chains on my patch - one for Guitar in, one for Aux in. That way I can switch between Marshall High Gain and Acoustic in one patch....fun! Problem - how do I go wireless? Is there a wireless solution to handle the two separate signal paths?
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    New user seeks advice

    Ps. All the talk here about poor quality hi gain sounds is nonsense imho. Just have to understand you are listening to a recorded tone. It doesn't feel like you are standing next to an overdriven fire breathing noisy temperamental one dimensional expensive tube amp (of which I own many) , it's a different experience altogether. A naturally aspirated v8 muscle car compared to a super quick turbocharged v6 that will leave you in awe once you adjust your beliefs about what good looks like.....
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    New user seeks advice

    If you only have a few days to decide and not much time to spend tweaking go and spend $19 on Glenn delaunes boutique amp pack volume one. Grab the 1959 Marshall and the fender blackface low cut the ir at 90 hi cut at 7000 dial in some mids, a little extra delay on the lead, plug in a hum bucker in bridge position and play directly through a ten inch FRFR.....heaven
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    Music Man Majesty and Helix

    Yeah same here, they sound tight and full of energy, not too compressed at all for mine.